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Hear the voice of a Marine casualty assistance calls officer - along with behind-the-scenes photos - as he undertakes the most difficult mission of his life. Katherine Cathey was expecting a phone call from her husband, Marine 2nd. Lt. Jim Cathey, so she could tell him if their baby would be a boy or a girl. Instead, she got a knock at the door -- the knock every military family dreads. See additional photos of Maj. Final Salute : News : The Rocky Mountain News
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2007 Pulitzer Prizes -- Charlie Savage -- The Boston Globe (By Charlie Savage, Globe Staff, 1/4/06) WASHINGTON -- When President Bush last week signed the bill outlawing the torture of detainees, he quietly reserved the right to bypass the law under his powers as commander in chief. (By Charlie Savage, Globe Staff, 3/24/06) WASHINGTON -- When President Bush signed the reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act this month, he included an addendum saying that he did not feel obliged to obey requirements that he inform Congress about how the FBI was using the act's expanded police powers.
Extra! Extra! "19-year-old Hailu Brook was shot and killed by Fairfax County police after he allegedly robbed a bank and crossed the county line. Officers fired 25 shots into his body, and the Arlington County Police Department conducted an official investigation into the actions of the Fairfax officers." "The case is closed, but the Arlington police chief is refusing to release the document to the public or even the father of the slain teenager.”Transparency wouldn't kill anybody," the father told investigative reporter Michael Lee Pope, who reported the story as part of a partnership between WAMU 88.5 News and ... Read more ...
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Rogue Columnist Downtown Phoenix in the 1930s, a view facing south. W hen you see downtown Phoenix today, be kind. No other major city suffered the combination of bad luck, poor timing, lack of planning, vision and moneyed stewards, as well as outright civic vandalism. The only thing missing was a race riot, which happened elsewhere in the city during World War II and is not spoken about. First, definitions.
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MediaShift . 10 Projects that Help Citizens Become Government Watchdogs With the 2010 U.S. elections coming into view, many people are looking for more information about the people running for office -- and the individuals and organizations funding these candidates. Fortunately, there are dozens of initiatives that mine and share the data that influence policy and policy-makers. Many are funded by The Sunlight Foundation , which aims to use "the revolutionary power of the Internet to make information about Congress and the federal government more meaningfully accessible to citizens." Below are 10 innovative government transparency projects that employ powerful online databases to make political data accessible (and, in many cases, fun as well). They serve as examples of Public Media 2.0 by providing much-needed intelligence about the relationships between officials, corporations, and policy-makers. 1.
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It’s Blog Action Day .Here are 88 ways to do something about poverty now . And if you’re in the Midlands, here’s an 89th: go to the Birmingham Social Media Surgery , to support voluntary and community groups in the city. Credit to Nick Booth for getting things going; credit to the Birmingham blog community for demonstrating once again what a fantastic bunch of people they are. Help Me Investigate.com blog :: Behind the scenes
In July 2011, J. William Leonard, a former director of the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), took the extraordinary step of filing a formal complaint with the Office he once led charging that a document used to indict former NSA official Thomas Drake under the Espionage Act had been wrongly classified in violation of the executive order on classification. ( “Complaint Seeks Punishment for Classification of Documents” by Scott Shane, New York Times, August 2, 2011; “Ex-federal official calls U.S. classification system ‘dysfunctional’” by Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post, July 21, 2012) Last December, in a newly disclosed response , John P. Fitzpatrick, the current ISOO director , concluded that Mr.
100 Best Blogs for Journalism Students - Learn-gasm Today’s journalism students are entering an industry that’s facing a crossroads. These days, newspapers and media in general are adapting and growing at a rapid pace, and it’s essential that students keep up, or they’ll be left in the dust. By reading these blogs, you can keep an ear to the ground on the latest developments that matter the most to journalism students. General These blogs offer general information to journalism students. PoynterOnline : Read news and tips about writing, reporting, and more.
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