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New Jersey Psychology Practice Revealed Patients’ Mental Disorders in Debt Lawsuits

When pursuing unpaid bills, Short Hills Associates in Clinical Psychology disclosed the diagnoses and treatments of patients, including minor children, in court papers. “It turned my life upside down,” one former patient said. HIPAA doesn’t apply.

The 10 Best 2015 Investigative Reports on Political Money

Our picks for the year’s most notable in-depth stories on campaign finance, from newsrooms around the country.

A Brutal Crime, Often Terribly Investigated

ProPublica and The Marshall Project’s “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” underscored the need for improving rape investigations. Here’s how.

Judge in Another Narco-terror Case Questions Proof

A federal judge in Washington throws out conviction and says the DEA relied on a known “fabricator” to make its case that an Afghan man was a narco-terrorist.

Is the DEA Stopping Narco-terror Threats or Staging Them?

Podcast: ProPublica senior reporter Ginger Thompson speaks with federal public defender Julia Gatto on how alleged links between drug trafficking and terrorism have a way of falling apart in court.

Nursing Home Workers Share Explicit Photos of Residents on Snapchat

A ProPublica review found 35 cases since 2012 in which nursing home or assisted living workers surreptitiously shared photos or videos of residents on social media. At least 16 cases involved Snapchat.

Inappropriate Social Media Posts by Nursing Home Workers, Detailed

Below are details of 36 incidents since 2012 in which workers at nursing homes and assisted-living centers shared photos or videos of residents on social media networks. The details come from government inspection reports, court cases and media reports.

‘Somebody Intervened in Washington’

How oil industry lobbyists played the long game — wearing down an overmatched federal bureaucracy to gain access to a fuel-rich corner of the Alaskan wilderness.

How ProPublica is (Un)-Covering Politics This Year and Beyond

Our series, “The Breakdown,” seeks to show how government and politics really work, and why they don’t.

A False Rape That Wasn’t, Medical Mistakes and More in 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.

Rape is Rape, Isn’t It?

It depends on who is counting, and what they count.

Patient Safety Voices Reporting Recipe

More than 1 million patients suffer harm each year in U.S. health care facilities. Often, their harm isn’t acknowledged even as they live with the consequences. ProPublica set out to capture their stories. Here is what we learned.

The Voices of Patient Harm

More than 1 million patients suffer harm each year in U.S. health care facilities. Often, their harm isn’t acknowledged even as they live with the consequences. ProPublica set out to capture their stories. Here is what we learned.

A Trail of Medical Errors Ends in Grief, But No Answers

Paula Schulte couldn't survive a cascade of medical mistakes. After that, her family couldn't get accountability.

We Blew $17 Billion in Afghanistan.  How Would You Have Spent It?

The U.S. government has wasted billions of dollars in Afghanistan, and until now, no one has added it all up. Project after project blundered ahead. And Congress has barely blinked as the financial toll has mounted. Here’s what the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction found.

Devils, Deals and the DEA

Why Chapo Guzman was the biggest winner in the DEA’s longest running drug cartel case

Recap: Ask This Former DEA Agent Anything About Fighting Drug Cartels In Mexico

Join ProPublica reporter David Epstein and former DEA agent Jack Robertson on Thursday at 2 p.m. EST for our live discussion on Reddit.

Transcript: How Not to Handle a Rape Investigation

ProPublica, The Marshall Project, and Joanne Archambault of the nonprofit End Violence Against Women discussed the pitfalls and best practices of sex crimes investigations.

An Unbelievable Story of Rape

An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where our story begins.

How We Reported ‘An Unbelievable Story of Rape’

The reporting by ProPublica and The Marshall Project spanned several months and involved numerous interviews, a review of previously undisclosed law enforcement records and exchanges with experts on investigating rape.

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