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Uber Claims Credit for Drop in Drunk Driving Accidents. But Where’s the Evidence?

The ridesharing service published a report last week with Mothers Against Drunk Driving connecting the rise of Uber to a drop in drunk driving accidents. Except the connection isn't so clear.

Podcast: The Pentagon’s Failure to Find Long Lost Soldiers

Megan McCloskey discusses the latest development in her investigation into the Pentagon’s failing efforts to bring home America’s missing soldiers from World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

True or False, the Power of Confessions is Great

The Etan Patz murder trial is the latest test case for measuring the power of a confession, whether or not it's actually true.

U.S. Acknowledges Conviction of David Hicks, Guantanamo Detainee, Should Not Stand

Prosecutors acknowledge they accepted a guilty plea from an Australian man under a law that was passed after his alleged criminal conduct.

A Sheldon Silver Mystery: Did He Betray New York Renters?

Prosecutors allege the state Assembly speaker made changes to rent regulation on behalf of a developer.

Pentagon Finally Identifies the Remains of a POW Lost Since 1942

Long buried alongside hundreds of unknown U.S. soldiers in the Philippines, Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder is on his way home after a lawsuit by his family and an investigation by ProPublica and NPR.

Podcast: Why Tracking Is Scarier With Zombie Cookies

Julia Angwin talks about her latest report on an advertising company using Verizon’s undeletable tracking number to respawn cookies that monitor mobile customers’ web browsing habits.

Using Your Tax Dollars to Fund This Cow’s Abnormal Triplets, Plus More From 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.

Obama Wants You to Have Cheap, Fast Internet, But Many Cities Aren’t Allowed to Provide It

Obama hailed the benefits of an open Internet in his State of the Union address. Here's what it is and how he's trying to make it happen.

Why Pharma Payments to Doctors Were So Hard to Parse

Flaws in information submitted to Open Payments, a government database of financial relationships in the medical field, complicated our analysis.

Senator to Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

Prompted by an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, Sen. Charles Grassley asks a Missouri nonprofit hospital to explain why it seizes the wages of thousands of its patients.

Supreme Court’s Latest Race Case: Housing Discrimination

Many fear Texas case could gut the landmark Fair Housing Act.

Podcast: The Horrifying Truth About Police Use of Flashbangs

Julia Angwin takes listeners inside her in-depth investigation into flashbangs, modified hand grenades that have injured or killed at least 50 Americans in police raids since 2000.

Zombie Cookies Slated to be Killed

7 Reproductive Rights Issues to Watch in 2015

Changes for abortion, contraception and more top the agenda with Republicans in the majority in Congress and many state legislatures.

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