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Make up your own mind. These mobile news apps can help.

Tracking the news where you live or in nations far away is a good way to hold your government accountable and to be an...
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You can now message President Obama on Facebook

You can now send a note to President Obama on Facebook using the White House’s Messenger bot, the first of its kind for any government.
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Study warns against Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ investment

The risks and costs associated with Chinese infrastructure projects are greater than they first appear, a new report says.

Putin’s lies hiding in plain sight, say independent reports

Two independent reports conclude that Russian troops and military equipment are present in eastern Ukraine, despite President Putin’s claims otherwise.

Can you separate fact from fiction?

Whether online, on television or in newspapers, people are bombarded with messages. Media literacy starts with asking the right questions.
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If you exposed wrongdoing at work, how safe would your job...

Whistleblower laws in the U.S. protect workers who report wrongdoing, combat corruption, and help managers run government more efficiently and ethically.
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I paid a bribe and I’ll tell you about it online

Entrepreneurs and activists are using technology to fight corruption and graft, and the cultures that create it.

Forget a seat at the table. This reporter wants a seat...

April Ryan's move from the sixth row of the White House briefing room to the third symbolizes specialty media’s importance in the White House press corps.
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Why do Chinese ‘boarding schools’ need barbed wire and cattle prods?

Though the Chinese government calls them schools, budget documents, human rights reports and survivors' accounts tell a more brutal story.