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The Centro de Investigación Periodística in Chile found that increased phone surveillance by police – part of an effort to track drug smugglers – has violated the privacy of ordinary citizens.

An investigation by the Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism reveals what has motivated some women to become suicide bombers for Islamic extremist in Iraq.

The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting found that Florida school districts spent $890 million of U.S. government stimulus money — intended for low-performing schools and economic development – on covering holes in the general operating budget and only delaying inevitable cuts.

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