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June 11, 2018

By Sarah Turberville

Who Should Make a Decision on Life and Death?



Lady Justice scales Missouri is flouting the Supreme Court's ruling on jury decision-making in death penalty cases. But will the high court rein it in?

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Topics: Justice System

June 8, 2018

By Andrea Peterson

A Dangerous Escalation in “The War on Leaks”



Silhouette whistleblower During an investigation into leaks from a Senate Intelligence Committee staffer, the Justice Department went after journalist Ali Watkins’ data—seizing years of records related to her email accounts and phone number, according to a letter Justice sent to W

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

June 8, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: Orphaned Parents



A mother and child are separated Court documents shed light on the impact of separating children and parents at the border.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 7, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

Patient Advocates Get Big Funding from Big Pharma



Two people meet Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced legislation compelling patient advocacy groups to report funding they receive from pharmaceutical companies. This added transparency will give the public a new lens through which to view actions of these groups.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

June 5, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Tech Giants Play the DC Influence Game to Win Pentagon Cloud Deal



Pentagon cloud tech giants The companies vying for the Defense Department’s massive, winner-take-all JEDI cloud contract are sparing no expense when it comes to spreading influence around Washington.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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