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Podcast: Mental Illness and Parenting

Seth Freed Wessler talks about state laws, based on stigma and outdated science, that actually harm the families they’re meant to protect.

Should a Mental Illness Mean You Lose Your Kid?

Mindi has never harmed her daughter and is capably raising a son, but authorities took her daughter under a concept sometimes called "predictive neglect."

Medicare Overpays Billions for Office Visits, Patient Evaluations

The findings by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services complement a recent ProPublica review that found many doctors bill for services very differently than their peers.

The Best Reporting on Guns in America

In the wake of last week’s shooting, we’ve laid out the most revealing reporting about guns.

Tyson Gay’s Coach Says He Didn’t Give Sprinter Banned Substances

Jon Drummond, saying he is facing a lifetime ban, is suing Gay and the head of U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for defamation.

N.Y. Attorney General Pressed Red Cross on Post-Sandy Spending, Then Retreated

The office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sought details on how the charity spent donations after the super-storm, but the information was never released.

Podcast: A Bailout Botched by Centrists

As Obama’s proxy, former Treasury Secretary Geithner shows us how an unwillingness to make sweeping change cost the administration a chance to reshape the financial landscape.

House Committee Puts NSA on Notice Over Encryption Standards

Amendment would remove requirement that the National Institute of Standards and Technology consult with the NSA on encryption standards

Attorney General Holder Requires Recording of Interrogations, Unlike New York City

A new Department of Justice policy says federal agents must record interrogations, as a way to protect against coercion and false confessions.

IRS Delays New Rules for Dark Money Groups

The agency has pushed back indefinitely a hearing on new regulations for social welfare nonprofits that spend money on politics.

Hummus Maker Warned of ‘Extreme Safety Risk’ Before Temp Worker’s Death

Daniel Collazo was pulled into a hummus grinder in 2011. New documents show Tribe Mediterranean Foods knew about the safety problem that caused his death, but did nothing about it.

Democrats Push to Restart CDC Funding for Gun Violence Research

New legislation would increase CDC funding for gun violence research from zero dollars to $10 million. The NRA calls the push “unethical” and an “abuse of taxpayer funds.”

Q&A: Elizabeth Warren on Spiraling Student Debt and What Should Be Done About It

The professor-turned-lawmaker talks about why people should care and what Congress should be doing to help ease the burden on borrowers.

Following Abuses, Medicare Tightens Reins on Its Drug Program

Medicare gives itself the power to ban physicians if they prescribe medications in abusive ways. The action follows a series of articles by ProPublica documenting inappropriate prescribing, waste and fraud in its popular drug program.

Podcast: Gun Violence in America

ProPublica reporter Lois Beckett examines how gun violence research has become the “political third rail” – leaving us in the dark on some of the most basic facts about gun injuries in America.

Discussion: How To Protect Your Privacy Online

Join reporters Jeff Larson and Julia Angwin hosted a Reddit chat on NSA reform, and your online security.

Student Perspectives on Race and Education in Tuscaloosa

Teens at two high schools helped ProPublica tell the story of resegregation by documenting their experiences in photos. Their work has launched a conversation about race and education in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and beyond.

Sentenced to Wait: Efforts to End Prison Rape Stall Again

The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in Washington 2003. It still hasn’t been fully implemented.

How We Analyzed Medicare Part B Data

We found some doctors who billed for the most costly, most complex visits almost exclusively and charged top rates far more than their peers.

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