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Video: Saving Central

Meet Principal Clarence Sutton Jr. as he fights to save his students from the effects of resegregation.

Segregation Now

In Tuscaloosa today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.

A Note to Our Readers on ‘Segregation Now’

'Segregation Now' focuses on the Tuscaloosa, Ala., city school district, and its fleeting experience with the challenges and virtues of integration. Here's why we decided to offer it to our readers in discrete chapters over three days.

Big Revamp of Pentagon’s Troubled Mission to Find Missing Soldiers Looks a Lot Like Old Revamp

Without change of leadership throughout, meaningful change could be elusive, critics say.

Even After Doctors Are Sanctioned or Arrested, Medicare Keeps Paying

A ProPublica analysis of recently released data shows that dozens of physicians who received payments from Medicare in 2012 had been kicked out of Medicaid, charged with fraud, or settled claims of overbilling Medicare itself.

Timeline: From Brown v. Board to Segregation Now

Charting the fight for educational equality to the resegregation of U.S. schools.

Timeline: The Tortured History of the Senate’s Torture Report

Two weeks ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to declassify the executive summary of its report about the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. And it’s still not going to be published just yet. What has taken so long?

The U.S. Government: Paying to Undermine Internet Security, Not to Fix It

One lesson of the Heartbleed bug is that the U.S. needs to stop running Internet security like a Wikipedia volunteer project.

Introducing Landline and Stateline: Two Tools For Quick Vector Maps in your Browser

Today we're releasing code to make it easier for newsrooms to produce maps quickly.

Have You Interned in Arts or Entertainment? Rate Your Internship

Help us understand what it’s like to intern in an industry that often doesn’t pay.

Podcast: The (Tax) Industry Behind the Outrage

People "opposed" to return-free tax filing are speaking out with letters and op-eds from industry players, and some of them don't even know it.

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What Newly Released Docs Tell Us About the IRS and How It Handles Dark Money Groups

What Newly Released Docs Tell Us About the IRS and How It Handles Dark Money Groups

Here are five takeaways ProPublica found from the documents released Wednesday by a House committee.

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Medicaid Programs Drowning in Backlog

Medicaid Programs Drowning in Backlog

With open enrollment over for private health insurance claims, states are struggling to process hundreds of thousands of Medicaid applications.

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The U.S. Government: Paying to Undermine Internet Security, Not to Fix It

The U.S. Government: Paying to Undermine Internet Security, Not to Fix It

One lesson of the Heartbleed bug is that the U.S. needs to stop running Internet security like a Wikipedia volunteer project.

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Dollars for Doctors

ProPublica is tracking the financial ties between doctors and medical companies.

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Leaders of Teaching Hospitals Have Close Ties to Drug Companies, Study Shows

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Fracking

Vast deposits of natural gas have brought a drilling boom across much of the country, but the technique being used, called hydraulic fracturing, is suspected of causing hundreds of cases of water contamination. Now environmentalists and lawmakers are pushing for closer oversight of the gas industry, which is pushing back.

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In Fracking Fight, a Worry About How Best to Measure Health Threats

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Beyond Ratings: More Tools Coming to Pick Your Doctor

Beyond Ratings: More Tools Coming to Pick Your Doctor

For years, patients have had few ways to compare doctors beyond their reputations. With a huge Medicare data release this week, that may soon change.

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Sex and Gender

ProPublica’s Nina Martin reporting on American systems and institutions — from schools to hospitals to prisons — that fail or mistreat people on the basis of their gender or sexuality.

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Judge Throws Out Murder Charge in Mississippi Fetal Harm Case

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The Department of Labor’s Internships Investigations

The Department of Labor’s Internships Investigations

In 2010, the Labor Department issued a new fact sheet clarifying when an intern needs to be paid under federal labor law. We collected the case files for all the internship investigations the Labor Department concluded in the three years after issuing new regulations.

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Temp Land

Temp employment is climbing to record levels following the Great Recession. The system benefits brand-name companies but harms American workers through lost wages, high injury rates, few if any benefits, and little opportunity for advancement.

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California Considers Bill to Protect Temp Workers

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