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Deadly Force, in Black and White

A ProPublica analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males.

This Alabama Judge Has Figured Out How to Dismantle Roe v. Wade

Tom Parker’s writings fuel the biggest threat to abortion rights in a generation.

The Personhood Movement

Where the personhood movement came from and where it stands today.

What Military Families Need to Know About High-Cost Lenders

We have been reporting on military lenders for over a year. Here's what you need to know about these high-cost lenders.

Mysterious Campaign Appears to be the Latest Salvo in Battle Over Net Neutrality

As the FCC considers how to regulate Internet providers, the telecom industry's stealth campaign for hearts and minds encompasses everything from art installations to LOLcats.

Nice Little Agency You Got There

Dollars for Dudes: Almost No Women Among Medical Industry’s Top-Paid Speakers, Consultants

The causes are not clear, but men account for more than 90 percent of the 300 doctors who received the most money from drug and medical device companies, according to new federal data.

Company That Sues Soldiers Pledges Reform, Changes Name

USA Discounters, promising to change how it pursues military debtors, will now be known as USA Living.

$1.1 Billion in Drug, Device Payments to Doctors Not Included in New Federal Database

The new Open Payments database of industry payments to doctors and teaching hospitals is more incomplete than previously known.

Podcast: Your Privacy for a Sweet Treat

Lois Beckett talks with Stephen Engelberg, Julia Angwin and Justin Elliott about why hundreds of people at a street fair gave up sensitive information in exchange for a cookie.

Medical Company May Be Falling Short of Its Patient-Safety Ideals

Masimo Corporation's chief executive is a leading voice in the movement to reduce medical errors, but the Food and Drug Administration says his company isn't properly investigating complaints.

Victims Being Billed for Rape 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.

Head of Flawed Effort to ID Missing Soldiers Loses Job

The departure of veteran lab director Tom Holland appears to be the first leadership change in the Pentagon's overhaul of its identification process.

How the Supreme Court Could Scuttle Critical Fair Housing Rule

The Obama administration is preparing to issue a rule that defines when business or government actions with a disproportionate effect on minorities, the disabled and people with children violate the Fair Housing Act.

In Protecting the Elderly, California at Last Takes Steps to Catch Up

California, which has loosely regulated the assisted living industry for years, adopts measures that give advocates for the elderly modest hope.

Analysis: Government’s New Doctor Payments Website Worthy of a Recall

Our health reporter Charles Ornstein takes a test drive using the federal government's new website for drug and device payments. He finds it virtually unusable.

How Much of Your Data Would You Trade for a Free Cookie?

An artist tests whether New Yorkers will give away their mother's maiden name or part of their Social Security number for a homemade cookie.

Our First Dive Into the New Open Payments System

The government's data on payments to doctors and hospitals by drug and device makers is incomplete and hard to penetrate – but here's a first look.

Expert: Unlikely That Suspect in Patz Case Understood His Rights Before Confessing

A defense witness testifies Pedro Hernandez possesses such limited intelligence that he could not have responsibly waived his right to silence during interrogation.

What to be Wary of in the Govt’s New Site Detailing Industry Money to Docs

The government's new website on drug and device company ties to doctors will be incomplete and may be misleading — for now.

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