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ProPublica Podcast: Who’s Behind the “Tennis Racket?”

ProPublica Podcast: Who’s Behind the “Tennis Racket?”
World tennis was stunned last month by allegations of widespread match-fixing, as well as the utter failure of the game’s authorities to deal with the underhanded practice. In a blockbuster investigation called The Tennis Racket, by BuzzFeed data reporter John Templon and BuzzFeed UK investigations editor Heidi Blake, the journalists drew on evidence from leaked files showing that 16 tennis players (who at some point have been ranked in the top 50) have been repeatedly flagged to the Tennis Integrity Unit for suspicions they had thrown matches or arranged for their opponent to lose.
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OKC Stifles Dissent on Lake Hefner Fracking Proposal

OKC Stifles Dissent on Lake Hefner Fracking Proposal
When it comes to basic democratic principles and the freedom of political expression, the public meeting Thursday to discuss a proposal to allow fracking adjacent to Lake Hefner was a complete sham. Democracy is NOT alive and well in Oklahoma City, folks.
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Fox News Is a Flat Circle: Fraudster Accuses EPA of Fraud He Himself Committed

Fox News Is a Flat Circle: Fraudster Accuses EPA of Fraud He Himself Committed
Jay Lehr, "Science Director" for the Koch brother-funded Heartland Institute, is calling out the EPA for fraud on Fox News. Funny, didn't Lehr just do jail time for defrauding that same agency?
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McDonnell Trial Update: Tawdry Details of the Former VA Gov's Abuse of Power

McDonnell Trial Update: Tawdry Details of the Former VA Gov's Abuse of Power
The trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell continues, with new details of his and his wife's sordid abuses of power while in the Governor's mansion.
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Criminally Indicted TX Governor Jumps Back on Prez Campaign Trail

Criminally Indicted TX Governor Jumps Back on Prez Campaign Trail
Laughingstock 2012 presidential candidate, and Texas governor, Rick Perry won't let a little thing like a criminal indictment get in the way of his 2016 ambitions.
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Iowa State Univ. Scientist Touted False AIDS Vaccine for Gov't Cash, Feds Say

Iowa State Univ. Scientist Touted False AIDS Vaccine for Gov't Cash, Feds Say
Dong-Pyou Han, an Iowa State University scientist, pleaded not guilty to charges alleging he falsified research for an AIDS vaccine just to secure millions of dollars in federal funding.
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Sold One Thing, Given Another: Charter Schools Fall Far Short of Their Promises

Sold One Thing, Given Another: Charter Schools Fall Far Short of Their Promises
Charter schools were sold to the American people as a more efficient and dynamic form of education. The reality as shown in several new studies is much different than we were told, with charters spending less per student and more rife with fraud than the public system.
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Law Strikes Down Utah Adoption Act, 'Responsible' Fathers Can Now Contest for Custody

Law Strikes Down Utah Adoption Act, 'Responsible' Fathers Can Now Contest for Custody
To combat a previous rule that allowed unwed mothers to place their children up for adoption in Utah without the father's consent – which critics say led to de facto kidnapping – state legislators have changed the law so that the fathers must now be notified. "Responsible" fathers may now challenge the adoptions.
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First Arrests from Target Data Breach? Feds and Local Police Disagree

First Arrests from Target Data Breach? Feds and Local Police Disagree
A South Texas police chief said Monday that two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise. But a federal official said later there currently was no connection between the arrests and the retailer's credit card data theft.
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Christopher Sherman
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Amid Rampant Fraud, Medicare Moves to Tighten Oversight of Prescribers

Amid Rampant Fraud, Medicare Moves to Tighten Oversight of Prescribers
Ten years after Medicare’s vaunted prescription drug program was signed into law, the Obama administration and Congress are re-evaluating whether it does enough to stop inappropriate prescribing and fraud by physicians. Until now, the program’s top priority has been getting drugs into the hands of its elderly and disabled enrollees, earning it high praise from consumers and politicians. Medicare is now putting in place changes that would give greater priority to targeting fraud and curbing waste.
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Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber
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