Labor Department issues warning about Hopkins doctor's findings on black lung claims

The U.S. Department of Labor warned its officials to view with skepticism any X-ray readings by Dr. Paul Wheeler of Johns Hopkins.

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"… Labor warned its officials to view with skepticism any X-ray readings by a Johns Hopkins University doctor who virtually never diagnoses black lung, a deadly disea …"

"… ast fall that Dr. Paul Wheeler, an associate professor of radiology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions often hired by coal companies to weigh miners’ clai …"

"… er found the most severe form of the disease among more than 1,500 claims. Johns Hopkins suspended its black lung X-ray reading program promptly after the story wa …"

"… ngs in black lung cases are suspect. “The CPI and ABC News reports, and Johns Hopkins’ investigation and suspension of its black lung reading program, are rel …"

Students from two colleges file federal complaints related to sexual assault

Students from two colleges file federal complaints related to sexual assault.

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"… other elite schools, such as Wesleyan, Yale, Amherst and the University of North Carolina, have been plagued by similar allegations.   In 2009 and 2010, the C …"

State Integrity Investigation turning heads

By Bill Buzenberg

Collaborative State Integrity Investigation cited by more than 100 media organizations in first two days

Donor warned Obama that Solyndra 'could haunt him'

By Matthew Mosk and Ronnie Greene

Venture capitalist's email illustrates closeness between administration and campaign bundlers

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"… t contact with one of the president’s closest advisers about the federal energy loan program, the latest disclosure underscoring the closeness between the …"

"… side the White House about the wisdom of making risky investments in clean energy with taxpayer dollars. The most pointed example of that came during an em …"

"… nergy Department’s loan program. “The allocation of spending to clean energy is haphazard,” he wrote. “The government is just not well equipped to …"

"… y saw a healthy internal debate about the wisdom of investing in the clean energy sector. Obama had embraced the idea, dedicating hundreds of millions of do …"

Reed College still struggling with campus sexual assault policies

By Lee van der Voo

Reed College, an elite Oregon school, is struggling to put the the debate over campus sexual assault policies to rest

A lack of consequences for sexual assault

By Kristen Lombardi

Students found “responsible” for sexual assault face modest penalties, while victims are traumatized

State ethics update — June 19

By Caitlin Ginley

Here’s our biweekly round-up of recent developments regarding ethics policies in the states. PaperTrail is digging through the news for the

State ethics rules — April 27 edition

By Caitlin Ginley

As previously promised, PaperTrail provides you with another round-up of recent action on state ethics policies, including a new bill in Ten

South Carolina

By The Center for Public Integrity

A snapshot of ethics practices in South Carolina

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"… seven of those states — including Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, New York, North Carolina and Ohio — in which an outside agency is setup to oversee other division …"