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Puerto Ricans: Have You Experienced Any Problems When Registering to Vote?
by Jess Ramirez and María Sánchez Díez Leer en español. Are you a Puerto Rican who relocated to the U.S. after hurricanes Irma and Maria and is planning to vote in the midterm elections? ProPublica wan
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¿Eres Puertorriqueño Y Has Tenido Problemas Registrándote Para Votar? Queremos Conocer Tu Historia
por Jess Ramirez y María Sánchez Díez Read in English. ¿Eres un puertorriqueño que se mudó a los Estados Unidos tras los huracanes Irma y María y tiene previsto votar en los midterms? En ProPublica que
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How One West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Gave Natural Gas a Big Victory and Shortchanged Residents
by Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette-Mail The Republican-led West Virginia House of Delegates received national attention last week for impeaching all four of the state’s sitting Supreme Court justic
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Ida B. Wells Society and ProPublica Announce the 2018 Data Institute
by ProPublica The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica today announced their partnership for the Data Institute, a 12-day intensive workshop on how to use data, design and cod
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“Yo, Take the Rap for Me”: More Trouble for a Garbage Hauler
by Kiera Feldman It was shortly after 9 p.m. on Aug. 8 when a private sanitation truck headed up East 169th Street in the Bronx and drove into oncoming traffic. The truck smashed head-on into a sedan, s
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St. Luke’s Heart Transplant Program to Lose Medicare Funding Today
by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh, Houston Chronicle The heart transplant program at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is set to lose federal funding today, a serious blow to a Houston
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“Do Something, Please,” Doctors Testify at DCFS Hearing
by Duaa Eldeib I didn’t expect so many doctors. Usually, when I cover legislative hearings, a steady stream of state officials testify. But this was different because Illinois lawmakers wanted to hear f
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Bill Proposes Greater Accountability for New York Prosecutors Who Break the Law
by Joaquin Sapien In 2013, ProPublica published a series of reports finding that New York prosecutors are almost never punished for misconduct that can land innocent people in prison or let the guilty g
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Veterans Group Sues to Block VA Shadow Rulers
by Isaac Arnsdorf A liberal veterans group is suing to block the influence of three outside advisers who have been secretly influencing the Department of Veterans Affairs from Mar-a-Lago, President Dona
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A Free Press Works for All of Us
by Stephen Engelberg ProPublica does not have an editorial page, and we have never advocated for a particular policy to address the wrongs our journalism exposes. But from the very beginning of our work
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Video: For Trans People, It’s Difficult and Costly to Update an ID. But It Can Also Be Dangerous Not To.
by Ranjani Chakraborty, Lucas Waldron and Ken Schwencke Voting. Boarding a plane. Driving. Buying a drink. Filling out paperwork for a new job. These are all situations where showing a driver’s license
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When Sarah Sanders and the ACLU Teamed Up for Voting Rights
by Blake Paterson As the midterm elections approach, Republican state officials and lawmakers have stepped up efforts to block students from voting in their college towns. Republicans in Texas pushed th
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What’s Your Experience With the Americans With Disabilities Act? We Want to Know.
by Ian MacDougall and Claire Perlman We know that the rules protecting people with disabilities are facing government scrutiny. Late last year, for example, the Justice Department scrapped guidelines th
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Illinois Lawmakers Search for Solutions for Children Stuck in Psychiatric Hospitals
by Duaa Eldeib and Jerrel Floyd Illinois lawmakers Tuesday heard testimony from nearly a dozen doctors and child welfare advocates describing circumstances facing children who languish in psychiatric ho
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ProPublica Named Finalist for 10 ONA Awards
by ProPublica The Online News Association has named ProPublica a finalist for 10 Online Journalism Awards. The ONA Awards honor excellence in digital storytelling and distribution. The finalists are:
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Defense Inspector General to Investigate Military’s Toxic Open Burning
by Abrahm Lustgarten The Department of Defense’s internal watchdog is launching an investigation into the military’s heavily polluting practice of open burning and detonating hazardous explosive materia
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Trusted Health Sites Spread Myths About a Deadly Pregnancy Complication
by Nina Martin Preeclampsia, a dangerous form of hypertension that can develop during pregnancy or in the days and weeks after childbirth, is one of the most common causes of maternal death and severe c
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A Fatal Accident Leads to Broader Questions About NYC Trash Hauler’s Operations
by Kiera Feldman Shortly after a wheel came loose from a Century Waste garbage truck in Brooklyn, killing a motorist in an oncoming car, the New York City agency that oversees the private sanitation ind
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ProPublica Hires Data Reporter Jeff Ernsthausen
by ProPublica ProPublica announced today that Jeff Ernsthausen will be joining its staff as a data reporter. Ernsthausen comes to ProPublica from the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, where he has worked s
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Did You Go to a Washington Nationals Game With Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh?
by Ariana Tobin and Justin Elliott Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accrued as much as $200,000 in debt buying tickets to Washington Nationals baseball games. White House spokesman Raj Shah told T
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by Lucas Waldron and Ken Schwencke Aea Celestice, a black transgender woman living in Jacksonville, Florida, has the most basic of plans for the next chapter of her life: She hopes to get out of town be
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When Mapping the Many Disparities in Chicago, It Can Feel Like It’s the Same Story Being Told
by David Eads There’s a saying among data nerds that every map is the same map. That’s not literally true, of course, but plenty of social phenomena display similar geographic patterns. Tha
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Have You Had Problems Changing Your Name or Gender Marker?
by Lucas Waldron and Ken Schwencke If you’ve been unable to obtain a name or gender marker change on a state-issued ID, passport, birth certificate or other document, we want to hear from you.
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What Happens When a Pipeline Runs Afoul of Government Rules? Authorities Change the Rules.
by Kate Mishkin and Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette-Mail, and Beena Raghavendran, ProPublica A week ago, the federal government halted work on a massive pipeline project that runs from Northern Wes
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“Walking While Black” Wins 3 Awards in Florida Society of News Editors Contest
by ProPublica The Florida Society of News Editors honored “Walking While Black,” a collaboration between ProPublica and the Florida Times-Union, with three first-place awards in its annual journalism co
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ProPublica Wins Two NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards
by ProPublica Two ProPublica projects have been honored with the National Association of Black Journalists’ 2018 Salute to Excellence Awards. “Lost Mothers,” a collaboration with NPR on the maternal mo
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Famed Houston Surgeon Updates Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures
by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh, Houston Chronicle When Houston surgeon O.H. “Bud” Frazier co-authored a research paper about mechanical heart pumps in the New England Journal of Me
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Election 2016 Gets a Report Card
by Lilia Chang and Ally J. Levine A new report out today by researchers at MIT contains some good news about America’s election process. States seem to have fixed the long lines and sky-high wait times
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What’s the City of Chicago Doing About Its Problem With Duplicate Sticker Tickets?
by Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica, and Elliott Ramos, WBEZ The City of Chicago has a message for drivers who received more than one sticker ticket in a single day: Take us to court. Or, if you’re feeling g
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Congress Works for You. Here’s How to Be a Better Boss.
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