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Health Insurers Make It Easy for Scammers to Steal Millions. Who Pays? You.
by Marshall Allen Ever since her 14-year marriage imploded in financial chaos and a protective order, Amy Lankford had kept a wary eye on her ex, David Williams. Williams, then 51, with the
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Federal Election Agency, Hungry for Funds, Now Pays for Officials to Get to Office
by Jessica Huseman For years, it was how things worked at the Election Assistance Commission, the federal agency charged with helping America’s thousands of local officials run elections: If
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Cops in One Village Have Been Convicted of 70 Crimes. Here’s What They Had to Say About It.
by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News STEBBINS, Alaska — No gun. No training. $14 an hour. If there were better jobs to be had, city police officers in this Bering Strait village say they’d
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What Can Be Done Right Now to Stop a Basic Source of Health Care Fraud
by Marshall Allen In our story about the convicted health care con man David Williams, we detailed how the Texas personal trainer made off with millions by billing some of the nation’s larges
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The Questionable Conviction, and Re-Conviction, of Ricky Joyner
by Christian Sheckler, South Bend Tribune, and Ken Armstrong, ProPublica When an Amish farmer found the body of Sandra Hernandez in a hayfield in LaGrange County, Indiana, on an early spring
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Police Footage: The Interrogation That Led to Ricky Joyner’s Murder Charge
by Lucas Waldron
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“How in 2019 Do We Not Have Enough Spanish-Speaking Caseworkers?”
by Logan Jaffe Last month, my colleagues Melissa Sanchez and Duaa Eldeib published an investigation that wove together the stories of three Spanish-speaking families in Illinois to show how t
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It’s Illegal for Federal Officials to Campaign at Work. A Trump Official Just Did So.
by Yeganeh Torbati Federal workplaces are supposed to be free of politics, but a Trump administration appointee used a government forum Wednesday to express support for the president’s reelec
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Un Agente De La Patrulla Fronteriza Revela La Realidad De Ser Guardia De Niños Migrantes
por Ginger Thompson ProPublica es un medio noticioso basado en Nueva York y dedicado a investigar los abusos de poder. Inscríbase para recibir el boletín de investigaciones principales de Pro
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The Village Where Every Cop Has Been Convicted of Domestic Violence
by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News STEBBINS, Alaska — When Nimeron Mike applied to be a city police officer here last New Year’s Eve, he didn’t really expect to get the job. Mike was a re
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Illinois Lawmakers Demand Child Welfare Officials Better Serve Spanish-Speaking Families
by Duaa Eldeib and Melissa Sanchez Illinois lawmakers and advocates are calling on state child welfare officials to better comply with a federal court order to serve Spanish-speaking families
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Hate Getting Parking Tickets in Chicago? Here’s How You Can Start Change-Making Conversations About the City’s Ticketing System.
by Derrick Clifton Chicago’s ticketing system hurts everyone in a variety of ways, and the city’s new mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has promised reforms on tickets, fines and fees that saddle motori
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Trump Cheers as Pakistan Rounds Up the Usual Suspect in Mumbai Case
by Sebastian Rotella As the news broke Wednesday that Pakistani police had arrested the leader of an Islamist militant group blamed for the terrorist attacks that killed 166 people in Mumbai,
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Deadly Delays in Jail Construction Cost Lives and Dollars Across California
by Jason Pohl, The Sacramento Bee, and Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica MERCED, Calif. — Last June, Fabian Cardoza headed to the shower in the dilapidated Merced County Main Jail. The 20-year-old
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Trump’s Tax Law Threatened TurboTax’s Profits. So the Company Started Charging the Disabled, the Unemployed and Students.
by Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this on
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Going Quiet: More States Are Hiding 911 Recordings From Families, Lawyers and the General Public
by Lynn Arditi, The Public’s Radio Troy Phillips was repairing a propane filling station on Cape Cod one afternoon last October when his mother called, her voice frantic. “Something happened
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A Border Patrol Agent Reveals What It’s Really Like to Guard Migrant Children
by Ginger Thompson The Border Patrol agent, a veteran with 13 years on the job, had been assigned to the agency’s detention center in McAllen, Texas, for close to a month when the team of cou
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Revelations About a Secret Facebook Group Spawn Investigation of 70 Current and Former Border Patrol Employees
by Ginger Thompson Customs and Border Protection officials announced Monday that the agency has opened investigations into 70 individuals, including 62 current and eight former employees, as
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Follow the 2020 Money Trail
by Derek Willis
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Their Family Bought Land One Generation After Slavery. The Reels Brothers Spent Eight Years in Jail for Refusing to Leave It.
by Lizzie Presser 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 soon a
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How to Close Heirs’ Property Loopholes
by Lizzie Presser The Reels brothers grew up on waterfront land that their great-grandfather bought one generation after slavery. Their family has lived there for more than a century. But bec
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Border Patrol Official Circulates Article That Deems Our Reporting on Secret Facebook Group a Threat
by Ginger Thompson A senior Border Patrol official, who directs a key intelligence-gathering center, on Thursday circulated an inflammatory opinion article that blasted ProPublica’s reporting
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Maryland Sues Notorious For-Profit Group Homes. The Company Was the Subject of ProPublica Investigation.
by Heather Vogell Alleging “Dickensian” conditions, Maryland’s Attorney General has sued a group home provider that has long faced allegations in multiple states of abusing children with seve
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Border Patrol Agents Are Passing Around A Commemorative Coin Mocking Care for Migrant Kids
by Dara Lind An unofficial commemorative coin has been circulating among Border Patrol agents at the U.S./Mexico border, mocking the task of caring for migrant children and other duties that
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Judge Orders Expanded Oversight for Mentally Ill New Yorkers In Supported Housing
by Joaquin Sapien Not enough people are covered by an oversight system meant to safeguard residents of a New York housing program for people with mental illness, a federal judge found this we
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Tuberculosis. Chicken Pox. Traumatized: 5 Updates on Immigrant Youth Shelters in Illinois.
by Logan Jaffe Hello, ProPublicans in Illinois and elsewhere, This week, we published an update to our investigative reporting on immigrant children and teens who are detained in a secretive
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Inmigrantes Menores Enviados A Albergues De Chicago Están Traumatizados Y Enfermos, A Veces Con Varicela O Tuberculosis
por Melissa Sanchez, Jodi S. Cohen y Duaa Eldeib La administración Trump está enviando a inmigrantes menores de edad que están solos, asustados y enfermos con fiebre, varicela y hasta tubercu
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A Resolution Condemning Pipeline Challengers Passed Easily. A Pipeline Lobbyist Wrote It.
by Kate Mishkin, The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was getting late on March 7 in the West Virginia House of Delegates chamber. There were only two days left in the 60-day l
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When Fracking Companies Own the Gas Beneath Your Land
by Mayeta Clark When Beth Crowder and David Wentz bought their 351-acre property in West Virginia in 1975, they knew that they would only own the surface land, not the minerals be
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Immigrant Children Sent to Chicago Shelters Are Traumatized and Sick, in Some Instances With Chicken Pox or Tuberculosis
by Melissa Sanchez, Jodi S. Cohen and Duaa Eldeib Leer en Español. The Trump administration is sending immigrant children who are alone, afraid and sick with fever, chicken pox and even tube
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