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Oct 8, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
1/ NEW: Every year, three-quarters of America’s domesticated honeybees are trucked into California for the state’s almond harvest.

It’s the world’s largest annual managed pollination event.

It has also created a thriving market for thieves.… 2/ Almond growers need two honeybee colonies per acre during the height of pollination season. And California’s total almond acreage has nearly tripled in the past 20 years, a spike due in large part to foreign demand.…
Sep 27, 2018 14 tweets 7 min read
1/ Ahead of today’s #KavanaughHearings, some, including @realdonaldtrump, asked why Dr. Christine Blasey Ford didn’t report her experience sooner.

There are a lot of reasons victims of sexual abuse don’t immediately speak up. And a lot of reporting on the subject, too. 2/ First: Context. 1 in 10 adults – 24 million people – were sexually abused before they reached 18. Yet less than 40 percent of children who are sexually abused tell anyone. And a fraction of those cases end up being reported to authorities.…
Sep 27, 2018 20 tweets 5 min read
1/ Last year, hundreds of people were sickened by an E. coli outbreak after eating lettuce grown in Arizona. 27 suffered kidney failure. Five died.

Six months before that, Trump’s FDA had shelved rules designed to prevent this very sort of incident.… 2/ William Whitt escaped with his life. But his sickness was harrowing. He suffered days of diarrhea and vomited blood. His body swelled like a balloon. He was given painkillers every 10 minutes.
Sep 17, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
1/ We're beyond honored to be recognized for @ONA's Knight Award for Public Service for our All Work. No Pay series:… 2/ We want to take this opportunity to congratulate all the finalists, whose work is an inspiration.

Do yourself a favor and check out their stories.
Sep 13, 2018 13 tweets 4 min read
1/ New with @marshallproj and @USAToday: In several states, crime victims can seek compensation from a public fund. But states reserve the right to deny some requests. And in Ohio and Florida, black people were banned disproportionately.… 2/ Here’s how it works. “Victim compensation funds,” as they’re called, are designed to help crime victims pay for things like loved ones’ funerals.

But in some states, you can’t get access to the money if you have a criminal conviction.
Sep 13, 2018 15 tweets 4 min read
1/ Crashed squad cars. Naps on the job. Big paychecks.

Welcome to the El Paso Police Department’s dangerous overtime habit.… 2/ Reveal Investigative Fellow @ElidaSPerezEPT, of @elpasotimes, analyzed five years’ worth of overtime records.

She found more than 450 cases in which officers worked at least 16 hours a day. And that was just among the top 10 earners.
Sep 11, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
1/ A national park in New England is the latest casualty of the Trump administration’s campaign to censor reports about climate change.

Here’s what went down …… 2/ A year ago, the superintendent of @NewBedfordNPS, a coastal national park in Massachusetts, signed off on her park’s “foundation document,” a 50-page booklet outlining New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s natural and historic treasures and the threats they face.
Sep 7, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
1/ The Trump administration has taken a step toward withdrawing from the court settlement that limits how much time migrant children can spend in detention. @washingtonpost:… 2/ In recent months, we've detailed how facilities that hold these kids have become dens of abuse, forced drugging and sexual violence. Our latest, from reporters @WillCIR and @LanceWCIR:…
Sep 6, 2018 16 tweets 5 min read
1/ Our latest episode with @ProPublica explains how seemingly mundane things like flood planning can serve as vessels for prejudice.

Let’s break down how it works.… 2/ Our first example is Pinhook, Missouri. In 2011, the U.S. government flooded the town, destroying it.

The idea was to protect a city and valuable farmland nearby.
Sep 5, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
1/ A year after #MeToo went mainstream, we teamed up with @thecut to explore why women across dozens of professions still feel like they can’t step forward.

Here’s what they told us:… 2/ “Roseanne,” tech entrepreneur:
Sep 3, 2018 10 tweets 6 min read
1/ On this fine #LaborDay, here's a recap of some of our most impactful stories about work and workers.

We'll begin with shipbuilders. In 2017, @jennifergollan laid out how private companies with poor safety records keep winning gov't contracts.… 2/ Reporter @willCIR found a pattern endemic to the temp industry of racist, sexist and otherwise discriminatory hiring.

Some agencies even went so far as to use code words to refer to – and avoid hiring – people of color.…
Sep 1, 2018 13 tweets 5 min read
1/ Each week, we dig into the most important stories in hate.

This week: Violence against Sikh Americans, Trump officials’ ties to white nationalism and the numbers behind the South African white genocide propaganda.… 2/ Over the span of three days in August, two Sikh American men were violently attacked in California’s Central Valley.

Surjit Singh Malhi told the @nytimes that two men assaulted him from behind as he was putting up political signs in his neighborhood.…
Aug 31, 2018 14 tweets 5 min read
1/ Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may have been one of the latest caught up in Malaysian fugitive Jho Low's wave of spending, according to @WSJ:… 2/ Jho Low has been charged in Malaysia and is under investigation by the U.S. for his role as the architect of a $4.5 billion theft from the Malaysian investment fund 1MDB.…
Aug 29, 2018 19 tweets 4 min read
1/ NEW investigation: Private companies are racing to develop treatments for veterans’ PTSD – and getting federal resources in the process.

But many of their solutions are questionable.… 2/ One problem driving this gold rush: A shortage of mental health care providers.

The number of vets requesting mental health services has surged by 50 percent, and the VA has not been able to keep up with demand.
Aug 24, 2018 13 tweets 5 min read
1/ Every week, we’re tracking the world of white supremacy in The Hate Report.

Today: How white nationalist propaganda makes its way all the way to the White House.… (By the way: To get the Hate Report in your inbox every Friday morning, just sign up here:
Aug 24, 2018 12 tweets 4 min read
1/ A lawsuit the government settled more than 20 years ago ensures that a federal judge can oversee how the government treats immigrant children in detention.

Now, the Trump administration is trying to do away with that oversight.… 2/ The proposal to end the Flores agreement, as it’s known, comes after the federal government has admitted it didn’t reunify more than 500 migrant kids with their parents.
Aug 23, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
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Aug 22, 2018 14 tweets 15 min read
1/ Today we're launching Reveal Local Labs, our initiative to support local investigative reporting and community engagement.

Here are the details:… 2/ There’s one problem facing journalism today that looms larger than practically anything else: the decimation of local news.
Aug 17, 2018 10 tweets 4 min read
1/ Each week, we dig into the white supremacist movement in our Hate Report newsletter.

This week, we’re looking into how InfoWars and 4chan are used as recruiting tools for hate groups.… 2/ In a 2015 interview on the white supremacist Stormfront radio show, Andrew Anglin, the publisher of the neo-Nazi site the Daily Stormer, talked about how his own radicalization began with Alex Jones’s controversial conspiracy hub InfoWars:
Aug 17, 2018 16 tweets 4 min read
1/ NEW from us and @dallasnews’s @James_Barragan: Texas failed to implement the most basic defenses against wage theft after Hurricane Harvey.

And many workers were left to fend for themselves against employers.… 2/ The state made no significant outreach to low-wage workers in high-risk industries such as construction.

That’s a basic strategy many experts agree discourages wage theft.
Aug 16, 2018 19 tweets 9 min read
1/ Today, hundreds of U.S. newsrooms banded together to defend a #FreePress and dispel @realdonaldtrump’s charges that we’re an “enemy of the people.”

We’re the opposite. We help people every day, in ways large and small.

And our work proves it.… 2/ “So much Fake News is being reported,” @realDonaldTrump tweeted on Jan. 13. “They don’t even try to get it right, or correct it when they are wrong.”