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Patrick G. Lee

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Patrick Lee is a reporting fellow at ProPublica. He’s interested in documentary film and in social and legal issues surrounding race, gender and sexuality. He spent two years reporting investigative legal stories for Bloomberg News, covering everything from age discrimination in the restaurant industry to illicit debt-collection schemes and allegedly deadly highway guardrails. His reporting has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and CNN.com. Patrick graduated from Yale with a degree in ethics, politics and economics.

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An Ocean Apart, But United in Concerns About Hate Crimes

The violence in Great Britain after the Brexit vote might hold lessons for America.

EPA Concludes Fracking a Threat to U.S. Water Supplies

The EPA’s finding, endorsed by environmentalists, comes as the Trump administration prepares to rethink regulation of gas drilling industry.

Could Programs to Help Undocumented Immigrants Gain Driver’s Licenses Backfire?

Advocates fear that programs in a dozen states might be used by a Trump administration to bolster deportations aims.

Thousands of Potentially Wrongful Convictions; Years of Delayed Action

Four years after a Massachusetts crime lab chemist confessed to tainting evidence, more than 20,000 defendants still don’t know if their drug convictions will stand.

Trump’s Call for a Flood of Poll Watchers Could Disrupt Some Voting Places

In all but four states, private citizens can challenge someone’s right to cast a ballot on or before Election Day. In most places, the burden of proof then falls on the voter.

Who Makes Sure Hospital Mergers Do No Harm? Almost Nobody.

A new report finds inadequate state oversight of hospital mergers.

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