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propublica.org Dec 07, 2021

A Multimillion-Dollar Settlement for a Young Woman Once Lost in the Shadow Foster System
Lizzie Presser

A Multimillion-Dollar Settlement for a Young Woman Once Lost in the Shadow Foster System Days after ProPublica featured Molly Cordell in a story about how a North Carolina county illegally tore her from her family and made her homeless, she got a $4 million settlement. DonateOur investigation examin . . .

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propublica.org Dec 07, 2021

These Real Estate and Oil Tycoons Avoided Paying Taxes for Years
Jeff Ernsthausen

And because he reported negative income, he didn’t pay a nickel in federal income taxes over those 10 years. Take Silicon Valley real estate mogul Jay Paul, who hauled in $354 million between 2007 and 2018. Carve-outs for real estate and oil and gas have withstood sporadic efforts at reform by Congr . . .

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propublica.org Dec 06, 2021

COVID-19 Hit This County Hard. A Weakened Health Department Still Can’t Get People Vaccinated.
Aliyya Swaby

A Weakened Health Department Still Can’t Get People Vaccinated. Amid widespread community mistrust, a strained health department struggles to figure out what to do next. Clayton County, Georgia’s fifth largest county, dominated headlines last year for its role in turning Georgia blue in the 2020 pre . . .

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propublica.org Dec 03, 2021

Head of New Mexico Child Support Agency Asks State to Stop Intercepting Payments to Poor Families
Eli Hager

Head of New Mexico Child Support Agency Asks State to Stop Intercepting Payments to Poor Families Following a ProPublica investigation, the New Mexico Child Support Enforcement Division is calling on the state Legislature to stop funding the agency with millions in child support confiscated from sin . . .

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propublica.org Dec 02, 2021

Utah Makes Welfare So Hard to Get, Some Feel They Must Join the LDS Church to Get Aid
Eli Hager

Fearing government incursion into the LDS sphere of influence in Utah and government dependency among the faithful, church President Heber J. The church constructed Welfare Square, complete with a 178-foot-tall grain silo and a dairy processing plant, cannery and bakery. Memorandum of Understanding . . .

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propublica.org Dec 01, 2021

“They Took Us Away From Each Other”: Lost Inside America’s Shadow Foster System
Lizzie Presser

“They Took Us Away From Each Other”: Lost Inside America’s Shadow Foster System Across the country, unregulated “shadow” foster care is severing parents from children — who often wind up abandoned by the system that’s supposed to protect them. Instead, caseworkers had diverted them to what some scho . . .

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propublica.org Nov 30, 2021

Even on U.S. Campuses, China Cracks Down on Students Who Speak Out
Sebastian Rotella

Students and scholars from China who criticize the regime in Beijing can face quick retaliation from fellow students and Chinese officials who harass their families back home. “If there are more than three or four Chinese students in the same class, you are scared to talk. That doesn’t include tuiti . . .

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propublica.org Nov 29, 2021

How Steve Bannon Has Exploited Google Ads to Monetize Extremism
Craig Silverman

How Steve Bannon Has Exploited Google Ads to Monetize Extremism Google kicked Bannon off YouTube because of his violent rhetoric but still sent ad dollars to his website that promotes misinformation about the election and the pandemic. Google also confirmed to ProPublica that it has at times blocked . . .

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propublica.org Nov 29, 2021

They Knew Industrial Pollution Was Ruining the Neighborhood’s Air. If Only Regulators Had Listened.
Lisa Song

ProPublica Read More The EPA Administrator Visited Cancer-Causing Air Pollution Hot Spots Highlighted by ProPublica and Promised ReformsThen came the dust. Neither industrial polluters nor the regulators who govern them know exactly how much hazardous air pollution is billowing out of smokestacks at . . .

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