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    News World (New York) discusses fear and loathing at the IRS; tactics of intimidation and the agency's regarding itself as being above the law.
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    The News (Snyder, Texas) investigaties Browning-Ferris Industries. The company disposed lethal doses of cyanide and nitrobenzene into sludge from settling pits and delivered the sludge as a road base and resurfacing material to developers and builders. Residents living near the roads say they are ill from the fumes.
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    Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin runs series, titled "The Housing Game," on how Section 8 rent-subsidy program, designed to provide decent housing for the poor, is used to make enormous profits at little or no risk.
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    New Jersey Home News series examines the problems of chemical contamination from dumping, abandoned warehouses, and landfill leaks; finds chemical disposal firms are not fully complying with dumping rules.
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    Indianapolis Star series examines problems in insurance programs sold by auto dealers.
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    Indianapolis Star article reports on a racketeer who receives payments from auto dealers for guaranteeing labor peace.
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    The Progressive article titled, "The H-Bomb Secret: How We Got It; Why We're Telling It," argues secrecy shields weapons not from foreign spies but from the U.S. public.
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    Willamette Week (Portland, Ore.) publishes series on aerial spraying of herbicides and its effects.
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    Atlantic Monthly in-depth article examines the state of American defense and cost effectiveness of defense spending.
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    Worcester (Mass.) Magazine publishes article on the toxic waste problem in central Massachusetts.