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In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a former Red Cross official says, as many as 40 percent of the organization's emergency vehicles were assigned for public relations purposes. This photo, which shows one of the trucks in Long Island, N.Y., in January 2013, is one example of the many publicity photos taken by the Red Cross. Les Stone/American Red Cross hide caption

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On Superstorm Sandy Anniversary, Red Cross Under Scrutiny

An investigation by NPR and ProPublica reveals how the Red Cross increased its focus on public relations while it struggled to meet basic needs of storm victims.

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a former Red Cross official says, as many as 40 percent of the organization's emergency vehicles were assigned for public relations purposes. This photo, which shows one of the trucks in Long Island, N.Y., in January 2013, is one example of the many publicity photos taken by the Red Cross. Les Stone/American Red Cross hide caption

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Red Cross 'Diverted Assets' During Storms' Aftermath To Focus On Image

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Emory Hospital Shares Lessons Learned On Ebola Care

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Start World Series Games Earlier; Let Us Sleep

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Behind The Scenes, Storyful Exposes Viral Hoaxes For News Outlets

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