Michael Jon Hand was at the center of a decades-old mystery, an Australian bank called Nugan Hand with ties to American military and intelligence officials that defrauded depositors and investors and then collapsed.
Across the country, hundreds of pregnant women and new mothers have been accused of child abuse or other crimes when they or their newborns tested positive for controlled substances. Laws on drug testing of infants and new mothers vary, but the stakes are always high. In many places, women lose thei
Alabama has prosecuted at least 3,175 individuals under a law meant to protect children from exposure to illegal drugs. Court rulings expanded the law so authorities may charge pregnant women with in utero exposure.
This summer, ProPublica announced the Emerging Reporters Program, in which student journalists of color get stipends giving them the financial freedom and support to do great journalism. Here are our five winners.