Vince Dixon was a news applications fellow at ProPublica. He graduated with honors from the masters program at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he studied Interactive Publishing. He previously worked as a digital news editor and homepage producer at the Chicago Tribune, where he also freelanced and interned as a features writer.
Vinceâs work blends traditional news reporting with contemporary digital storytelling techniques, as evident in his portfolio and news blog. His writing has been published in the Chicago Tribune, Tribune Newspapers and the Chicago Sun-Times.
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.
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