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Since the last presidential election in 2012, states passed dozens of new voting requirements, particularly regarding photo IDs.
Governor Baker says his office is reviewing a report alleging abuse and neglect at the Chamberlain International School for special education students in Middleborough.
Horse racing in Massachusetts continues to be fraught with in-fighting.
Acting as independent arbiters to shape government policy, many researchers also have corporate roles that are sometimes undisclosed.

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Child Fatalities

Shining light on child abuse and neglect deaths

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With 110 child abuse and neglect deaths in five years, a third of them under the watch of the Massachusetts DCF, the state is failing to protect its most vulnerable. Our investigation reveals the ways the government has failed to learn from this tragic toll.

Genetic Testing

How much should you know?

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From prenatal to psychiatry, genetic testing holds the promise of personalized medicine. But our investigations have revealed an industry with oversold claims, misunderstood findings, and potential conflicts of interest.

Reasonable Doubts

The case of Darrell Jones

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How a videotape gap, a frazzled defense and alleged pressure on witnesses may have tainted the trial of Darrell Jones, a man who has spent 30 years in prison for a murder he maintains he didn’t commit.

Administrative Bloat

The evolution of the American university

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Universities have hired administrators at a rate that vastly outpaces increases in enrollment and faculty hiring, all during times of purported belt-tightening and increased appeals for government funding.

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