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New Dollars for Docs

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies paid billions to doctors from late 2013 through 2014, new data shows. Search for your doctor in our interactive database.

Are You an Aspiring College Journalist of Color? Apply to Our Emerging Reporters Program

5 Tips for Donating After Disasters

After our investigation of the Red Cross' work in Haiti, readers have repeatedly asked us for tips on giving. Here are a few modest answers.

Money as a Weapons System

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

‘Incommunicado’ Forever: Gitmo Detainee’s Case Stalled For 2,477 Days And Counting

The Senate torture report chronicled the CIA’s interrogation of high-profile detainee Abu Zubaydah, but the justice system’s treatment of his habeas corpus petition has largely escaped notice.

The Best Articles on the Era of Big Campaign Spending

Here are the best stories we've come across over the past few months about the ever-increasing role of money in politics.

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Level 14: Inside One of California’s Most Dangerous Juvenile Homes

Video: Inside One of California's Most Dangerous Juvenile Homes

How Much Water Do You Use? Help ProPublica Investigate Water Use in the U.S.

We want to know how you use water at home — and how what you actually use compares to government estimates

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.

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.

Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can’t Kill

An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn's services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook.

Hotter Than Lava

Every day, police toss dangerous flashbang grenades during raids, with little oversight and horrifying results

Senator Demands Answers on Red Cross’ Finances

Prompted by an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, Sen. Charles Grassley asks the charity to explain how it has used donations from the public.

Methodology for Calculating Company Payments to Doctors

Even with new federal data, it's not easy to track drug, device company spending on their products

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.

Answering the Critics of our Deadly Force Story

We respond to arguments levied against our analysis of justified homicides by police officers.

New York City Sends $30 Million a Year to School With History of Giving Kids Electric Shocks

New York City kids make up the vast majority of the students at Massachusetts’ infamous Judge Rotenberg Center, and keep getting sent there despite repeated evidence of abuse.

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As Controlled Substance Use Rises in Medicare, Prolific Prescribers Face More Scrutiny

Despite warnings about abuse, Medicare covered more prescriptions for potent controlled substances in 2012 than it did in 2011. The program's top prescribers often have faced disciplinary action or criminal charges related to their medical practices.

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