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The $25 Million Building in Afghanistan Nobody Needed

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Money as a Weapons System

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

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NSA Surveillance Lawsuit Tracker

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

Antebellum Data Journalism: Or, How Big Data Busted Abe Lincoln

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Horace Greeley, between about 1860 and 1865. Credit: National Archives and Records Administration, via Wikimedia Commons.

An 1848 investigative news story that relied on heavy data analysis snared big fish, including two future presidents.

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Workers’ Comp Benefits: How Much is a Limb Worth?

If you suffer a permanent injury on the job, you’re typically entitled to compensation for the damage to your body and your future lost wages. But depending on the state, benefits for the same body part can differ dramatically.

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Employers Complain of Rising Premiums, But Workers’ Comp Is at 25-Year Low

Despite the drumbeat of complaints about costs, employers are paying the lowest rates for workers’ compensation insurance than at any time in the past 25 years, even as the costs of health care have increased dramatically.

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Workers’ Compensation Reforms by State

Over the past decade, states across the country have been unwinding a century-old compact with America’s workers: A guarantee that if you are injured on the job, your employer will pay your medical bills and enough of your wages to help you get by. In all, 33 states have passed laws that reduce benefits, create hurdles to getting medical care or make it more difficult to qualify for workers’ comp.

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Over 1,100 Health Data Breaches, but Few Fines

Since October 2009, health care organizations and their business partners reported 1,142 large-scale data breaches, each affecting at least 500 people, to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Of those, seven breaches have resulted in fines.

One Year, 2,000+ Downloads: Here’s How Our Data Store Is Doing

A year after we launched it, here’s what our Data Store looks like.

Form 990 Documents Return to Nonprofit Explorer

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(Hannah Birch/ProPublica)

Today we released an update to our Nonprofit Explorer database and API. It includes updated organization profiles and — more significantly — has re-enabled links to Form 990 document PDFs. Those links had been disabled after they were removed by their source, Public.Resource.org, during an ongoing dispute with the IRS over privacy issues last year.

What I Learned From My Fellowship at ProPublica

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From left: Yue Qiu, Annie Waldman, Al Shaw. (Mike Tigas/ProPublica)

News applications fellow Yue Qiu reflects on her seven months on ProPublica's news apps team.

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The Human Toll of Flashbangs

At least 50 Americans have been seriously injured, maimed or killed by flashbangs since 2000. Here are their stories.

Reporting Recipe: How to Investigate Health Professionals

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(David Sleight and Hannah Birch, ProPublica)

We've launched two 50-state guides to researching the license and disciplinary records of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

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Open Payments Explorer: How Much Industry Money Goes to Doctors and Teaching Hospitals

Beginning in 2014, the federal government mandated that pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers publicly report payments made to doctors and teaching hospitals. The first report covered the last five months of 2013. Use this tool to search for a company, drug or device — and compare it to another.

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A National Survey of School Desegregation Orders

Use ProPublica’s reporting to see if your school district is under a court order to end segregation.

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Inside the Firewall: Tracking the News That China Blocks

Every day since Nov. 17, 2014, ProPublica has been testing whether the homepages of international news organizations are accessible to browsers inside China. Of the 18 in our test, 0 are currently blocked. Below are the results. To test, we use GreatFire.org, a censorship monitoring service in China that launched in 2011.

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Timeline: The Tortured History of the Senate’s Torture Report

It has been more than five years since the Senate began investigating the CIA’s detainee program, a period marked by White House indecisiveness, Republican opposition, and what we now know was CIA snooping.

Reporting From the Youngest Land in the World

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(Edmund D. Fountain for ProPublica/The Lens)

On October 13, we stepped off a boat in the middle of the Mississippi River Delta onto brand new land. The ground, about six months old, was a bit squishy but it held firm under our boots. It was put there by engineers working on a quixotic project to save Southeast Louisiana, which is sinking into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of about a football-field every hour.

We had covered this area before, as part of our interactive story “Losing Ground.” We came here on a brisk but warm morning to bear witness and, especially, to take photos.

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Louisiana’s Moon Shot

The state hopes to save its rapidly disappearing coastline with a 50-year, $50 billion plan based on science that’s never been tested and money it doesn’t have. What could go wrong?

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