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Video: I was a Hit Man for Miguel Treviño

When Rosalio Reta was 13, the leader of Mexico’s most violent drug cartel recruited him to be an assassin. Miguel Treviño, who was just captured by the Mexican marines, used American teenagers to carry out killings on both sides of the border. Reta is now serving time in a Texas prison for one of the

Jul 17, 2013

How CIR’s reporting is changing the dialogue around VA backlog

Aaron Glantz has been reporting on the Department of Veterans Affairs and the war in Iraq for most of the last decade. But when the Center for Investigative Reporting published a story last month on leaked internal VA documents that showed the number of veterans waiting more than a year for their benefits had increased

Mar 21, 2013
National Security

From the Mall of America reports: Brad Kleinerman

Brad Kleinerman lives on a quiet 2-acre lot in the Connecticut countryside with his family. An American flag hangs near the front door.  During a trip to the Twin Cities in January 2008, Kleinerman stopped at the Mall of America to return shoes and buy a SpongeBob SquarePants watch for one of his kids.  Two

Sep 7, 2011
National Security

From the Mall of America reports: Robert Walters

Robert Walters took a part-time job at a mall information desk after debilitating strokes he suffered made finding a job elsewhere difficult.  The registered Democrat, who is now 54, occasionally argued with a young Republican co-worker and at one time mentioned that he might stop by protests planned for the 2008 Republican National Convention.  That,

Sep 7, 2011