by James Bandler, Patricia Callahan and Sebastian Rotella With no public notice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in October shut down a key lab involved in making faulty COVID-19 tests for state and local health authorities early in the pandemic. The move came less than six hours after ProPublica published an investigation that […]
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“This Political Climate Got My Brother Killed”: Officer Brian Sicknick Died Defending the Capitol. His Family Waits for Answers.
by J. David McSwane, Mollie Simon contributed ProPublica The grieving family of a slain Capitol Police officer says he was a private man whose death shouldn’t be politicized. But now it is forced to make sense of the reality that he is a victim of political violence, his legacy forever linked to an insurrection in […]
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Partisan gridlock at Wisconsin Elections Commission frustrates voters, local officials
By Vanessa Swales Wisconsin Watch This article is co-published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. As ballots began pouring in by mail after Wisconsin’s April 7 primary, local election officials became increasingly perplexed over which ones to count. A federal judge had ordered that ballots arriving as many as six days […]