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    Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel investigates the enforcement gap that turned South Florida into a haven for precious metals fraud; details a boiler room firm that bilked investors out of millions.
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    Industrial Research and Development shows U.S. high-tech sales to the Soviet Union have enabled the Soviets to build an awesome war machine.
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    Cadence (East Grand Rapids, Mich.) shows how power plant construction projects are usually characterized by cost and time overruns due to greed, deliberate labor slowdowns and, in the case of one Michigan plant, theft.
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    Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) investigation reveals problems at Northeast Florida State Hospital: inadequate treatment and rehabilitation program, criminals using the program to escape criminal charges, older patients terrorizing children, under-staffing, all hospital psychiatrists are from outside the United States.
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    New Jersey Monthly investigation of the mysterious death of a U.S. Treasury agent suggests the Mafia may have silenced him before he found out too much about gunrunning activities.
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    Wisconsin State Journal (Madison) shows Wisconsin farmers paid big bucks to a Nebraska firm to help them find loans they never got.
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    New Jersey Monthly finds that many of the non-profit,volunteer ambulance squads in the state lack the training and the equipment to adequately care for patients. The investigation finds that the state has no control over these squads and cannot require the volunteers to be licensed.
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    Farm Journal uses trial testimony to show how crooked cattle dealers falsify information about breeding, weight, place of origin and health of livestock.
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    Farm Journal shows that new soil conditioners and inoculents flood the market despite hundreds of experiments showing they don't work.
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    Roanoke (Va.) Times & World-News runs series examining inadequacies in Virginia's health-care system that leave many unable to afford medical care.