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    The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) runs series on corruption by two former officials of a Roman Catholic social service agency.
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    Post-Bulletin (Rochester, Minn.) series examines mishap at the Prairie Island nuclear power plant as symptomatic of problems plaguing the U.S. nuclear industry; includes examination of scientific articles that predicted the accident 20 years ago.
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    Wall Street Journal gives brief history of biological weapons and how genetic engineering makes biological warfare a greater possibility; reports on debate in United States between proponents and opponents of biological defense research.
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    Rochester (N.Y.) Times-Union publishes series on child abuse and the roadblocks to protecting victims.
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    Rochester (N.Y.) Times-Union articles indicate city insurance commissions were paid out as patronage to political friends and contributors.
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    Washington Monthly article shows history of the railroad pension system, why it is on the brink of collapse and who will be affected.
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    WUMB Radio (Boston) report examines mishandling of money collected from student activities fee at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
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    New York Review of Books article investigates the circumstances that led to the shooting down of Korean Airlines flight 007.
  • Bankrupt brewery

    Pottsville (Pa.) Republican series examines financial trail of a brewery that went bankrupt due to mismanagement and the illegal activities of its owner; a look at wheeling and dealing in the state's small brewery industry.
  • County commissioners' failure to bid contracts as required

    Times-News (Lehighton, Pa.) runs articles on county commissioners' failure to bid contracts as legally required, resulting in over-payment for county goods.