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Confidential Documents: Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent

July 26, 2015
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Confidential Documents: Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent

The documents also raise questions about the accuracy of the Red Cross’ count of how many Haitians it helped, concluding the figures on one project were “fairly meaningless.” by Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan This is part of an ongoing investigation: Red Cross How one of the country’s most venerated charities has failed...

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How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes

June 3, 2015
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How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes

Even as the group has publicly celebrated its work, insider accounts detail a string of failures by Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR The neighborhood of Campeche sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever uncollected. Children kick a deflated volleyball in a dusty lot...

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The Demolition Of Workers’ Comp

March 4, 2015
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The Demolition Of Workers’ Comp

Insult to Injury Matt Rota for ProPublica The Demolition of Workers’ Comp Over the past decade, states have slashed workers’ compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers. by Michael Grabell, ProPublica, and Howard Berkes, NPR March 4, 2015 Dennis Whedbee’s crew was rushing...

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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

February 27, 2015
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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

Federal health watchdogs say they are cracking down on organizations that don’t protect the privacy and security of patient records, but data suggests otherwise. by Charles Ornstein   (David Sleight/ProPublica) This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog. In a string of meetings and press releases, the federal government’s health watchdogs have delivered a...

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