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    New York Times runs series on pattern of cover-ups in police-custody cases by the New York medical examiner's office.
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    Dayton Journal-Herald finds members of the Reagan Cabinet and their aides went against a presidential order forbidding office redecorating and spent thousands of dollars on upgrading their personal quarters.
  • Government Out of Control: Contracts

    Washington Post runs series on federal contracting: a documented saga of squandered funds, conflicts of interest, and sweetheart deals.
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    Kansas City Times series looks at child abuse in Missouri and Kansas: why efforts by state agencies often fail to protect the children, what more can be done in communities to treat families and to prevent abuse.
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    News World (New York) reveals ties between the American Family Foundation--a non-profit, anti-cult organization opposed to certain new religions--and big business and politics.
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    Dallas Morning News article examines critical shortages in the U.S. military food stock and how mismanagement at a Chicago corporation contributed to the situation.
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    Springfield (Mass.) Valley Advocate runs investigation of town's liquor industry; centers on how it's regulated, who profits from it, involvement of convicted criminals and organized crime, economic impact; also questions some controversial liquor license transactions.
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    Army Times runs series on problems with the service's doctors--inadequacies in the Army's procedures for checking qualifications of doctors and failures to investigate them once employed.
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    Atlanta Constitution series on the underpaid and under-protected focuses on working conditions faced by the following occupation groups: turpentine men, ice toters, poultry farm workers and motel maids.
  • Running in Reverse

    Mother Jones exposes Fords that jump from park into reverse, causing thousands of accidents nationwide.