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Soon You May Not Even Have to Click on a Website Contract to Be Bound by Its Terms
by Ian MacDougall If you’re like most people, you’ve probably clicked “I agree” on many online contracts without ever reading them. Soon you may be deemed to have agreed to a company’s terms
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ProPublica Builds Washington News Staff With Three Journalists
by ProPublica ProPublica announced Friday three additions to its expanding reporting team on the federal government. J. David McSwane and Yeganeh Torbati are joining ProPublica’s Washington o
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Three Ways Chicago’s City Council Keeps Its Committees Out of the Public Eye
by Logan Jaffe This week, we went deep into the inner workings of Chicago’s City Council and how its 16 legislative committees often fail to provide basic oversight of city government. Storie
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New York City’s Early Voting Plan Will Favor White, Affluent Voters, Advocacy Groups Say
by Jessica Huseman An analysis from three advocacy groups has found that New York City’s plan for early voting for the 2020 national elections is grossly inadequate and, as designed, will fav
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2019 Reader Survey Results: A Loyal Audience Craving Government Coverage
by Jill Shepherd The results are in for this year’s ProPublica reader survey. Many thanks to the over 3,500 people who responded to this unscientific poll. How you primarily get your nationa
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Blistering Report Details Serious Safety Lapses at St. Luke’s in Houston
by Mike Hixenbaugh, Houston Chronicle When government inspectors descended on Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in March, they found a once-renowned hospital system beset with problems threate
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Five ProPublica Projects Named Finalists for Loeb Awards
by ProPublica The UCLA Anderson School of Management has named five ProPublica projects as finalists for this year’s Gerald Loeb Awards, one of the most prestigious prizes in business and fin
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New Jersey’s $300 Million Nuclear Power Bailout Is Facing a Court Challenge. Does It Have a Chance?
by Talia Buford When the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved $300 million in subsidies last month for nuclear plants operated by the energy company PSEG, it wasn’t a surprise. The c
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Lawless
by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News Kiana, Alaska — Village Police Officer Annie Reed heard her VHF radio crackle to life in the spring of 2018 with the familiar voice of an elder. I need help at my h
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Why We’re Investigating Sexual Violence in Alaska
by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News Life in Kotzebue came to a standstill last fall when a 10-year-old girl vanished from a playground in the center of this northwest arctic town. After sea
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How We Tallied Alaska Villages Without Local Law Enforcement
by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News, and Alex Mierjeski, ProPublica The Alaska agency that certifies police officers does not track how many cops work in remote villages or the identities o
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Have You Experienced Sexual Violence in Alaska? We’d Like To Hear Your Story.
by Adriana Gallardo, ProPublica, and Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News By the numbers, sex crimes in Alaska occur at nearly three times the U.S. average. One in three communities in Alaska h
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Why the “Most Egregious” Ethics Case in Louisiana Remains Open Nine Years Later
by Andrea Gallo, The Advocate It’s been nine years since the Louisiana Ethics Board first took up what its former chairman called “the most egregious case” to ever come before him. In 2010,
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Trump’s VA Firing Spree Falters in Court
by Isaac Arnsdorf President Donald Trump often touts a law he signed to speed up firings at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He and other Republicans see the law as a model for weakening c
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At Chicago’s City Council, Committees Are Used to Reward Political Favors and Fund Patronage
by Mick Dumke The Chicago City Council’s Transportation Committee has an annual budget of more than $467,000 to cover expenses related to its work on legislation and government oversight. Bu
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Intuit CEO in Internal Video: Hiding Free TurboTax Was In “Best Interest of Taxpayers”
by Justin Elliott and Lucas Waldron Sasan Goodarzi, the CEO of Intuit, says the company’s efforts to make its free tax-filing software harder to find on Google were part of the software giant
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We’re Reporting on Ransomware. Do You Know Something About an Attack?
by Renee Dudley and Jeff Kao Ransomware is a form of extortion in which hackers lock computer files until victims pay money to regain access to their networks. Attacks have targeted individua
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The Trade Secret: Firms That Promised High-Tech Ransomware Solutions Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers
by Renee Dudley and Jeff Kao From 2015 to 2018, a strain of ransomware known as SamSam paralyzed computer networks across North America and the U.K. It caused more than $30 million in damage to at least
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KentuckyWired: Our Rural Broadband Investigation, Explained
by Alfred Miller, Louisville Courier-Journal Kentucky’s ambitious plan to improve high-speed internet access across the state is years behind schedule and more than $100 million over budget.
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The Country That Exiled McKinsey
by Ian MacDougall, ProPublica, and Anand Tumurtogoo for ProPublica In 2010, amid a historic commodities boom fueled by the explosion of China’s economy, international companies began turning
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¿En Qué Parte De Los Estados Unidos Es Más Probable Que El IRS Lleve A Cabo Auditorías?
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NYU Hires Law Firm to Investigate Behavior of Steinhardt, a Prominent Donor
by Sharon Otterman, The New York Times NYU said on Monday that it had hired a prominent law firm to investigate whether the namesake of its school of education, Michael H. Steinhardt, had eng
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Did You Pay to Use TurboTax? Help Us Hold the Tax Prep Industry Accountable.
by Ariana Tobin, Justin Elliott, and Meg Marco We’ve heard from hundreds of people who said they paid to file their taxes even when they were eligible to file for free. These reader tips have
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“I Now Have the Perspective of Both Sides”: 18 Voting Officials Take Civil Rights Tour
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A High-Speed Internet Boondoggle Is Now a Campaign Issue in Kentucky
by Alfred Miller, Louisville Courier-Journal Candidates for governor of both parties are using Kentucky's long-delayed and over-budget statewide internet project to bash Gov. Matt Bevin, foll
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ProPublica Illinois Honored With Five Peter Lisagor Awards From the Chicago Headline Club
by ProPublica Illinois ProPublica Illinois won five Peter Lisagor Awards on Friday for its investigative reporting, feature writing, data journalism and blogs. The Lisagor Awards,
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We Stick With Our Stories Until We See Results
by Steve Mills You know how in “The Godfather, Part III,” the aging Michael Corleone describes Mafia life: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in”? The journalism we do at ProPu
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What We’ve Learned From Trump’s Tax Transcripts — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast
by Andrea Bernstein President Donald Trump has refused to release his tax returns. He has sued his former accountants and Deutsche Bank to keep them from releasing his returns after they wer
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More Than Me Still Lacks Adequate Systems to Protect Children in Its Care, New Report Says
by Finlay Young for ProPublica The U.S. charity More Than Me has released a report by law firm McLane Middleton that identifies significant deficits in the charity’s policies, governance and
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New York Regulator Launches Investigation Into TurboTax Maker Intuit and H&R Block
by Justin Elliott New York’s Department of Financial Services, one of the most powerful state regulators in the country, has launched an investigation into Intuit, the maker of the leading ta
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