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Nov. 1, 2011, 12:06 p.m.A 1998 safety panel was reassured X-ray body scanners wouldn't see widespread use. Today, despite having a safer alternative that the U.S. government deems highly effective, the Transportation Security Administration is marching millions of airline passengers through the scanners, parting ways with
Aug. 18, 2011, 2:44 p.m.Taxes are too high, the stimulus was too little. What’s true?
Aug. 9, 2011, 10:46 a.m.Taking back stimulus money committed to long-term infrastructure projects like high-speed rail and spending it on short-term stimuli like food stamps is easier said than done.
July 14, 2011, 12:56 p.m.The backscatter X-ray scanners, which the Transportation Security Administration uses to check for objects hidden under clothing, have been the subject of controversy about how safe they are and whether they create a cancer risk for the traveling public.
July 6, 2011, 5:06 p.m.Intelligence reports suggest terrorists may try to avoid airport security scanners by implanting explosive devices, and the Transportation Security Administration said that passengers flying to the United States may notice additional security measures.
May 16, 2011, 1:11 p.m.The Transportation Security Administration is confident that its full-body X-ray scanners are medically safe, but a group of scientists with expertise in cancer and radiation say the evidence made public to support those safety claims is unreliable.
May 5, 2011, 3:49 p.m.Two scientists say the NRC took construction and licensing shortcuts at a MOX fuel plant being built in South Carolina. The plant, which will convert plutonium from nuclear weapons into fuel for commercial reactors, is the first construction authorized by the NRC since the Three Mile Island accident
March 17, 2011, 8:55 a.m.Congress created the system of Alaska Native Corporations with the promise of bringing prosperity to a scattered indigenous population stuck in poverty. Decades later, the villages of Chenega Bay and Napaskiak testify to the broad gap in benefits ANCs provide.
March 16, 2011, 2:29 p.m.Congress created the system of Alaska Native Corporations with the promise of bringing prosperity to a scattered indigenous population stuck in poverty.
March 7, 2011, 11:12 a.m.Citing a court ruling involving a ProPublica public records request, the Federal Aviation Administration says private jet owners may not block their whereabouts from real-time flight tracking without a valid security concern.
Feb. 8, 2011, 4:24 p.m.Under a plan the Department of Transportation is reportedly considering, most private plane owners will no longer be able to prevent the public from tracking their flights.
Jan. 27, 2011, 2:20 p.m.A ProPublica analysis shows that Alaska Native Corporations rely heavily on subcontracts with non-native companies to perform stimulus projects they’ve won through special contracting privileges.
Dec. 15, 2010, 8 p.m.Questions and answers about Alaska Native Corporations
Dec. 15, 2010, 7:59 p.m.Cape Fox Corporation was prey to some of the worst abuses in a system that gives Alaska Native Corporations access to no-bid government contracts of unlimited size. As federal contracting grew, benefits went to non-native consultants instead of providing jobs, dividends to natives.
Dec. 15, 2010, 7:57 p.m.Revenues of Alaska Native Corporations have skyrocketed thanks to special privileges that allow them to obtain no-bid contracts of unlimited size. But profits and dividends haven’t kept pace, according to an analysis of ANC annual reports online at ProPublica.
Dec. 15, 2010, 11:50 a.m.
Nov. 10, 2010, 9:30 a.m.President Obama's assertion that most stimulus projects were completed ahead of schedule, under budget is a stretch, but analysis shows that many projects fit that description.
Oct. 1, 2010, 12:06 p.m.The White House says it met its goal of spending 70 percent of the $787 billion stimulus package, but final numbers aren't in and five agencies have spent less than a quarter of their funds.
June 15, 2010, 4:10 p.m.The TSA and authorities in New Delhi are investigating a U.S. air marshal after ammunition was found hidden in his hotel room.
April 8, 2010, 10:12 p.m.Among the private planes whose flights aren’t shown on public tracking sites are those of politicians, business execs and even news organizations.
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