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Texas officials knew foster children were illegally placed in an unsafe shelter. It didn't end until a whistleblower came forward.

State officials knew children were being illegally housed in an unlicensed facility but did not notify the court, despite a mandate from a federal court judge that came as part of a decade-long class action lawsuit against the state on the behalf of foster children.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services offices in Austin on Nov. 14, 2019.

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