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MIT Media Lab Kept Regulators in the Dark, Dumped Chemicals in Excess of Legal Limit
by Lisa Song, ProPublica, and Max Larkin, WBUR-FM CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab have dumped wastewater underground in apparent violat
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Here’s What to Expect From Chicago City Council’s Ticket Reform
by Melissa Sanchez I’m happy to report this week that the Chicago City Council overwhelmingly approved a pretty major set of reforms to the city’s system of ticketing and debt collection. You
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Inside the Trump Administration’s Chaotic Dismantling of the Federal Land Agency
by Mike Spies and J. David McSwane Early this month, workers at the Washington headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management gathered to discuss a Trump administration plan that would force s
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Meet Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager
by Andrea Bernstein, WNYC In August, at a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, a tall man with a Viking beard and an elegant gray suit walked out on a stage, carrying a stack of red
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Be Prepared: Find the ER You Want to Go to Before an Emergency Happens
by Lena V. Groeger To be prepared in the event of an emergency, you can use our newly updated ER Inspector (formerly called ER Wait Watcher) to help you evaluate the emergency rooms near you.
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ER Inspector: Find and Evaluate Every Emergency Room Near You
by Lena V. Groeger To get the best care possible, your choice of emergency room matters. Look up hospitals ahead of time so you can evaluate where to go in an emergency. Get data on hospital quality mea
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Welcome to the New “Trump, Inc.”
by Eric Umansky The “Trump, Inc.” podcast by ProPublica and WNYC is back. And we’ll be bringing you new episodes every two weeks. When we started all the way back in early 2018, we laid out
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Political Fundraiser Pleads Guilty To Fraud
by Maggie Severns, Politico, and Derek Willis, ProPublica In one of the first Justice Department cases of its kind, Maryland political consultant Kelley Rogers pleaded guilty to wire fraud on
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Chicago City Council Approves Ticket and Debt Collection Reforms to Help Low-Income and Minority Motorists
by Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica Illinois, and Elliott Ramos, WBEZ Chicago The Chicago City Council on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved an overhaul of its punitive ticketing and debt collectio
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Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.
by Jack Gillum, Jeff Kao and Jeff Larson Medical images and health data belonging to millions of Americans, including X-rays, MRIs and CT scans, are sitting unprotected on the internet and av
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Trump’s NLRB, Trying to Cut Protections for Millions of Temps and Fast-Food Workers, Trips Up Again
by Ian MacDougall Under the Trump administration, the National Labor Relations Board has been trying to roll back an Obama-era decision that made companies more responsible for temporary staf
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ProPublica Wins Four Online Journalism Awards
by ProPublica ProPublica was honored with four Online Journalism Awards, the most of any news organization, at the Online News Association Conference on Saturday. ProPublica won its fifth On
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Thousands of Poor Patients Face Lawsuits From Nonprofit Hospitals That Trap Them in Debt
by Maya Miller and Beena Raghavendran Over the past few months, several hospitals have announced major changes to their financial assistance policies, including curtailing the number of lawsu
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Report on Election Security Gains Attention, and a Sharp Rebuke
by Jessica Huseman In July, election officials across the country received a mass email from NormShield, a Virginia-based cybersecurity company few had heard of. The company informed the off
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As Students From China Flock to University of Illinois, Lawsuit Alleges Ex-Professor Targeted Female Chinese Students
by Jodi S. Cohen This week, my NPR Illinois and ProPublica colleagues reported on a lawsuit filed by two former University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and a professor at another
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Justice Department Will Fund More Prosecutors, Jails and Cops in Rural Alaska
by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News The U.S. Department of Justice is adding federal prosecutors to pursue cases in remote Alaska towns and villages where U.S. Attorney General William P. B
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Senator Demands Answers From Amazon on Delivery Crashes and Contract Drivers
by Patricia Callahan and James Bandler Amazon is facing questions from Capitol Hill over the safety of its vast delivery network and how the e-commerce giant has evaded responsibility for its
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The New Target That Enables Ransomware Hackers to Paralyze Dozens of Towns and Businesses at Once
by Renee Dudley On July 3, employees at Arbor Dental in Longview, Washington, noticed glitches in their computers and couldn’t view X-rays. Arbor was one of dozens of dental clinics in Oregon
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The Myths of the “Genius” Behind Trump’s Reelection Campaign
by Peter Elkind with Doris Burke On the evening of May 30, Brad Parscale, the campaign manager of Donald J. Trump for President Inc., gave a speech to a gathering of the faithful. Parscale is
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ProPublica Launches “Collaborate” Tool to Help Newsrooms Tackle Large Data Projects Together
by ProPublica ProPublica is announcing the beta launch of Collaborate, an open-source tool that helps reporters and newsrooms work together on data journalism projects. The tool will debut th
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Making Collaborative Data Projects Easier: Our New Tool, Collaborate, Is Here
by Rachel Glickhouse On Wednesday, we’re launching a beta test of a new software tool. It’s called Collaborate, and it makes it possible for multiple newsrooms to work together on data projec
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Assaults, Bullying, Rape: A Lawsuit Against One Professor Claims a University Didn’t Stop Him
by Rachel Otwell and Mary Hansen, NPR Illinois, and Alex Mierjeski, ProPublica Two former students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a professor at another college filed a
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We Asked Prosecutors if Health Insurance Companies Care About Fraud. They Laughed at Us.
by Marshall Allen Like most of us, William Murphy dreads calling health insurance companies. They route him onto a rollercoaster of irrelevant voice menus, and when he finally reaches a human
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How to Make Health Insurers Take Fraud Seriously
by Marshall Allen In most states, laws require private health insurers to submit information to regulators about suspected fraud in their networks. Such reporting helps everyone by highlighti
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We Reported on Troubled Prisons. Now, Officials and a Gang Have a Shared Goal: Reform.
by Jerry Mitchell, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting Top Mississippi officials called for a review of the state’s increasingly troubled prison system, following stories by the Mi
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Medicare-for-All Is Not Medicare, and Not Really for All. So What Does It Actually Mean?
by Akilah Johnson GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Ritchard Jenkins reached into the black computer bag he keeps near his workstation at Graceful Touch Barber and Beauty Salon and rifled through medical p
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She Leapt From a Moving Car to Escape Her Rapist. Then, She Waited 18 Years for an Arrest.
by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News She met him at a bar on a windless January night. Anna Sattler, 30 years old at the time, was wrapping up a girls’ night out when she got into an argumen
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Lawmakers and Students Say Professors Who Sexually Harass Should Face Stronger Consequences
by Rachel Otwell, NPR Illinois State and national lawmakers, victims’ rights advocates and students called for a review of sexual harassment policies at the University of Illinois following a
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Netflix Series Based on Our Work Explores Costs of Not Believing Rape Victims
by Ken Armstrong and T. Christian Miller, ProPublica This year, in Bartow, Florida, a man received a 17-year sentence for raping a 13-year-old girl. The same girl had reported a previous alle
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How Amazon Hooked America On Fast Delivery While Avoiding Responsibility for Crashes
by Patricia Callahan ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soo
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