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The Diplomat and the Killer

NYPD to Change How Police Use Nuisance Abatement Law

NYPD to Change How Police Use Nuisance Abatement Law

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IRS Grants Nonprofit Status to ‘Dark Money’ Group Founded by Karl Rove

Crossroads GPS gets declared a nonprofit five years after applying, meaning that its donor list can remain private.

Red Cross Donations Plummet and Deficit Spikes

The charity has its worst fundraising year since at least 2000.

NYC Mayor Wants ‘Due Process,’ But Doesn’t Object to Secret Orders Tossing Tenants

The mayor's office also said there would be a review of the NYPD’s nuisance abatement program, but later clarified it would be by the same agency that has been approving the filings.

Once Again, the VA Turns Down Navy Vets for Agent Orange Benefits

A federal court had ordered the VA to reassess its policy denying Agent Orange benefits to Navy sailors who served in the Vietnam War. The VA’s conclusion: They still don’t qualify.

Red Cross CEO Dodges Congressional Questions About Cuts Around the Country

Congressman Bennie Thompson, who asked the charity for details about cuts to services, says he is “troubled” by the lack of answers.

NYC May Actually Crack Down on Developers Who Cheat Taxpayers and Renters

The head of the city’s housing department has laid out steps to boost oversight of tax breaks for developers and other programs overseen by the agency.

Why the Best Sports Stories Are Beyond the Field

Podcast: Sports Illustrated executive editor L. Jon Wertheim explains why the tradition of investigative sports reporting is stronger than it’s ever been.

Officials Outraged After ‘Shocking’ Report on NYPD Kicking People Out of Homes

New York City officials said reforms were needed after our investigation showed that the police have been locking out residents who haven’t been charged with a crime.

How the NYPD Evicts Poor People and More in MuckReads Weekly

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The NYPD Is Kicking People Out of Their Homes, Even if They Haven’t Committed a Crime

And it’s happening almost exclusively in minority neighborhoods.

The Conservative Playbook for Keeping ‘Dark Money’ Dark

In internal memos, groups opposing tighter state campaign finance rules coach their local supporters on how to battle disclosure of political donors.

Report Cites Failure to Act Against Abusers of Juveniles in Detention

Amid significant reforms, federal officials worry that sexual abuse in juvenile justice system remains prevalent and too often unpunished.

The Trials of New York’s Family Court

A journalist immerses herself in New York’s Family Court system and finds a mix of misery and modest hope.

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An Unbelievable Story of Rape

An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where our story begins.

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Terror in Little Saigon

Between 1981 and 1990, five Vietnamese-American journalists were killed in what the FBI suspected was a string of political assassinations. Unlike other violent attacks on journalists, these murders garnered relatively little attention.

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Patient Safety

More than 1 million patients suffer harm each year while being treated in the U.S. health care system. Even more receive substandard care or costly overtreatment. Our ongoing investigation of patient safety features in-depth reporting, discussion and tools for patients.

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How Denmark Dumped Medical Malpractice and Improved Patient Safety

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Red Cross Donations Plummet and Deficit Spikes

Red Cross Donations Plummet and Deficit Spikes

The charity has its worst fundraising year since at least 2000.

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Unforgiven

The way lenders and collectors pursue consumer debt has undergone an aggressive transformation in America. Collectors today don’t give up easy, often pursuing debts for years. It’s now routine for companies to sue debtors, then seize their wages or the cash in their bank accounts. For many people, these changes have profoundly affected their lives.

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Insult to Injury

Driven by big business and insurers, states nationwide are dismantling workers’ compensation, slashing benefits to injured workers and making it more difficult for them to get care. Meanwhile employers are paying the lowest rates for workers’ comp insurance since the 1970s.

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‘All of This Because Somebody Got Hurt at Work’

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College Debt

Total outstanding college debt is estimated at $1 trillion dollars – and with costs still soaring, the burden on students and their families shows no signs of abating. We’re examining how the complicated system of college debt is putting the squeeze on families.

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Reporting Recipe: How to Investigate Student Debt at Your College

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