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Stung by Controversies, Police Chief Resigns in Elkhart, Indiana
by Christian Sheckler, South Bend Tribune, and Ken Armstrong, ProPublica Elkhart, Indiana, Police Chief Ed Windbigler announced his resignation Monday after recent reports by the South Bend Tribune a
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“Trump, Inc.” Podcast Honored With Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award
by ProPublica Columbia Journalism School honored the ProPublica and WNYC podcast “Trump, Inc.” with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award honoring outstanding audiovisual reporting in the pub
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How the More Than Me Charity Gamed the Internet and Hollywood to Win a Million Dollars
by Finlay Young for ProPublica It was the breakthrough moment for More Than Me. On Dec. 7, 2012, Katie Meyler’s tiny New Jersey-based charity defeated 24 other nonprofits to win $1 million at the Cha
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Prominent Doctors Aren’t Disclosing Their Industry Ties in Medical Journal Studies. And Journals Are Doing Little to Enforce Their Rules
by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, and Katie Thomas, The New York Times One is dean of Yale’s medical school. Another is the director of a cancer center in Texas. A third is the next president of the m
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Federal Judge Puts Independent Review of Troubled Psychiatric Hospital on Hold
by Duaa Eldeib A federal judge Friday suspended an independent inquiry at a troubled Chicago psychiatric hospital that is set to lose its federal funding. After pressure from the American Civil Libe
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FBI Moves to Fix Critical Flaw in Its Crime Reporting System
by Mark Greenblatt and Mark Fahey, Newsy, Bernice Yeung, ProPublica, and Emily Harris, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting NEW ORLEANS — The FBI will fast-track a fix to address flaws
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An Elkhart Police Officer Was Convicted of Drunken Driving — Then the Chief Promoted Him
by Christian Sheckler, South Bend Tribune, and Ken Armstrong, ProPublica Elkhart, Indiana, Police Chief Ed Windbigler is currently serving a 30-day suspension, in part for misleading a civilian overs
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Judge Calls for Examination of Quality Controls in New York Supported Housing System
by Joaquin Sapien At a court hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis questioned New York state officials and disability advocates about people with mental illness dying or coming to h
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What Chicago Voters Can Look Forward to in a Very Crowded Mayoral Election
by Lakeidra Chavis With the Chicago mayoral election approaching, ProPublica Illinois reporter Mick Dumke and Chicago Reader reporter Ben Joravsky talked City Hall politics at their monthly show, “Fi
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Judge in Joe Bryan Case Rejects Defense Pleas for New Trial
by Pamela Colloff Despite compelling evidence that the forensic testimony used to convict former Texas high school principal Joe Bryan of murder was wrong, a Texas judge today recommended that Bryan’
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Chicago Task Force Will Take on Ticket and Debt Collection Reform
by Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica, and Elliott Ramos, WBEZ The city of Chicago on Thursday took a potentially big step toward reducing the harmful impact of its ticketing and debt collection practices o
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Local Oregon Officials and Community Members Weigh in on Repeated Attacks After Pleading Insanity
by Cynthia Gordy Giwa Malheur County, Oregon was stunned by terrible violence in recent years. In 2016 a man named Anthony Montwheeler was released from the state hospital, nearly two decades after b
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Living Apart, Coming Undone
by Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica, and Tom Jennings for Frontline The stench from Abraham Clemente’s apartment in Flatbush, Brooklyn, this summer was overwhelming. Maggot-infested scrambled eggs were strewn
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He Is West Virginia’s Speaker Of The House — And A Lawyer For Natural Gas Companies
by Ken Ward Jr. and Kate Mishkin, The Charleston Gazette-Mail Toward the end of this year’s legislative session, a little-noticed bill was moving through the West Virginia House of Delegates to limit
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How We Found Donald Trump Jr.’s Secret Investment in a Fundraiser’s Business
by Jake Pearson and Derek Kravitz Donald Trump Jr. and Gentry Beach, a Dallas-based investor and college friend of Trump Jr., have done business together before, despite past claims by both men that
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Trump Jr. Invested in a Hydroponic Lettuce Company Whose Chair Was Seeking Trump Administration Funds — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast Extra
by Jake Pearson and Peter Elkind Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, took a stake last year in a startup whose co-chairman is a major Trump campaign fundraiser who has sought financial supp
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VA Shadow Rulers Had Sway Over Contracting and Budgeting
by Isaac Arnsdorf Newly released emails about the three Trump associates who secretly steered the Department of Veterans Affairs show how deeply the trio was involved in some of the agency’s most con
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Elkhart City Council Members Support Investigation of Police Department
by Christian Sheckler, South Bend Tribune At least three members of Elkhart, Indiana’s city council say they would support paying for an independent review of the city’s police force if the U.S. Depa
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With Trump’s Justice Department Retreating, Who Will Now Police the Police?
by Christian Sheckler, South Bend Tribune, and Ken Armstrong, ProPublica This article was produced in partnership with the South Bend Tribune, a member of ProPublica s Local Reporting Network. It was
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A Chicago Psychiatric Hospital Will Lose Federal Funding Over Safety and Abuse Issues Involving Children in State Care
by Duaa Eldeib Federal authorities announced Friday they were pulling funding from a Chicago psychiatric hospital under investigation following numerous allegations of sexual abuse, assault and patie
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As St. Luke’s Heart Program Faltered, Deaths After Liver and Lung Transplants Also Ticked Upward
by Mike Hixenbaugh, Houston Chronicle, and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica During the summer of 2017, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center posted a banner on its website, celebrating its liver and lung tran
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As Houston Methodist’s Lung Program Grew, So Did Its Rate of Failed Transplants
by Mike Hixenbaugh, Houston Chronicle Godfrey “G.W.” Biscamp could barely breathe. After months of struggling with an inflammatory lung disease, his doctor told him he was in need of a transplant, an
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Here’s What We’ve Been Reading This Week
by Helga Salinas There’s been a lot of good journalism this week. Here are just a few of the stories we’ve liked and think you might find interesting, too. How Chicago-area municipalities are paying
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Ill Nuclear Workers’ Benefits Petitions Have to Be Reviewed Within 6 Months. Some Have Languished About a Decade.
by Rebecca Moss, Santa Fe New Mexican Ten years ago, a security guard at Los Alamos National Laboratory submitted a petition to the federal government seeking compensation and benefits for his fellow
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In an 18-Year-Old Program to Help Ill Nuclear Workers, a Petition Has Lingered for 10 Years
by Rebecca Moss, Santa Fe New Mexican Ten years ago, a Los Alamos National Laboratory security guard named Andrew Evaskovich submitted a petition seeking compensation for fellow nuclear lab workers d
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The Los Alamos Lab Worker Who Started a Year Too Late for Benefits
by Rebecca Moss, Santa Fe New Mexican For several months in the early 2000s, Gilberto Ulibarri attached a respirator to his face each day to fix pipes in the sewers of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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Todavía Hay Familias Que Están Siendo Separadas En La Frontera, Meses Después De Haberse Revocado La “Cero Tolerancia”
por Ginger Thompson Read in English. La administración de Trump ha vuelto a separar a familias en la frontera, esta vez en forma sigilosa y justificando el acto con alegatos imprecisos y no corrobora
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Un Encausado Se Presenta Solo Al Tribunal De Inmigración. Tiene 6 Años De Edad.
por Eva Ruth Moravec, en reporte especial para ProPublica, junto con Ginger Thompson, ProPublica Fue poco antes al Día de Acción de Gracias en uno de los tribunales de inmigración de San Antonio, cu
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Chicago Throws Out 23,000 Duplicate Tickets Issued Since 1992 to Motorists Who Didn’t Have Vehicle Stickers
by Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica, and Elliott Ramos, WBEZ The city of Chicago said Thursday it has dismissed some 23,000 outstanding duplicate vehicle sticker tickets and will refund motorists who have
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DeVos’ Inspector General to Audit Dismissals of Civil Rights Complaints
by Annie Waldman The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Education has announced that it is scrutinizing how the department handles civil rights complaints, potentially fueling a d
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