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Monday 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: The Obama administration's victories in the war on terror are built on the back of a powerful and hidden program. As the Washington Post reports in a revealing investigation, "in…three years, the administration has built an extensive apparatus for using drones to carry out targeted killings of suspected terrorists and stealth surveillance of other adversaries." This piece explore the consequences that come with reliance on this technology and the multi-billion dollar industry that has grown around it, observing "no president has ever relied so extensively on the secret killing of individuals to advance the nation's security goals."

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