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Red Cross Investigation Named Finalist for Goldsmith Prize

propublica.org — ProPublica's Red Cross investigation with NPR has been selected as one of six finalists for the Goldsmith Prize. The series - led by ProPublica reporters Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger and NPR correspondent Laura Sullivan - unveiled how the American Red Cross botched its Superstorm Sandy relief effort, diverting key resources away from victims to public relations efforts.
Jan 29, 2015

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Jan 29, 2015

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Rent to Own: Wall Street’s Latest Housing Trick

propublica.org — At a conference on housing finance last month, a collection of investors described their innovative "rent-to-own" products. Rent-to-own schemes have long exploited the poor. Naturally, marketers address that problem with euphemisms. Today, it's called lease purchase.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @Publici: Rent-to-own schemes have long exploited the poor. But now there's more to the story via @eisingerj bit.ly/1Db6bmz

Jan 29, 2015

RT @Publici: Rent-to-own schemes have long exploited the poor. But now there's more to the story via @eisingerj bit.ly/1Db6bmz

Jan 29, 2015

Another great column from @eisingerj | Rent to Own: Wall Street’s Latest Housing Trick - ProPublica propublica.org/thetrade/item/…

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Etan Patz Case Will Test Power of Confessions, True or False

propublica.org — Over the next several months, defense lawyers for Pedro Hernandez will seek to undercut the central evidence against him: his videotaped confession to having killed 6-year-old Etan Patz. They will depict the confession as inaccurate when set against the known facts of the infamous 1979 missing child case.
Jan 29, 2015

Etan Patz trial is the latest to test the power of a confession, whether it’s actually true, via @thejoesexton. propublica.org/article/true-o…

U.S. Acknowledges Conviction of David Hicks, Guantanamo Detainee, Should Not Stand

propublica.org — SYDNEY - The United States has acknowledged that the conviction of an Australian man held for nearly six years in Guantanamo Bay was not legally valid. The Australian, David Hicks, was one of the first people sent to Guantanamo, and he has already figured in a key U.S.
Jan 29, 2015

US acknowledges conviction of Guantanamo detainee David Hicks not legally valid bit.ly/1zAQJTD via @propublica

Jan 28, 2015

RT @leighsales: . @ProPublica has the US Govt document recommending David Hicks' conviction be overturned. Good piece by Ray Bonner propublica.org/article/u.s.-a…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @carolrosenberg: GREAT DOCUMENT GET by @ProPublica: US acknowledges conviction of Gitmo detainee Hicks was legally not valid, propub.ca/1Db8KVA

Jan 28, 2015

GREAT DOCUMENT GET by @ProPublica: US acknowledges conviction of Gitmo detainee Hicks was legally not valid, propub.ca/1Db8KVA

Jan 28, 2015

Speaking of Lindsey Graham: US acknowledges conviction of Guantanamo detainee David Hicks was not legally valid propublica.org/article/u.s.-a…

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How Dark Money Flows Through the Koch Network

projects.propublica.org — Fundraising by the libertarian billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch supports a tangle of nonprofits, sometimes referred to as the Kochtopus, all aimed at advancing conservative causes. Two groups, the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and TC4 Trust, handed out almost $264 million from mid-2011 to October 2012 to 30 other nonprofits.
Jan 28, 2015

MT @ProPublica: Koch Brothers plan to drop nearly $900m into the '16 election. App shows the tangled dark money web: propub.ca/1HeoeP9

Jan 28, 2015

RT @ProPublica: Koch Brothers plan on dropping nearly $900m into the '16 election. Our app shows how tangled their dark money web is: propub.ca/1HeoeP9

Jan 28, 2015

RT @ProPublica: Koch Brothers plan on dropping nearly $900m into the '16 election. Our app shows how tangled their dark money web is: propub.ca/1HeoeP9

A Sheldon Silver Mystery: Did He Betray New York Renters?

propublica.org — When New York enacted a major rent regulation law in 2011, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver celebrated the passage of the legislation as a victory over real estate interests. "Despite fierce and well-financed opposition to working families in New York City, we were able to secure important victories for tenants," he said at the time.
Jan 28, 2015

A mystery at the heart of the Shelly Silver bribery case from @JustinElliott. Preet better come up with some goods: propublica.org/article/a-shel…

Jan 28, 2015

In Sheldon Silver bribery case, prosecutors allege he made changes to NY rent regulation on behalf of a developer propublica.org/article/a-shel…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @nickconfessore: .@JustinElliott notices section of Silver indictment dealing w/rent regulation--big deal for guy paying Silver propublica.org/article/a-shel…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @jgrovum: Great @JustinElliott here looking at how Sheldon Silver corruption might have really hurt NY renters. propublica.org/article/a-shel…

Jan 28, 2015

Great @JustinElliott here looking at how Sheldon Silver corruption might have really hurt NY renters. propublica.org/article/a-shel…

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Pentagon Finally Identifies the Remains of a POW Lost Since 1942

propublica.org — Investigating the Pentagon's failing efforts to timely recover and ID those missing in action from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook volumelow Podcast RSS RSS Latest Stories in this Project Missing overseas for 73 years, an American POW who perished in World War II is finally going home.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @MegMcCloskey: Finally, the remains of a WWII POW has been officially ID'd. Vindication for fam who had to force Pentagon to act. propublica.org/article/pentag…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @LeoShane: Missing for 73 years, US POW killed in WWII is headed home (thanks in large part to @MegMcCloskey's investigation) propublica.org/article/pentag…

Jan 27, 2015

Missing for 73 years, US POW killed in WWII is headed home (thanks in large part to @MegMcCloskey's investigation) propublica.org/article/pentag…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @MegMcCloskey: Finally, the remains of a WWII POW has been officially ID'd. Vindication for fam who had to force Pentagon to act. propublica.org/article/pentag…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @MegMcCloskey: Finally, the remains of a WWII POW has been officially ID'd. Vindication for fam who had to force Pentagon to act. propublica.org/article/pentag…

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Red Cross - ProPublica

propublica.org — After Superstorm Sandy, Americans opened their wallets to the Red Cross. They trusted the charity and believed it was up to the job. They were wrong.
Jan 27, 2015

If you think Uber donating its proceeds to the Red Cross is great, read @eisingerj propublica.org/series/red-cro…

Podcast: Why Tracking Is Scarier With Zombie Cookies

propublica.org — What are 'zombie cookies'? Sadly, not innocent baked goods shaped like Halloween creatures, but a kind of tracking cookie that lives on your computer and rises from the dead even after being deleted. Zombie cookies came to light in Julia Angwin's investigation into an online advertising company's use of a hidden undeletable number produced by Verizon to monitor customers' web surfing on tablets and smartphones.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @ProPublica: Podcast: @JuliaAngwin explains how “zombie” cookies come back from the dead to track your web browsing propub.ca/1D0C94T

What I Learned From My Fellowship at ProPublica

By Yue Qiu
propublica.org — ProPublica hosts newsroom developers -- or developers who want to see what it's like to work in news -- for 3-5 day job shadowing residencies called the ProPublica Pair Programming Project, or P5. Use ProPublica's data -- cleaned, categorized and often created from multiple sources -- in your reporting and research.
Jan 28, 2015

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Jan 22, 2015

RT @Cezary: Journalism school students take note | What I Learned From My Fellowship at @ProPublica propublica.org/nerds/item/wha…

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Sen. Charles Grassley to Nonprofit Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

propublica.org — The way lenders and collectors pursue consumer debt has undergone an aggressive transformation in America. Collectors today don't give up easy, often pursuing debts for years. For many people, these changes have profoundly affected their lives. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook volumelow Podcast RSS RSS Latest Stories in this Project Sen.
Jan 22, 2015

RT @april_ehrlich: Good guy journalism: NPR and ProPublica investigations reveal nonprofit hospitals' shady lawsuits propublica.org/article/senato…

Jan 22, 2015

RT @april_ehrlich: Good guy journalism: NPR and ProPublica investigations reveal nonprofit hospitals' shady lawsuits propublica.org/article/senato…

Jan 22, 2015

RT @april_ehrlich: Good guy journalism: NPR and ProPublica investigations reveal nonprofit hospitals' shady lawsuits propublica.org/article/senato…

Jan 22, 2015

RT @tracyweber: @ProPublica, @npr write about non-profit hosp. seizing the wages of poor patients. Sen. Grassley: Cut it out! propublica.org/article/senato…

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7 Reproductive Rights Issues to Watch in 2015

propublica.org — ProPublica's Nina Martin reporting on American systems and institutions that fail or mistreat people on the basis of their gender or sexuality. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook volumelow Podcast RSS RSS Latest Stories in this Project To say abortion opponents are feeling fired up in 2015 would be a massive understatement.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @ProPublica: Conscience clauses, fetal rights bills, rise in religious exemptions: the year ahead in reproductive rights propub.ca/1CLpB1h

Jan 20, 2015

RT @RachelPerrone: 7 reproductive rights issues to watch in 2015 (and they're not all bad), @ByNinaMartin. propublica.org/article/7-repr…

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