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The Big Classroom That Is the News

Blair Forlaw | Posted 02.25.2017 | Education
Blair Forlaw

I've lost track of the other students in Miss Rankin's social studies class, but I would be interested to hear their reflections on our shared experience. Perhaps a few would agree with me: while we were busy memorizing all those counties, we missed some of the most important lessons of our day.

Investigation Claims Jehovah Witnesses' Watchtower Is Hiding Child Sexual Abuse Claims

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion

A new report out of the Center for Investigative Reporting claims that the Jehovah's Witnesses' parent organization in the United States has systemati...

This Surprising System Of Abuse Is Occurring All Over The U.S.

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

From withholding wages to threatening legal action, an underground scheme is brewing within the U.S. visa program, a yearlong investigation by the Cen...

Female Inmates Should Soon Have This Basic Human Right Protected In California

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Legislation sparked by a media report and a state audit that found female prisoners were being unlawfully sterilized in California's prisons heads to ...

Coming Soon: 20,000 Pounds of Medical Pot for Canada

Blaise Zerega | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Blaise Zerega

Privateer Holdings, a Seattle-based private equity firm, is making a very big ,and what looks to be a very smart, investment as Canada's national medi...

First-Ever One-Stop Charity Rating Site Is Like Yelp For Nonprofits

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact

For the first time, donors can search just one database and find out how all the top watchdogs rate a nonprofit. Charity Checker, a portal that a...

So What's Now After 'Worst Charities' List? | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact

Since publishing America’s Worst Charities, we’ve received more than 290 tips (and counting) from readers urging The Center for Investigative Repo...

Critics Speak Out Against 'America's Worst Charities' Report

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact

After a new report pointed a finger at "America's Worst Charities," nonprofit experts are speaking out. CNN recently published the results of a stu...

WATCH: Pot Reporter Accidentally Gets WAY Too High

center for investigative reporting | Posted 04.25.2013 | San Francisco

This video comes to us courtesy of the Center for Investigative Reporting. Imagine you're a pot reporter. Pot as in weed, marijuana, bud. What coul...

Wait For Disability Benefits Longer In VA Secretary's Home State

Honolulu Civil Beat | Kery Murakami | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Although the federal Veterans Administration has been taking heat nationally for a growing backlog and increased times to process disabled veterans be...

Walmart Warehouses Accused Of Stealing Workers' Wages

Center For Public Integrity | Jim Morris, Adithya Sambamurthy | Posted 11.30.2012 | Business

MIRA LOMA, Calif. – Walmart was named a defendant today in an ongoing federal lawsuit alleging wage theft from mostly immigrant Latino contract work...

Employees 'Unsettled' By High-Profile Bay Area Newspaper Merger

| Posted 04.09.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert If all goes well and the paperwork is signed, The Bay Citizen news...

WATCH: The True Cost Of Gas

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.22.2011 | Green

As gas prices in America strain family budgets, it's worth considering the true cost of filling up at the pump. The Center for Investigative Report...

Pat-down Protesters Tangled With the TSA Online

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
G.W. Schulz

The TSA's website hosts a fellow nicknamed "Blogger Bob" who's responsible for debunking perceived myths about airport security. Sometimes Bob is right. Other times the TSA doesn't help itself by appearing to muddy the truth further.

Colorado Homeland Security Funds Failed To Comply With Guidelines

The Colorado Independent | digg_url = 'Http:// | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A $20,000 computer server gone missing. A $1 million check left for months in a mailbox. A mobile security field station squatting unused in a Lake Ci...