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Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.

Danger of Mercury Fillings

Researched by Rob Hunter They’re in millions of mouths worldwide, but have been linked to heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Now a report concedes they may have a toxic effect on the body.  Amalgam dental fillings – which contain the highly toxic metal mercury – pose a health risk, the world’s top medical regulatory agency has […]

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Greenwashing Alternative Fuel

Researched by Karene Schelert and Daniel DelMonte A report from the Center for American Progress shows the top five private oil companies spent an average of just one-half of one percent of total profits on renewable fuels.  Energy companies such as BP, Standard, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, and others publicly market in their ads and slogans their […]

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Most Companies Pay No US Tax

Researched by Rob Hunter and Ryan Larkin Two-thirds of U.S. corporations paid no federal income taxes between 1998 and 2005, according to a new report from Congress.  More than 38,000 foreign corporations doing business in the U.S. had no tax liability in 2005 and 1.2 million U.S. companies paid no income tax, the GAO said. […]

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Nuke Industry Ducking Responsibility

Researched by Kerry Headley and Carlos Maldanado The second-largest nuclear generating corporation in the US is backing away from its ownership of troubled nuclear plant Vermont Yankee along with the rest of its northeast fleet of nuclear reactors using a complex restructuring scheme. Entergy is spinning off all its plants into a separate limited liability […]

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Lawless Cruise Ships

Researched by Kerry Headley and Michael  Seraman Opposition is growing to the expanding and largely unregulated cruise industry as the dangers to public safety and environmental integrety are revealed by environmentalists, local activists, passengers and workers. Activists in Mexico, which is the world’s most popular cruise destination for US and Canadian tourists, reported that coastal […]

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