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Former Marine Josh Onan talks with George Kevin Flood, a staff psychiatrist at the San Diego VA. Onan is taking advantage of a year-old program that makes VA care available to people with less-than-honorable military discharges. Katie Schoolov/KPBS hide caption

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VA Struggles To Reach Other-Than-Honorable-Discharge Vets In Need Of Help

VA says 115 vets with other-than-honorable discharges received mental health care last year under a new program. Veterans advocates say it's a tiny fraction of such vets who need help.

Seth Frotman, former student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, poses at NPR headquarters in September. Frotman and his team reviewed thousands of complaints about the questionable practices of student loan companies. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Why Public Service Loan Forgiveness Is So Unforgiving

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Roger Waters, performing in Moscow in August, 2018. The artist recently drew attention in Brazil over his criticism of the right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Gennady Avramenko/ Epsilon/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahead Of Presidential Election, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Divides Brazil

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VA Struggles To Reach Other-Than-Honorable-Discharge Vets In Need Of Help

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