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Why Trump Would Almost Certainly Be Violating the Constitution If He Continues to Own His Businesses

The meaning of the Emoluments Clause is fairly clear. And it all goes back to a diamond-encrusted snuffbox Ben Franklin got from Louis XVI.
How Journalists Need to Go Beyond Fact Checking Trump
Jury Awards $93 Million in Federal Fraud Case Against Allied Home Mortgage

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Trump’s Treasury Secretary Pick is a Lucky Man. Very Lucky.

Steven Mnuchin has a long history of coming out ahead, even in questionable deals.

N.C. Governor Loses Re-Election Bid, Attempts to Hold Power by Claiming Voter Fraud

Pat McCrory alleges improper counting, dead people and felons swung the election for Democrat Roy Cooper. Cooper won by fewer than 10,000 votes.

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Would Washington’s FDA Fix Cure the Patients or the Drug Industry?

A bill that would speed up approval for medications and medical devices shows how a major initiative can get traction even in the midst of Washington gridlock — but critics say all the lobbying is drowning out some warnings about patient safety.

New in Represent: House Office Expenditures

Researchers can track official spending by lawmakers and committees.

Medical Innovation Bill Would Water Down Disclosure of Industry Payments to Doctors

The 21st Century Cures Act aims to support biomedical research. But along the way, it would exempt certain payments from drug companies to doctors. Critics say such changes are a mistake.

There’s No Evidence Our Election Was Rigged

We had more than 1,000 people watching the vote on Election Day. If millions of people voted illegally, we would have seen some sign of it.

We May Not Know If Trump’s Foreign Business Deals Violate the Constitution

President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t have to detail his business holdings in federal financial disclosures until May 2018.

Prosecutors in Portland Change Policy on Drug Convictions

No guilty plea for drug possession will stand in Multnomah County unless the preliminary police field tests used to make arrests are confirmed in a lab.

How Journalists Need to Begin Imagining the Unimaginable

In this week’s podcast, journalist Masha Gessen, who spent years reporting from Putin’s Russia, shares her thoughts on what journalists should be on watch for with the incoming U.S. administration.

In An Ugly Election Result, Hate Surges Online

Has Trump emboldened extremists? Some disquieting early returns.

NYC To Put 3,000 Landlords On Notice: Comply With Law or Lose Tax Benefits

Reversing years of lax scrutiny, officials are seeking to enforce rent protections tied to the city’s single biggest housing subsidy.

Surprise: Trump’s Adviser on Wall Street Regulations is a Longtime Swamp-Dweller

Trump’s transition adviser for financial regulations works for a firm that is emblematic of the Washington revolving door.

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Reliving Agent Orange

ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot are exploring the effects of the chemical mixture Agent Orange on Vietnam veterans and their families, as well as their fight for benefits.

18 Stories in the Series. Latest:

New Study Could Pressure VA to Expand Agent Orange Benefits

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Prosecutors in Portland Change Policy on Drug Convictions

Prosecutors in Portland Change Policy on Drug Convictions

No guilty plea for drug possession will stand in Multnomah County unless the preliminary police field tests used to make arrests are confirmed in a lab.

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N.C. Governor Loses Re-Election Bid, Attempts to Hold Power by Claiming Voter Fraud

N.C. Governor Loses Re-Election Bid, Attempts to Hold Power by Claiming Voter Fraud

Pat McCrory alleges improper counting, dead people and felons swung the election for Democrat Roy Cooper. Cooper won by fewer than 10,000 votes.

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Machine Bias

We’re investigating algorithmic injustice and the formulas that increasingly influence our lives.

20 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Where Traditional DNA Testing Fails, Algorithms Take Over

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Red Cross

How one of the country’s most venerated charities has failed disaster victims, broken promises and made dubious claims of success.

38 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Red Cross ‘Failed for 12 Days’ After Historic Louisiana Floods

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Would Washington’s FDA Fix Cure the Patients or the Drug Industry?

Would Washington’s FDA Fix Cure the Patients or the Drug Industry?

A bill that would speed up approval for medications and medical devices shows how a major initiative can get traction even in the midst of Washington gridlock — but critics say all the lobbying is drowning out some warnings about patient safety.

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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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Killing the Colorado

The Colorado River is dying – the victim of legally sanctioned overuse, the relentless forces of urban growth, willful ignorance among policymakers and a misplaced confidence in human ingenuity. ProPublica investigates the policies that are putting this precious resource in peril.

17 Stories in the Series. Latest:

California and EPA Poised to Expand Pollution of Potential Drinking Water Reserves

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NYC To Put 3,000 Landlords On Notice: Comply With Law or Lose Tax Benefits

NYC To Put 3,000 Landlords On Notice: Comply With Law or Lose Tax Benefits

Reversing years of lax scrutiny, officials are seeking to enforce rent protections tied to the city’s single biggest housing subsidy.

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