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Larry Morrison, who returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder after four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, is being kicked out of the Army for misconduct, leaving him without military benefits. Michael de Yoanna/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Senators Want Moratorium On Dismissing Soldiers During Investigation
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(Left) Bob Ebeling in his home in Brigham City, Utah. (Right) The Challenger lifts off on Jan. 28, 1986, from a launchpad at Kennedy Space Center, 73 seconds before an explosion killed its crew of seven. (Left) Howard Berkes/NPR; (Right) Bob Pearson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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30 Years After Explosion, Challenger Engineer Still Blames Himself
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After 21 years as a building engineer for Macy's department stores, Kevin Schiller was left unable to work as the result of a 2010 workplace accident. Brandon Thibodeaux for NPR hide caption

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Federal Workplace Law Fails To Protect Employees Left Out Of Workers' Comp
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Members of the U.S. military who were exposed to mustard gas in secret experiments during World War II (from left): Harry Maxson, Louis Bessho, Rollins Edwards, Paul Goldman and Sidney Wolfson. Courtesy of the families hide caption

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Evans Army Community Hospital, which stands on the Fort Carson military base, is a central part of the base's behavioral health system. Courtesy of Evans Army Community Hospital/U.S. Army hide caption

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Lawmakers Call For Army To Investigate Misconduct Discharges Of Service Members
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Larry Morrison is appealing the Army's decision to dismiss him for misconduct. Michael de Yoanna/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Missed Treatment: Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed For 'Misconduct'
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Richard Mintz and his family. Courtesy of Nan Moore hide caption

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Families React To NPR's Reporting Of Secret Mustard Gas Testing
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Joe Becker at his home in Abilene, Texas. Nearly two years after hurting his back at work, his benefits have stopped even though he's still in pain and in need of another surgery. Dylan Hollingsworth for ProPublica hide caption

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Opt-Out Plans Let Companies Work Without Workers' Comp
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Qumotria Kennedy, 36, stands at the baseball field in downtown Biloxi where she worked as a contract maintenance employee. She's a plaintiff in an ACLU lawsuit accusing the city of operating an illegal "debtors' prison." William Widmer/Courtesy of ACLU hide caption

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Lawsuits Target 'Debtors' Prisons' Across the Country
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Jayne Fuentes is one of three plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing Benton County of having "modern-day debtors' prisons." Courtesy of the ACLU of Washington hide caption

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Historic images from the Naval Research Laboratory depict results of a test subject who was exposed to mustard gas. Naval Research Laboratory hide caption

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Veterans Used In Secret Experiments Sue Military For Answers
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The Red Cross funded these homes in the Parc Tony Colin community in Bon Repos, Haiti, after the 2010 earthquake, but residents say the structures are starting to deteriorate from water damage. Newly obtained internal reports raise questions about how the Red Cross spent nearly $500 million in Haiti. Marie Arago for NPR hide caption

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Documents Show Red Cross May Not Know How It Spent Millions In Haiti
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Three test subjects enter a gas chamber, which will fill with mustard gas, as part of the military's secret chemical warfare testing in March 1945. Courtesy of Edgewood Arsenal hide caption

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The VA's Broken Promise To Thousands Of Vets Exposed To Mustard Gas
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Rollins Edwards as a young soldier in 1945 at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. Courtesy of Rollins Edwards hide caption

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Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race
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Alan Oates was exposed to herbicides, such as Agent Orange, while serving in Vietnam in 1968. Decades after returning home, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and because Congress passed the Agent Orange Act, he's able to receive VA benefits. Courtesy of Alan Oates hide caption

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Can The Agent Orange Act Help Veterans Exposed To Mustard Gas?
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Brian Nelson, 50, at his home in Chicago. Five years after he was released from solitary confinement, he says it's still hard to be around people. Peter Hoffman for NPR hide caption

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From Solitary To The Streets: Released Inmates Get Little Help
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Last year, the ACLU of Colorado discovered nearly 800 cases where people had gone to jail in Colorado Springs, Colo., when they couldn't pay their tickets for minor violations. Pictured above is Alamo Square Park, site of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Michael Bullock/Getty images hide caption

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Colorado Springs Will Stop Jailing People Too Poor To Pay Court Fines
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