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Plot Thickens: Pentagon Now Facing More Scrutiny Over $766 Million Task Force

Senators were already questioning why the Defense Department was restricting a government watchdog. Now there are criminal investigations and questions about retaliation against a whistleblower. by Megan McCloskey ProPublica The Pentagon is scrambling to justify… Read More

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40 Years After Vietnam, Blue Water Navy Vets Still Fighting for Agent Orange Compensation

Though most didn’t step foot in Vietnam, some 90,000 Navy vets who served offshore may have been exposed to the chemical brew and seek benefits. The battle is playing out in the courts and in… Read More


Passing the Test

Is Mayor Bill de Blasio’s universal pre-K the best way to allocate education dollars? by Marcelo Rochabrun ProPublica As 65,000 4-year-olds start free, full-time pre-kindergarten today as part of New York City’s ambitious universal pre-K… Read More

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Could Scott Walker’s Legal Victory Expand PAC Superpowers?

Proponents of tighter reins on political money worry that a Wisconsin ruling about the governor’s recall campaign could carry seeds of another ‘Citizens United.’ by Robert Faturechi ProPublica A Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on Gov…. Read More