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    New Times (Phoenix) looks into the story of two boys who died in a fire in an abandoned building; sheriff's office deputies concluded the boys had started the fire, but later evidence indicated that they may have been murdered to cover up a sex crime, Jan. 1 - 7, 1992.
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    Fortune (New York) reports on "trade loading" in the consumer-goods industry, the overshipping of products to customers in order to inflate sales and profits; Philip Morris has increasingly relied on trade loading in order to cover up the fact that consumer demand for its brands, particularly Marlboro, is declining; Bristol-Myers Squibb overshipped drugs to prop up 1992 profits.
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    Star Tribune (Minneapolis) investigates the business involvements of the University of Minnesota medical school, a leading institution in medicine, and finds a pattern of conflict of interests, research misconduct and other abuses; top officials allowed a surgeon to become a multimillionaire from the sale of an unproven drug; the school violated federal regulations by selling the drug; the university tried to discredit a whistleblower and cover up allegations of falsified research, May 31 - Dec. 31, 1992.
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    EveryBody's News (Cincinnati) series investigates the Fernald nuclear weapons facility north of Cincinnati and how it threatens the city's water supply; raises concerns about the nuclear plant's air emissions; looks into a 1984 death of an employee at the nuclear facility and the rumors that it might have been a murder to cover up violations, April - July 1992.
  • 'Friendly Fire' Reports: A Pattern of Delay, Denial

    The Washington Post reports on friendly fire in the Persian Gulf War, the leading cause of Allied and American casualties in the conflict; looks at the circumstances surrounding the friendly fire killing of one soldier in which the Army attempted to cover up that he was shot by an American officer after the cease-fire was in place; shows how the U.S. military would delay informing families that their family member had been killed by friendly fire.
  • Grave Secrets

    ABC News 20/20 investigates a series of unnatural deaths--and the subsequent cover up--among members of Britain's defense research community, May 5, 1989.
  • BUILT TO BREAK

    ABC News 20/20 investigates counterfeited and substandard bolts used in critical areas, including nuclear reactors and construction; alleges the U.S. military covered up related accidents; eventually, 34 companies were indicted; utilizes FOI requests, April 29, 1989.
  • U.S. Coverup of Nazi Scientists

    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists uncovers Project Paperclip, a government project to bring German scientists to the United States after World War II while falsifying records to cover up their Nazi criminal past.
  • Paperclip Cover Up

    CNN series describes Project Paperclip, under which the U.S. military brought Nazi scientists to the United States, then changed their records to conceal evidence of their war crimes; one of these Nazis became the first director of the Kennedy Space Center, and others also worked at NASA.
  • County Attorney's Cover Up

    KTVX-TV (Salt Lake City) tells of an investigation of a multi-million dollar office fire done by the county attorney's office that pointed to Salt Lake County government as the liable party; report was withheld and changed because of the negative findings, December 1985.