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Steve Weinberg

Steve Weinberg
Steve Weinberg started his journalism career in newspapers, moved to magazines and then shifted to book writing. His latest book is a dual biography of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller (W.W. Norton, 2008). Weinberg, the former executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc., teaches journalism at University of Missouri.

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The Exonerator

Self-taught private investigator Jim McCloskey has helped free more than three dozen people who were imprisoned for crimes they didn’t commit.

 

Keystone Cops at the Police Lab

Compromised crime laboratories are a national scandal that can’t be set straight until the labs are independent of law enforcement.

 

Innocent Until Reported Guilty

The simple prescription for reducing wrongful convictions: better journalism about crime and punishment.

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Sufferers of Social Anxiety Disorder, Your Friends Like You

The first study of friends' perceptions suggest they know something's off with their pals but like them just the same.

Standing Up for My Group by Kicking Yours

Members of a minority ethnic group are less likely to express support for gay equality if they believe their own group suffers from discrimination.

How Old Brains Learn New Tricks

A new study shows that the neural plasticity needed for learning doesn't vanish as we age—it just moves.

Ethnic Diversity Deflates Market Bubbles

But it's not in the rainbow and sing-along way you'd hope for. We just don't trust outsiders' judgments.

Online Brain Exercises Are Probably Useless

Even under the guidance of a specialist trainer, computer-based brain exercises have only modest benefits, a new analysis shows.

The Big One

One in two United States senators and two in five House members who left office between 1998 and 2004 became lobbyists. November/December 2014

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