By Margaux Stack-Babich and Bill Dedman
Today's reading from the world of investigative reporting.
Story of the day: At the time of his accidental overdose and death at just 28, NHL hockey player Derek Boogaard was known as one of the fiercest fighters on the ice. But as The New York Times shows in this comprehensive investigation, Boogaard had never chosen the life of a fighter; it seemed, rather, to have chosen him. Read the full story of the life and death of a hockey enforcer: Punched Out. See the interactive video feature here
Notes: Links open in a new window. More reading: previous daily collections.
- The Washington Post: Air Force dumped ashes of more troops' remains in Va. landfill than acknowledged
- CBS: Documents: ATF used 'Fast and Furious' to make the case for gun regulations
- Bloomberg: Bloomberg: Aunt Midge Reveals $14B Hospice Market
- The Washington Post: Despite law against it, stealth commercials frequently masquerade as TV news
- ProPublica: Coffee, Tea or Cancer? After reports reveal risks of cancer, a majority of polled Americans oppose airport X-ray scanners
- Time's Global Spin: The bloody nature of the average diamond revisited as Global Witness quits role in ethical sourcing scheme
- BloombergBloomberg News responds to Bernanke criticism of U.S. bank-rescue coverage
- BBC News: County police department gave a £45,000 contract for its new website without putting it out for bids; consultancy calls the expense "absolutely absurd"
- Center for Responsive Politics: A look at the long-term contribution trends amongst the pro-Israel lobby in Congress
- ABC News, The Blotter: Is the CEO at the helm during the Massey mining tragedy back in business?
- Naples Daily News: Agent who wrote bogus insurance policies can pay up to avoid hefty prison term
- Yahoo News, the Lookout: Years after immigration raid, Iowa town feels poorer and less stable
- Fishbowl LA: Oakland Police Drop #OWS Arrest Charges Against Cartoonist Susie Cagle
- Center for Investigative Reporting: Food for revolution: A look into the hunger that fueled Cairo's Arab Spring
- TPM Muckraker: FBI tries to reassure Muslims it's taking training material issue seriously
- The Miami Herald, Naked Politics: Undercover personal injury protection fraud investigators make the rounds at the Capitol
- Center for Public Integrity: GOP senators' position on consumer finance bureau matches industry lobby
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Margaux Stack-Babich writes about investigative reporting for msnbc.com. Bill Dedman is an investigative reporter for msnbc.com.