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Missouri’s Misleading Execution Drug Claim 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.

The Hidden Cost of Gun Violence: Meet a Mother and Her 7-Year-Old With PTSD

Thousands of Americans in high-violence neighborhoods have developed post-traumatic stress. 24-year-old Aireana and her children are among the few who've been able to get treatment.

Woman Involved in Security Lapse at Arizona Terror Center Stripped of Citizenship

Immigration case leads to likely exile of Chinese immigrant who had role in embarrassing episode in Phoenix.

How New York and Illinois Curb a Key Labor Violation While Other States Fall Short

The states have passed hard-nosed laws and taken an aggressive tack toward employers who misclassify independent contractors.

In His Professional Twilight, a Son of Mississippi Considers His Legacy on Race

In His Professional Twilight, a Son of Mississippi Considers His Legacy on Race

A Judge’s Status, Robed in Silence

Barry Kamins, a senior New York judge under investigation for ethical misconduct, is back on the bench while his case is handled in secret.

Podcast: Louisiana’s Shrinking Coastline

At the current rate of land loss, the Louisiana wetlands ecosystem that took nature 7,000 years to build may be destroyed within one generation. ProPublica's Al Shaw, Scott Klein and Steve Engelberg discuss the economic and environmental implications.

California Legislature Passes Bill to Protect Temp Workers

The bill, inspired in part by a ProPublica investigation, will hold companies accountable for labor abuses by temp agencies and subcontractors they use.

Louisiana Coroner Concludes Handcuffed Suspect Killed Himself 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.

One Drug. Two Prices. A Reporter Struggles to Find Out the Cost of His Son’s Prescription

$15 or $30? Health reporter Charles Ornstein is charged two different prices for the same drug. Which one is right? His effort to find out illustrates consumer frustrations with the health care system.

More Data to Be Withheld from Database of Physician Payments

The federal government won’t release data next month on some research payments to doctors. Health officials had acknowledged previously that the database wouldn’t include one-third of payments made by pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Discussion: Louisiana’s Disappearing Coast

Al Shaw and Bob Marshall discussed Losing Ground, and investigation of Louisiana's disappearing coast.

Losing Ground: Southeast Louisiana is Disappearing, Quickly

Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history -- the rapid land loss occurring in the Mississippi Delta -- is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion.

The Sorry State of Bank Apologies

China’s Cyber Attacks Tied to U.S. Companies, Contractors and Gov’t Systems

A roundup of some of the most notable cyber attacks tied to China from the last several years.

Intelligence Gap: How a Chinese National Gained Access to Arizona’s Terror Center

An un-vetted computer engineer plugged into law enforcement networks and a database of 5 million Arizona drivers in a possible breach that was kept secret for years.

The Best Reporting on California’s Drought

This year may be the driest in California in half a millennium. These reports explore how the drought is affecting agriculture, business and living conditions in the nation’s most populous state.

Podcast: Why Settlements Don’t Fix Wrongful Convictions

Senior Editor Joe Sexton talks about Jabbar Collins’s $10 million settlement with New York City and the long road to an end to prosecutorial misconduct.

South Carolina’s Lax Domestic Abuse Laws and More in MuckReads Weekly

The Post and Courier investigates South Carolina's lax domestic abuse laws and more in #MuckReads weekly

“Less Lethal” Flash-Bangs Used in Ferguson Leave Some Feeling the Burn

A journalist says he was singed by a flash-bang fired by St. Louis County police trying to disperse a crowd, raising questions about how to use these military-style devices safely and appropriately.

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