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As Students From China Flock to University of Illinois, Lawsuit Alleges Ex-Professor Targeted Female Chinese Students

ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Sign up for our newsletter to get weekly updates written by our journalists. This week, my NPR Illinois and ProPublica colleagues reported on a lawsuit filed by two former University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and a professor at another college against former Illinois professor Gary ...

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Report on Election Security Gains Attention, and a Sharp Rebuke

Voters line up in Oklahoma City on the day of the state’s 2016 presidential primary. Oklahoma election officials said a cybersecurity company’s report showed a “gross misunderstanding” of its voting systems. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as ...

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Thousands of Poor Patients Face Lawsuits From Nonprofit Hospitals That Trap Them in Debt

Social worker Raquel Nelson was sued for $2,200 by Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a Memphis, Tennessee-based nonprofit that brought more than 8,300 lawsuits against patients for unpaid medical bills over five years. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon ...

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Senator Demands Answers From Amazon on Delivery Crashes and Contract Drivers

Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Capitol Hill in September 2018. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Amazon is facing questions from Capitol Hill over the safety of its vast delivery network and how the e-commerce ...

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The New Target That Enables Ransomware Hackers to Paralyze Dozens of Towns and Businesses at Once

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. On July 3, employees at Arbor Dental in Longview, Washington, noticed glitches in their computers and couldn’t view X-rays. Arbor was one of dozens of dental clinics in ...

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ProPublica Launches “Collaborate” Tool to Help Newsrooms Tackle Large Data Projects Together

ProPublica is announcing the beta launch of Collaborate, an open-source tool that helps reporters and newsrooms work together on data journalism projects. The tool will debut this week at the Online News Association conference in New Orleans. As large datasets become more available, they can be difficult for newsrooms to mine efficiently. From troves of data from the federal government ...

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Making Collaborative Data Projects Easier: Our New Tool, Collaborate, Is Here

On Wednesday, we’re launching a beta test of a new software tool. It’s called Collaborate, and it makes it possible for multiple newsrooms to work together on data projects. Collaborations are a major part of ProPublica’s approach to journalism, and in the past few years we’ve run several large-scale collaborative projects, including Electionland and Documenting Hate. Along the way, we’ve ...

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Assaults, Bullying, Rape: A Lawsuit Against One Professor Claims a University Didn’t Stop Him

A person walks along a pathway on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Sign up for our newsletter to get weekly updates written by our journalists. Two former students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a professor at another college filed a lawsuit Tuesday ...

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How to Make Health Insurers Take Fraud Seriously

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In most states, laws require private health insurers to submit information to regulators about suspected fraud in their networks. Such reporting helps everyone by highlighting scammers and their ...

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