By Margaux Stack-Babich and Bill Dedman
Today's reading from the world of investigative reporting.
Story of the day: As the last of US troops leave Iraq for good, a New York Times reporter discovered hundreds of pages of secret U.S. military documents in an Iraqi junkyard. The documents cast light on the 2005 massacre of Iraqi civilians in Haditha by U.S. Marines.
Notes: Links open in a new window. More reading: previous daily collections.
- The Jewish Daily Forward: In just three years, Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes has arrested 83 Orthodox men and two women on charges of child sex abuse. But why won't he name names?
- The Detroit Free Press: Michigan nursing homes with good staff, stopgaps still can fail; neglect is all too common, according to a Free Press analysis of state inspection reports
- Bloomberg Markets Magazine: Victoria's Secret revealed in child picking Burkina Faso cotton: subsistence farmers say they don't have the resources to grow fair-trade cotton without violating a central principle of the movement
- Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Disgraced police officers still collect pensions
- Center for Public Integrity: Gingrich earned twice as much as previously disclosed from ethanol lobbying group
- The Washington Post: FBI considered a sting aimed at Gingrich in 1997
- The New York Times: Gingrich's health care policy history at odds with GOP
- The Seattle Times: Justice Department report blasts Seattle police, today will release the findings of its investigation into allegations of excessive use of force and biased policing
- The Miami Herald: Academica: A look inside Florida's richest charter school management firm. Read the full investigation on Florida charter schools, Cashing In On Kids
- The Lens: NOLA deputies working private, off-duty details pay into fund used by sheriff for questionable discretionary spending
- ProPublica: Without autopsies, hospitals bury their mistakes - the latest article in ProPublica's investigation into America's morgues
- ScrippsNews: Genealogy sites remove Social Security numbers of deceased; investigation reveals con artists easily pilfer the data of the deceased from family history databases
- The Christian Science Monitor: Exclusive: Iran hijacked US drone, says Iranian engineer
- Center for Responsive Politics: Food and beverage company spending on lobbying
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Margaux Stack-Babich writes about investigative reporting for msnbc.com. Bill Dedman is an investigative reporter for msnbc.com.