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Gov’t Data Sharpens Focus on Crude-Oil Train Routes

A ProPublica analysis of federal government data adds new details to what's known about the routes taken by trains carrying crude oil. Local governments are often unaware of the potential dangers they face.

Firestone and the Warlord: Print Version

Mixed Company: Sights and Sounds of Liberians and the Impact of War

Videos on the legacy left by Firestone on everyday Liberians.

How We Reported Firestone and the Warlord

The reporting behind “Firestone and the Warlord” took place over several years in the United States, Africa, Europe and Asia.

Key Documents: Firestone and the Warlord

For the first time, a collection of diplomatic cables, court documents and buried files pertaining to Firestone's dealings with Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

For Firestone and Liberia, A Secret History Unearthed

The reporting for Firestone and the Warlord involves years of research, scores of interviews with former Firestone executives, Liberian leaders, American diplomats, one of Charles Taylor’s top advisors, and many everyday Liberians who suffered under Taylor’s ruthless hand.

Firestone’s Response to ProPublica/Frontline Investigation

Excerpts of Firestone's written response to 10 questions from ProPublica and Frontline.

Key Events in Firestone and the Warlord

From Charles Taylor's rise to power to Liberia's leadership under Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a timeline of key events.

Key Characters in Firestone and the Warlord

A guide to key players in Firestone and the Warlord, including Firestone staffers, Charles Taylor's associates, Liberian figures and U.S. government. officials.

Welcome to ProPublica’s Book Club Series for Firestone and the Warlord

Join T. Christian Miller for a chapter-by-chapter discussion of our investigation of Firestone's untold history with Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

Coming Soon: Firestone and the Warlord

Subscribe to join our “book club” series for Firestone and the Warlord.

Slim Fast Billionaire Fattens Wallet of Scandal-Plagued Former Israeli Prime Minister

Private foundation funded by founder of Slim Fast paid tax deductible dollars to consulting company owned by Ehud Olmert, Israeli political figure accused of corruption.

Red Cross Documents

10 Disturbing Things ProPublica Learned Investigating the Red Cross’ Sandy Relief Efforts

How did so much go so wrong? 10 disturbing findings from ProPublica's investigation.

The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster

After Superstorm Sandy, Americans opened their wallets to the Red Cross. They trusted the charity and believed it was up to the job. They were wrong.

Coming Soon: The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster

There were two disasters after Superstorm Sandy. The one we know about: A storm that left thousands of people powerless, homeless, hungry. And the one we didn’t: The American Red Cross’ botched relief efforts.

NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relationship Between NSA, U.S. Companies

Documents describe "contractual relationships" between NSA and U.S. companies, as well as undercover operatives at some U.S. companies.

Private Donors Supply Spy Gear to Cops

There's little public scrutiny when private donors pay to give police controversial technology and weapons. Sometimes, companies are donors to the same foundations that purchase their products for police.

Update: Congressional Reaction, Goldman Changes Conflicts Policy

Keep on Pushing

Fifty years after Freedom Summer, two Mississippi sisters press the fight for voting rights.

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