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House Adopts Amendment to Bar NSA From Meddling With Encryption Standards

The measure was inserted into a defense appropriations bill and approved on a voice vote.

Medicare Billing Outliers Often Have Disciplinary Problems, Too

As news organizations analyze data on Medicare payments, doctors with disciplinary records keep popping up.

Can Schools in Your State Pin Kids Down? Probably.

Many states have little regulation or oversight of such practices. This map shows where your state stands.

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.

Journalists: How to Report on Restraints in U.S. Schools

A ProPublica guide to reporting on restraint and seclusion in public schools — sign up to be matched with tips and sources in your state.

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.

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