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President Obama addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Pittsburgh Tuesday, pushing for increased spending at the VA, as the department is locked in an impasse with Congress over how to address a budget shortfall.
The imprisoned former president of Chad, Hissene Habre, fueled chaos at a court in Senegal trying him for the deaths of thousands of people during his rule. He dismissed the trial as a masquerade.
The gunman who killed five people in Chattanooga last week suffered from depression, and drug and alcohol abuse. But investigators have not found strong ties to terrorist groups.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Heather Garcia, the manager of a travel center in Indio, Calif. Brett Kelman, a Palm Springs Desert Sun reporter, also has more on why the bridge collapsed.
Republicans are pushing to roll back Dodd-Frank because they say it over-regulates the financial industry and hurts growth. Supporters say it has made banks stronger and the financial system safer.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Stefan Fatsis, author of Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players, about Nigel Richards' win.