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A woman prays before a memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue after a shooting there left 11 people dead in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Synagogue Shooting Follows Historic Rise In Anti-Semitic Incidents And Online Attacks

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Ray Hudson reacts as a friend's home goes up in flames in Sylmar, Calif., after a major earthquake hit the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles in January 1994. The Northridge earthquake killed dozens of people and smashed thousands of buildings. Douglas C. Pizac/AP hide caption

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Quake Insurance? California Wants People To Say Yes To Coverage

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People pray at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Oct. 1 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas. John Locher/AP hide caption

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A Survivor Helps Other Survivors Process The Horrors Of The Las Vegas Mass Shooting

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Remembering Guitarist Otis Rush

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American Blues musician Otis Rush at the Petrillo Band Shell, Chicago, Illinois, June 3, 1995. Paul Natkin/Getty Images hide caption

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Otis Rush, Chicago Blues Legend, Dies At 84

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The Oakland Police Department remains under federal oversight 15 years after settling a civil rights case against it. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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In Oakland, More Data Hasn't Meant Less Racial Disparity During Police Stops

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The Pot Breathalyzer Is Here. Maybe

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VA Whistleblowers 10 Times More Likely Than Peers To Receive Disciplinary Action

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Employees at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System in Montgomery, Ala., say they face retaliation when reporting mismanagement or abuse. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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For VA Whistleblowers, A Culture Of Fear And Retaliation

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Investigation Into The VA Reveals A Culture Of Retaliation Against Whistleblowers

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One of several murals of Robert Kennedy is displayed at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Los Angeles. Kyle Grillot for NPR hide caption

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50 Years After His Death, Making RFK More Than A Ghost And A Mural

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Coming To Terms With Texas School Shooting

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New Details Emerge About Suspect In Texas School Shooting That Killed 10

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Beyond A Failed Nominee: Whistleblower Retaliation Another Problem At The VA

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