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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.

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America's Newest Veterans and Fort Hood

According to a recent survey by The Washington Post, more than half the of the 2.6 million veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq are now struggling with issues related to their physical and mental health. The gunman who opened fire...

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Afghanistan After Karzai: A Washington-Kabul Town Hall

Afghanistan is at a crossroads as Hamid Karzai's presidency ends and international troops prepare to leave. We connect residents of Washington and Kabul to talk about what comes next.

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Military Official Offers More Details On Norfolk Shooting

The civilian who fatally shot a sailor aboard a Navy destroyer late Monday took the gun from a sailor on watch, according to an anonymous military official.

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Navy: Sailor, Citizen Suspect Killed At Norfolk Base

A Navy sailor was shot and a lone suspect killed aboard a destroyer docked at the Naval base in Norfolk, Va.