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Now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine.
Here on special report we have reported frequently on -- monstrous backlog of veterans affairs claims -- frustrating delays for those trying to obtain benefits.
Well tonight we're hearing about exactly how much red tape our servicemen and women must navigate.
A study by the American action forum finds -- that's have to fill out as many as 613.
From eighteen agencies to apply for services.
Once all that paperwork submitted it takes federal employees more than 43 million hours a year trying to wade through -- process at all.
In March 70% of claims have been pending for longer than 125.
The DA says it has been making progress on reducing that backlog.
Flying high above the US capitol this Independence Day an American flag made of -- Congress man and -- Paulus of Colorado's spearheaded efforts to raise this particular flag.
Industrial hemp used make -- in clothing it's classified by the FDA in the same category as heroin and Ecstasy.
It's illegal to grow in the US -- without a nearly impossible to get permits.
-- sponsored a bill to allow colleges to grow industrial hemp for research purposes.
He says the crop has a rich history in our country the first American flag was made -- -- And -- was ground by both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
Finally an intruder -- -- to deal wrong house for a break and -- -- homeowner heard someone throw a chair through a window we sprang into action.
He managed to catch the burglar and call 911 but.
He didn't have time to wait for police says he had to get to work -- he Hong tied the suspect -- left him on the front lawn for police to deal with when they arrived.
He was arrested on first degree robbery charges police say he was under the influence of drugs and siding with any different town.
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