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How the IRS Was Gutted — ProPublica
Gutting the IRS Who Wins When a Crucial Agency Is Defunded This story was co-published with The Atlantic. Gutting the IRS Who Wins When a Crucial Agency Is…
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How Criminals Steal $37 Billion a Year from America’s Elderly
Marjorie Jones trusted the man who called to tell her she’d won a sweepstakes prize, saying she could collect the winnings once she paid the taxes and fees.…
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The Predatory Lending Machine Crushing Small Businesses Across America
As the Duncans soon learned, tens of thousands of contractors, florists, and other small-business owners nationwide were being chewed up by the same legal…
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Why Parking Minimums Almost Destroyed My Hometown and How We Repealed Them
Monarch Mountain Coffee, saved from the wrecking ball (Source: Google Maps) I never thought about parking minimums until my favorite pizza place was getting…
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VA Shadow Rulers Had Sway Over Contracting and Budgeting — ProPublica
The Trump Administration The 45th President and His Administration Inside Trump’s VA Investigating Trump’s Promises to America’s Veterans Newly released emails…
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A Business With No End
Where does this strange empire start or stop? Where does this strange empire start or stop? By JENNY ODELL Part I: Zooming Out 1. Orders and Fulfillment 2. The…
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Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality.
T.M. Landry, a school in small-town Louisiana, has garnered national attention for vaulting its underprivileged black students to elite colleges. But the school…
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What Happened When A White Cop Decided Not to Shoot a Black Man
“I Don’t Want to Shoot You, Brother” A shocking story of police and lethal force. Just not the one you might expect. By Joe Sexton Photography by Luke Sharrett,…
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The Insect Apocalypse Is Here
Skip to contentSkip to site index Feature What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth? S une Boye Riis was on a bike ride with his youngest son, enjoying…
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Update on No Lean Season's top charity status - The GiveWell Blog
At the end of 2017, we named Evidence Action’s No Lean Season one of GiveWell’s nine top charities . Now, GiveWell and Evidence Action agree that No Lean Season…
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America’s Epidemic of Empty Churches
A man walks inside an empty church in the Ninth Ward area in New Orleans Carlos Barria / Reuters Three blocks from my Brooklyn apartment, a large brick…
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The Website That Shows How a Free Press Can Die
Supported by From the beginning of his premiership in 2010, Viktor Orban has steadily eroded the checks and balances in Hungary’s once-promising democracy,…
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Tossing a Bird That Does Not Fly Out of a Plane
The 1953 turkey drop starts as the first bird is tossed from a low-flying plane. Wallace Kirkland / The Life Picture Collection / Getty YELLVILLE , Ark. — It is…
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Memory Management in Python – Real Python
Table of Contents Memory Is an Empty Book Memory Management: From Hardware to Software The Default Python Implementation The Global Interpreter Lock (GIL)…
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The Second Half of Watergate Was Bigger, Worse, and Forgotten By the Public
David Montero | an excerpt adapted from Kickback: Exposing the Global Corporate Bribery Network | Viking | November 2018 | 16 minutes (4,298 words) In 1975,…
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The ACLU Declines to Defend Civil Rights
Leah Millis / Reuters Last week, the NRA kept defending gun rights, the AARP kept advocating for older Americans, and the California Avocado Commission was…
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The Four Hard Truths Facing Democrats
Edmon De Haro “I want them to talk about racism every day,” Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former strategist, told The American Prospect last year. “If…
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Diversion Programs Say They Offer a Path Away From Court, but Critics Say the Tolls Are Hefty — ProPublica
Illinois Reporting Project Reporting From Around The State This story was co-published with the Journal Star, Rockford Register Star and State Journal-Register.…
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Evangelicals, Looking to 2020, Face the Limits of Their Base
Supported by Ralph Reed, founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, at a Trump rally in October 2016. “Social conservatives need to maximize turnout from the…
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How HUD’s Inspection System Fails Low-Income Tenants Nationwide — ProPublica
HUD’s House of Cards Public Housing Failures This article was produced in partnership with The Southern Illinoisan, which is a member of the ProPublica Local…
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“Pretty Much a Failure”: HUD Inspections Pass Dangerous Apartments Filled With Rats, Roaches and Toxic Mold — ProPublica
HUD’s House of Cards Public Housing Failures This article was produced in partnership with The Southern Illinoisan, which is a member of the ProPublica Local…
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Get Out of Jail for a Price: The First Investigation From Our Illinois Reporting Project — ProPublica
Illinois Newsletter Dive Deeper Into Our Reporting This story was first published in ProPublica Illinois’ weekly newsletter. Sign up for that here . This week,…
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26 days ago
I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It.
I n my office, I have a coffee mug from Stanich’s in Portland, Oregon. Under the restaurant name, it says “Great hamburgers since 1949.” The mug was given to me…
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26 days ago
The Great Virginia Grape Heist
James Graham T uesday, September 11, 2018, was supposed to be harvest day for David Dunkenberger, a co-owner of Firefly Hill Vineyards, in Elliston, Virginia.…
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Nearly All the Officers in Charge of an Indiana Police Department Have Been Disciplined — Including the Chief Who Keeps Promoting Them — ProPublica
Accused in Elkhart Justice in an Indiana County This article was produced in partnership with the South Bend Tribune , a member of ProPublica’s Local Reporting…
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How We Analyzed Rape Clearance Rates — ProPublica
This story was produced in collaboration with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and Newsy. As part of the FBI’s standardized Uniform Crime…
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27 days ago
Billions are now spent to protect kids from school shootings. Has it made them safer?
[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here . An Internet…
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28 days ago
Oregon Board Says Those Found Criminally Insane Rarely Commit New Crimes. The Numbers Say Otherwise. — ProPublica
A Sick System Repeat Attacks After Pleading Insanity This article was produced in partnership with the Malheur Enterprise, which is a member of the ProPublica…
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28 days ago
Not All White Women
Steve Marcus / Reuters After Democrats gained a House majority, causing most of them to celebrate the biggest check on Donald Trump’s power since he was…
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28 days ago
How the Chile Pepper Took Over the World – Airbnb Magazine – Medium
Until 500 years ago, the spice as we know it was confined to Central and South America. Matt Gross travels to Jamaica, Hungary, and Thailand to uncover how that…
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CBD, the super-popular cannabis compound, explained
The coffee shop in my Brooklyn neighborhood has a chalkboard outside. It usually reads something like, “Our soup of the day is coffee.” Recently, though, it’s…
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West Virginia’s Natural Gas Industry Keeps Pushing to Whittle Away Payments to Residents — ProPublica
The New Power Brokers West Virginia’s Natural Gas Industry This article was produced in partnership with the Charleston Gazette-Mail , which is a member of the…
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Parents Are Cutting Off Their Opioid-Addicted Kids — and It's the Toughest Decision of Their Lives
Kim Humphrey was sitting in a sea of chairs, surrounded by about 40 people he had never met, when the Phoenix police officer finally realized what a train wreck…
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Debugging distributed systems with why-across-time provenance
Debugging distributed systems with why-across-time provenance Whittaker et al., SoCC’18 This value is 17 here, and it shouldn’t be. Why did the get request…
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4 weeks ago
The War Inside 7-Eleven
The sun hadn’t yet risen over Gurtar Sandhu’s 7-Eleven store near downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 10 when four plainclothes U.S. Immigration and Customs…
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College Is Different for the School-Shooting Generation
Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty When Leonor Grave moved from Portugal to the United States in 2012 to start boarding school, she and her family had some inkling of…
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The Problem With Feedback
Brendan Smialowski / Getty After a recent Uber ride, I hesitated between offering the four-star rating that captured my adequate ride and the five-star rating…
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Why Doctors Hate Their Computers
Illustration by Ben Wiseman On a sunny afternoon in May, 2015, I joined a dozen other surgeons at a downtown Boston office building to begin sixteen hours of…
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How a Deal to Bring Autonomous Vehicles to Walt Disney World Blew Up
Walt Disney once mused that it’s “kind of fun to do the impossible,” so it’s likely the animation mogul would’ve been impressed by last year’s reports that…
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5 weeks ago
nREPL Redux
Prologue Naming is hard! It truly is! I’ve spent a lot of time ruminating onthe title for that particular post, before coming up with “nREPLRedux”. I could have…
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How Congress Stopped Working — ProPublica
This article was co-published with The Washington Post. For more than 200 years, Congress operated largely as the country’s founders envisioned — forging…
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Opinion | What We Have to Fear
What We Have to Fear Before the midterms, a trip to Hungary shows the dangers facing the United States. Opinion Columnist Credit Alex Nabaum BUDAPEST — The…
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What Does 'Middle Class' Really Mean?
Artazum / photo_jeongh / sumroeng chinnapan / Shutterstock / Katie Martin / The Atlantic The question of how to define the middle class is one of the perennial…
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U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.
For two decades, domestic counterterrorism strategy has ignored the rising danger of far-right extremism. In the atmosphere of willful indifference, a virulent…
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A Trash Industry Union Thrives, and Employees Say They Are Left Holding the Bag — ProPublica
Trashed Inside New York’s Deadly Private Garbage Industry When Carl Orlando began work as a driver for the private trash hauler Liberty Ashes in July 2015, the…
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The Democrats’ Culture Divide
Illustration by Ryan Olbrysh Energized progressives are thrilled with their momentum in the Trump era. But the party’s blue-collar base might not want what the…
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What I Learned From Making Hot Sauce at Scale – Jenny Gao – Medium
Back in July, I launched a preorder campaign for my Sichuan Chili Crisp , the first 100% all-natural Sichuan chili sauce to hit the market. It became one of the…
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He won Powerball’s $314 million jackpot. It ruined his life.
Andrew "Jack" Whittaker celebrates with his grand-daughter Brandi Bragg after winning Powerball's $314M jackpot in 2002. Brandi Bragg's body was found less than…
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The Amazon Selling Machine
Quinn Rooney / Getty What if there was a company that knew what you wanted to buy before you did? What if it made shopping recommendations that tapped into your…
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Why Do So Many Leftists Want Sex Work to Be the New Normal?
(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) O n the left, prostitution used to be seen as a bad thing: part of the general degradation of the working class, and the subjugation of…
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The Urban Refugee Crisis Is Also an Opportunity
Venezuelan refugees arrive at Boa Vista Airport in Brazil. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters Perspective A surge in migrants has fueled populist backlashes in cities…
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The Spooky Genius of Artificial Intelligence
The humanoid robot AILA (artificial intelligence lightweight android) operates a switchboard Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters Subscribe to Crazy/Genius : Can…
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Opinion | A Wise Man Leaves Facebook
A Wise Man Leaves Facebook Kevin Systrom, a founder of Instagram, wasn’t a “team player.” That was exactly what the company needed. Ms. Swisher covers…
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A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come
Illustration: Mike McQuade; Janek Skarzynski / AFP / Getty; Kacper Pempel / Reuters Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the…
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The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History
It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind. The headquarters of A.P.…
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august 2018
How an Aspiring ‘It’ Girl Tricked New York’s Party People — and Its Banks
Photography by Sergio Corvacho Above, Anna Delvey. It started with money, as it so often does in New York. A crisp $100 bill slipped across the smooth surface…
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july 2018
Goodbye Microservices: From 100s of problem children to 1 superstar
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that microservices is the architecture du jour . Coming of age alongside this trend, Segment…
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july 2018
How Riot Games tried to ‘fix’ support, and failed
Pyke , an angry ghost pirate on a quest to kill everyone he thinks is responsible for his death, is the newest champion in League of Legends . What is unusual…
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july 2018
How a Diablo expansion led to behind the scenes trouble
Stay Awhile and Listen: Book II cover art Lili Ibrahim The following is an excerpt from a near-complete version of Stay Awhile and Listen: Book II – Heaven,…
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june 2018
Cultist Simulator: the retrospective
Alexis wrote a mini-retrospective a couple of weeks ago which talks about the immediate aftermath of launch. Take a look if you haven’t already! This…
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june 2018
The Dark Side of the Orgasmic Meditation Company
When Michal got married in August 2015, her family and longtime friends didn’t attend. The woman who walked her down the aisle, the dozens of beaming onlookers,…
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june 2018
From Software's Hidetaka Miyazaki On Déraciné And Pursuing His Hidden Passions - Game Informer
Just as E3 was kicking into gear, Sony and From Software announced they were collaborating on a new VR title. Déraciné puts players in control of a faerie…
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june 2018
Toxic management cost an award-winning game studio its best developers
In 2012, on a light-drenched stage amid screams and cheers, Star Trek actress Zoe Saldana announced Spike Video Game Awards’ game of the year: The Walking Dead…
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june 2018
How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores (Without Resenting It)
Helpful kids are happy kids: Pitching in with household jobs builds confidence and gives children a sense of belonging, psychologists say. Sisters Angela, 12,…
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june 2018
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june 2018
How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google
WASHINGTON — Fei-Fei Li is among the brightest stars in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, somehow managing to hold down two demanding jobs…
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may 2018
Suddenly, Everyone Wants to Talk About Parking
Ah, efficiency. Courtesy UCLA/Luskin School of Public Affairs Laura Bliss 11:52 AM ET In an interview, the guru of progressive parking policy reflects on his…
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may 2018
The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency
Every week in Tokyo’s Ichigaya district, about three miles northeast of the bright neon lights and swarming crowds in the heart of Shibuya, a driver quietly…
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may 2018
A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture
Alan Beam was sitting in his office reviewing lab reports when Theranos CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes poked her head in and asked him to follow her. She…
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may 2018
Predatory behavior runs rampant in Facebook’s addiction support groups
When Laurie Couch first joined the Affected by Addiction Support Group, a closed Facebook group with 70,000 members, she felt a sense of belonging. Here were…
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may 2018
Basic Income, Not Basic Jobs: Against Hijacking Utopia
Some Democrats angling for the 2020 presidential nomination have a big idea: a basic jobs guarantee , where the government promises a job to anybody who wants…
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may 2018
Be aware: How domain registrar can kill your business
So, in the morning of May 3rd, I noticed uptimechecker.io becomes unreachable at moments, then available again, then down again, and so on.It all reminded of…
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may 2018
'Whenever You Hear the Word 'Smart,' Beware'
Can more cities be like Copenhagen? Bob Strong/Reuters Annette Becker Lessano Negussie 9:08 AM ET Architect and planner Jan Gehl looks back on how he helped…
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april 2018
Lessons from My First Two Years of AI Research
Tom Silver | About Me | Favorite Papers | Blog By Tom Silver A friend of mine who is about to start a career in artificial intelligence research recently asked…
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april 2018
California's Anti-Sanctuary Cities Were Also Anti-Cannabis
A California resident protesting law enforcement actions against medical marijuana outside the federal courthouse in Sacramento, California in 2011. Max…
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april 2018
I was Zuckerberg’s speechwriter. “Companies over countries” was his early motto.
Facebook co-founder, chair, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office…
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april 2018
I wandered off and built an IDE – QueryStorm Blog
A few years ago, I set out to build a small Excel plugin to help out my girlfriend at the time. I ended up building a full-blown IDE over the course of four…
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april 2018
Confessions of an Unreal Engine 4 Engineering Firefighter
A.K.A. How to Save 15% or More on Your Engineering Budget I have been working professionally with Unreal Engine for over 9 years. During this time, I have…
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april 2018
A Jarring Revelation
Poet, inventor, and businesswoman Amanda Theodosia Jones learned firsthand why 19th century America was a tough time and place to be a female entrepreneur,…
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april 2018
Content Efficiency: Game Data Server
Obviously I constructed this example to highlight some of the common problems we encounter when editing .ini files. This is far from a user-friendly interface.…
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april 2018
Determinism in League of Legends: Introduction
Hi, I’m Rick Hoskinson, an engineer on the Deterministic Disaster Recovery team, and I’m here to talk about how we gave ourselves the power to turn back the…
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april 2018
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