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"Massachusetts Justices Clear Way for New Trials in Cases Chemist May Have Tainted," by Jess Bidgood, New York Times, May 18, 2015.

"State launching review of convictions to find faulty hair forensics," by Karen Anderson, WCVB 5 Boston, May 14, 2015.

"House committee probes FBI lab problems," by Michael Doyle, McClatchy, May 12, 2015.

"FBI hair errors call convictions into question," by Joseph A. Slobodzian, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 12, 2015.

"FBI Hair Analysis Problems Reveal Limits of Forensic Science," by Eric Tucker, Associated Press, May 12, 2015.

"The FBI’s flawed justice," by Editorial Board, Washington Post, May 8, 2015.

"Flawed Forensics: The Story Behind An Historic FBI Review," by Norman L. Reimer, The Crime Report, April 30, 2015.

"D.C.’s inadequate crime lab," by Editorial Board, The Washington Post, April 29, 2015.

"Senators Urge Action on FBI’s Use of Faulty Forensic Evidence," by Matthew Fleming, Roll Call, April 28, 2015.

"A fascinating interview with a forensic analyst," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, April 28, 2015.

"National accreditation board suspends all DNA testing at District lab," by Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post, April 27, 2015.

"Junk Science at the F.B.I.," The Editorial Board, The New York Times, April 27, 2015.

"Editorial: How many innocent people did NJ send to prison with junk science?," Star-Ledger, April 27, 2015.

"FBI Testimony on Microscopic Hair Analysis Contained Errors in at least 90% of Cases in Ongoing Review: 26 of 28 FBI Analysts Provided Testimony or Reports with Errors," Joint NACDL News Release, April 20, 2015.

"Bad FBI Science: A forensic whistleblower on the latest scandal," by Andrew Cohen, The Marshall Project, April 24, 2015.

" Missouri man executed after faulty hair testimony; prosecutors say plenty of other evidence of guilt," by Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 22, 2015.

"The FBI convicted this man using hair analysis. It was a dog’s hair.," by Daniel Rivero, Fusion, April 21, 2015.

"Defense Lawyers Group Leads Push for Change After Scathing FBI Report," by Rob Stott, Associations Now, April 21, 2015.

"A brief history of forensics," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, April 21, 2015.

"After FBI admits overstating forensic hair matches, focus turns to cases," by Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post, April 20, 2015.

"Editorial: 152 Innocents, Marked for Death," The New York Times, April 13, 2015.

"Scientists suspended as State Police DNA scandal deepens," by Brendan J. Lyons, The Albany Times Union, April 12, 2015.

"A bite mark matching advocacy group just conducted a study that discredits bite mark evidence," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, April 8, 2015.

"Jolly Ranchers, Sage and Breath Mints: A closer look at a favorite (and unreliable) law-enforcement tool: drug field tests.," by Alysia Santo, The Marshall Project, April 2, 2015.

"Wisconsin implements expanded DNA testing," by Bob Hague, Wisconsin Radio Network, April 1, 2015.

"Technician, boss in SFPD lab scandal flunked DNA skills exam," by Jaxon Van Derbeken, The San Francisco Chronicle, March 31, 2015.

"Room for Debate: Robert Durst, Handwriting and Judging Forensic Science," The New York Times, March 30, 2015.

"Omaha prosecutors' memo delves into crime lab controversies over suspended director, fingerprint evidence," by Todd Cooper, The Omaha World-Herald, March 29, 2015.

"Sacramento Democrat wants DNA collection for drug misdemeanors, shoplifting," Southern California Public Radio, March 23, 2015.

"Bill seeks to preserve, protect DNA for use in court cases," by Rachel La Corte, Associated Press, March 16, 2015.

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