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Pro Publica interviews Harvard professor Harvey Fineberg, the co-author of a 1970s report on pandemic response and one of the leading experts in the field.

A doctor-scholar who studied the 1976 mishandling of swine flu says the president is wrongly choosing between saving lives and saving the economy. Read more»

President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address Friday.

Ahead of President Donald Trump’s inaugural address, it seemed no one knew exactly what to expect. The speech was much more than sober. It largely lacked lofty language, but contained a full-throated populist vision, delivered with confidence. Read more»

This year, for the first time since at least Richard Nixon, the leader of one of our major political parties has pledged to limit press freedom by restricting criticism of his prospective rule. Read more» 1

ProPublica’s job is to report the news rather than to make news ourselves, but sometimes we find an article of ours to be itself a subject of public debate. Last week was such a time, when two articles we had published back in December and January became the subject of significant attention in light of the uproar over IRS oversight of the process for granting tax exemption to so-called “social welfare” groups. Read more»

A number of key members of the family which controlled The Wall Street Journal say they would not have agreed to sell the prestigious daily to Rupert Murdoch if they had been aware of News International's conduct in the phone-hacking scandal at the time of the deal. Read more»