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At nonprofits, millions missing with little explanation
(Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)
Joe Stephens and Mary Pat Flaherty
A Post analysis found that more than 1,000 groups have had a “significant diversion” of assets since 2008.
Rowing club fell victim to embezzlement
Documents: View organizations reporting diversions
Graphic: Nonprofit diversions explained
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Wealthiest in Congress prosper since recession
Dan Keating, Scott Higham, Kimberly Kindy and David S. Fallis
CAPITOL ASSETS | A Washington Post investigation finds that lawmakers don’t get rich by merely being in Congress. Rich people who go there, though, tend to keep getting richer while they’re there.
Interactive: How lawmakers manage their money
Lawmakers can benefit from bills they back
Ethics committees protect legislators, critics say
Congress's financial winners and losers
Pentagon plans big expansion of its espionage operations overseas
Greg Miller
Ambitious plan will assemble an espionage network that rivals the CIA in size, U.S. officials say.
Missions in virtual city train Pentagon’s soldier-hackers for cyberwar
Robert O’Harrow Jr.
PART SIX | “It might look to some people like a toy or game,” but program prepares government for digital attacks.
Graphic: Practicing for cyberwar
Drug firms’ influence over research grows
Peter Whoriskey
EXCLUSIVE | Even in the most respected of medical journals, pharmaceutical companies’ funding and other ties to studies open the door to bias.
Positive studies have findings challenged
GlaxoSmithKline’s response to The Post
Scientists and drug company connections
No arrest. No charge. Case closed.
Cheryl W. Thompson
MURDER UNDER THE MICROSCOPE | A Post examination in the District finds that police closed dozens of homicide cases without an arrest.
Stories of homicides left unexplored
Part I: Killings drop, but D.C. cases linger
Many after-market motorcycle parts don’t meet standards, experts say
Debbie Cenziper
For generations, motorcycle lovers have customized their bikes. But what they may not know is whether after-market parts comply with federal and environmental standards.
A visit to Hog Farm
Graphic: Some key problem parts on bikes
Convicted defendants left uninformed of forensic flaws
Prosecutors failed to notify defendants or their attorneys even in many cases they knew were troubled.
Investigating flaws in forensics
How accurate is forensic analysis?
Full list of 137 cases identified by the Post
D.C. police’s high closure rate raises flags
Cheryl W. Thompson
An investigation of District homicide statistics shows that the much-touted 94 percent closure rate is the result of a statistical mishmash that makes things seem better than they are, according to records reviewed by The Post.
200+ comments: ‘That’s just unbelievable’
Questions over award-winning detective’s cases
Infographic: A tale of two homicide closure rates
Career of D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier
The hidden life of guns
A Post investigation breaks years of secrecy on where region’s crime guns are sold and how they move through society.
Police officers killed by guns
A cop killer’s remorse
A father’s grief
Alaska Native Corporations
After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Pentagon and other agencies awarded thousands of contracts without competition and proper oversight. In that rush, billions went to entities known as Alaska native corporations. Then the problems began..
In rural Alaska, a promise unfulfilled
Behind lucrative deals, a disconnect
Multimedia graphic: Two worlds
Top Secret America
“Top Secret America” is a project nearly two years in the making that describes the huge national security buildup in the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
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Power Failure at Pepco
One of Pepco's standard explanations for the frequency and duration of its outages -- dense tree cover -- does not hold up under scrutiny, a three-month Washington Post analysis has found. By far, Pepco equipment failures, not trees, caused the most sustained power interruptions last year, records show.
Map: Why are my lights out?
Poll: How reliable is your Pepco service?
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