Entrance to the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy.
Andrew Gill/WBEZ
December 13, 2017

Surviving War, But Not The Veterans’ Home

Since July 2015, 13 residents of a veterans’ home in west central Illinois have died from Legionnaires’ disease. Eleven families are suing the state for negligence.


President Trump's tweets reverse a year-old policy set under the Obama administration.
Justin Merriman/Getty Images
July 26, 2017

Trump Says Transgender People Can’t Serve In Military

President Trump has announced that the government will not allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, a year after the Pentagon lifted its ban on transgender service members.


Illustration of a humvee on the side of the road in Afghanistan.
Isabel Seliger for NPR
June 12, 2017

Not A Random Attack: New Details Emerge From Investigation Of Slain NPR Journalists

NPR journalists David Gilkey and Zabihullah Tamanna died a year ago this week, ambushed on a remote road in southern Afghanistan while on a reporting assignment traveling with the Afghan National Army. Since their deaths, NPR has been investigating what happened, and today we are sharing new information about what we learned. It's a very different story from what we originally understood.


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