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The network behind state bills ‘countering’ Sharia law and terrorism

Some groups and lawmakers who sponsor a suite of bills say they’re protecting Americans from Islamic extremism and terrorism. But they've had little practical impact. 

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PAC that claimed to help veterans shuts down

Put Vets First! PAC and two sister nonprofits run by retired Army Maj. Brian Arthur Hampton were the focus of a Center for Public Integrity investigation in late 2017 that prompted attorneys general in New York and Virginia to investigate Hampton’s operations.

Controversial drug nixed from Veterans Affairs drug list following Center reporting

A Department of Veterans Affairs panel has pushed back against efforts to rush a controversial anti-depression drug into use for its patients, voting not to include the drug, Spravato, on its list of drugs available through prescription at its pharmacies.

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How special interest groups achieve their goals by enlisting friendly lawmakers to quietly push ‘model legislation’ in statehouses nationwide.

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