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Schools Union Nixes Wal-Mart Spending Reimbursement

NPR's Martin Kaste reports on a rule implemented by the Washington Education Association that it will no longer reimburse school employees for purchases made at Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retail chain. Foes of the union say it is putting politics ahead of kids -- but some teachers say they're taking a stand against a company that's bad for public schools.

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Martin Kaste is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk. He covers law enforcement and privacy. He has been focused on police and use of force since before the 2014 protests in Ferguson, and that coverage led to the creation of NPR's Criminal Justice Collaborative.
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