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by Lindsay Green-Barber

This post was written and originally published by CIR and is republished here with permission. Some stories change laws. Others force governments and companies to change their policies. Advocacy and interest groups often use these investigations in their own work. Still other stories change a community’s awareness of an issue. The first three examples of […] more »

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Meg Dalton, Apr 17, 2015

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