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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.

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How the NYPD Evicts Poor People 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.

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.

Who’s Behind the “Tennis Racket?”

Podcast: BuzzFeed data reporter John Templon speaks with ProPublica about the BuzzFeed/BBC tennis match-fixing investigation that has rocked the sport.

How the FBI Turns Immigrants Into Informants 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.

Meet the New ProPublica Campaign Finance API, Same as the Old API

We’re launching an API that programmers can use to work with election fundraising and expenditure data.

Everything You Need to Know About the Planned Parenthood Videos

Our reading guide to the Planned Parenthood videos, and what has happened since.

Bad Grandpa: The Ugly Forefather of New York’s Affordable Housing Debacles

ProPublica’s coverage of New York City‘s failures to enforce its commitments to affordable housing takes a trip back in time.

How Did the Flint Water Crisis Happen?

Podcast: Flint Journal reporter Ron Fonger tells ProPublica editor-in-chief Stephen Engelberg how the city’s water crisis unfolded over nearly two years and what’s being done to fix it.

The Flint Water Crisis: MuckReads

Here is some of the best reporting on, and key moments from, the on-going public health crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Campaign Donations Reflect the Sharp Split in Congress Among Republicans

A ProPublica analysis of political fundraising shows conservative House Republicans have less and less in common with their party’s leaders, whose donors sometimes more closely resemble those of Democrats.

Lawmakers to Pentagon: Goats, Carpets and Jewelry Helped Afghanistan How?

At a Senate hearing this week, lawmakers questioned whether a Pentagon business task force had accomplished anything worthwhile.

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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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Terror in Little Saigon (Vietnamese)

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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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About That Unbelievable Story

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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

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

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Congressman Presses Red Cross CEO For Answers On Impact of Downsizing

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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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Why Small Debts Matter So Much To Black 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.

19 Stories in the Series. Latest:

‘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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