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Investigations You Need to Read: Monday

Today in accountability news:

  • Bloomberg reports that despite the lessons from Lehman, no measures in the financial reform bill would require banks to maintain certain levels of cash holdings that would prevent a bank from pulling the same tricks.
  • A Chicago charity working to help refugees enacted a new hiring rule: only Christians need apply. The Chicago Tribune reports that workers are calling the rule "un-Christian" and religiously discriminatory.
  • Days after the passage of the new health care law, insurance companies are looking for loopholes in the fine print. According to The New York Times, insurers are arguing that they must cover pre-existing conditions for children covered under their policies, but are not required to sell policies to children with pre-existing conditions.
  • The Washington Post: Immigration authorities, seeing a drop in deportations, are setting quotas to deport more undocumented immigrants, despite an Obama administration commitment to focus on deporting only the most dangerous.
  • An AP investigation into the 2002 death of an Afghan man in a secret CIA prison--known as the "Salt Pit death" – finds new details about the man's identity and the agency's handling of his death.
  • Federal analysts find Medicaid overbilling by nursing homes is still a concern, more than a decade after anti-fraud reforms, reports The Washington Post.

These stories are part of our ongoing roundup of investigations from other news outlets. For more, visit our Investigations Elsewhere page.

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