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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.

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Afghans Await Presidential Election Results

As many as 7 million Afghans defied Taliban threats to vote for a new president and a new direction for their war-weary nation. Kojo examines the front-runners and their campaign promises.

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Fort Hood Shooting Update

An Iraq war veteran opened fire Wednesday at a military base in Texas, a shooting that left four dead and more than a dozen wounded. Kojo chats with Craig Whitlock, a reporter at The Washington Post, for an update on the latest at Fort Hood.