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FBI Firing of Linguist Draws Criticism

A report released Friday by the Inspector General of the Justice Department chides the FBI for firing translator Sibell Edmonds. Edmonds said co-workers performed poor translations and may have been involved in espionage. The report says the FBI never adequately investigated the translator's claims, and that she was fired in large part because of her efforts to blow the whistle. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.

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Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.