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Lena Groeger has previously worked at Scientific American, where she wrote about topics in science and health. Prior to that she was at Wired, where she designed infographics and reported on technology and national security. Lena graduated from NYU with a master's in Science Journalism and from Brown University with a degree in Biology and Philosophy.

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Murdoch’s Circle: The Growing News International Scandal

From phone hacking to bribery, the corruption at News International has involved many players -- increasingly, ones close to Rupert Murdoch. We’ve mapped out the players involved in this growing debacle, organized by their proximity to Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and other senior staff.

Treatment Tracker

Use this tool to find and compare providers.

Treatment Tracker Methodology

How we made a news app to compare doctors Medicare billing patterns.

Temp Worker Regulations Around the World

The United States has some of the weakest labor protections for temp workers in the developed world. Here, we map out how countries compare based on data compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

ER Wait Watcher

Which emergency room will see you the fastest? We've got a handy guide for impatient outpatients.

How Long Will You Wait at the Emergency Room?

How long you wait at the ER matters a lot. Our new interactive news application lets you see travel and wait times at hospital ERs near you.

Why Develop in the Newsroom?

If you’re a software developer looking to make more of a social impact with your talents, there are plenty of exciting opportunities for you to break into the field of journalism! But what’s it like?

Design Principles for News Apps & Graphics

How to apply classic design principles to your newfangled interactive graphics and apps.

Prescriber Checkup

Medicare’s popular prescription-drug program now serves more than 35 million people, but the names of prescribers and the drugs they choose have never previously been public. Use this tool to find and compare doctors and other top prescribers in 2010.

What Happened to the Gun Bill?

The Senate defeated several amendments to the proposed gun control bill, with only two amendments reaching the 60 votes necessary to pass. We break down how senators voted.

Where Congress Stands on Guns

Four months after the Newtown tragedy, the Senate resoundingly defeats gun control legislation. We break down how Senators voted on the bill.

Dollars for Docs Mints a Millionaire

New data show drugmakers’ payments to hundreds of thousands of doctors, and some have made well over $500,000.

Timeline: How Obama Compares to Bush on Torture, Surveillance and Detention

As the terrain and debate around national security shifts, we took a look back at some of the most controversial elements of George W. Bush’s national security policy, to see how much has changed under Obama – and how much has stayed the same.

House Seats vs. Popular Vote

New Year’s Resolution: Learn to Code

Want to learn to code this year? Here's our handy beginner's guide to get you started.

Use Our Nursing Home Inspect Widget on Your Site

We made it easy to search nursing home inspection reports right from your own website.

Two Deaths, Wildly Different Penalties: The Big Disparities in Nursing Home Oversight

ProPublica’s updated Nursing Home Inspect tool shows that government fails to ensure consistent penalties for nursing homes in different states.

Nursing Home Inspect

We've updated our app with new data and a new design, making it easier to find nursing home problems in your state.

What’s New In Nursing Home Inspect

Pipeline Safety Tracker

Every year the nation's oil and natural gas pipelines suffer hundreds of ruptures and spills. We map major pipeline accidents from 1986 to the present.
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