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WASHINGTON — By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn’t qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs...
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The political turmoil in Afghanistan deepened today. Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah declared he won last month’s runoff election. He claimed it was widespread fraud that gave former...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: President Obama is requesting $3.7 billion in emergency funds from Congress to deal with the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border. About half the money would be used on care for the...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSIs hope of citizenship or endemic violence driving migrant children to cross the border? No country for lost kids Why so many migrant children are braving the journey across the U.S. border alone GWEN...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: In the Middle East, tensions are running even higher, as fighting between Israel and Hamas intensified again today. Militant rockets reached Israel’s two largest cities, while Israeli airstrikes...