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Workers' Comp: CA Bill Would Stop Insurers From Suspending Care

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A ProPublica/NPR investigation into the case of a paralyzed worker prompted the state to warn insurance companies that they can't arbitrarily change treatment plans.

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Alabama Bill Would Increase Workers' Comp Benefits For Amputees

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A proposal to nearly triple the maximum compensation for workers who lose a limb follows an investigation that showed Alabama to have the lowest permanent partial disability benefits in the country.

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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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California Auditing Insurance Company That Took Away Home Health Aide

Monday, March 16, 2015

After a NPR/ProPublica investigation of state changes in workers' compensation laws, the California labor department says it will review the case of paralyzed worker Joel Ramirez.

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Morning Edition

Pentagon Identifies World War II Veteran Featured In NPR/ProPublica Investigation

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

After a long legal battle waged by a family member, the remains of Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder have been identified by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.

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Morning Edition

Regulators Take Action Against Delinquent Mines

Monday, January 12, 2015

In reaction to an NPR/MSHN investigation, federal regulators, a member of Congress and others are considering ways to crack down on mining companies that fail to pay delinquent mine safety penalties.

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Massachusetts Will Limit Practice Of Restraint And Seclusion In Schools

Friday, January 09, 2015

Massachusetts is one of a growing number of states that are putting new restrictions on the practice of restraining and secluding public school students.

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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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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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All Things Considered

Red Cross Misstates How Donors' Dollars Are Spent

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Red Cross officials have repeatedly said 91 cents of every dollar donated to the charity goes to disaster relief services. But an investigation by NPR and ProPublica found that's just not true.

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Delinquent Mine Fines: 'Clearly Troubling ... More Can Be Done'

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"We have tools in place to crack down on these scofflaws, but what's missing is a stronger commitment," says John Kline, a key House Republican.

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Red Cross Employee Survey Finds Doubts About Leadership, Ethics

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The results of an internal survey of more than 14,000 employees found that 4 out of 10 employees have doubts about the charity's commitment to ethical conduct.

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Red Cross Responds To NPR/ProPublica Report On Storm Response Inefficiencies

Thursday, October 30, 2014

An NPR investigation revealed how the emergency organization funneled its resources away from storm victims to create an "illusion of mass care." The Red Cross tells PBS NewsHour that's not true.

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WNYC News

Teacher Ratings: What Are Other Cities Doing?

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

New York City isn't the only district using student test scores to measure which teachers are most effective. The Obama administration is using federal Race to the Top grants and other funds to encourage states and districts to develop similar systems. Some are farther along than others. Below is a brief description of a few places that use the data.

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