Chris Parker

Chris Parker

Longform/Music/Sports Journalist

Former Cleveland Cavaliers beat reporter for Cleveland Scene, write news/policy cover stories & music features at magazines and alt-weeklies nationwide.

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Medicare fraud south florida.8763739.87 article
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South Florida Is Ground Zero for Medicare Fraud

Warm weather attracts mold, mosquitoes, and retirees with government benefits. With the senior population conveniently warehoused in group homes and assisted-living facilities, it's no surprise that South Florida is the epicenter of health-care fraud. The examples are legion.

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Does the Looming '90s Revival Presage a Nirvana-Style Breakthrough?

We've almost weathered the '80s revival without anybody rear-ending the morons stalled at the intersection listening to Spandau Ballet, but it's official: The ladle is scraping barrel when it comes t......

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How Monsanto Is Terrifying the Farming World | Miami New Times

How Monsanto Is Terrifying the Farming World | Miam...

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How Monsanto Is Terrifying the Farming World

Percy Schmeiser was a farmer. Shortly after the Monsanto company introduced genetically modified (GM) canola plants to Canada, Percy Schmeiser was a farmer facing a lawsuit. After hearing that GM cro......

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Online poker players want justice after feds crush $2.5 billion industry

On family trips back to her grandparents' town in Chile, Paula Barros spent long nights battling it out with her relatives for penny stakes. She was calling bluffs before she turned 10. Later, as a p......

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South Florida Is Ground Zero for Medicare Fraud

Driving through Hialeah, where strip malls line boulevards like concrete-and-metal kudzu, a federal agent offers a reporter $1 for every strip mall he can spot that doesn't house a medical business.......

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South Florida Is Ground Zero for Medicare Fraud

Driving through Hialeah, where strip malls line boulevards like concrete-and-metal kudzu, a federal agent offers a reporter $1 for every strip mall he can spot that doesn't house a medical business.......

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Federal Tax Loopholes: Big Corporations Profit From This Mafia-Like Protection Scheme

A year ago, Citizens for Tax Justice, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit, studied the tax returns of 280 corporations. What it found was a Beltway version of a Mafia protection scheme. From 2008 to 2010,......

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Obamacare Sold Out America

In 2009, President Barack Obama set out to deactivate the next bomb awaiting the U.S. economy, the one ticking inside our bloated, beleaguered health system. Since the 1990s, insurance premiums had a......

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For-Profit Colleges Cheat Students and Get Away With It

Diana Medina's prospects seemed bright. She graduated with honors from Pahokee High School in Palm Beach County and earned a graduate degree in health science education from the University of Florida......

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Fiona Apple at the Fillmore Miami Beach September 30 | Miami New Times

Fiona Apple at the Fillmore Miami Beach September 3...

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Losing Lily Burk | News | Los Angeles | Los Angeles...

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Revolting Cocks | Miami New Times

Revolting Cocks | Miami New Times

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A Wilhelm Scream | Miami New Times

A Wilhelm Scream | Miami New Times

Rapper cage performs with a dj and hatebreed s guitarist at revolution.4192980.40 article
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Rapper Cage performs with a DJ and Hatebreed's guitarist at ...

Rapper Cage performs with a DJ and Hatebreed's guit...