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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

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.

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.

Podcast: ‘NY Med’ Aired Patient’s Death Without Family’s Consent

Charles Ornstein discusses his investigation of “NY Med,” the reality medical show that broadcast a patient’s death without permission.

The Human Toll of Flashbangs

At least 50 Americans have been seriously injured, maimed or killed by flashbangs since 2000. Here are their stories.

Hotter Than Lava

Every day, police toss dangerous flashbang grenades during raids, with little oversight and horrifying results

Florida’s Sex Crime Sting-and-Switch 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.

Judge Orders NYPD to Release Records on X-ray Vans

The NYPD has a secretive program that uses unmarked vans with X-ray machines designed to detect bombs. ProPublica tried to find out more about it, but the NYPD refused to answer for three years.

Senator Demands Answers on Red Cross’ Finances

Prompted by an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, Sen. Charles Grassley asks the charity to explain how it has used donations from the public.

Massachusetts Tightens Rules on Restraining, Secluding Students

Under new rules, Massachusetts schools will not be allowed to use certain techniques to restrain or isolate students as frequently and will have to report all restraints and injuries.

Reporting Recipe: How to Investigate Health Professionals

We've launched two 50-state guides to researching the license and disciplinary records of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Vying for Market Share, Companies Heavily Promote ‘Me Too’ Drugs

Our comprehensive analysis of drug company spending on doctors in the last five months of 2013 shows the most-promoted products typically were not cures, breakthroughs or top sellers.

Methodology for Calculating Company Payments to Doctors

Even with new federal data, it's not easy to track drug, device company spending on their products

Open Payments Explorer: How Much Industry Money Goes to Doctors and Teaching Hospitals

Beginning in 2014, the federal government mandated that pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers publicly report payments made to doctors and teaching hospitals. The first report covered the last five months of 2013. Use this tool to search for a company, drug or device.

Illinois Revokes License of Temp Agency Check Cashing Store

Investigations in Illinois, a new law in California, questions from a U.S. senator and increased scrutiny from OSHA follow ProPublica series on the growth of temp work.

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