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Spreading vaccine fears - and cashing in

As health officials continue the campaign to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19, influencers are making millions by dealing doubt about the coronavirus vaccines while selling books, dietary supplements, essential oils and other unproven treatments. ... Read more»

The economic recovery isn’t lifting everyone

The United States is slowly emerging from the COVID-19 economic recession; unemployment has dropped by more than half, people are spending more money, and families are paying off their credit card debt again - yet these milestones mask an uncomfortable truth: The economic recovery is mostly benefiting white families.... Read more»

Biden COVID data director on plugging deadly information gaps in a pandemic

Emergency physician Dr. Cyrus Shahpar is the White House’s COVID-19 data director and leads a team reporting to White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients. In his first tweet on the new job, he announced that the Biden administration would release state pandemic reports that the previous administration refused to publish and that the Center for Public Integrity first uncovered and collected weekly to share with readers and local reporters. ... Read more»

Campaigns come to town, often leave unpaid bills behind

President Donald Trump brought thousands out to his rally Wednesday at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum – what he likely did not bring was $145,000 to reimburse local governments for costs from previous rallies in Arizona.... Read more»

Super PACs, nonprofits favored Romney over Obama

Super PACs and nonprofits unleashed by Citizens United have spent more than $840 million on the 2012 election, with the overwhelming majority favoring Republicans.The Supreme Court decision helped Romney neutralize Obama's fundraising advantage.... Read more»

Student loan process a chore for disabled

The U.S. Department of Education's process for evaluating disability is keeping many genuinely disabled applicants in debt. ... Read more»

PACs flocked to Blue Dog Dems, then fled after crucial votes

The Blue Dog PAC raised more than $2.5 million over 2009 and 2010, almost entirely from PACs. But ultimately 58 of these special interest PACs also decided to donate to individual opponents of Blue Dog Coalition members.... Read more»

Big polluters freed from environmental oversight by stimulus

In the name of job creation and clean energy, the Obama administration has doled out billions of dollars in stimulus money to some of the nation’s biggest polluters and granted them sweeping exemptions from the most basic form of environmental oversight, a Center for Public Integrity investigation has found.... Read more»

Democrats gain in polling, but health care gives 'enthusiasm' edge to GOP

Democrats are gaining ground in campaign polling, but Republicans still hold a lead, buoyed in part by their stance on health care as the November midterm elections near.... Read more»

Sexual assault

Tucson woman reports ASU rape, bucking national trend

Roughly one in five women who attend college will become the victim of a rape or an attempted rape by the time she graduates, according to a report funded by the Department of Justice.... Read more»2

Sugar tax absent in childhood obesity campaign

As First Lady Michelle Obama officially launched her campaign against childhood obesity today, a proposal pushed by some health groups was conspicuous by its absence – a federal tax on sugared drinks.... Read more»