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Do You Know a Child Who’s Been Forcibly Restrained at School?

Help ProPublica investigate the use of forcible holds and seclusion in public schools by sharing your story.

Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will

Carson Luke, a young boy with autism, shattered bones in his hand and foot after educators grabbed him and tried to shut him into a “scream room.” Kids across the country risked similar harm at least 267,000 times in just one school year.

Restraint Techniques

A Minnesota Department of Education report shows these three common restraints. So-called prone restraints are known to restrict breathing and can be lethal to children. About half of states don’t have a law prohibiting public schools from using such restraints.

All the Things Hillary Clinton’s Book Doesn’t Say About Iraq

In “Hard Choices,” the former secretary of state ignores or glosses over key aspects of her record on Iraq—including State Department responsibility for the country’s security assistance.

It’s Complicated: Facebook’s History of Tracking You

Facebook is launching an aggressive technique to track people across the Web.

Podcast: The ‘Arms Race’ to Hyperspecialize in Youth Sports

ProPublica's David Epstein explains how kids who specialize in one sport are more likely to experience serious injuries, early burn-out and a lower level of athletic success.

Iowa Court Tosses Sentence in HIV Exposure Case

Six months after ProPublica’s story, Iowa’s highest court has thrown out Nick Rhoades’ 25-year prison sentence for criminal transmission of HIV.

The Road to Health is Paved With Good Data

The nonprofit Health Data Consortium held its fifth-annual Health Datapalooza last week in Washington, D.C. Here are some highlights.

Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You

The companies that sell information about how much money you make — and whether you’re pregnant, divorced, or trying to lose weight — are facing new scrutiny.

Cuomo Has Raised Millions Through Loophole He Pledged to Close

The governor has called for closing a gap in the state’s campaign finance laws, but he’s taken far more through the loophole than his predecessors, much of it from real estate developers.

ProPublica News Applications Desk Receives Data Journalism Award

The Global Editors Network recognized ProPublica one of eight Data Journalism Awards, announced today in Barcelona.

Ambulances for Dialysis Patients on Rise

These charts show spending by state from 2001 to 2011, compared to national averages. Sort by the most-recent year or by state.

Medicare Taken For a Ride By Ambulance Companies in New Jersey

The Garden State costs Medicare more than any other state for ambulance rides per kidney dialysis patient. A new crackdown is set to start, but at one big dialysis center, ambulances remain everywhere.

Why Online Tracking Is Getting Creepier

The merger of online and offline data is bringing more intrusive tracking.

Hyperspecialization Is Ruining Youth Sports—And the Kids Who Play Them

Research has found that kids who play a variety of sports before settling on one achieve higher levels of success and suffer fewer serious injuries.

Myth vs. Fact: Violence and Mental Health

A Q&A with an expert who studies the relationship between mental illness and violence.

MuckReads Podcast: The Peril of Whistleblowing on Wall St.

William D. Cohan joins Jake Bernstein to talk about financial regulation in the face of a big-bank culture of self-preservation above all.

Where Do the Guns Traced in Your State Come From?

Nearly a third of the 155,000 guns officials recovered in 2012 were traced back to sources outside the state they were found in, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Use this tool to see firearms traces in each state that year.

To Protect Service Members, Defense Department Plans Broad Ban on High-Cost Loans

Acknowledging that a previous law did not go far enough, Defense Department said it needs to expand rules to protect service members from high-cost lenders.

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