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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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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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