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Cecilia Reyes

Cecilia Reyes was a Google Journalism Fellow at ProPublica. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Computer Science in May. Cecilia is a Magic Grant recipient for 2014-2015 from the Brown Institute of Media Innovation. Previously, she interned with the Boston Globe and the New York Daily News.

100,000 NYC School Children Face Airport-Style Security Screening Every Day

Crime in the schools has dropped sharply but New York still requires students at more than 200 schools to take off their shoes and send their belongings through x-ray machines.

The Dog Ate My Vote: How Congress Explains Its Absences

It’s customary for members of the House of Representatives to file an explanation when they miss a vote. These Personal Explanations are a glimpse into the pace and trade-offs inherent in modern government.

Personal Explanations

When Members of Congress Miss Votes, and Why

How States Handle Drug Use During Pregnancy

Across the country, hundreds of pregnant women and new mothers have been accused of child abuse or other crimes when they or their newborns tested positive for controlled substances. Laws on drug testing of infants and new mothers vary, but the stakes are always high. Here is a survey of state laws.

Bet Big, Then Go Short

Governments that borrow money to fund their pensions often pay less into their pension funds in future years than they're supposed to. Here’s how the 20 biggest pension bonds deals since 1996 have worked out.

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