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Returning Veterans Face Backlog in Fight for Benefits

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Returning from combat, many veterans face another battle: waiting for medical claims to be processed. A recent report found that 245,000 veterans wait a year or more for help from the Veterans Administration. Hari Sreenivasan talls with veterans as well as Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki about the delays and backlog.

Episodes of PBS NewsHour45

Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour PBS NewsHour full episode June 23, 2016

PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour full episode June 23, 2016

PBS NewsHour full episode for June 23, 2016

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PBS NewsHour full episode June 23, 2016

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PBS NewsHour full episode June 22, 2016

PBS NewsHour full episode for June 22, 2016

52:56

PBS NewsHour full episode June 22, 2016

52:56

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PBS NewsHour full episode June 21, 2016

PBS NewsHour full episode for June 21, 2016

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PBS NewsHour full episode June 21, 2016

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PBS NewsHour full episode June 20, 2016

PBS NewsHour full episode for June 20, 2016

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PBS NewsHour full episode June 20, 2016

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Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour An inside look at Congressional Democrats’ gun vote sit-in

PBS NewsHour

An inside look at Congressional Democrats’ gun vote sit-in

Democratic representatives took to the floor of Congress Wednesday for an all-night sit-in

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An inside look at Congressional Democrats’ gun vote sit-in

9:00

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British decision on Brexit has the world waiting

Should we stay or should we go? That’s the question on the minds of British voters.

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British decision on Brexit has the world waiting

6:24

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Court upholds affirmative action, blocks executive orders

Justices confirmed the constitutionality of a college affirmative action program.

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Court upholds affirmative action, blocks executive orders

6:15

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Experts weigh in on validity of Obama’s immigration action

The Supreme Court’s deadlock on President Obama’s executive action preventing deportation.

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Experts weigh in on validity of Obama’s immigration action

7:58

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News Wrap: Uproar over Gray acquittal; tornado in China

Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson was found not guilty for his role in Gray’s death.

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News Wrap: Uproar over Gray acquittal; tornado in China

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Playwright examines America's racial fabric via O.J. trial

Playwright David McMillan vividly remembers the day O.J. Simpson was acquitted.

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Playwright examines America's racial fabric via O.J. trial

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Why a housing shortage means reduced wages for workers

more than 40 million American households are spending a third of their income on rent.

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Why a housing shortage means reduced wages for workers

8:36

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Congress, Obama agree on rules for household chemicals

President Obama and Congress agreed on a law to regulate toxic household chemicals.

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Congress, Obama agree on rules for household chemicals

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Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour Interview and Town Hall with President Obama

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Interview and Town Hall with President Obama

Exclusive interview & town hall with President Obama airs Wednesday, June 1 at 8/7c

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Interview and Town Hall with President Obama

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Watch the PBS NewsHour Town Hall

Watch the PBS NewsHour Town Hall

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Watch the PBS NewsHour Town Hall

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PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour Democratic Presidential Debate

Live from Milwaukee, Wis., Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the debate.

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PBS NewsHour Democratic Presidential Debate

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PBS NewsHour

State of the Union 2016

PBS NEWSHOUR offers live coverage of President Obama's speech and the Republican response.

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State of the Union 2016

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