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The mission is to expose abuses of power and betrayals of the public trust by government, business, and other institutions, using the moral force of investigative journalism to spur reform through the sustained spotlighting of wrongdoing.

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ProPublica was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, US

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Stephen Engelberg

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ProPublica's latest funding round in August 2015 was reported to be $2.2 m. In total, ProPublica has raised $3.2 m

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With pricing talk losing steam, lawmakers take on reducing costs due to wasted drugs

Congress has failed to make progress on drug pricing reform, but a group of lawmakers are pushing for something they hope will be more agreeable: finding solutions to reduce drug waste, and so costs to consumers.

Manhattan DA Swept Weinstein Sexual Harassment Under The Rug, Report Alleges

The NYPD had evidence but didn't do anything with it, according to the New Yorker.

Report: Criminal Probe Of Trump Kids Dropped After Campaign Donation

Indictment of Ivanka and Trump Jr. seemed "a real possibility," according to reports.

Kris Kobach Defends Using A Private Email For Government Business

The vice chair of Trump's voter fraud commission said using a government account would be a “waste of state resources.”

All of the anti-Semitic, racist, and xenophobic ad-targeting options offered by Big Tech

Over the last few days, a slew of reporting, inspired by ProPublica, has revealed that it’s actually quite easy, through the programmatic structure of most…
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