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November 17th, 2014
11:44 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: Is a South Dakota school using "poverty porn" to raise money? 

“My dad drinks and hits me … my mom chose drugs over me … my home on the reservation isn’t a safe place for me to be.”

That is a plea for donations sent to millions of people and has helped raise millions of dollars for  St. Joseph's Indian School in Chamberlain, South Dakota. The mailers attribute those words to a young boy named Josh Little Bear, but he does not exist.

St. Joseph's Director of Development acknowledges “The name 'Josh Little Bear' is fictitious,” he wrote, “but unfortunately his story is not.” But the Vice President of a nearby reservation says the school's fundraising material "make the Indians look bad." The President of the First Nations Development Institute even calls it "poverty porn."

Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin traveled to the school and he is Keeping Them Honest.

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November 10th, 2014
11:26 PM ET

Drew Griffin: A lot of people who caused this mess are still at the VA

Today, VA Secretary Robert McDonald announced a massive overhaul of the Veterans Affairs. It follows a scandal that was uncovered by CNN Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin.  For a year, Drew has been reporting on veterans waiting months for care at VA facilities, with sometimes deadly consequences. Secretary McDonald said that disciplinary action has been taken against 5,600 employees and more firings are on the way. Drew Griffin discusses today's developments with Anderson.
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November 3rd, 2014
11:48 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: Are Congressional offices revolving doors for lobbyists?

Nancy Pelosi was hoping to avoid cameras as she walked into a fundraiser at a Washington restaurant. It was a CNN intern who caught cell phone video of her and her staff entering the event through a kitchen door. Twelve of the people listed as hosts on the invitation are former Pelosi staffers, advisers or aids.

CNN Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin looks at how Capitol Hill is turning into something of a "Lobbying University," where staffers are learning the ropes before joining in this lucrative field.

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October 14th, 2014
10:35 PM ET

Are U.S. hospitals ready for an Ebola outbreak?

There are only four U.S. hospitals ready to treat Ebola patients in specially equipped biocontainment units. Can those hospitals handle dozens of patients at one time? Drew Griffin has the latest.

What needs to be done to keep hospital staffs safe while treating Ebola patients? Dr. Joseph McCormick helped investigate the first Ebola outbreak in Central Africa when he worked at the CDC. He told Anderson the hospital staff's contact with Thomas Duncan had lots of flaws. Dr. McCormick details what he feels went wrong in Texas and how more rudimentary hospitals he worked at in Africa managed to prevent the spread of similar diseases.

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October 13th, 2014
11:48 PM ET

What happens to waste contaminated with Ebola?

Workers in hazmat suits carried barrels of potentially contaminated items out of Nina Pham's apartment. Tonight we are learning that the incinerated ashes of items exposed to Thomas Duncan remain in limbo. Louisiana's Attorney Genera is refusing to allow a waste company to bring those ashes to a landfill in his state. Drew Griffin has the latest.

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October 7th, 2014
10:13 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: Inside the VA's process of firing

The VA has begun the process of dismissing four high level officials, including one at the center of the 2012 outbreak of legionnaire's disease. It sickened 21 veterans in Pittsburgh and five later died. Drew Griffin tells Anderson that at the VA, "you go on a 'sort of' wait list to be fired."

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October 1st, 2014
11:09 PM ET

Did Texas hospital 'drop the ball' with the first U.S. Ebola case?

Thomas Duncan arrived at a Dallas hospital with fever and vomiting. He even told a nurse that he had recently traveled from Liberia. Despite all that, doctors sent him home. Drew Griffin has new details on what went wrong.

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September 17th, 2014
11:06 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: Disgraced veterans charity is still in business

The state of California cracked down on the charity Help Hospitalized Veterans, after finding it spending hundreds of thousands of dollars that should have been going to vets, on big time salaries and golf club memberships. That got the charity banned from VA hospitals. However,  Help Hospitalized Veterans is still in business, just under new management. The current CEO is a disgraced former VA administrator with ethics issues of her own. Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin is Keeping Them Honest and describes the situation by saying "this is where the poor management at the VA… and very bad veteran charities intersect."

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September 9th, 2014
11:33 PM ET

Who's recruiting Canada's jihadists?

The Canadian government believes 130 Canadians are fighting overseas for terror groups right now. Parents there are learning that their sons are gone and often dying for a cause they barely understand. A surprising number of them are not only from Calgary and many attended one Mosque. Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin traveled there to learn more.

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August 28th, 2014
05:39 PM ET

Drew Griffin answers your questions on the VA scandal

A controversial new report on the VA facilities in Phoenix looked at more than 3,000 cases and found that dozens of veterans faced 'clinically significant' delays in care. The report also said investigators could not conclusively link their deaths to those delays.

How could this be?

Anderson Cooper & Drew Griffin respond to questions from viewers submitted on Facebook and Twitter.


Filed under: Drew Griffin • VA Investigation • Veterans
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