Laura Sullivan Laura Sullivan is a NPR News investigative correspondent whose work has cast a light on some of the country's most disadvantaged people.

Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney with the Lakota People's Law Project, is calling for a turnaround of child welfare and foster care systems. Kevin Cederstrom/AP hide caption

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Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to reporters after a Democratic caucus meeting at the Capitol last Tuesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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A Tax Bill Killed By The Push And Pull Of Politics On The Hill

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Senate Bill Would Fine Colleges For Mismanaging Campus Rape Cases

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Interns who host tours on Capitol Hill, stopping at sites like the small Senate rotunda, don't always have their facts straight. The Architect of the Capitol hide caption

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Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

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Senate Re-Authorizes Government's Role In Terrorism Insurance

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Senate Democrats Aim To Overturn High Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling

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Lawmakers Unearth Failures To Investigate Campus Sex Crimes

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Lawmakers' Step Back Toward Disclosure Driven By Optics

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VA Bill Was An Easy Sell, But Some Senators Still Feel Sticker Shock

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From The Border To The Hill, Influx Of Immigrant Kids Draws Concern

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Paroled From Life Sentences, Aging Ex-Cons Find World That Didn't Wait

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John Huckleberry sits in the back seat of a friend's car on the way back from visiting inmates at Sterling Correctional Facility. After 30 years in prison, Huckleberry — who was released in 2012 — helps aging inmates prepare for life outside prison. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Listen: Part 1

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Rep. Murphy Aims For Mental Health Bill To Pass Before Next Shooting

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Library Of Congress Searches For Missing Jefferson Books

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