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Wednesday's reading: the best investigative reporting on the Web

By Margaux Stack-Babich and Bill Dedman

Today's reading from the world of investigative reporting.

Story of the day: ProPublica continues its investigation of bias in presidential pardons and the political influence pervasive in the system. The landing page for the series is here. Note the political angles: "Pardon Applicants Benefit From Friends in High Places," and "Michele Bachmann Lobbied for Campaign Donor's Pardon."

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Margaux Stack-Babich writes about investigative reporting for msnbc.com. Bill Dedman is an investigative reporter for msnbc.com.