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ExtraExtra Monday: Newborn screening delays, state fails to keep track of waste, the Pentagon's bad bookkeeping

Regulations Are Killed, and Kids Die | The Nation
Under pressure, the Obama administration withdrew rules barring young laborers from dangerous work—a decision with grave consequences for several families.

Health-care Web site’s lead contractor employs executives from troubled IT company | The Washington Post
The lead contractor on the dysfunctional Web site for the Affordable Care Act is filled with executives from a company that mishandled at least 20 other government IT projects, including a flawed effort to automate retirement benefits for millions of federal workers, documents and interviews show.

Addiction Treatment With a Dark Side | The New York Times
In demand in clinics and on the street, ‘Bupe’ can be a savior or a menace.

Always Right | Newsday
Since at least 2006, Nassau’s deadly force investigators have never ruled an officer's actions unjustified.

State fails to keep track of hazardous waste | Los Angeles Times
On paper, California's rules on the transport and disposal of hazardous waste are among the nation's strictest. But there are huge holes in the system.

Unaccountable: The high cost of the Pentagon's bad bookkeeping | Reuters
Part 2: For two decades, the U.S. military has been unable to submit to an audit, flouting federal law and concealing waste and fraud totaling billions of dollars.

Deadly Delays | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The nation's newborn screening programs depend on speed and science to save babies from rare diseases. But thousands of hospitals fall short, deadly delays are ignored and failures are hidden from public view — while babies and their families suffer.

Saving Bobbi: A teen’s sex trafficking ordeal | Minneapolis Star Tribune
Powerful forces are taking aim at a damaging marketplace largely hidden by the digital age.

In NC medical examiner system, heavy autopsy caseloads raise risk of mistakes | Charlotte Observer
Accurate autopsies help ensure that murderers don’t go free, that suspects aren’t wrongfully prosecuted and that spouses receive the life insurance payments they deserve. But in North Carolina, heavy caseloads are raising the risk of errors, an Observer analysis has found.

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