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Discussion: Louisiana’s Disappearing Coast

Join The Lens and ProPublica this Friday, Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. ET (noon CST) for a live chat on Louisiana's disappearing coast.

The Sorry State of Bank Apologies

China’s Cyber Attacks Tied to U.S. Companies, Contractors and Gov’t Systems

A roundup of some of the most notable cyber attacks tied to China from the last several years.

Intelligence Gap: How a Chinese National Gained Access to Arizona’s Terror Center

An un-vetted computer engineer plugged into law enforcement networks and a database of 5 million Arizona drivers in a possible breach that was kept secret for years.

The Best Reporting on California’s Drought

This year may be the driest in California in half a millennium. These reports explore how the drought is affecting agriculture, business and living conditions in the nation’s most populous state.

Podcast: Why Settlements Don’t Fix Wrongful Convictions

Senior Editor Joe Sexton talks about Jabbar Collins’s $10 million settlement with New York City and the long road to an end to prosecutorial misconduct.

South Carolina’s Lax Domestic Abuse Laws and More in MuckReads Weekly

The Post and Courier investigates South Carolina's lax domestic abuse laws and more in #MuckReads weekly

“Less Lethal” Flash-Bangs Used in Ferguson Leave Some Feeling the Burn

A journalist says he was singed by a flash-bang fired by St. Louis County police trying to disperse a crowd, raising questions about how to use these military-style devices safely and appropriately.

In California, Some Efforts to Toughen Oversight of Assisted Living Falter

Cost concerns may derail efforts by lawmakers and advocates to require more frequent inspections and a swifter response to allegations of abuse and neglect.

Big Investors Push for Auditors to Sign Financial Statements

The trade group representing institutional investors urges Securities and Exchange Commission not to weaken plans to make auditors publicly accountable for their work.

Paying Jabbar Collins $10 Million Doesn’t Address Problems With Prosecutors

A wrongly convicted Brooklyn man will receive millions in compensation from New York City, but that doesn’t address the broader lack of consequences when prosecutors abuse their power.

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Surveillance

ProPublica investigates the threats to privacy in an era of cellphones, data mining and cyberwar, including how citizens are digitally tracked by governments and corporations.

50 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Leaked Docs Show Spyware Used to Snoop on U.S. Computers

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The Prescribers

Never-before-released government prescription records shows that some doctors and other health professionals across the country prescribe large quantities of drugs known to be potentially harmful, disorienting or addictive for their patients. And officials have done little to detect or deter these hazardous prescribing patterns.

31 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Illinois Suspends Medical License of Leading Prescriber of Antipsychotic Drugs

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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.

12 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Senator Asks OSHA About Temp Worker Buried Alive In Sugar

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Examining Medicare

A closer look at the services delivered by providers in Medicare’s Part B program—and the money they collect.

11 Stories in the Series. Latest:

The Obscure Drug With a Growing Medicare Tab

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Restraints

Do you know a child who has been forcibly restrained or secluded at school? Help us investigate by sharing your story.

3 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Federal Investigators Crack Down on Two Virginia Schools’ Use of Restraints

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