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Meet the Panama papers editor who handled 376 reporters in 80 countries

Meet the Panama papers editor who handled 376 reporters in 80 countries
sbs.com.au — As the Panama Papers continue to embarrass leaders across continents, one thought has kept occurring to me: How the hell did the organizers pull it off? I mean, how did they corral hundreds of reporters? How did they make sense of so many documents? And, most importantly, how did they stay sane during it all?

Indian Railways 'water train' reaches parched Latur

Indian Railways 'water train' reaches parched Latur
moneylife.in — The Indian Railways on Monday dispatched the 10-wagon train carrying the precious liquid of life from Miraj in western Maharashtra for Latur city in the Marathwada region

Fire engulfs Bhiwandi building, many feared trapped

Fire engulfs Bhiwandi building, many feared trapped
moneylife.in — IANS | 12/04/2016 10:40 AM | According to Thane Police, several people are feared trapped and efforts are on to rescue them A major fire broke out at a factory-cum-residential complex in Bhiwandi powerloom town of Thane district here on Tuesday, officials said.

Meet the Panama Papers Editor Who Handled 376 Reporters in 80 Countries

Meet the Panama Papers Editor Who Handled 376 Reporters in 80 Countries
propublica.org — As the Panama Papers continue to embarrass leaders across continents, one thought has kept occurring to me: How the hell did the organizers pull it off? I mean, how did they corral hundreds of reporters? How did they make sense of so many documents? And, most importantly, how did they stay sane during it all?

What You Need to Know About the Latest Drone Revelations

What You Need to Know About the Latest Drone Revelations
propublica.org — Last week, The Intercept published a sweeping series of stories based on secret documents involving the U.S.'s drone strike program. We sat down with two reporters on the project, Cora Currier and Ryan Devereaux, to talk about what they found. Here are a few of the key takeaways: The U.S.

What ProPublica is Doing About Diversity

What ProPublica is Doing About Diversity
propublica.org — Like many news organizations around the country, ProPublica is working hard to increase the diversity of our workplace. That means creating and maintaining a newsroom that includes a broad array of social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.

Biden’s Cozy Relations With Bank Industry

Biden’s Cozy Relations With Bank Industry
propublica.org — With Sen. Joe Biden joining the Democratic ticket, there's renewed scrutiny of Biden's connections to the credit card industry. Biden has been particularly cozy with MBNA, a financial services company from Delaware, and now a subsidiary of Bank of America. Over the past 20 years, MBNA has been Biden's single largest contributor.

Why is Qaddafi still a colonel?

Why is Qaddafi still a colonel?
slate.com — Last week Libyan leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi announced that his country would disclose and destroy its chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons programs. That leaves Libya with one remaining mystery: Why is Qaddafi still just a colonel? Because, Qaddafi insists, in Libya's utopian society, the people rule, so he needs no...

Department of Pre-Crime

Department of Pre-Crime
motherjones.com — When Attorney General Alberto Gonzales held a press conference in the summer of 2006 announcing the arrests of seven young men for plotting to bomb Chicago's Sears Tower, he sounded defensive, his voice lingering a beat on each thing the men allegedly did. "Individuals here in America made plans to hurt Americans," he claimed.

Atul Gawande on doctor's aiding and abetting torture.

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May 05, 2016

Coverage of Trump could get even worse. @drvox w/ v smart take on campaign coverage: vox.com/2016/5/5/11589… pic.twitter.com/YeUMM0fDqh

May 05, 2016

RT @maggieNYT: "Jewish chutzpah knows no bounds," David Duke says in rant against the "Neevr Trump" movement on his radio show.

May 05, 2016

@jimrutenberg @derekwillis strikes me that the real schism is btwn blather & evidence-based journalism (both data & on-the-ground) 2/2

May 05, 2016

@jimrutenberg @derekwillis who, even implicitly, is arguing against on-the-ground reporting? 1/2

May 05, 2016

WTF is an "non-ideological platform" and why is the Times pretending it's a real thing? mobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/06/us/… pic.twitter.com/dnQ5yMnQHN


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