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Two senior officials at the U.S. Government Publishing Office, based in Washington, D.C., betrayed "public trust" and eroded employee morale by hiring unqualified workers, including an official's son, the agency's Office of Inspector General said in an internal report. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Cronyism, 'Wasteful' Spending Accusations Roil Government Publishing Office

NPR has obtained an internal investigative report that alleges mismanagement at a little-known federal agency in charge of producing and distributing official documents, including 2020 census forms.

Abortion-rights advocates rally outside the Iowa capitol building in May. A law there banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected is one of several state laws on its way through the courts. Barbara Rodriguez/AP hide caption

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Activists Brace For 2019 Abortion-Rights Battles In The States

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Two senior officials at the U.S. Government Publishing Office, based in Washington, D.C., betrayed "public trust" and eroded employee morale by hiring unqualified workers, including an official's son, the agency's Office of Inspector General said in an internal report. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Cronyism, 'Wasteful' Spending Accusations Roil Government Publishing Office

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A tractor plows soil where a failed wheat crop once stood on Matt Isgar's ranch and farm in Hesperus, Colo. Isgar is hoping the soil will get enough moisture in coming months so he can plant pinto beans next season. Kami Engstrom/Courtesy of Matt Isgar hide caption

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There's A Lot At Stake In The Weekly U.S. Drought Map

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Andrea Bocelli (center) and his son, Matteo, attend the U.K. premiere of Disney's The Nutcracker And The Four Realms on Nov. 1, 2018, in London. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Andrea Bocelli Passes The Art Of Expressive Singing To His Son

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