Inside Anonymous’ Hacking School

Last Sunday night, in the darkest corners of the internet — where no one knows your name or what you look like — 250 people from across the globe fired up their ...

April 30, 2016
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Supreme Court Strengthens Free-Speech Rights of Public Employees

WASHINGTON — Just in time for the election season, the Supreme Court has strengthened legal protections for the nation's 22 million public employees against bein...

April 26, 2016
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Federal Judge Allows Former CIA Detainees to Sue Over Torture

WASHINGTON — For the first time, a federal judge is letting a civil lawsuit proceed against two CIA contract psychologists who designed and supervised brutal int...

April 22, 2016
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Two Former CIA Contractors Face Lawsuit on Agency’s Use of Torture

WASHINGTON — When Gul Rahman was taken to the "salt pit," a then-secret CIA prison in Afghanistan, he was given a psychological evaluation by CIA contractor Bruce Jessen. Jessen wanted "to d...
April 22, 2016
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Secrecy and Suspicion at LA County Sheriff’s Department

This is a very long read but well worth the time if you want to understand the nature of the corruption up here and how it is connected to California and the drug corridor up Hwy 99 and I-5
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April 22, 2016
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The Woman Unmaking America’s Most Famous Murderer

When Kathleen Zellner was little she had a friend across the street who kept a pet duck. Toothbrush was a peaceful soul who liked to eat wasps and paddle around ...

March 29, 2016
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Trying (and Trying) to Get Records From the ‘Most Transparent Administration’ Ever

This story was co-published with The Washington Post. Two years ago last month, I filed a public-records request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as pa...

March 12, 2016
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Celebrating Spotlight: ProPublica Picks Our Favorite MuckRaking Films

This weekend, the journalism world will be watching the Oscars with an unusual level of excitement and expectation. Forty years after Hollywood made journalism g...

February 26, 2016
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The Best MuckReads on America’s Troubled History With Race

There have been several events throughout American history that have, for some, signaled the beginning of a post-racial society. The election of Barack Obama to ...

February 24, 2016
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Apple FBI Hack: Why The Court Order Matters

Apple FBI Hack: Why The Court Order Matters And What It Could Mean For The Future Of Apple And The Rest Of Us

On Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri P...

February 17, 2016
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