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  • Election Expenses Exposed

    ‘Election Expenses Exposed’ is a series of investigations by Channel 4 News uncovering compelling evidence that Britain’s ruling political group, the Conservative Party, flouted laws in their campaign to remain the governing power in Parliament. http://www.electionexpenses.co.uk/
  • Sandra Bland jail suicide

    When Sandra Bland died in a jail cell in a rural Texas county, the Houston Chronicle was the first to report the suicide – an issue that had already been on the radar of Chronicle crime reporter St. John Barned-Smith. He’d already been writing about lesser-known suicides of inmates, who can be jailed in Texas on the whim of a traffic cop and kept there by Justices of the Peace without any law degree. Chronicle journalists were the first to report on Bland’s previous suicide attempt, they quickly requested and posted key documents and video, produced a more detailed profile of Bland and put the issue in context with the larger problem of jail suicides all across Texas.
  • Hong Kong's back-room bookies go global thanks to online betting

    The South China Morning Post built on a court case in Las Vegas to document how figures linked to Hong Kong's organised crime world have moved from hosting VIPs in Macau's casinos to running online gambling websites, an unregulated industry in Asia used for massive laundering of crime proceeds. They worked with reporters in the US, Montenegro, Singapore, Germany, Costa Rica, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand and Spain to document a key figure's global footprint. The Las Vegas court case allowed us to do documents-based investigative reporting on triad societies probably for the first time since the territory's return to China.
  • "Missoula shaken baby conviction relied on science, expert"

    Three-month old Gabriel sustained and eventually died from severe neurological injuries from what investigators determined was "shaken baby syndrome." Gabriel's father, Robert J. Wilkes, was not the initial suspect. However, through the testimony of a child abuse expert from Minnesota and convincing circumstantial evidence, he was eventually found guilty.
  • Suffering Children and the Christian Science Church

    Atlantic Monthly reports "The unwillingness of many Christian Science parents to seek help from physicians for their critically ill chidren has led to many painful and unnecessary deaths and, increasingly, to legal actions that have become burdensome to the Church and its members.
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    New Yorker recounts the legal battle over Silver Springs, Md., biology research center and the neurological research conducted on monkeys in 1981 that gave rise to the American animal-rights movement; the doctor in charge of the research was charged with 17 counts of animal cruelty, April 19, 1993.
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    Pittsburgh Press series shows problems in government's new fixed-price payment plan; finds patients deprived of life-saving care; includes exclusive government report that showed state-level Medicare reviewers missed many patients who died after premature hospital discharge, March 29-April 3, 1987.
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    San Francisco Bay Guardian reveals that nearly a third of San Francisco gynecologists may be prescribing Depo-Provera as a contraceptive to patients even though the Food and Drug Administration has not approved it for that use; article examines the dangers of this contraceptive, Oct. 9, 1985.
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    San Francisco Bay Guardian examines the nursing strike; discovers most non-profit hospitals built to care for the sick and poor are now run by chains concerned with the bottom line; these hospitals are struggling to provide adequate care.