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Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

Without any public scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on data about things like race, marital status, how much TV you watch, whether you pay your bills on time or even buy plus-size clothing.

A Baby Was Separated From Her Uncle at the Border. Three Months Later, Her Mother Is Still Trying to Get Her Back.

The case of Liah Ferrera Amaya shows the extensive vetting immigrant families must submit to in order to retrieve their children from U.S. custody — even if it means putting themselves at risk for deportation.

Explosive Report on Abuse of Women Photographers Stirs Both Anger and Pride

An investigation published this week was painful reading for many. For one advocate, it was also inspiring.

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Reporter Patricia Callahan to Cover Business for ProPublica

ProPublica announced today that Patricia Callahan will join its staff as a senior reporter covering business. She will start on Aug. 31.

In New York, Intolerance Has Become Routine

A Human Rights Commission report says almost 40 percent of Muslim, Jewish and Sikh residents of the city surveyed had experienced some kind of harassment.

ProPublica’s “Lost Mothers” and “Walking While Black” Named NABJ Awards Finalists

Two ProPublica projects were named among this year’s finalists for the National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence Awards.

ProPublica Hires Agnes Chang as Editorial Experience Designer

As part of ProPublica’s growing design and production team, Chang will work on improving its website and editorial products.

Watch as 6-Year-Old Salvadoran Girl From Audio Recording Is Reunited With Mother

“I’ll be the happiest woman in the world,” said Jimena’s mother, Cindy Madrid, as she prepared for the moment. “It’s been very painful to be apart.”

Undercooked: An Expensive Push to Save Lives and Protect the Planet Falls Short

Millions of lives were at stake. Hillary Clinton was on board. Money poured in. And yet the big aims behind an effort to tackle the plague of third-world cooking fires has produced only modest gains.

How to Find Out About Hot Dogs, Puppy Names and Parking Tickets

FOIA is the all-purpose journalism weapon of choice.

How the Fight Against Affirmative Action at Harvard Could Threaten Rich Whites

If preferences for black and Hispanic applicants are abolished, expect a backlash against admissions boosts for children of alumni and donors.

Prominent Texas Surgeon Sues ProPublica and the Houston Chronicle

Bud Frazier, a pioneer in the development of artificial hearts, filed a libel suit alleging he was “falsely” portrayed in two articles exploring alleged lapses in research and ethical practices.

Investigative Reporter Jack Gillum to Cover Tech for ProPublica

Jack Gillum is joining as a senior reporter covering technology and the ways algorithms, big data, and social media platforms impact civil rights.

How ProPublica Illinois Uses GNU Make to Load 1.4GB of Data Every Day

We’ve open-sourced our code for loading Illinois campaign finance data. The process used to take hours. Learn how Make helped cut that down to less than 30 minutes.

Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? A Supreme Court Reading Guide

President Trump proposed a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Here, the best reporting to date on the Supreme Court nominee.

How the EPA and the Pentagon Downplayed a Growing Toxic Threat

A family of chemicals — known as PFAS and responsible for marvels like Teflon and critical to the safety of American military bases — has now emerged as a far greater menace than previously disclosed.

A Day After Report, Violent White Supremacist Loses Job With Defense Contractor

The CEO of Northrop Grumman told employees he was saddened by ProPublica and Frontline’s report concerning Michael Miselis, an aerospace engineer who took part in the violence in Charlottesville last year.

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