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The Central Identification Laboratory of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Pentagon announced that it will overhaul how the organization finds, identifies and returns the remains of thousands of service members lost in past wars. Elyse Butler for NPR hide caption

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Pentagon Reorganizing How It Brings Home America's War Dead

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A 132-year-old building owned by the federal government, just six blocks from the White House, has been sitting empty for three decades. Laura Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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Government's Empty Buildings Are Costing Taxpayers Billions

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U.S. Grave Science Marked By Risk Aversion And Bureaucracy

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Dated Methods Mean Slow Return For Fallen Soldiers — Or None At All

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There are more than 83,000 people classified as Missing in Action and Prisoners of War from the World War II, Vietnam and Korean conflicts. The Pentagon deems 45,000 of those "recoverable." JPAC is charged with finding and identifying them. Elyse Butler for NPR hide caption

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Grain Operator Austin Clubb surveys corn inside the Homestead Grain Facility at Amana Farms near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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NPR interviewed dozens of current or former soldiers who said they have struggled under toxic leaders. iStockphoto hide caption

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Army Takes On Its Own Toxic Leaders

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Banks Come Under Fire For Filling In The Payday Loan Gap

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A composite image shows part of the NPR/Center for Responsive Politics reporting team's whiteboard at NPR headquarters that was used to map out how Wellspring connects to other social welfare groups. (Click the enlarge button to see a full-size image.) John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Secret Persuasion: How Big Campaign Donors Stay Anonymous

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The Au Sable River in Michigan is a popular place for fly fishermen and the heart of a debate unexpectedly influenced by largely invisible social welfare organizations. Christine Arrasmith/NPR hide caption

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From Social Welfare Groups, A River Of Political Influence

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Vice President Joe Biden swears in Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) as his mother, Carolyn, holds a Bible on Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Baker returned to Alcatraz for the first time since he was an inmate there more than 50 years ago. Laura Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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A Night At The Rock: Former Alcatraz Inmate Journeys Back

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Private attorneys are easily getting access to defendants' emails and texts. All it takes is a subpoena, which any attorney can do. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Your Digital Trail: Data Fuels Political And Legal Agendas

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Your Digital Trail: Does The Fourth Amendment Protect Us?

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Your Digital Trail: Private Company Access

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