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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.

How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined the Red Cross’ Sandy Relief Effort

Red Cross responders say there was a ban on working with the widely praised Occupy Sandy relief group because it was seen as politically unpalatable.

Red Cross’ Latest Claim Includes ‘Donations of Blood’

The charity is now resting its claim of 91 cents of donations going to services on the idea that donations include not just money but also "donations of blood."

Will My Obamacare Health Plan Costs Go Up?

The open enrollment season for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act is open until Feb. 15, 2015. Our interactive tool lets you compare plans before you renew your insurance through the federal exchange.

The Red Cross CEO Has Been Serially Misleading About Where Donors’ Dollars Are Going

The charity and its chief executive, Gail McGovern, have long said 91 cents of every dollar donated goes to aiding those in need. Except it’s not true.

Twelve Steps to Danger: How Alcoholics Anonymous Can Be a Playground for Violence-Prone Members

Karla Brada Mendez thought that she was getting a second chance on life when she started going to AA meetings. But instead she met Eric Allen Earle, an AA old-timer with a violent past.

Gov’t Data Sharpens Focus on Crude-Oil Train Routes

A ProPublica analysis of federal government data adds new details to what's known about the routes taken by trains carrying crude oil. Local governments are often unaware of the potential dangers they face.

Firestone and the Warlord: Print Version

Mixed Company: Sights and Sounds of Liberians and the Impact of War

Videos on the legacy left by Firestone on everyday Liberians.

How We Reported Firestone and the Warlord

The reporting behind “Firestone and the Warlord” took place over several years in the United States, Africa, Europe and Asia.

Key Documents: Firestone and the Warlord

For the first time, a collection of diplomatic cables, court documents and buried files pertaining to Firestone's dealings with Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

For Firestone and Liberia, A Secret History Unearthed

The reporting for Firestone and the Warlord involves years of research, scores of interviews with former Firestone executives, Liberian leaders, American diplomats, one of Charles Taylor’s top advisors, and many everyday Liberians who suffered under Taylor’s ruthless hand.

Firestone’s Response to ProPublica/Frontline Investigation

Excerpts of Firestone's written response to 10 questions from ProPublica and Frontline.

Key Events in Firestone and the Warlord

From Charles Taylor's rise to power to Liberia's leadership under Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a timeline of key events.

Key Characters in Firestone and the Warlord

A guide to key players in Firestone and the Warlord, including Firestone staffers, Charles Taylor's associates, Liberian figures and U.S. government. officials.

Welcome to ProPublica’s Book Club Series for Firestone and the Warlord

Join T. Christian Miller for a chapter-by-chapter discussion of our investigation of Firestone's untold history with Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

Coming Soon: Firestone and the Warlord

Subscribe to join our “book club” series for Firestone and the Warlord.

Slim Fast Billionaire Fattens Wallet of Scandal-Plagued Former Israeli Prime Minister

Private foundation funded by founder of Slim Fast paid tax deductible dollars to consulting company owned by Ehud Olmert, Israeli political figure accused of corruption.

Red Cross Documents

10 Disturbing Things ProPublica Learned Investigating the Red Cross’ Sandy Relief Efforts

How did so much go so wrong? 10 disturbing findings from ProPublica's investigation.

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