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ProPublica 10h
People who claim the earned income tax credit are more likely to face an IRS audit than someone making 20x as much. Also: these people make less than $20,000 a year on average.
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ProPublica 14h
A story from 2015, that is currently adapting for the small screen:
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ProPublica 16h
Last year, we wanted to understand how exactly levees can *increase* flooding in surrounding areas, so we teamed up with and built a giant, room-sized model. Play with it yourself here:
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ProPublica 17h
The 2nd anniversary of Trump's inauguration might be a good time to revisit the churning roster of his cabinet members and top advisors:
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ProPublica 19h
At the FBI Lab in Quantico, Virginia, evidence like this photo comparison has been used for years in criminal cases — even though the lab’s image analysis techniques lacked scientific validation.
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ProPublica 21h
10 yrs after passing the Video Gaming Act, Illinois has: ♣️ 30,000 video gambling machines ♥️ 6,800 places to use them ♦️ lots of rich gambling companies ♠️ seen only a fraction of profits And now, lawmakers want to try their hands again
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ProPublica 21h
Did you know there are more places to place a bet in Illinois than in Nevada? It’s true — and it’s all thanks to video gambling machines. Legalizing them was supposed to make the state billions. That didn’t happen.
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ProPublica 22h
Could you know with statistical and legal certainty that the shirt in this grainy security camera footage of a bank robber is the same shirt found at a defendant’s house? At the FBI, the answer is yes. Forensic experts say no.
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Kenwardjr Jan 16
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ProPublica Jan 20
It's been 2 years since Trump was sworn into office. The roster of his cabinet members and top advisers continues to churn at an unprecedented rate. We've updated our guide to who's in and who's out:
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ProPublica Jan 19
When it came out this year that President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised and spent unprecedented amounts, people wondered where all that money went. It turns out one beneficiary was Trump himself. (from 2018)
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Jesse Eisinger Jan 19
A DOJ supervisor told me last week that some of his best young prosecutors are being forced to consider leaving because of the shutdown.
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Bethany Barnes Jan 17
The story you don’t know about blue jeans, the FBI and bank robberies via
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ProPublica Jan 19
How do we do what we do? Here's some insight from our colleagues at
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ProPublica Jan 19
Before the new year, we found 95 new, undisclosed Trump appointees. Among the latest hires: a longtime DuPont manager who is now at an EPA position that is typically not a political appointment.
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ProPublica Jan 19
Over the course of half a century, one man developed and spread modern bloodstain-pattern analysis. He persuaded judge after judge of its reliability. Then he trained hundreds of others. ...But what if they’re getting it wrong?
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ProPublica Jan 19
Illinois lawmakers promised local governments they would benefit from the legalization of video gambling. They haven’t much. Guess who has? Video gambling companies.
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ProPublica Jan 19
There are more places to place a bet in Illinois than in Nevada. It’s not by accident — a decade ago lawmakers legalized video gambling with the promise of billions in state revenue. Didn’t happen. Gambling companies have gotten very rich, though.
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ProPublica Jan 19
FBI visual examiners use technology to tie suspects to crime images by analyzing minute details, like the seams of a pair of jeans or the cut of a flannel shirt. These practices aren’t scientific — and they have experts worried.
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