By Margaux Stack-Babich and Bill Dedman
Today's reading from the world of investigative reporting.
Story of the day: This Monday, for the first time on record, Chinese communist party officials were forced to retreat from the tiny southern fishing village of Wukan, whose 20,000 residents are in open revolt three months after they violently protested the sale of their land to property developers. As the government regroups and forms an iron circle around the village, its residents wait with unity and resolve for the next move. Read the Telegraph's exclusive look into the history behind this explosive protest, and the bloody consequences still unfolding.
- McClatchy Newspapers: Marines promoted inflated story for Medal of Honor winner
- The New York Times: New York nonprofits giving home care to developmentally disabled swim in state money
- Center for Public Integrity: Environmental injustice: EPA neglects discrimination claims from polluted communities
- Reuters: Exclusive: American Airlines' $30 million London townhouse
- The New York Times: Two US agencies, two different accords with Wachovia: settlement points up a controversy
- Center for Investigative Reporting, CaliforniaWatch: Wal-Mart ramps up ballot threats to speed new stores
- The Miami Herald, Naked Politics: Bahamas trips and champagne -- a sign of how a charter-school company prospers
- The Guardian: Kenya's Samburu people 'violently evicted', squatting on edge of disputed territory after US charities buy land
- The Center for Responsive Politics: Buying the Joint Strike Fighter caucus: contractor contributions flow to members of the JSF caucus, "billions of taxpayer dollars spent yearly on the JSF"
- WyoFile: Flaming Gorge Reservoir has capacity to hold 3.5 million acre-feet altogether. But who can get hold of it? Million pipeline proposal may be on the rocks, but the thirst for Green River water is unquenched
- ConsumerReports.org, Consumer News: Hospital readmission depends on where you live, study finds
- Center for Investigative Reporting, CaliforniaWatch: A year after environmentalists lost a regulatory battle to keep a controversial pesticide off the California market, only six growers found to have used it
- The Daily Telegraph: The Guardian backtracks on one of its most damaging claims against News of the World
- Mother Jones: Who is the former militiaman behind the Fast and Furious Scandal? The blogger who helped turn the ATF op into a national controversy is better known for inciting violence than exposing wrongdoing
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Margaux Stack-Babich writes about investigative reporting for msnbc.com. Bill Dedman is an investigative reporter for msnbc.com.