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The Pentagon: Hard times, hard choices

15:02Expires: 11/17/16

Former NBC Pentagon correspondent Fred Francis hosts a panel of military experts who discuss the wisdom of some of our current defense spending, whether military health care benefits and pensions should be cut and how the Pentagon can deal with foreign threats without spending too much during difficult economic times.

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Massachusetts mandate update

A look at Massachusetts, the only state that requires health insurance.

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Dying to get back

For those crossing the border illegally, it is now more deadly than ever before.

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Help Wanted: Retraining America

Fixing structural unemployment by improving scientific, technical and mathematical skills.

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Searching for answers

A girl's painful search for information about her father, lost in the Arizona desert.

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Echoes of a shooting

20 years before Sandy Hook, a student went on a shooting rampage in Massachusetts.

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Certifiably employable

The National STEM Consortium improves scientific, technical and mathematical skills.

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Interview: Seth Harris

Interview with Acting Secretary of Labor Seth Harris.

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National STEM Consortium

Animated map of STEM training programs by type.

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Restoring the Rockaways

An urban garden destroyed by Superstorm Sandy gets a second chance.

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Interview: Richard Cordray

Richard Cordray is the first director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.

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Mississippi Savings

A program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college.

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