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As Pope Pushes to Help the Poor, Catholic Universities Leave Them Behind

Many Catholic colleges leave low-income students with big debts. And wealthy Catholic schools that provide generous support don’t enroll many poor students.
Why it’s So Hard to Know Whether the Murder Rate is Rising
New Court Docs: Maker of Tylenol Had a Plan to Block Tougher Regulation
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A Closer Look: I’m Not (Just) Your Paperboy

Why more newsrooms should embrace crowd-powered journalism.

De Blasio’s Pre-K Program Adds 12,000 Kids, Only 195 Come from Poorest ZIP Codes

Experts say the poorest children are the ones who need pre-kindergarten the most.

How Senate Hopefuls Keep Donors Secret From Voters Until It’s Too Late

U.S. Senate campaign finance disclosures are still slow-walked on paper through a 40-year-old system. Is getting it fixed worth trading away another lid on political money?

Everyone’s Juicing

Latest raids of undercover steroid labs suggest the market for steroids goes way beyond the world of elite athletes.

‘American Red Cross Sunshine Act’ Would Open Charity to Outside Scrutiny

A House bill is being released today along with a government report citing a lack of oversight about how the charity spends the millions of dollars donated by Americans.

Trial And Error: A Man Convicted of Murder Wins Release, and Questions of Responsibility Linger

It turns out Brooklyn prosecutors for years hid the evidence Ruddy Quezada had sought to win a new trial. Who should pay?

The Roots, Rhetoric and Remedies of Europe’s Migrant Crisis Explained

Podcast: ProPublica senior reporter Sebastian Rotella gives context behind the headlines on the refugee crisis gripping Europe.

Q&A: Can a Divided Europe Handle the Refugee Crisis?

Deaths at sea and a chaotic refugee influx reflect the failure of European Union leaders to settle on a common immigration policy, one of Italy’s top elected officials tells ProPublica.

Colleges Flush With Cash Saddle Poorest Students With Debt

A ProPublica analysis of newly available federal data shows that some of the nation’s wealthiest colleges are leaving their poorest students with plenty of debt.

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Patient Safety

More than 1 million patients suffer harm each year while being treated in the U.S. health care system. Even more receive substandard care or costly overtreatment. Our ongoing investigation of patient safety features in-depth reporting, discussion and tools for patients.

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Editor’s Note: ‘Dr. Abscess’ and Why Surgeon Scorecard Matters

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‘American Red Cross Sunshine Act’ Would Open Charity to Outside Scrutiny

‘American Red Cross Sunshine Act’ Would Open Charity to Outside Scrutiny

A House bill is being released today along with a government report citing a lack of oversight about how the charity spends the millions of dollars donated by Americans.

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Unforgiven

The way lenders and collectors pursue consumer debt has undergone an aggressive transformation in America. Collectors today don’t give up easy, often pursuing debts for years. It’s now routine for companies to sue debtors, then seize their wages or the cash in their bank accounts. For many people, these changes have profoundly affected their lives.

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Company That Sued Soldiers Closes Its Stores

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Killing the Colorado

The Colorado River is dying – the victim of legally sanctioned overuse, the relentless forces of urban growth, willful ignorance among policymakers and a misplaced confidence in human ingenuity. ProPublica investigates the policies that are putting this precious resource in peril.

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Amid Drought, California Experiments With Leasing Water Rights

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Insult to Injury

Driven by big business and insurers, states nationwide are dismantling workers’ compensation, slashing benefits to injured workers and making it more difficult for them to get care. Meanwhile employers are paying the lowest rates for workers’ comp insurance since the 1970s.

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ProPublica Partners With Beacon to Promote Workers’ Comp Reporting

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Level 14

How a home for troubled children came undone and what it means for California’s chance at reform.

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‘No Place for a Kid to Go’

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