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Who was behind the #DarkMoney that helped defeat State Sen. Jessica King? She had no way to know for until August: propub.ca/1sTtvmS
At Orleans Parish Prison, if an inmate doesn’t die while in custody, it doesn’t show up on prison rolls: nola.com/crime/index.ss… v @NOLAnews
L.A. police commission approved gift of 50 taser guns supplied thru police foundation in less than 5 seconds. propub.ca/1sIb7gB
No credit, little cash, no bank account, no problem… you can still get an old iPad for $1,400. #Muckreads washingtonpost.com/news/storyline…
6 months later: Boko Haram may release Nigerian school girls, according to military officials bbc.com/news/world-afr… pic.twitter.com/pFgssRSS5d
.@WHO admits failure to see risks of #Ebola outbreak in West African countries— internal email theguardian.com/world/2014/oct… pic.twitter.com/6wNX3xy6PO
Ohio, Texas closed schools amid #Ebola fears. Doctors say they overreacted. usatoday.com/story/news/nat… How it spreads: vox.com/cards/ebola-fa…
The next Attorney General could make a lasting difference in at least one respect: Presidential Pardons. propub.ca/1uhN3xF
.@NIH director said #Ebola vaccine not here due to cuts. @voxdotcom claims otherwise: vox.com/2014/10/16/698… pic.twitter.com/v9V2FALj9P
Cheaper oil prices means cheaper gas. The bad news: It also reflects a fragile global economy. @nprnews explains: npr.org/blogs/parallel…
FBI dir.: Google, Apple should dial back encryption. recode.net/2014/10/16/fbi… (full transcript: fbi.gov/news/speeches/…) pic.twitter.com/2xBtVGCsTq
Fighting big money with big money: this anti-Super PAC Super PAC raised 1.5M in last two months: politico.com/story/2014/10/…
The gov’t killed a report on how it spent money in each state. So these 2 think tanks took up the effort: washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/…
Why the poor pay $1,400 for old iPads and more in #MuckReads Weekly propub.ca/1sRaykm
Last year the relationship btwn the NSA & US companies wasn’t clear. These docs paint a more “contractual" picture. propublica.org/article/nsa-do…
He embraces profit motive. Thinks transparency is overrated. & he gets millions in public $$ to run charter schools. propub.ca/1rv1RXq
Egg freezing is a benefit some tech companies offer. But what's the message to women? @UpshotNYT takes look: nytimes.com/2014/10/15/ups…
Cities are increasingly cutting “lifetime” health benefits. Here’s how #Obamacare fits in: theatlantic.com/business/archi… pic.twitter.com/N5g3IP5YYZ
This report from the NYC Attorney General shows that nearly three quarters of all Airbnb rentals in NYC are illegal: nytimes.com/2014/10/16/bus…
CDC Director has become the face of the “flawed” US #Ebola response: nytimes.com/2014/10/16/us/… pic.twitter.com/FI9GBuwE6r
So far, almost 60% of early votes cast for midterms came from Florida + more highlights from early voting numbers: bigstory.ap.org/article/9f4a6f…
These companies are scanning your selfie to try and sell you stuff:online.wsj.com/articles/smile… pic.twitter.com/QLrBGBa6HJ
In the 1970s, police foundations paid for bulletproof vests. Now they pay for surveillance systems: propub.ca/1sIaELr
“Hold it down”: Rikers Island slang for not reporting injuries. Exploring violence on Rikers: npr.org/2014/10/15/356… pic.twitter.com/m0vp3dvcPy
These two law students were able to refinance their loans, but most students can’t: washingtonpost.com/news/storyline…
#OfficialsSay: “They kind of blew me off,” says #Ebola expert who warned @CDCgov about lax training guidelines. propub.ca/1ubLYYa
The Wisconsin state senate voted down a controversial mining bill, but it passed after #DarkMoney got involved: propub.ca/1sTt7oi
Harvard law profs come out against university’s new sexual misconduct policy: nytimes.com/2014/10/16/edu… pic.twitter.com/CAVYkoX856
#Whipgenie is an NSA program that safeguards its big secret: cable taps & who’s doing them. propub.ca/1rvojjb pic.twitter.com/o6q7Tp7uHF
.@Whisper is supposed to be an anonymous sharing app but isn’t exactly, @guardiannews finds: theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…
To catch a gaffe: Campaigns invest millions into “trackers” to catch politicians their worst. washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl… pic.twitter.com/lWC74G1kJx
Our Editor in Chief @SteveEngelberg has a request for the next Attorney General: Fix presidential pardons. propub.ca/1Cr915r
How close is the relationship between NSA and US companies? @thejefflarson and I examine the docs for clues. propublica.org/article/nsa-do…
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In this week's #podcast: we explore the (incomplete) stats that exist surround fatal police shootings propub.ca/1sNUzDR
Really great note from @ProPublica's editor urging the next attorney general to fix the racist pardon system. propublica.org/article/for-th…
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Startup advocate said she never heard of @CALinnovates until it came out against regs to protect #NetNeutrality. propub.ca/1xKMWy5
Our Editor in Chief @SteveEngelberg has a request for the next Attorney General: Fix presidential pardons. propub.ca/1vijaBB
“Zombie-like” debts are haunting Americans years after the foreclosure crisis: reuters.com/article/2014/1… pic.twitter.com/s4tHmnofhe
.@CDCgov set up traveling #Ebola expert team & sending it to US hospitals w/ confirmed cases. bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-1… pic.twitter.com/tD8AxSuR0V
‘Undue influence, blah blah blah.’ Meet North Carolina’s charter school power broker: propub.ca/1ruVkMG
Police in #HongKong shown allegedly beating a pro-democracy protester in TV station video: nytimes.com/2014/10/16/wor… pic.twitter.com/w2JGsSxhLB
Rise of charter schools opened possibilities for school reform, but also for private co's to profit from public purse propub.ca/1rvh8HV
Teen who was shot & killed by police in St. Louis had gunshot residue on hands, police say. theguardian.com/us-news/2014/o… pic.twitter.com/nA6GZIBo2U
Liberia says it needs almost 80,000 more body bags amid #Ebola epidemic. motherjones.com/mojo/2014/10/l…
Companies seeking contracts from police depts also donate to private police foundations. propub.ca/1sIalA7 pic.twitter.com/4DWi8BvCQO
Tased for a dog leash violation? Yes. This guy was. @conor64 asks if American law enforcement is taser-happy. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
Arming insurgencies rarely works, CIA study found. It may be why Syrian efforts were limited: nytimes.com/2014/10/15/us/…
Despite brand new $106K death chamber, Oklahoma has to delay 3 executions due to lack of drug supply, staff. theguardian.com/us-news/2014/o…