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  • Published: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:00:00 +0000
    How to “Follow the Money” When It Comes to Political Campaigns - by Cynthia Gordy Giwa Why do we care about money in politics? There’s a phrase that pops up a lot when investigative journalists talk about politics: Follow the money. It won’t lead you to uncover large-scale corruption (but if you do, please holler at us). It will get you better acquainted with which industries are donating to the races you care about, and how your candidates are spending the money they ra... [read more]

  • Published: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:45:00 +0000
    St. Luke’s in Houston Replaces Heart Transplant Surgical Director After Program Loses Medicare Funding - by Mike Hixenbaugh, Houston Chronicle, and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center announced Friday that it has hired two new cardiac surgeons to lead its embattled heart transplant program as it works to regain Medicare certification. The surgeons, Dr. Kenneth Liao and Dr. Alexis Shafii, will together take over leadership posts previously held by Dr. Jeffrey Morgan, the heart program’... [read more]

  • Published: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:45:00 +0000
    Amid Protest in Liberia, Its Vice President Gets List of Demands About More Than Me - by Finlay Young for ProPublica A large group of protesters marched on Thursday through Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, delivering a list of demands to top government officials, international organizations and the country’s vice president, including that the government revoke the accreditation of More Than Me and strip the American charity of its ability to run 19 schools in the country. The Liberian Feminist F... [read more]

  • Published: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:00 +0000
    Explore Racial Disparities in Hundreds of Illinois Schools and Districts - by David Eads This week, ProPublica launched “Miseducation,” an interactive database where you can search, examine and compare racial disparities in thousands of schools and school districts across the United States. The tool — based on data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection program — measures these disparities in four ways: enrollment in advanced classes, student dis... [read more]

  • Published: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000
    Trump’s Tangled Relationship With Saudi Arabia — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast Extra - by Charles Herman, WNYC The disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate has brought renewed attention to what’s been true for years: The United States — and its president — has an important, and extremely complicated, relationship with Saudi Arabia. Trump has been doing business with Saudis for years, even bragging during his presidential campaign about the large amou... [read more]


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