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Inside an HIV Epidemic

Podcast: ProPublica's Charles Ornstein talks with WTHR's Bob Segall about southeast Indiana's recent HIV outbreak, the largest in state history, and how much it will cost taxpayers.

Behavior of Military Lawyer in Boondoggle HQ Inquiry Under Scrutiny

Several U.S. Senators and military lawyers say they are concerned by Col. Norm Allen’s attempts to thwart an investigation into why the U.S. Military built an unneeded luxury headquarters in Afghanistan.

Killing the Colorado: Explore the River

How the Colorado was turned into a giant plumbing system.

Holy Crop: How Federal Dollars Are Financing the Water Crisis in the West

The federal subsidies that prop up cotton farming in Arizona are just one of myriad ways policymakers have refused to reshape laws to reflect water shortages throughout the Colorado River Basin states.

What You Need to Know About the Water Crisis in the West

What led to the West's historic water crisis? What can be done to preserve the Colorado River? ProPublica explores the situation, at a glance.

Cuomo Reverses Email Purge Policy

Following outcry, aides to the New York governor announced that emails will no longer be automatically deleted after 90 days.

Behind the Scenes of Your Mani-Pedi

Podcast: Sarah Maslin Nir of The New York Times talks about her investigation into oppressive conditions for nail salon workers.

‘Kiss Everybody’: Parents’ Voicemails Preserve Their Memory in Death

Reporter marvels how the things he cherishes most about his parents aren’t those that he would have ever imagined.

Cruise Control

Your one-stop shop for health and safety data on cruise ships

Congress to Consider Scaling Down Group Homes for Troubled Children

At a hearing in Washington, a renewed call for addressing the violence and neglect that plagues group homes for foster youth.

Hacked Sony Emails Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Political Dealings in L.A.

A Los Angeles politician cast a critical 'yes' vote months after the chief executive of Sony Pictures arranged a $25,000 corporate contribution to a super PAC.

Boondoggle HQ

The $25 Million Building in Afghanistan Nobody Needed

Overuse, Safety Questions Cloud Advair’s Ascent to Asthma Blockbuster

Millions of Americans use GlaxoSmithKline's purple inhaler. But whether Advair poses a higher risk of asthma-related death remains uncertain 15 years after regulators approved the drug.

Reporting on the NSA Before It Was Cool

Podcast: Patrick Radden Keefe of The New Yorker talks about his pre-Snowden muckraking and the art of weaving new nuggets and in-depth reporting for a can’t-miss narrative.

Money as a Weapons System

How U.S. commanders spent $2 billion of petty cash in Afghanistan

Juror and Former Officer Raise Doubt About Patz Prosecution

On a question that worried a juror in the Etan Patz murder case, a former cop offers his view.

NSA Surveillance Lawsuit Tracker

A federal appeals court recently ruled that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records is illegal.

How Illinois’ Pension Debt Blew Up Chicago’s Credit

After a court ruling, the state’s legacy of borrowing to cover public employee pensions landed a $2.2 billion problem in the city’s lap.

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