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Alexandra Andrews was an assistant editor at ProPublica.

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Toyota Owners Say Fix Didn’t Work

Reports of continued problems highlight a concern that Toyota’s recall focused on the wrong issues.

Calif. Workers Retire With Hefty Cash Payouts for Unused Vacation

State employees routinely cash out more vacation time than allowed, costing California millions.

Rangel Denies Breaking Rules on Caribbean Trips, but Here Are the Questions He Still Faces

Rep. Charles Rangel says he didn’t break House ethics rules when he took Caribbean trips, but he still faces many other allegations.

A Fuzzy Definition of ‘Home’ Proves Lucrative for Calif. Lawmakers

A tax-free expense allowance gives a lift to legislators in Sacramento, even if that's where they live.

Did Lobbyists Push Off Regulation of a Controversial Chemical?

BPA has been linked to a litany of health problems, but the Environmental Protection Agency has delayed regulating it.

Former U.S. Regulators Helped Quash Toyota Investigations

Two Toyota employees who work on regulatory matters joined the company after leaving the federal traffic safety agency.

Spotty Track Record Found at Long-Term Care Hospitals

A report finds a "troubling picture of the care" at for-profit hospitals that treat patients with chronic problems.

Police Lose Track of Sex Offenders in Chicago Area

A law requiring sex offenders to register their addresses is being ignored by many.

Seniors Abused in Washington’s Adult Family Homes

Reports of mistreatment have marred a growing program that steers the elderly toward private homes instead of nursing homes.

In San Diego, Residents Find Welfare Benefits Elusive

A study finds low enrollment and high denial rates in San Diego County's major welfare initiatives.

Series of Blunders Followed Christmas Bomb Attempt

Passengers, baggage and the jet itself were all mishandled in Detroit after the botched terrorist attack.

Dozens of Allegations of Sexual Violence Crop Up at Chicago Nursing Homes

Where mentally ill felons are housed with the elderly, there are many rape accusations, but not arrests.

Opportunities for Radiation Errors Increase With Technological Advances

Cancer treatments have become susceptible to dangerous mistakes because of software flaws, poor training and other problems, a report says.

Potential Conflicts Arise Between Ill. House Speaker’s Two Jobs

Michael Madigan's legal clients have sometimes benefited from his work as an Illinois legislative leader.

Military to Lawmakers: Next Round’s on Me

Officials from the armed services use their expense accounts to foster relationships with lawmakers they accompany abroad.

Hundreds of Md. Heart Patients Receive Unnecessary Implants

An internal investigation shows that hundreds of patients received coronary stents they didn’t need, according to a report.

Big Salary for Chicago Housing Nonprofit Exec

The president of an organization that helps provide affordable homes for lower-income people was paid $685,000 in 2008.

In Mass., Recording an Arrest May Get You Arrested

Police in Massachusetts say that recording them without their consent violates the law.

Boeing Reaps Stimulus Millions to Clean Up Site It Was Fined for Polluting

After being cited for discharging toxic wastewater in California, Boeing gets a no-bid contract to clean up other pollution there.

Is Texas Still Executing Mentally Disabled Prisoners?

A Texas psychologist's evaluations determining whether a capital prisoner is mentally disabled -- and thus not eligible for execution -- are coming under increased scrutiny.
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