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Jessica Huseman is a senior reporting fellow at ProPublica. She was previously an education reporter at The Teacher Project and Slate. A freelance piece she co-authored for ProPublica on nursing regulations sparked a bill in the New York legislature that would provide additional oversight for nurses who have committed crimes or harmed patients. She graduated with honors from the Stabile Program in Investigative Journalism at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she was the recipient of the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship and the Fred M. Hechinger Award for Distinguished Education Reporting. Her stories have been published in The Atlantic, the Dallas Morning News and NPR. Prior to becoming a journalist, she was a high school history teacher and debate coach in Newark, New Jersey. Follow her on Twitter: @JessicaHuseman.

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Rare Track Record: NYPD’s History Chronicling Hate Crimes

For decades, a hate crimes task force has been on the case in New York. But even that sustained effort may not be catching all crimes.

The Chosen: Who Trump Is Putting in Power

As President-elect Donald Trump picks his top officials, we’re laying out the best accountability reporting on each.

N.C. Governor Loses Re-Election Bid, Attempts to Hold Power by Claiming Voter Fraud

Pat McCrory alleges improper counting, dead people and felons swung the election for Democrat Roy Cooper. Cooper won by fewer than 10,000 votes.

There’s No Evidence Our Election Was Rigged

We had more than 1,000 people watching the vote on Election Day. If millions of people voted illegally, we would have seen some sign of it.

Reporting Recipe: Election Administration Data From Electionland

How to use a federal election administration data set to cover the U.S. elections.

Polling, Explained

Podcast: FiveThirtyEight's Harry Enten talks about how to tell good polls from bad ones, and how journalists and politicians can talk about them more effectively.

Should Media Employees Give to Campaigns?

Podcast: Journalist Dave Levinthal analyzed how many journalists, reporters and editors gave to a 2016 presidential campaign. Of the small percentage that did, most gave to Hillary Clinton.

Stand Up and Be Counted — Maybe

Provisional ballots, meant to ensure every voter gets access to the ballot, are often tossed out.

Another Unrealistic Trump Policy Proposal: Homeschool Vouchers

Trump recently proposed billions in spending to allow the nation’s poorest students to leave public schools and enroll elsewhere, including by using homeschooling. Except the plan won’t work for the poorest students.

Illinois Sues Controversial Drug Maker Over Deceptive Marketing Practices

Insys, which has come under fire before for using doctors with troubled histories to promote or consult on its products, faces new claims from Illinois’ attorney general.

Drug and Device Makers Pay Thousands of Docs with Disciplinary Records

Physicians whose state boards have sanctioned them for harming patients, unnecessarily prescribing addictive drugs, bilking federal insurance programs and even sexual misconduct nonetheless continue to receive payments for consulting, giving talks about products, and more.

Federal Health Officials Seek to Stop Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents

After ProPublica identified dozens of cases of dehumanizing photos posted on social media sites, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a plan to increase its oversight to prevent and punish such abuse.

New York Lawmakers Race to Toughen Oversight of Nurses and Other Professionals

After a ProPublica investigation showing holes in New York’s system for licensing and disciplining nurses, the Legislature is considering measures to strengthen oversight.

Weak Oversight Lets Dangerous Nurses Work in New York

New York lags behind other states in vetting nurses and moving to discipline those who are incompetent or commit crimes. Often, even those disciplined by other states or New York agencies hold clear licenses.

Small Group Goes to Great Lengths to Block Homeschooling Regulation

The efforts of one small but fierce lobbying group has thwarted even modest efforts to monitor homeschooled kids. Some fear lack of laws hides abuse or no teaching at all.

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