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  • The Politics of Pardons

    Times-Picayune (New Orleans) series uses records, interviews to investigate Louisiana's clemency system and finds political influence runs deep in this life-and-death game.
  • Political influence ruining police force

    Minneapolis Tribune examination of police records finds politics had permitted an increase in prostitution and led to favoritism in the enforcement of vice laws and building code laws; the series prompted the resignation of the police chief, overhaul of vice squad.
  • Report from the Mideast: A Human Drama

    Philadelphia Inquirer Pulitzer prize-winning series entitled "Report from the Mideast: A Human Drama" evokes the lives, politics and cultural crossfire of the Mideast.
  • The Coal Connection

    Kentucky Post (Covington) series investigates the murder of an international coal company president with ties to organized crime figures. The series details his illicit campaign contributions to Reagan's presidential race in 1976 and also examines his firm's history of swindles and scams. The 20-month investigation relied on FBI, Securities and Exchange Commission and Bureau of Prisons documents.
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    Wall Street Journal article examines role of money and politics in Texas state courts; lawyers contribute to campaigns of judges hearing their cases, including lawyers in celebrated Pennzoil-Texaco case.
  • Unsafe Dams: Red Tape and Politics Snare Repairs

    Los Angeles Times runs Pulitzer Prize-winning series on dam safety that uses federal documents to show safety and inspection procedures were lax and many dams were defective, prompting congressional action.
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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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    Gannett News Service issues reprint, titled "The Rise of the New Right," on the growing alliance between political and religious conservatives and its impact on U.S. politics.
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    Indianapolis Star runs article on the use of The Saturday Evening Post as a propaganda device of the South African government and the role of the magazine's publisher in South African politics and business at the time of the Muldargate scandal.
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    Politics Today article says the Carter administration helped undermine the Shah of Iran by cutting off long-standing system of CIA subsidies to Iran's Islamic groups.