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Tuesday 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: For the past few years, a panic has been rising over the cause behind a mystery chronic kidney disease epidemic sweeping Central America, taking a toll on people in the sugarcane regions of Nicaragua and El Salvador, among other countries. PRI's The World and the Center for Public Integrity investigate the many plausible contributing factors, including interaction with pesticides illegal in most Western countries, abuse of alcohol and painkillers, or the most recent theory: People are simply being worked to death.

Today's links:

ACLU: Comparison with WikiLeaks info reveals what U.S. blanked out of documents released under Freedom of Information Act

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