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“No Comment”: Emails Show the VA Took No Action to Spare Veterans From a Harsh Trump Immigration Policy
by Yeganeh Torbati, Isaac Arnsdorf and Dara Lind Top officials of the Department of Veterans Affairs declined to step in to try to exempt veterans and their families from a new immigration ru
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Inside The Prison Where Inmates Set Each Other On Fire and Gangs Have More Power Than Guards
by Jerry Mitchell, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting LEAKESVILLE, Miss. — Jeffery Wilemon clutched his gut, throbbing in pain as he lay on his bed inside the South Mississippi Co
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How a Video Gambling Company Helped Bankroll Local Politicians
by Logan Jaffe If you don’t know by now, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a massive gambling expansion bill in June that paves the way for six new casinos to be constructed across the state
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“Dirtbag,” “Savages,” “Subhuman”: A Border Agent’s Hateful Career and the Crime That Finally Ended It
by A.C. Thompson It was late November 2017, and Matthew Bowen, a veteran Border Patrol agent, was seething. A fellow Border Patrol agent in Texas had just been found dead in the field, and Bo
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ProPublica’s “Flood Thy Neighbor” Investigation Wins 2019 Communication Award
by ProPublica The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine announced Thursday that ProPublica’s “Flood Thy Neighbor” series has won its 2019 Communication Award in the online
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A Year After an Inmate Was Choked to Death in Jail, a Murder Charge but Few Details
by Jason Pohl, The Sacramento Bee, and Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica Prosecutors in Fresno County have charged a man with murdering a 19-year-old jail inmate more than a year ago, newly filed c
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Welcome to the Greenbrier, the Governor-Owned Luxury Resort Filled With Conflicts of Interest
by Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette-Mail On a sunny Monday afternoon two and a half years ago, Jim Justice, the wealthiest man in West Virginia, took the oath of office as the state’s 36t
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Las Vegas Man Arrested in Plots Against Jews Was Said to Be Affiliated With Atomwaffen Division
by Joe Sexton For two years, the basic description had appeared in reporting by ProPublica and Frontline: Atomwaffen Division is a neo-Nazi organization eager for a race war and committed to
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Senators Call for Closing “Loopholes” That Make Health Care Fraud Easy
by Marshall Allen Following a detailed account of how scam artists can easily gain access to health care cash, six Democratic senators this week sent a letter to federal regulators urging the
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ProPublica’s Collaborative Data Journalism Guide
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Working Together Better: Our Guide to Collaborative Data Journalism
by Rachel Glickhouse Today we’re launching a guidebook on how newsrooms can collaborate around large datasets. Since our founding 11 years ago, ProPublica has made collaboration one of the c
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ProPublica Nominated for Six ONA Awards
by ProPublica The Online News Association has named ProPublica a finalist for six Online Journalism Awards, the only comprehensive set of prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism arou
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Have You Worked in Customer Service for Intuit, Apple or Another Company? We’d Like to Hear From You.
by Ariana Tobin and Justin Elliott We’re doing some research into what it’s like to work at customer service contracting firms such as Concentrix, Arise, Working Solutions, Sykes, LiveOps and
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The Case That Made an Ex-ICE Attorney Realize the Government Was Relying on False “Evidence” Against Migrants
by Melissa del Bosque Laura Peña could see that her 36-year-old client was wasting away. Gaunt and haggard after nearly two months in jail, he ran his fingers through his hair and opened his
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Trump Called Baltimore “Vermin Infested” While the Federal Government Fails to Clean Up Rodents in Subsidized Housing
by Danielle Ohl, The Capital, and Molly Parker, The Southern Illinoisan BALTIMORE — President Donald Trump launched a multiday Twitter tirade last month directed at U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings,
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Inside the Illinois House Hearing on the Financial Aid Scandal
by Melissa Sanchez I was waiting in line for coffee on Thursday morning when I noticed a woman next to me holding an official-looking piece of paper. I couldn’t help but glance at the words o
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The FBI Told Congress Domestic Terror Investigations Led to 90 Recent Arrests. It Wouldn’t Show Us Records of Even One.
by Fritz Zimmermann On July 23, FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Senate Judiciary Committee that federal investigations of domestic terrorism had led to some 100 arrests in the last nin
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At Hearing on Financial Aid Scandal, Lawmakers Grill Officials and Look to Close a Loophole
by Melissa Sanchez and Jodi S. Cohen Saying they need to “get to the bottom of this injustice,” Illinois lawmakers grilled university and state financial aid officials Thursday about how to p
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Document Shows NRA Money Helped Its Chief Search for a Personal Mansion
by Mike Spies In news reports this week, the National Rifle Association’s outside counsel, William A. Brewer III, has insisted that “not a cent” of the nonprofit’s money was “ultimately spent
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From Truck Stops to Elections, a River of Gambling Money Is Flooding Waukegan
by Jason Grotto The first and only official truck stop in Waukegan sits on a lot so small that a tractor-trailer would have a hard time pulling in to pump gas, let alone parking for the night
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Rising Profits, Rising Injuries: The Safety Crisis at Koch Industries’ Georgia-Pacific
by Christopher Leonard In March of 2014, Jim Hannan joined a group of executives at Georgia-Pacific to discuss a burgeoning crisis. Hannan was CEO of Georgia-Pacific, reporting to Charles Ko
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Making Sense of Messy Data
Angeliki Kastanis, Associated Press I used to work as a sound mixer on film sets, noticing any hums and beeps that would make an actor’s performance useless after a long day’s work. I could t
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Proposed California Law Would Punish Companies for Failing to Limit Harm to the Planet’s Forests
by Abrahm Lustgarten In an effort to cut carbon emissions and forestall the climate crisis, California legislators are pushing a new law aimed at helping limit deforestation around the globe.
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Are Trump’s Top Medicaid Regulators Ignoring Major Problems? Insurance Giant’s Tense Meeting With a Senator Adds to Growing Concern.
by J. David McSwane, ProPublica, and Tom Benning, The Dallas Morning News The ranking member of the Senate health committee has complained for months about the Trump administration’s failure
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El Departamento de Educación Federal Quiere Frenar la “Trama Fraudulenta de Ayuda Estudiantil” en que Padres Ceden La Custodia a Través de Tutelas Dudosas
por Jodi S. Cohen, Duaa Eldeib y Melissa Sanchez Oficiales federales y estatales dijeron el martes 30 de julio que quieren cerrar los agujeros legales que permiten a familias acomodadas ceder
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Iran Has Hundreds of Naval Mines. U.S. Navy Minesweepers Find Old Dishwashers and Car Parts.
by Robert Faturechi, Megan Rose and T. Christian Miller The U.S. Navy officer was eager to talk. He’d seen his ship, one of the Navy’s fleet of 11 minesweepers, sidelined by repairs and main
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Illinois Lawmakers Call Hearing to “Demand Answers” and Find Ways to Close a Loophole in College Financial Aid Scandal
by Jodi S. Cohen and Duaa Eldeib Illinois lawmakers on Thursday called a hearing next week to “demand answers” and explore legislation to close a loophole that has allowed families to turn ov
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How Trump’s Political Appointees Overruled Tougher Settlements With Big Banks
by Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica, and Kevin Wack, American Banker Since Donald Trump’s election, federal white-collar enforcement has taken a big hit. Fines and settlements against corporations
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ProPublica Local Reporting Network Selects Youngstown, Ohio, Partner
by ProPublica ProPublica has selected The Business Journal in Youngstown, Ohio, as the latest partner for its Local Reporting Network, aiming to help fill the void that will be created when t
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How We Got the Story About Parents Transferring Guardianship of Their Kids to Win Financial Aid They Wouldn’t Otherwise Qualify For
by Jodi S. Cohen If you’re new here, welcome to our weekly ProPublica Illinois newsletter, where we take you behind the scenes of our work and share news from around the state. I’m Jodi Cohen
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