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Study Finds High Levels of Arsenic in Groundwater Near Fracking Sites

by Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica A recently published study by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas’ Barnett Shale. While the findings are far from conclusive, the study provides further evidence tying fracking to arsenic contamination. An […]

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Drug Prescriptions: Do You Trust Your Doctor?

by Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica Your doctor hands you drug prescriptions for a blood pressure and high cholesterol. But are they the right ones for you? You’re searching for a new primary care physician or a specialist. Is there a way you can know whether the doctor is more partial to expensive, brand-name […]

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Government

Where Will Proposed Billions Go for Border Security?

Billions Proposed for New Border Security. Where Would the Money Go? by Christie Thompson, ProPublica Federal spending on border security is at an all-time high—and it would get even higher under the Gang of Eight’s new plan. The Senate immigration proposal, released last week, would allocate $4.5 billion in the next five years to tighten […]