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Big Pharma’s focus on blockbuster cancer drugs squeezes out research into potential treatments that are more affordable. Says one researcher: “What is scientific and sexy is driven by what can be monetized.” Read more »

Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Million of His Own Money to Keep His Gun Research Going
Republicans Say No to CDC Gun Violence Research
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Podcast: How Good Is Your Password?

The Heartbleed bug highlights the importance of investing in cybersecurity, and taking password security seriously.

Weibo IPO Reveals a Company Struggling With Censorship

Weibo, "China's Twitter," started offering shares on NASDAQ yesterday. Its regulatory disclosures reveal a company's balancing act between censoring too much and too little.

Video: Saving Central

Meet Principal Clarence Sutton Jr. as he fights to save his students from the effects of resegregation.

Segregation Now

In Tuscaloosa today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.

A Note to Our Readers on ‘Segregation Now’

'Segregation Now' focuses on the Tuscaloosa, Ala., city school district, and its fleeting experience with the challenges and virtues of integration. Here's why we decided to offer it to our readers in discrete chapters over three days.

Share Your Six Words on Race and Education in America

Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared an end to “separate but equal” education, many schools have moved back in time, isolating poor black and Latino students in segregated schools. ProPublica investigates Tuscaloosa schools, among most rapidly resegregating in the country.

Segregation Now: The Resegregation of America’s Schools

Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared an end to “separate but equal” education, many schools have moved back in time, isolating poor black and Latino students in segregated schools. ProPublica investigates Tuscaloosa schools, among most rapidly resegregating in the country.

Big Revamp of Pentagon’s Troubled Mission to Find Missing Soldiers Looks a Lot Like Old Revamp

Without change of leadership throughout, meaningful change could be elusive, critics say.

Even After Doctors Are Sanctioned or Arrested, Medicare Keeps Paying

A ProPublica analysis of recently released data shows that dozens of physicians who received payments from Medicare in 2012 had been kicked out of Medicaid, charged with fraud, or settled claims of overbilling Medicare itself.

Timeline: From Brown v. Board to Segregation Now

Charting the fight for educational equality to the resegregation of U.S. schools.

Timeline: The Tortured History of the Senate’s Torture Report

Two weeks ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to declassify the executive summary of its report about the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. And it’s still not going to be published just yet. What has taken so long?

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Segregation Now

Segregation Now

In Tuscaloosa today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.

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What Newly Released Docs Tell Us About the IRS and How It Handles Dark Money Groups

What Newly Released Docs Tell Us About the IRS and How It Handles Dark Money Groups

Here are five takeaways ProPublica found from the documents released Wednesday by a House committee.

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The U.S. Government: Paying to Undermine Internet Security, Not to Fix It

The U.S. Government: Paying to Undermine Internet Security, Not to Fix It

One lesson of the Heartbleed bug is that the U.S. needs to stop running Internet security like a Wikipedia volunteer project.

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Dollars for Doctors

ProPublica is tracking the financial ties between doctors and medical companies.

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Leaders of Teaching Hospitals Have Close Ties to Drug Companies, Study Shows

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Fracking

Vast deposits of natural gas have brought a drilling boom across much of the country, but the technique being used, called hydraulic fracturing, is suspected of causing hundreds of cases of water contamination. Now environmentalists and lawmakers are pushing for closer oversight of the gas industry, which is pushing back.

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In Fracking Fight, a Worry About How Best to Measure Health Threats

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Patient Safety

More than 1 million patients suffer harm each year while being treated in the U.S. health care system. Even more receive substandard care or costly overtreatment. Our ongoing investigation of patient safety features in-depth reporting, discussion and tools for patients.

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Beyond Ratings: More Tools Coming to Pick Your Doctor

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Sex and Gender

ProPublica’s Nina Martin reporting on American systems and institutions — from schools to hospitals to prisons — that fail or mistreat people on the basis of their gender or sexuality.

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Judge Throws Out Murder Charge in Mississippi Fetal Harm Case

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The Department of Labor’s Internships Investigations

The Department of Labor’s Internships Investigations

In 2010, the Labor Department issued a new fact sheet clarifying when an intern needs to be paid under federal labor law. We collected the case files for all the internship investigations the Labor Department concluded in the three years after issuing new regulations.

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Temp Land

Temp employment is climbing to record levels following the Great Recession. The system benefits brand-name companies but harms American workers through lost wages, high injury rates, few if any benefits, and little opportunity for advancement.

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California Considers Bill to Protect Temp Workers

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