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    Pacific News Service article looks at the health and environmental risks associated with relaxing safety standards for recombinant DNA production.
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    Columbia Journalism Review article investigates the financial dealings of Michigan publisher John McGoff, who was the subject of a grand jury investigation of accusations that he worked as an unregistered agent for the South African government; the Securities and Exchange Commission also conducted an investigation into illegal uses of McGoff's publishing firm, Panax, to promote his personal business interests.
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    New West article examines the use of homemade nuclear bombs for terrorist kidnapping threats; article also looks into the health and safety risks that use of such "dirty" bombs creates.
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    Rocky Mountain Business Journal publishes article on Securities and Exchange Commission probe of American Leisure Corp., developers of an Atlantic City hotel-casino complex.
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    Honolulu Advertiser does article on a prostitution ring that caters to Japanese tourists and is well-screened from police investigations.
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    New West runs article on the possible safety defects at the Rancho Seco nuclear power plant in Sacramento, Calif.; piece details engineering miscalculations and poor structural designs by Bechtel Corp.
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    Mother Jones investigates home fires caused by long-burning cigarettes; examines government reluctance to require self-extinguishing cigarettes--a move that could cost the tobacco industry its profits.
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    Wall Street Journal article finds incompetence in laboratory sweatshops leads to inaccuracies in common medical tests, including cholesterol measurement and Pap smears, usually due to lax laboratory procedures; about one in four cases of cancer go undetected.
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    Hartford Courant follows up original investigation of Connecticut's jai alai industry; the series examines the connection of a Miami betting syndicate that fixes games.
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    Cincinnati Enquirer looks at the spending irregularities and waste of federal tax funds in that city's anti-poverty program; abuses include administering funds to those not eligible for assistance as well as profit making from funds held in bank account.