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VA phones restored

The Veterans Affairs Northern Indiana Health Care System reported Thursday morning that it had restored telephone and Internet service at its Fort Wayne and Marion medical centers after a brief outage. "We are open for patient care," said Sheryl Grubb, public affairs officer for the health system. Patients should keep their appointments at the medical centers even if if they were unable to confirm them by phone, she said.

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