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Combating Corruption: U.S. Customs And Border Protection Seeks Deep Reform

The U.S. Border Patrol expanded after Sept. 11, but was soon plagued with corruption. A new leader is trying to turn around the agency. We visited field agents to explore if the reforms are working.

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Stop Lying, America. You Love Election 2016

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After Nearly 2 Decades, Californians Revisit Ban On Bilingual Education

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How 'Food Truck Voting' Is Catching On In One Idaho County

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Combating Corruption: U.S. Customs And Border Protection Seeks Deep Reform

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

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