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Subscribe to ProPublica on WhatsApp to get updates, share experiences, or ask questions about our Firestone investigation.

Scoring the Latest Tobacco Bond Bailout: Investors $10, Taxpayers $1

Chautauqua County, N.Y. helped a bondholder get nearly $6 million for bottom-of-the-barrel debt – the bondholder let the county keep $600,000.

The Carmen Segarra Tapes

Carmen Segarra secretly recorded 46 hours of audio while embedded as a bank examiner at Goldman Sachs between November 2011 and May 2012. These are some of her recordings.

Secret Tapes Hint at Turmoil in New York Fed Team Monitoring JPMorgan

Examiners are reportedly blocked from doing their job as "London Whale" trades blow up.

Are Your Strawberries Grown with These Dangerous Pesticides? 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.

Chesapeake Energy Faces Subpoena on Royalty Payment Practices

The Justice Department's inquiry comes after a ProPublica investigation and years of complaints from landowners who say they have been underpaid for leasing land to the energy giant for drilling.

AT&T Stops Using Undeletable Phone Tracking IDs

Verizon remains committed to its program of inserting a tracking number into its customers' cellphone transmissions.

Internal Survey Shows the Red Cross’ Own Employees Doubt the Charity’s Ethics

Survey results obtained by ProPublica also show a crisis of trust in the charity's senior leadership.

Coming Soon: Firestone and the Warlord

Subscribe to join our “book club” series for Firestone and the Warlord.

Catholic Bishops Vote to Revise Rules for Health Care Partnerships

With Catholic health systems expanding, stricter rules could have implications for reproductive and maternity care across the country.

Podcast: How We Reported on the American Red Cross

Justin Elliott and Steve Engelberg discuss how crowdsourcing played a crucial role in our latest report on the American Red Cross and its botched relief efforts.

His ‘Jaws, Ears and Forehead’ Got Him Pulled Over 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.

North Carolina Tells Charter-School Chain It Can’t Keep Administrator Salaries Secret

The schools' management company, which receives millions in public funds each year from the schools, says that the salaries paid to school administrators should be considered a trade secret.

How Crowdsourcing Helped Bring Red Cross Problems to Light

The ability to reach a much wider universe of sources gives reporters a powerful new tool — if they know which questions to ask.

‘How Did You Start Investigating the Red Cross’: A Q & A With ProPublica Reporters

ProPublica reporters Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger took questions about their investigation into the Red Cross and its Sandy relief efforts on Reddit, Facebook and in the story’s comments.

North Dakota Abortion Amendment Fails

An abortion measure in North Dakota that had raised concern among opponents about in vitro fertilization and end-of-life care failed after being 17 points up in polls.

Slim Fast Billionaire Fattens Wallet of Scandal-Plagued Former Israeli Prime Minister

Private foundation funded by founder of Slim Fast paid tax deductible dollars to consulting company owned by Ehud Olmert, Israeli political figure accused of corruption.

Everything That’s Happened Since Supreme Court Ruled on Voting Rights Act

Ahead of the November midterms, we take stock of the state of voting rights across the country.

Privacy Tools: The Best Encrypted Messaging Programs

A new ranking of popular encrypted messaging programs finds the ones that are most effective at protecting users' privacy.

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