Brian Ross

The Center for Public Integrity

IMPACT: Two congressmen called on the Labor Department's IG to investigate whether miners have been wrongfully denied benefits.

IMPACT: Citing a Center-ABC investigation, U.S. senators are leading an effort to reform the nation's black lung benefits system.

IMPACT: Following a Center-ABC investigation, Johns Hopkins announced Friday it was suspending its black lung program, pending a review.

A surprising force has helped industry defeat black lung benefits claims for ailing miners: Johns Hopkins University.

Representative calls for further investigation into Energy Dept. loans to electric car companies

Two politically connected firms get $1 billion in federal loans to build electric cars

Public housing, private frustration

HUD-funded housing projects wasted money on belly dancers, sex offenders and dead residents....