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Texas Panel on Wrongful Convictions Calls for Ending Use of Unverified Drug Field Tests

A commission established by lawmakers to help end the conviction of the innocent says field tests are too unreliable to be trusted without lab confirmation.

Pharma Money Reaches Guideline Writers, Patient Groups, Even Doctors on Twitter

A series of studies published today documents the vast conflicts of interest in medicine. The way we think about disease “is being subtly distorted” by financial ties, the authors of an editorial write.

Documenting Hate

Hate crimes and bias incidents are a national problem, but there’s no reliable data on their nature or prevalence. We’re collecting reports to create a national database for use by journalists and civil-rights organizations.

Dysfunction Disorder

NYC paid millions for flawed mental health reports. Family court judges relied on them routinely. Parents and children lived with the consequences.

Former Intelligence Official: Trump Conflict With Spy Agencies Creates ‘Dangerous Moment’

Matthew Olsen, a senior national security official in both Democratic and Republican administrations, says the ongoing conflict between President-elect Trump and the U.S. intelligence community poses grave risks.

How Trump Could Kill a Plan to Get You Overtime Pay

A rule that could get overtime pay for four million workers is in limbo, and Trump will help decide whether it survives.

Do You Make Less Than $47,500 a Year? Help Us Investigate Overtime Pay.

Do you make less than $47,500 a year? Help us investigate overtime pay.

The Breakthrough: Meet the Reporter Who Went Undercover in the Hermit Kingdom

Podcast: Author Suki Kim taught English at a boarding school for North Korea’s young elites. Here’s how she pulled it off.

Puerto Rico Turns to Lewandowski to Lobby Trump on Debt

The island’s new governor, who’s considered sympathetic to hedge funds and insurers that want it to repay its debt rather than go bankrupt, is in talks to hire Trump’s former campaign manager.

Will Trump’s Climate Team Accept Any ‘Social Cost of Carbon’?

The nation’s top science panel has just sketched a clearer way to set a fair price today for cutting tomorrow’s climate risks. Some of Trump’s advisers say the price should be zero.

Federal Agents Arrest a Former Guatemalan Soldier Charged With Massacring Civilians

The Maryland resident has been linked to a 1982 attack on the village of Dos Erres in Guatemala that led to the deaths of about 250 children, women and unarmed men.

Politwoops: Explore the Tweets They Didn’t Want You to See

Politwoops tracks deleted tweets by public officials, including people currently in office and candidates for office.

An Ocean Apart, But United in Concerns About Hate Crimes

The violence in Great Britain after the Brexit vote might hold lessons for America.

The Breakthrough: The $2 Drug Test

We’re relaunching our podcast with a new format and new name, starting with three special episodes. This week: how ProPublica reporters discovered police departments nationwide use a $2 test for detecting drugs that can send innocent people to jail.

Introducing Our New Podcast: The Breakthrough

We’re relaunching our podcast with a new format and new name, starting with three very special episodes.

Conservatives Plot Their Course on the Rising ‘Sea of Red’ in State Capitals

Meeting in private, enthused activists promise that the growing Republican dominance in state government will unleash a wave of laws to cut business taxes, restrict unions and expand school privatization.

Alleged Chicago Assault Reignites Issue of Hate Crimes Against Whites

As Chicago authorities waited before filing hate-crime charges against four young adult blacks for an alleged attack on a white disabled man, the Internet raged.

Obama Picks Up the Pace on Commutations, But Pardon Changes Still in Limbo

Obama has accelerated clemency to low-level drug offenders, but a study on pardons due in 2015 won’t be released until the fall of 2017.

Endangered Species Under GOP? Climate Change Information on the Web

A recent reworking of language concerning climate change on a Wisconsin government website could be replicated under a Trump administration.

Doing Journalism Differently: What’s Next For ProPublica’s Engagement Reporting Team

Reaching untapped communities isn’t about pandering. It’s about creating great journalism.

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