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Lena V. Groeger

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Lena V. Groeger is an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and writes about design’s real-world consequences. She is on the board of the Society for News Design and has taught classes on design and data visualization at NYU, The New School and CUNY. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine. She is particularly excited about the intersection of cognitive science and design, as well as telling stories with real-world impact.

Interactive: Stacking Up the Administration's Drone Claims

How the government talks about a drone program it won't acknowledge exists.

A Scorecard For This Summer’s Bank Scandals

What We Found Using Nursing Home Inspect

We’ve made it easy to search nearly 118,000 deficiencies found during government inspections at 14,565 nursing homes nationwide.

Big Pharma's Big Fines

Interactive: How Obama Drone Death Claims Stack Up

Obama administration assertions about the number of civilians killed by U.S. drone strikes have varied widely. We charted every claim we could find.

How a Map That Wasn't a Map Became a Map

Why and how we mapped state money for homeowners.

Where Are the Foreclosure Deal Millions Going in Your State?

We contacted every state to see how they are spending the money they received from the foreclosure settlement. Here’s the most comprehensive breakdown available anywhere.

Murdoch's Circle: The Growing News International Scandal

From phone hacking to bribery, the corruption at News International has involved many players -- increasingly, ones close to Rupert Murdoch. We’ve mapped out the players involved in this growing debacle, organized by their proximity to Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and other senior staff.

Timeline: How Obama Compares to Bush on Torture, Surveillance and Detention

As the terrain and debate around national security shifts, we took a look back at some of the most controversial elements of George W. Bush’s national security policy, to see how much has changed under Obama – and how much has stayed the same.

40 Acres and a Rule: Draft Federal Fracking Regs Cover Only A Sliver of Land

The Obama administration’s newly proposed fracking rules contain some strong measures but apply to only a fraction of the country

How Does the FDA Monitor Your Medical Implants? It Doesn’t, Really

From eroding surgical mesh to rusting artificial hips, the past decade has seen many medical devices malfunction. But the FDA doesn't have a standardized national system to track and catch problems.

Four Medical Implants That Escaped FDA Scrutiny

The EPA’s First Fracking Rules — Limited and Delayed

The nation’s first ever standards for fracking, which apply to air pollution and not groundwater, won’t take full effect until 2015.

And You Thought It Was Just 'Pink' Slime

A History of FDA Inaction on Animal Antibiotics

Afghan Soldier Likely Took a Brain Test Riddled with Problems

Critics say the test Robert Bales likely took before deployment fails to screen for the invisible wounds of war.

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