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°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Laura Sullivan

Laura Sullivan appears in the following:

In Private Letter, Red Cross Tried To End Government Inquiry

Monday, August 17, 2015

The charity has said it wants to "lead the effort in transparency." But when a congressman requested an inquiry into its disaster relief work, Red Cross officials wanted it called off.

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Sen. Grassley Not Satisfied With Answers From The Red Cross

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The American Red Cross responded to detailed questions about how it spent almost half a billion dollars in Haiti. But Sen. Chuck Grassley says he and the public need more information.

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Documents Show Red Cross May Not Know How It Spent Millions In Haiti

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Reports obtained by NPR and ProPublica show the Red Cross did not monitor many of the earthquake relief projects it funded. So the agency may not have answers to this week's questions from Congress.

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Sen. Grassley Gives Red Cross Deadline To Explain Haiti Spending

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Citing reports from NPR and ProPublica that found a string of poorly managed projects after the devastating 2010 earthquake, the senator is demanding answers to how nearly $500 million was spent.

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American Red Cross News Conference In Haiti Grows Heated

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Red Cross had the opportunity to explain how it spent almost half a billion dollars — but provided journalists with few answers.

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In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

An investigation by NPR and ProPublica finds a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success, according to a review of the charity's internal documents.

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Federal Judge Says South Dakota Officials Violated Native American Families' Rights

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Two of the state's largest tribes win class action lawsuit alleging that the state routinely put their children in foster care without due process

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Native American Tribes Win Child Welfare Case In South Dakota

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A federal court ruled Tuesday in summary judgment that the state of South Dakota has routinely violated federal law by taking Native American children from their families and tribes.

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Red Cross Criticizes NPR's Coverage; NPR And ProPublica Respond

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

NPR and ProPublica investigated the charity's response to Superstorm Sandy and other disasters as well as its finances.

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New Tools Let Police See Inside Peoples' Homes

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FBI, U.S. Marshals and local police use new radar device to detect motion inside a building

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For S.C.'s Poet Laureate, An Inauguration Poem Without An Inaugural Audience

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

State officials say they cut Marjory Wentworth's two-minute poem for time, but many residents say it was the mention of the state's history with slavery that got it tossed.

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In South Carolina, Class Action Lawsuit Pits Foster Kids Against State

Monday, January 12, 2015

After years of high profile problems — including the death of five children and cries of inaction — the South Carolina Department of Social Services is facing a new hurdle. Foster care children in the state have banded together in a class action lawsuit to demand changes.

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Senator Asks Red Cross To Explain Its Finances

Friday, January 09, 2015

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wants the Red Cross to explain inaccuracies in how it has said it uses public donations, citing questions raised by an NPR and ProPublica investigation.

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Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty To DUI

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Olympic gold medal winner gets no jail time for second conviction for drunk driving. He'll be able to train for Rio with his 18-month supervised probation.

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White House Says Any Response To Sony Attack Needs To Be 'Proportional'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The White House won't confirm North Korea is behind the attack, citing an ongoing investigation. Nevertheless, it is mulling over its options.

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Thousands March Across U.S. Protesting Police Brutality

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tens of thousands gathered in cities across the country on Saturday to draw attention to several high-profile deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.

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Study: Just 20 Percent Of Female Campus Sexual Assault Victims Go To Police

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Justice Department research finds that women ages 18-24 who aren't enrolled in college are more likely than those who are in school to report having been assaulted.

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Justice Department Vows To Fight States That Violate Indian Child Welfare Law

Monday, December 08, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder says the department is adding resources to bring states in line with a 36-year-old law that attempts to keep Native children close to their relatives and tribes.

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Obama Administration Unveils New Limits On Racial Profiling

Monday, December 08, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder says he hopes state and local police will adopt the new guidelines for federal law enforcers.

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Red Cross Finances Called Into Question

Sunday, December 07, 2014

For years, the American Red Cross has said that 91 percent of donations go to help victims of disasters. The only problem? It's not true. This story originally aired Dec. 4 on All Things Considered.

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