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"Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science - Hair Microscopy Evidence," by Josh Dubin, Wrongful Conviction Podcast, August 26, 2020
"Santae Tribble, whose wrongful conviction revealed FBI forensic hair match flaws, dies at 59," by Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post, July 05, 2020
"After Slow Start, State to Probe 81 Convictions Involving Debunked Hair Analysis," by Paul Monies, Oklahoma Watch, March 10, 2020
"State Launching Review of Convictions to Find Faulty Hair Forensics," Karen Anderson, WCVB 5 News, May 14, 2015
"Kansas City Artist Uses Creative Skills to Review Criminal Cases," Kyle Palmer, Kansas City University Radio , October 01, 2015
"Review of FBI Forensics Does Not Extent to Federally Trained State, Local Examiners," Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post, December 22, 2012
"Exonerating Wrongful Convictions: Iowa’s Innocence Project Forges New Partnerships
," Lindsey Moon & Ben Kieffer, Iowa Public Radio , October 27, 2015
"Branstad: State will investigate wrongful convictions
," William Petroski, The Des Moines Register, October 26, 2015
"Texas Leads Scrutiny of Bite-Mark Forensics," Erick Eckholm, The New York Times , December 12, 2015
"Elite FBI Forensic Unit Gave Flawed Testimony [VIDEO]," CBS News, April 20, 2015
"Report: FBI Investigators Overstated Evidence Against Criminal Defendants [VIDEO]," Hari Sreenivasan, PBS News Hour, April 19, 2015
"The Science (And Lack Thereof) Behind the FBI's Retreat on Hair Analysis," John Timmer, Ars Technica, April 22, 2015
"CSI Is a Lie: America's forensic-investigation system is overdue for sweeping reform.," Connor Freidersdorf, The Atlantic, April 20, 2015
"Pseudoscience in the Witness Box
," Dahlia Lithwick, Slate, April 22, 2015
"The Man Who Was Jailed for 22 Years - On the Fantasy Evidence of A Single Hair," Ed Pilkington , The Guardian, June 23, 2015