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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.

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.
Illustration of woman blowing whistle with target on her back (State Dept./D. Thompson)

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.

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.

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.

How to reward an honest official

Gyan Mani Nepal isn’t your normal reality TV star. He doesn’t sing like American Idol winner Caleb Johnson or dance like Ricky Ubeda, a winner...

Rate your food — or your government

Soon customers of six passport agencies will be able to rate the services they receive on the review site Yelp.