Marion Prison in Illinois, where one of the CMUs is located.
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September 29, 2011 At the special communications management units (CMUs), their conversations are monitored 24 hours a day.
September 13, 2011 A Pro Publica investigation shows that many doctors are being paid by the same drug companies whose medicines they prescribe. By 2013, all doctors must report any payments from pharmaceutical companies to the federal government, and those records will be available to the public.
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The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., has implemented a security program aimed at aiding the government identify suspected terrorists.
September 8, 2011 Programs aimed at keeping a lookout for potential terrorists are not about profiling, government officials stress. But an analysis of suspicious activity reports of incidents at the Mall of America suggests that the mall may be questioning people based partly on their appearance.
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September 7, 2011 Documents obtained by NPR and the Center for Investigative Reporting detail how the Mall of America shares information about possible threats.
At a fusion center in Las Vegas workers like Daniel Burns, a program coordinator, analyze suspicious activity reports.
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September 7, 2011 Discerning real tips from the merely suspicious or paranoid reports submitted to law enforcement is sometimes more of an art than a science.
The Mall of America, one of the nation's largest shopping and entertainment venues, is also home to its own counterterrorism unit.
September 7, 2011 Since Sept. 11, the nation's leaders have warned that government can't protect the country on its own — private businesses and civilians have to do their part, too. Now NPR and the Center for Investigative Reporting have found that, at least in one community, these kinds of programs are entangling ordinary people with the police and FBI.
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September 7, 2011 NPR News Investigations and the Center for Investigative Reporting analyzed 125 reports of shoppers and incidents at Mall of America that mall security personnel and local police identified as suspicious persons or activities potentially related to terrorism.
July 19, 2011 Bylon Alexander dreamed of leaving the nursing home she lived in and move into her own apartment. But tragedy struck just as she got closer to that goal.
July 18, 2011 After six years in a nursing home, Rosa Hendrix has moved into her own apartment. Hendrix was featured in an NPR News investigation that examined a new federal law that gives people with disabilities the right to receive long-term health care in their own homes.
July 12, 2011 The military center that's supposed to lead the effort to find the best ways to diagnose and treat traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress disorder is in trouble, Government Accountability Office concludes.
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July 1, 2011 A new study suggests that babies can die by violent shaking alone, but not in the way doctors have thought. A series of autopsies suggests damage to the neck rather than the brain can be fatal.
Tammy Marquardt, now 39, spent 14 years in prison for a crime she didn't commit.
June 30, 2011 Tammy Marquardt is one of at least a dozen people prosecuted for killing children in Ontario based on what later turned out to be tainted medical evidence. In just the past few years, courts have overturned several of those convictions, and more are under review.
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Mine helmets and painted crosses sit at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine on April 5, as a memorial to the 29 miners killed there one year earlier.
June 29, 2011 At the Upper Big Branch mine where 29 men died in April 2010, there was an internal set of reports about safety problems and another set kept for federal inspectors that didn't mention the hazards, federal officials say.
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June 29, 2011 The dispute over the common child abuse diagnosis is a bitter civil war. And now, the pediatric neurosurgeon who is credited with first observing the syndrome is speaking out for the first time about his concerns over how it is used in child abuse cases.
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June 28, 2011 Join reporters from NPR, PBS Frontline and ProPublica for a discussion on our joint investigation of more than two dozen flawed pediatric death cases, which sent innocent parents and caregivers to prison.
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