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Alexander Antonio Burgos Mejia was detained at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in 2017, when he went on a hunger strike to protest conditions at the facility. He said he and the other detainees suffered burns and other injuries after GEO Group staff used pepper spray. "I will never forget seeing the faces of my friends, seeing them crying," he said. Jessica Pons for NPR hide caption

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Fire officials say fuel apparently dumped by the aircraft returning to LAX fell onto several school campuses in southeast Los Angeles. Matt Hartman/AP hide caption

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'I Don't Believe This Is Happening': 911 Call Reveals Chaos After Delta Fuel Dump

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A guard walks with a detainee in the intake area at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in 2019. A previously confidential report obtained by NPR found "negligent" medical care and other problems at the facility. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Despite Findings Of 'Negligent' Care, ICE To Expand Troubled Calif. Detention Center

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Terrorism Experts Say U.S. Isn't Taking White Supremacist Threats Seriously Enough

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Mitch McConnell Has Long Argued For More Money In Politics

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens as President Trump speaks to reporters following a meeting at the White House in October 2017. Illustration by Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo for NPR | Photograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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'You May Need The Money More Than I Do': McConnell Once Returned Trump's Donation

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The disclosure of millions of once-secret tobacco industry documents — which are now readily searchable online — has opened a window into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's interactions with tobacco executives and lobbyists. Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo for NPR hide caption

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Tobacco's 'Special Friend': What Internal Documents Say About Mitch McConnell

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Problems With Health Care Contributed To Hurricane Maria Death Toll In Puerto Rico

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Scott Pruitt speaks on election night 2010, after his successful campaign for Oklahoma attorney general. When Pruitt assumed office, he also took control of the state's case against the poultry industry. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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In Oklahoma, Critics Say Pruitt Stalled Pollution Case After Taking Industry Funds

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The U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Scott Pruitt as administrator of the EPA in 2017. It was the latest step in a political career that has focused in large part on faith-based issues. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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'On Fire For God's Work': How Scott Pruitt's Faith Drives His Politics

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Once special counsel Robert Mueller unveiled charges against George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump 2016 presidential campaign, the White House insisted he didn't play an important role in the campaign. Papadopoulos' fiancée Simona Mangiante vigorously defends him. Simona Mangiante hide caption

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The Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, seen in 2005, has removed a list of charitable donations it once posted on its website. An NPR examination of that list reveals inconsistencies and errors. Jeff Gross/Getty Images hide caption

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A Trump Golf Course Said It Gave Millions To Charity. Here's What The Numbers Say

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Numbers Disagree With Trump Golf Course Claim Of 'Millions To Charity'

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At the January 2005 groundbreaking of the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., the future president reportedly brought up an old lawsuit and used profanity. Matthew Simmons/Getty Images hide caption

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Embedded: Listen To The Podcast Episode

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