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

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Ramona Morales, 79, had to pay about $6,000 in legal bills on top of a fine because one of her tenants kept chickens in the backyard of a rental house. Some Southern California cities are prosecuting code violators and slapping homeowners with gigantic legal bills they can't afford to pay. Jessica Chou for NPR hide caption

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Some California Cities Criminalize Nuisance Code Violations

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Experts Say Nuclear Attack Preparation Is Lacking

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On Nov. 14, 2017, a shooter killed five people and wounded several others in the rural Northern California town of Rancho Tehama. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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California Town Wrestles With Aftermath Of Shooting Rampage

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A report from the Human Rights Watch makes the case that federal law enforcers, police and local prosecutors are concealing the origins of evidence and intelligence in scores of criminal cases, especially drug arrests. Fantastic Studio/Getty Images hide caption

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Kenneth and Irene Hernandez pay their respects as they visit a makeshift memorial with crosses placed near the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community in November, killing and wounding many. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Thomas Fire Burns An Area Larger Than Metro New York City

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News Brief: Outlook For Alabama, California Fires, Honduras Election

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New Evacuations As California Fires Continue

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Quick Acting School Staff In California Avert A Sandy Hook Massacre

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Northern California Gunman's Wife Found Dead, Bringing Death Toll To 6

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News Brief: Army Takes Control In Zimbabwe, Republicans Respond To Roy Moore

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4 Killed In Northern California Shooting

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How Russia Weaponized Social Media With 'Social Bots'

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