Abby Leonard

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Video: Paying for war: The cost of caring for America’s wounded vets

Even as the wars wind down in Iraq and Afghanistan the financial cost of taking care of veterans continues to mount and could reach a trillion dollars in coming decades

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Video: Crisis mappers: Mobile technology helps disaster victims worldwide

A breakthrough technology that uses cell phones to aid people in disasters is now being used to help victims of the tornadoes in the Midwest, the earthquake in Japan and the unrest in the Middle East.

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Video: Caring for wounded veterans with traumatic brain injury

Need to Know has been following the story of military families who have given up everything to care for wounded veterans at home. Correspondent Maria Hinojosa revisits the story to find out why they are still waiting for support promised in legislation that President Obama signed last year.

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Tsunami warning center submerged in budget debate

Proposed House budget cuts could jeopardize warning system used after Japan quake.

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Video: Essay from Japan: A self-inflicted ‘third atomic bomb’

Need to Know correspondent Abby Leonard reports from Japan, where she spoke with a survivor of the Hiroshima nuclear attack about the country’s most recent nuclear crisis.

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The view from Okinawa, where the U.S. is on shaky ground

Need to Know’s Abby Leonard reports from Okinawa, where the earthquake temporarily disrupts ongoing sit-ins against the U.S. military.

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Video: Fracking may violate Safe Drinking Water Act, report says

A controversial process of extracting natural gas may violate the Safe Drinking Water Act, a new congressional report charges. We revisit the story.

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Video: Guns battle: Attitudes about firearms after the Arizona tragedy

In the wake of the Arizona tragedy last week, Need to Know updates its story about gun rights activists and examines the current state of gun control laws in the U.S.

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Working for change: Samasource redefines international aid

Need to Know profiles the founder of Samasource, an organization that brings what she calls “microwork” to some of the world’s most marginalized people.