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The Long Game in Washington and More in MuckReads Weekly

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'Somebody Intervened in Washington', ProPublica

Big oil companies in Washington play the long game. With national attention focused on the Keystone pipeline and offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean, a battle was being waged for control of a piece of pristine Alaskan wilderness.

Over the Line: Unarmed and Shot in the Back, Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Channel 2 Action News

This is the latest in a series of investigations by AJC and Channel 2 Action News. Police in Georgia have shot and killed 184 people since 2010, and nearly half of those people were unarmed or shot in the back.

Behind the Black Flag: The Recruitment of an ISIS Killer, New York Times

Hassan Aboud fought American forces in Iraq, became a Syrian rebel leader in the fight against Assad and now he is an ISIS commander. This is an in-depth look at how the mid-level IS commander came to join the militant organization and, more broadly, how the group selects its’ commanders from the region.

Nursing Home Workers Share Explicit Photos of Residents on Snapchat, ProPublica

On the dark side of social media platforms like Snapchat and Facebook nursing home workers are sharing demeaning images of residents. A ProPublica analysis found 35 incidents of workers sharing pictures of residents since 2012 and 13 on Snapchat alone since 2014.

More: Inappropriate Social Media Posts by Nursing Home Workers, Detailed

For-Profit Colleges: Amid Investigation and Protests, Is ITT Technical Institute in Trouble?, International Business Times

ITT Educational Services Inc. is one of the largest for-profit college systems in the country. A string of investigations into the school by government agencies, and accusations that students are worse off than when they started, has drawn comparisons to another for-profit college giant, Corinthian Colleges. This investigation looks at the current downslide of ITT Tech.

The New Attack on Hispanic Voting Rights, New York Times

Across the United States suppression of the minority vote is flourishing. By 2042, the population of Texas is projected to be primarily Hispanic -- but from small towns like Pasadena to big cities, efforts to stifle their voting power are gaining momentum.

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