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From the only state in the U.S. that does not employ public defenders...

By 2011, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was already a multibillionaire. But that year, he reported NEGATIVE income to the IRS, avoiding any federal income tax bill. He also claimed a $4,000 tax credit for his kids.

Maybe a congressman deletes a tweet to correct a typo. Or maybe a senator tries to erase an embarrassing post from their feed. Regardless of the reason, whenever a politician or candidate deletes a tweet, it lives on forever in our Politwoops database:

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The president of the state’s largest police union did not respond to questions about the payments.

When reporter Catherine Rentz found a 1983 article about a student who was raped and murdered, she immediately recognized the similarities to crimes committed by a serial perpetrator she’d been investigating.

While medical debt owed by individuals is often just a small sliver of a hospital’s overall revenue—as little as 0.03% of annual receipts—those medical bills can cause devastating financial burdens to working families.

We’re reporting on how the ultrawealthy avoid taxes, exploit loopholes, lobby for lower rates and escape scrutiny. We are looking for both specific tips and broader expertise. Here’s how to get in touch securely:

How do some of America’s ultra-rich live luxurious lives while claiming little to no taxable income? A little tax strategy dubbed “Buy, Borrow, Die

The top tax bracket is 37%, but the 25 richest Americans paid an average of 15.8% on their reported income from 2014 to 2018:

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“He is going on with his life, while we the families are stuck on yesterday.”

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The invasion of the U.S. Capitol was discussed for weeks in plain sight. We reviewed scores of social media posts — many of them public — welcoming violence leading up to Wednesday’s attack. See for yourself ?

New: ProPublica sifted through thousands of videos taken by Parler users to create an immersive, first-person view of the Capitol riot as experienced by those who were there.

The company that took U.S. money to develop a cheap ventilator, then did not deliver a single one to the national stockpile, has just inked ANOTHER contract with the government. This time, it is selling ventilators for quadruple the price.

We interviewed experts and frontline officials from Italy, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea. Of all of them, we found more commonalities than differences. So… These are the 7 things we must do before we open up America. A thread:

Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to.

Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to.

@ProPublica  has obtained IRS data on thousands of America’s wealthiest people, providing an unprecedented look inside the finances of titans like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates & Mark Zuckerberg. (Thread)

“It first struck me how different it was when I saw my first coronavirus patient go bad. I was like, Holy shit, this is not the flu. Watching this relatively young guy, gasping for air, pink frothy secretions coming out of his tube.”

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