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Drug and Device Makers Pay Thousands of Docs with Disciplinary Records

Physicians whose state boards have sanctioned them for harming patients, unnecessarily prescribing addictive drugs, bilking federal insurance programs and even sexual misconduct nonetheless continue to receive payments for consulting, giving talks about products, and more.

Uncovering a $1 Billion Deal to Detain Unauthorized Immigrants

Podcast: Chico Harlan discusses his investigation into private immigrant detention centers.

Wal-Mart Has a Serious Crime Problem: 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.

Aging But Not Aged Olympians

You can listen to what Olympic commentators say about the rapid aging of athletes, just don’t believe it all.

Dozens of New York Officials Support Tenants’ Lawsuit Over Rent Stabilization

Tenants have sued a Lower Manhattan developer, saying their leases should have been rent-stabilized in exchange for the tax breaks their landlord received. State and local officials have now filed a brief supporting the tenants, whose case could affect thousands of rental units.

Why Are We Still Wasting Billions on Homeland Security Projects That Don’t Make Us Safer?

An article in The Atlantic on post-9/11 America makes a powerful case that the “never again” approach to homeland security is good politics but lousy policy.

New Jersey Legislators Move to Reform Aggressive Student Loan Program

The move is the latest action to rein in the agency, whose loans have left families financially ruined.

Videos Surface of a Death in Custody the LAPD Didn’t Want Released

Vachel Howard was arrested for driving under the influence. Hours later, he was dead. Here‘s what happened inside an LAPD jail.

Why We Are Publishing Videos the LAPD Wouldn’t Release

The publishing of the videos detailing Vachel Howard’s death inside a Los Angeles police jail involved months of reporting and a lot of thought.

A Good Cop

John Timoney, beat cop with a master’s degree, led police departments in New York, Philadelphia and Miami.

Gimme a Break! IRS Tax Loophole Can Reward Excessive Water Use in Drought-stricken West

Experts fear tax deductions for water use as a “depleted asset” could actually worsen the crisis as rivers and reservoirs dry up.

Company That Sued Soldiers Settles Colorado Lawsuit

The Virginia-based company was the focus of a 2014 ProPublica investigation of its lending and collection practices.

Free Food and Networking: Apply For Our Diversity Mentorship Program at ONA

ProPublica is proud to announce our second annual Diversity Mentorship Program at the Online News Association conference in Denver this year.

As ISIS Brewed in Iraq, Clinton’s State Department Cut Eyes and Ears on the Ground

An investigation by ProPublica and The Washington Post finds that Secretary of State Clinton initially pressed to keep civilian programs and listening posts after the U.S. troop pullout in 2011, but then her State Department scrapped or slashed them at the behest of the White House and Congress.

When USA Gymnastics Turned a Blind Eye to Sexual Abuse

Podcast: ProPublica’s Heather Vogell talks to Indianapolis Star reporters who uncovered how the country’s main gymnastics organization ignored warnings of abuse.

How Many Children Are Tasered By School Police? It’s Hard to Tell: 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.

SRSLY: The Opposite of a Perfect ‘10’

Your three-minute read on the best reporting you probably missed.

2016 Election Lawsuit Tracker: The New Election Laws and the Suits Challenging Them

Courts are scrambling to rule on state election laws in time for the elections being held later this year. We’re keeping track of their decisions.

I Spent My Summer Tracking Down Government Records About the Red Cross

Here’s what I learned from my internship at ProPublica.

While in the White House, Economist Received Personal Loans From Top Washington Lawyer

Gene Sperling received hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal loans from Howard Shapiro, a friend and partner at Washington law firm WilmerHale while serving as director of the National Economic Council.

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