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Tom Dreisbach

Tom Dreisbach

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Tom Dreisbach is a producer and editor for NPR's Embedded. His work has examined how opioids helped cause an HIV outbreak in Indiana, the role of video evidence in police shootings, and the controversial development of Donald Trump's Southern California golf club. In 2018, his work on Embedded was awarded a national Edward R. Murrow Award from RTDNA. Prior to working on Embedded, Tom was an editor for All Things Considered, NPR's flagship afternoon news show.

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Problems With Health Care Contributed To Hurricane Maria Death Toll In Puerto Rico

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Scott Pruitt speaks on election night 2010, after his successful campaign for Oklahoma attorney general. When Pruitt assumed office, he also took control of the state's case against the poultry industry. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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In Oklahoma, Critics Say Pruitt Stalled Pollution Case After Taking Industry Funds

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The U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Scott Pruitt as administrator of the EPA in 2017. It was the latest step in a political career that has focused in large part on faith-based issues. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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'On Fire For God's Work': How Scott Pruitt's Faith Drives His Politics

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Once special counsel Robert Mueller unveiled charges against George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump 2016 presidential campaign, the White House insisted he didn't play an important role in the campaign. Papadopoulos' fiancée Simona Mangiante vigorously defends him. Simona Mangiante hide caption

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The Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, seen in 2005, has removed a list of charitable donations it once posted on its website. An NPR examination of that list reveals inconsistencies and errors. Jeff Gross/Getty Images hide caption

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A Trump Golf Course Said It Gave Millions To Charity. Here's What The Numbers Say

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Numbers Disagree With Trump Golf Course Claim Of 'Millions To Charity'

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At the January 2005 groundbreaking of the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., the future president reportedly brought up an old lawsuit and used profanity. Matthew Simmons/Getty Images hide caption

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Embedded: Listen To The Podcast Episode

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Opana ER was reformulated to make it harder to crush and snort, but people abusing the drug turned to injecting it instead. And that fueled an HIV outbreak in Indiana. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Flowers and balloons, along with spray-painted police markings, show the spot where Jonathan Ferrell was shot and killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police in 2013. Officer Randall Kerrick was charged with voluntary manslaughter and investigators said Ferrell, who was unarmed, was shot 10 times. Jeffrey Collins/AP hide caption

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An Off-Camera Police Shooting, A Trial And The Questions Left Behind

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The Shootout At Waco: Bikers Provide A Glimpse Into Club Life

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The Shootout At Waco: Bikers Provide A Glimpse Into Club Life

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The Shootout At Waco: Bikers Provide A Glimpse Into Club Life

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