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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Recent arrests of 600 people across the U.S. and more than 40 people in the New York City area have shaken the immigrant community.
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Sometimes violent protests have followed the deaths of African-American men at the hands of white police officers. But community leaders in Baton Rouge are instead focusing on political action.
Friday, July 08, 2016
Hundreds attended a prayer vigil for Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La. Sterling was the black man who was shot dead in an altercation with two white police officers early Tuesday morning.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
The fatal police shooting of 37-year-old black man Alton Sterling sparked protests in Baton Rouge, La., on Wednesday. The Justice Department continues its civil rights investigation into the shooting.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The city of Orlando released hundreds of pages from police and fire communications the day of the nightclub shootings that killed 49 people and injured more than 50 others.
Friday, June 17, 2016
The attack at a Florida nightclub played out for more than three dramatic hours. Survivors, doctors and law enforcement officials recap the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Many veterans used in secret U.S. military experiments during World War II weren't notified they could apply for compensation. Claire McCaskill's bill calls for a new policy for processing claims.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Charles Cavell spent decades fighting for VA compensation, even after he and others — who had been sworn to secrecy by the U.S. military — helped bring the testing program to light. He was 89.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
After conviction, non-citizens face deportation in a second system of justice that has different rules and fewer protections. NPR followed one man — and his family — through the process.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Thousands of immigrants go through the Lumpkin, Ga., immigration court yearly. More than 97 percent of them lose and are deported. NPR follows the case of one man whose lawyer thinks he has a shot at winning.
Friday, February 05, 2016
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., had strong words for Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Thursday regarding the VA's failure to compensate thousands of World War II veterans who were exposed to mustard gas.
McCaskill has been requesting information from the agency ever since NPR reported the ...
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
The World War II military experiments exposed more than 60,000 American troops. But because the testing was classified, many family members of veterans never learned the details of what happened.
Saturday, September 05, 2015
The U.S. military exposed tens of thousands of troops to chemical and biological agents before 1975. Today, those vets are seeking health care and details on what substances they were given.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Just like World War II vets who were exposed to mustard gas during secret chemical testing, Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange had trouble obtaining VA benefits — until they got the law changed.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
A group of 12 U.S. senators is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to help World War II veterans who were exposed to mustard gas, after an NPR Investigation found the VA broke a decades-old promise to provide them compensation.
Last week, we reported that the VA ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
NPR reported the VA failed to keep its promise of benefits to thousands of WWII veterans exposed to mustard gas, and an unknown set of U.S. military tests singled out minority soldiers by race.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
When the Pentagon revealed it secretly exposed enlisted men to mustard gas during WWII, VA officials promised disability benefits. But an NPR investigation finds that most were never contacted.
Monday, June 22, 2015
While the Pentagon acknowledged years ago that it used American servicemen in World War II mustard gas experiments, NPR found new details about tests that grouped subjects by the color of their skin.