“Next to Die” pairs execution tracking with context

The Marshall Project has unveiled “The Next to Die,” an interactive database that tracks every upcoming execution in states that have used the death penalty since 2013: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.  This is the first detailed, up-to-date schedule of executions anyone has published, writes Gabriel Dance, managing editor of…

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Extra Extra Monday: Child abuse deaths unheeded, strawberry pesticides, habitual drunk driving

Nursing homes unmasked: Who owns California’s nursing homes? | Sacramento BeeAs private investment groups scoop up an ever-larger share of the nation’s skilled-nursing care market, it has become increasingly difficult to decipher who owns the nation’s largest chains. Elder-care advocates will tell you this is no accident: A convoluted ownership structure, they say, is a…

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Elderly, mentally ill and children trapped in broken court system

Thousands of Ohio’s most vulnerable residents are trapped in a system that was created to protect them but instead allows unscrupulous guardians to rob them of their freedom, dignity and money. Even judges who oversee the system acknowledge that it is broken, that it has ripped apart families, rendered the mentally ill voiceless, and left…

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Mass killing data records not being kept up to date

“USA TODAY examined FBI data — which defines a mass killing as four or more victims — as well as local police records and media reports to understand mass killings in America. They happen far more often than the government reports, and the circumstances of those killings — the people who commit them, the weapons…

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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 NationUnder 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 PostThe lead contractor on the dysfunctional Web site for the Affordable Care Act…

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$45 cost one woman her home

“In part three of Homes for the Taking, The Washington Post’s Debbie Cenziper, Mike Sallah and Steven Rich found the District’s tax office has risked 1,900 houses to foreclosure by mistakenly counting property owners as delinquent even after they paid their taxes, forcing them to fight for their homes in grueling legal battles that persisted…

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AEDs in short supply, distributed unevenly, subject to patchwork of regulations

WPTV reports that AEDs, if publicly available, could save thousands of lives each year. But despite two decades of efforts to expand public access to devices, they “remain unevenly distributed, according to a report from , often hidden away under lock and key, subject to a daunting patchwork of state regulations, mandates and laws, and…

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Investigation reveals predatory coaches within USA Swimming

KPNX uncovered a pervasive problem with predatory coaches within USA Swimming and an organization accused of not doing enough to help the victims. Reporter Wendy Halloran also obtained a confidential memo that revealed USA Swimming recognizes it has a problem and needs to “Show Our Face.” For the past three years its strategy has been…

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Back Home: The enduring battles facing post-9/11 veterans

“In the 12 years since American troops first deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, more than 2.6 million veterans have returned home to a country largely unprepared to meet their needs. The government that sent them to war has failed on many levels to fulfill its obligations to these veterans as demanded by Congress and promised…

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