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Obama Wants You to Have Cheap, Fast Internet, But Many Cities Aren't Allowed to Provide It

Obama hailed the benefits of an open Internet in his State of the Union address. Here's what it is and how he's trying to make it happen.
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Senator to Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

Senator to Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

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Using Your Tax Dollars to Fund This Cow’s Abnormal Triplets, Plus More From MuckReads Weekly

Some of the best #MuckReads we read this week. Want to receive these by email? Sign up to get this briefing delivered to your inbox every weekend.

What I Learned From My Fellowship at ProPublica

Supreme Court’s Latest Race Case: Housing Discrimination

Many fear Texas case could gut the landmark Fair Housing Act.

Podcast: The Horrifying Truth About Police Use of Flashbangs

Julia Angwin takes listeners inside her in-depth investigation into flashbangs, modified hand grenades that have injured or killed at least 50 Americans in police raids since 2000.

7 Reproductive Rights Issues to Watch in 2015

Changes for abortion, contraception and more top the agenda with Republicans in the majority in Congress and many state legislatures.

Flashbangs, a ‘Candy Land’ VA Center and More in MuckReads Weekly

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For Nonprofit Hospitals Who Sue Patients, New Rules

Nonprofit hospitals get big tax breaks for providing care for patients who can't afford it. Under new IRS rules these hospitals must take extra steps to inform poor patients they may qualify for financial assistance.

Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can’t Kill

An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn's services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook.

Years After Tobacco Deals Sold, SEC Says Rating Agencies Still Conflicted

The latest Securities and Exchange Commission examination of credit rating firms found problems similar to those documented in ProPublica's investigation of tobacco bonds.

Can You Judge Etan Patz’s Accused Killer Fairly? Here Are 109 Questions to Start

Potential jurors in the controversial missing-child case have to disclose mental health and drug histories.

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Fed Tapes

A confidential report and a fired examiner’s hidden recorder penetrate the cloistered world of Wall Street’s top regulator — and its history of deference to some of the country’s biggest banks.

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High-Level Fed Committee Overruled Carmen Segarra’s Finding on Goldman

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Losing Ground

Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history—the rapid land loss occurring in the Mississippi Delta—is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion. ProPublica and The Lens explore why it’s happening and what we’ll all lose if nothing is done to stop it.

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Reporting From the Youngest Land in the World

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Red Cross

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.

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Senator Demands Answers on Red Cross' Finances

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Firestone and the Warlord

In the first detailed examination of the relationship between Firestone and Liberian warlord Charles Taylor, this ProPublica/Frontline investigation lays bare the role of a global corporation in a brutal African conflict.

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Is This Man Responsible for the Murders of 5 American Nuns?

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Senator to Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

Senator to Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

Prompted by an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, Sen. Charles Grassley asks a Missouri nonprofit hospital to explain why it seizes the wages of thousands of its patients.

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Dispatches from Freedom Summer

In 1964, whites and blacks joined to, as some put it, drag Mississippi back into the United States. Violence erupted. Lives were lost. But change was wrought, too.

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Keep on Pushing

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Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can't Kill

Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can't Kill

An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn's services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook.

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