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California Workers’ Comp Law Gets Criticism, Praise at Senate Hearing

Some hearing witnesses say the 2012 reform law had “unintended consequences,” prompting insurers to deny medical care and doctors to leave the system.
The Fallout of Workers’ Comp ‘Reforms’: 5 Tales of Harm
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What We Still Don’t Know About the Fed’s Leak Investigation

After looking for nearly six months, the Federal Reserve says it couldn’t find out who had shared confidential policy information. Critics in Congress aren’t satisfied with the account.

Recapping Workers’ Compensation: A Q & A with ProPublica and NPR

ProPublica reporter Michael Grabell, NPR reporter Howard Berkes and ProPublica news applications developer Lena Groeger took questions about the investigation into America's workers' comp system on Reddit.

California to Insurers: Don’t Use Workers’ Comp Law to Deny Approved Care

Concern over possible misuse of a 2012 workers’ comp law has led to warnings from state labor officials. A state senate committee will hold a hearing on the law Wednesday.

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

MuckReads Podcast: Gawker’s John Cook on Why He’s No ‘Journalist’

An investigations editor says reporting doesn’t need labels – or grandiose packaging – to be interesting and informative.

Progress and Controversy Arrive With New Rules for Fracking on Public Lands

An initial review of rules issued by the Interior Department shows the federal government has taken important steps to protect drinking water resources, while not adopting the strictest regulations in place in some states

Aaron Schock’s Mileage Meltdown and More in MuckReads Weekly

Some of the best #MuckReads we read this week. Want to receive these by email? Sign up to get this briefing delivered to your inbox every weekend.

Despite Wave of Data Breaches, Official Says Patient Privacy Isn’t Dead

Yet another health insurer reported a massive data breach this week, affecting the financial and medical information of 11 million people. We asked the head of the federal agency tasked with investigating these issues whether the notion of patient privacy was outmoded.

Super PAC Men: How Political Consultants Took a Texas Oilman on a Wild Ride

The head of a Texas oil dynasty joined the parade of wealthy political donors, aiming to flip the Senate to Republicans. By the time consultants were done with him, the war chest was drained and fraud allegations were flying.

Insurance Information Institute Challenges Our Workers’ Comp Investigation. We Respond

Insurance Information Institute challenges ProPublica/NPR’s workers’ comp investigation. Here's our response.

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Losing Ground

Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history—the rapid land loss occurring in the Mississippi Delta—is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion. ProPublica and The Lens explore why it’s happening and what we’ll all lose if nothing is done to stop it.

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Reporting From the Youngest Land in the World

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What We Still Don’t Know About the Fed’s Leak Investigation

What We Still Don’t Know About the Fed’s Leak Investigation

After looking for nearly six months, the Federal Reserve says it couldn’t find out who had shared confidential policy information. Critics in Congress aren’t satisfied with the account.

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California Workers’ Comp Law Gets Criticism, Praise at Senate Hearing

California Workers’ Comp Law Gets Criticism, Praise at Senate Hearing

Some hearing witnesses say the 2012 reform law had “unintended consequences,” prompting insurers to deny medical care and doctors to leave the system.

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Red Cross

After Superstorm Sandy, Americans opened their wallets to the Red Cross. They trusted the charity and believed it was up to the job. They were wrong.

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Red Cross Demands Corrections to Our 'Misleading' Coverage. Here's Our Response

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Firestone and the Warlord

In the first detailed examination of the relationship between Firestone and Liberian warlord Charles Taylor, this ProPublica/Frontline investigation lays bare the role of a global corporation in a brutal African conflict.

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Union Buried Evidence of Firestone Support of Warlord After Labor Deal

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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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Senator to Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

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