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Maps: School Security Guards Are Generally Poorly Trained & Supervised

There are more security guards than law enforcement officers, reports Reveal (the Center for Investigative Reporting), and many school districts use the guards as a low-cost alternative to sworn law enforcement officers. Yet the guards are often poorly trained and supervised, and only 12 states require reports when they use their weapons. Show More Summary

Rail Safety Fact Check: Fires, Spills Up Despite Industry Claims

The following story was reported by Isaiah Thompson of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. NECIR trains the next generation of journalists in investigative reporting with summer high school workshops in Boston. Show More Summary

How Much Water Are the Richest Californians Wasting? It's a Secret

Former Oakland Athletics slugger Mark McGwire Bill Chan/AP This story was originally published by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. During California's...Show More Summary

Scott Walker Lied, GOP Prosecutor Says

Introducing Naked News, a segment collaboration between Lauren Windsor of The Undercurrent and Brendan Fischer of the Center for Media and Democracy... Brendan reports on the pushback from the GOP prosecutor investigating Scott Walker, who recently said that the John Doe probe is a partisan witch hunt. Show More Summary

Kendrick Perkins, Wife Vanity Investigated by Police for Domestic Altercation

Cleveland Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins was involved in an altercation with his wife, Vanity Perkins, early Wednesday that caused a police response. Scott Taylor of WOIO-TV reports no injuries were reported by either individual. Information was gathered and will be reviewed to determine whether charges are warranted. Show More Summary

Toxic Turf? Movement Grows Against Synthetic Turf

The following story was reported by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, an independent, nonprofit news center based at Boston University and WGBH News, and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. NECIR trains the next generation of journalists in investigative reporting with summer high school workshops in Boston. Show More Summary

Police probe death of 'missing' boy at rescue center in Henan province

last monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Police are investigating the case of a mentally disabled nine-year-old boy who'd gone missing from his home six months ago and was recently reported dead at a shelter for the homeless in Xinyang city, Henan province. [ more › ]

Report: Morris Twins Finally Charged With Aggravated Assault

last monthSports : Deadspin

Suns forward Marcus and Markieff Morris have been under investigation for an alleged assault committed outside of a Phoenix rec center for the past three months. Despite steadily leaking information about the case to the media, nobody was charged in connection with the incident, until now. Show More Summary

Lyme Disease Is Wracking New England. Why Isn't More Being Done?

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The following story was reported by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, an independent, nonprofit news center based at Boston University and WGBH News, and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. Sign...Show More Summary

Investigation of GRAS Highlights Allergy to Peanut-Related Lupin

The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) published a lengthy investigative report on Tuesday summarizing the safety concerns associated with GRAS (generally recognized as safe) food additives, the controversies surrounding how they’re determined, and barriers to regulating them. Show More Summary

Berkshire Hathaway Unit in Hot Water for Unfair Lending

``The Seattle Times and The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative newsroom based in Washington, D.C. reported that Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s home mobile company Clayton Homes  has been involved in unfair consumer lending practices.''

Physicians Pioneer the Use of Stereotactic Body Radiation for Deadly Kidney Cancer Complication

UT Southwestern Medical Center Kidney Cancer Program investigators have published what is believed to be the first reported successful use of stereotactic body radiation therapy for an often deadly complication of kidney cancer.

Climate Change Semantics Affect Leadership in Florida

In Florida Governor Rick Scott’s world, the perils of a warming planet somehow seem to be diminished simply by changing the words we use to refer to them. According to the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, Scott, recently reelected to a second term, commanded environmental officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)—the very agency in […]

We're Pumping So Much Groundwater That It's Causing the Oceans to Rise

Irrigation in California's San Joaquin Valley GomezDavid/iStock This article was originally published by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Pump too much...Show More Summary

Undercover Investigation Confirms California Crisis Pregnancy Centers Lie to Women

Even in the state rated the most accessible for people seeking abortion services, a vast network of organizations exists for the sole purpose of dissuading people from terminating their pregnancies, according to a report released Thursday. Image:...Show More Summary

California Is Drilling for Water That Fell to Earth 20,000 Years Ago

This story was originally published by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. By now, the impacts of California's unchecked groundwater pumping are well-known:...Show More Summary

Florida Takes Aim At Mere Mention of Climate Change

The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR) found that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has an unwritten policy that the words “climate change” and “global warming” are not to be used in any official documents, including emails.

Florida Officials Told Not to Use Term ‘Climate Change’

Officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection have been ordered not to use the term “climate change” or “global warming” in any official communications, emails, or reports, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting reports. “This unwritten policy went into [...]

Orwell's '1984' for Ecology? Florida Silences Climate Change Terms - Report

The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting said that local authorities were 'amending' the ecological vocabulary by prohibiting such terms as 'climate change' and 'global warming'.

Reveal and the new push for podcasts

Two years ago, John Barth met Joaquin Alvarado, the CEO of the Center for Investigative Reporting, for martinis at the Sir Francis Drake hotel in San Francisco. Barth is the chief content officer for Public Radio Exchange, a hub of radio innovation responsible for shows like Snap Judgement, The Moth Radio Hour, and the podcast network Radiotopia. He was visiting...

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