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Leid Stories—The Biggest Lesson of This Tumultuous Year—12.27.17

As a tumultuous 2017 nears its end and a new year soon begins, Leid Stories encourages all to undertake a recap—not the standard chronological review of the “big stories” of the year, but a sober reckoning of how, individually and collectively, we have been changed by them. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Kyra Gurney – Suspected of Corruption at Home, Powerful Foreigners Find Refuge in the U.S.

This report is a collaboration between ProPublica and the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University. A version of this story is being co-published with The Miami Herald. Wealthy politicians and businessmen suspected of corruption in their native lands are fleeing to a safe haven where their wealth and influence shields them from arrest. They have entered this country …

BILL CLINTON PAID THROUGH SHELL COMPANY – STEPHEN BRAUN

The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or assets that the former president has legally used to provide consulting and other services, but which demonstrates the complexity of the family’s finances. Because the company, WJC, LLC, has no financial assets, Hillary Clinton’s campaign was not obligated to …