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Alternative School Enrollment and Warning Signs

Which districts have large numbers of students in alternative schools, and where are those schools potentially problematic?

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We’re relaunching a service that lets you make notifications when some key real-world things happen in Washington.
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Trump’s 10 Troubling Deals with Foreign Power-Players

The new president’s deals with foreign power players create clear paths for Trump to put his interests ahead of those of the United States.

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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.

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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.

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Nonprofit Explorer Update

We’ve updated our database of nonprofit tax filings. It now includes more than 9 million Form 990s.

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Lost Cause

Seeing America through the losing candidates’ map, now updated with 2016 election data

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Tracking Evictions and Rent Stabilization in NYC

We’ve mapped more than 450,000 New York City eviction cases filed between January 2013 and June 2015. Look up your building to see its recent eviction cases and whether it may be rent-stabilized.

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Updated Dollars for Docs

We’ve updated Dollars for Docs. It now includes payments made from August 2013 through December 2015 — some $6.25 billion in payments to more than 800,000 doctors.

Sunlight Labs Takeover Update

Last month we took over five projects that were created by The Sunlight Foundation. Here’s an update on where those projects stand now and our future plans for them.
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Boomtown, Flood Town

Climate change will bring more frequent and fierce rainstorms to cities like Houston. But unchecked development remains a priority in the famously un-zoned city, creating short-term economic gains for some while increasing flood risks for everyone.

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New in Represent: House Office Expenditures

Researchers can track official spending by lawmakers and committees.

Presenting Hell and High Water VR

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Edmund Fountain, special to ProPublica

A team at USC has created a new virtual-reality experience based on our Houston storm vulnerability project.
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We’ve Updated Prescriber Checkup with 2014 Data

Use this tool to compare how your doctor prescribes medications in Medicare’s drug program with other doctors in the same specialty and state. Our data includes information on drug costs and prescriptions for risky drugs.

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How Voter Fraud Works — And Mostly Doesn’t

Every election season, cries that voter fraud will threaten the legitimacy of American democracy can be heard throughout the country. Critics say these claims are exaggerated and backed up by scant evidence. But dismissing voter fraud entirely overlooks the fact that that fraud does happen – rarely.

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Eight Times Agent Orange’s Biggest Defender Has Been Wrong or Misleading

For decades, the government has relied on Alvin Young to advise it on herbicides. Here are some of his statements, and what others have said about them.

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If You Live In These Tax-Subsidized Buildings, You Are Entitled to a Rent Freeze

Search for your building to see if your landlord has been approved for the program and registered your building for rent stabilization, as required by law. If not, you may be paying more than you should.

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Electionland: Monitoring Access to the Vote in Real Time

Covering access to the ballot and problems that prevent people from exercising their right to vote during the 2016 election.

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How Are Elections Run in Your County?

One way to predict how the 2016 election will run is to look at how things went the last time we elected a president.

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