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Trump Promised to Resign From His Companies — But There's No Record He’s Done So

To transfer control of his companies, the president has to submit filings in Florida, Delaware and New York. We spoke to officials in each of those states.
With Trump in Office, Feds May Alter Course in Texas Voter ID Case
Help Us Track Winds of Change as Trump Confronts Climate Issues

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This is What ProPublica is Now Covering

As President Trump takes office, we’re sharing what many of our reporters are digging into.

Trump Hits Populist Note in Inaugural Address

As promised, President Trump kept it short, and largely avoided lofty language.

The Breakthrough: How a Reporter Solved a Decades-Old Murder

Podcast: The 1962 murder of Mary Horton was one of the oldest cold cases in U.S. history. Then reporter Jerry Mitchell started digging into it.

For Trump’s Rich Appointees, Death May Be Certain But Taxes Aren’t

If Republicans succeed in repealing the estate tax, Rex Tillerson, Gary Cohn, Wilbur Ross, Jared Kushner, Steve Mnuchin, Betsy DeVos and their heirs may be able to defer capital gains taxes forever.

When a Study Cast Doubt on a Heart Pill, the Drug Company Turned to Tom Price

After hearing from a company whose CEO was a campaign contributor, a congressional aide to Donald Trump’s HHS nominee repeatedly pushed a federal health agency to remove a critical drug study from its website.

Trump’s 10 Troubling Deals with Foreign Power-Players

The new president’s deals with foreign power players create clear paths for Trump to put his interests ahead of those of the United States.

ProPublica Files Lawsuit Seeking VA Correspondence Related to Agent Orange

The suit filed by ProPublica and the Virginian-Pilot claims the VA has stonewalled in response to requests for documents, including those sent and received by David Shulkin, the president-elect’s pick to be VA secretary.

Texas Panel on Wrongful Convictions Calls for Ending Use of Unverified Drug Field Tests

A commission established by lawmakers to help end the conviction of the innocent says field tests are too unreliable to be trusted without lab confirmation.

Pharma Money Reaches Guideline Writers, Patient Groups, Even Doctors on Twitter

A series of studies published today documents the vast conflicts of interest in medicine. The way we think about disease “is being subtly distorted” by financial ties, the authors of an editorial write.

Documenting Hate

Hate crimes and bias incidents are a national problem, but there’s no reliable data on their nature or prevalence. We’re collecting reports to create a national database for use by journalists and civil-rights organizations.

Dysfunction Disorder

NYC paid millions for flawed mental health reports. Family court judges relied on them routinely. Parents and children lived with the consequences.

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Machine Bias

We’re investigating algorithmic injustice and the formulas that increasingly influence our lives.

24 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Bias in Criminal Risk Scores Is Mathematically Inevitable, Researchers Say

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ProPublica Files Lawsuit Seeking VA Correspondence Related to Agent Orange

ProPublica Files Lawsuit Seeking VA Correspondence Related to Agent Orange

The suit filed by ProPublica and the Virginian-Pilot claims the VA has stonewalled in response to requests for documents, including those sent and received by David Shulkin, the president-elect’s pick to be VA secretary.

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Texas Panel on Wrongful Convictions Calls for Ending Use of Unverified Drug Field Tests

Texas Panel on Wrongful Convictions Calls for Ending Use of Unverified Drug Field Tests

A commission established by lawmakers to help end the conviction of the innocent says field tests are too unreliable to be trusted without lab confirmation.

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Hell and High Water

Houston is the fourth-largest city in the country. It’s home to the nation’s largest refining and petrochemical complex, where billions of gallons of oil and dangerous chemicals are stored. And it’s a sitting duck for the next big hurricane. Why isn’t Texas ready?

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Obama Signs Bill That May Boost Texas Hurricane Protection Study

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The Breakdown

Our series seeks to show how politics and government really work, and why they don’t.

53 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Conservatives Plot Their Course on the Rising ‘Sea of Red’ in State Capitals

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Electionland

ProPublica is covering access to the ballot and problems that prevent people from exercising their right to vote during the 2016 election.

8 Stories in the Series. Latest:

N.C. Governor Loses Re-Election Bid, Attempts to Hold Power by Claiming Voter Fraud

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An Unbelievable Story of Rape

An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where our story begins.

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Listen to Our Collaboration with ‘This American Life’

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The Rent Racket

ProPublica is exploring New York City’s broken rent stabilization system, the tax breaks that underpin it, the regulators who look the other way and the tenants who suffer as a result.

30 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Why Developers of Manhattan Luxury Towers Give Millions to Upstate Candidates

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Red Cross

How one of the country’s most venerated charities has failed disaster victims, broken promises and made dubious claims of success.

38 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Red Cross ‘Failed for 12 Days’ After Historic Louisiana Floods

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