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Three New England senators, including Elizabeth Warren, criticized the lax rules and weak oversight revealed by our report on private equity’s growing dominance over East Coast commercial fishing.

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The Judge Who Illegally Jailed Children Is Retiring. The Candidates to Replace Her Have Different Approaches.

After a Nashville Public Radio and ProPublica investigation, a Tennessee judge said she was retiring. The candidate who takes her job will have to restore confidence in the system.

The City Where Investigations of Police Take So Long, Officers Kill Again Before Reviews Are Done

A California city’s flawed handling of fatal police shootings allowed six officers to use deadly force again before their first cases were decided. Experts say the department’s system "isn’t even basement standard practice” and needs oversight.

How Foreign Private Equity Hooked New England’s Fishing Industry

Owned by a billionaire Dutch family, Blue Harvest Fisheries has emerged as a dominant force in the lucrative fishing port of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Its business model: benefit from lax antitrust rules and pass costs on to local fishermen.

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