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"Seriously Not All Right" by Ron Capps

Army veteran and former Foreign Service officer Ron Capps spent a decade chronicling atrocities in five war zones. We talk to Capps about his experience, the Veterans Writing Project he has founded to help others and the importance of reading writings about war.

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Women in Conflict Zones

Violence against women and personal security are just a couple of the challenges facing women in conflict zones. Kojo talks with women from Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. about their efforts to give voice to women who live in fear.

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Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Fixing a VA in Crisis

Kojo explores the fallout from the Veteran Affairs recordkeeping scandal, and finds out what fixes are realistic for this massive government bureaucracy.

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Decorated War Horse Celebrated On Memorial Day

Among those celebrated on Memorial Day was Sgt. Reckless, a horse that served during the Korean War.

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World War II Memorial Getting Tech, Interactivity Upgrades

Think you have seen all there is to see at the U.S. National World War II Memorial? New technology is being added to make the experience more interactive.

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U.S. Assistance to Nigeria

Seven weeks after militants kidnapped almost 300 girls in northern Nigeria, the Nigerian military says where they are. The U.S. is one of four countries providing military assistance, raising questions about Nigeria's human rights record. We get an update.

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Lawmakers Diverge On How To Fix Backlogged Veterans Affairs Department

The department's head testified in the Senate today, and questions are still being raised about what to do about veterans who need attention now.
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Naval Academy To Welcome Blue Angels Back During Commissioning Week

The aerial flight demonstration squad The Blue Angels have been grounded at the Naval Academy for three years, but that will change later this month.

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Calls For Veterans Affairs Chief To Resign Are Premature, Say Local Lawmakers

A backlog of cases in the Veterans Affairs department has prompted calls for the resignation of Secretary Eric Shinseki, but area Congressmen say that would be premature.

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Slain Hagerstown Sailor To Be Honored For Heroism

The 24-year-old sailor who was shot and killed in March aboard a Navy destroyer will be posthumously awarded a medal on Thursday.