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What Happens When Judges Police Themselves In Secret? Not Much

Ethics complaints against South Carolina’s circuit judges are buried in an opaque system that shields the accused.

California Tried to Fix Its Prisons. Now County Jails Are More Deadly.

In a 48-hour stretch during January 2018, three men were booked into the Fresno County Jail. One was beaten into a coma. Two died soon afterward. Their cases kicked off a nightmarish year in a local jail.

If You Paid TurboTax but Make Under $34,000, You Could Get a Refund. Here’s How.

“I just had to mention ProPublica,” one reader said.

Tall or Short. Long Hair, No Hair. Easy Smile, Baleful Glare.

Journalists often describe what people in our stories look like. Do those descriptions help readers? Or do they reveal our biases?

ProPublica “Zero Tolerance” Series Wins First-Ever Peabody Catalyst Award

The ProPublica series “Zero Tolerance” on the Trump administration’s family separation policy was awarded on Tuesday the first-ever Peabody Catalyst Award for bringing immediate change to the practice.

Here’s How TurboTax Just Tricked You Into Paying to File Your Taxes

Come along as we try to file our taxes for free on TurboTax!

More Than Me Founder and CEO Katie Meyler Resigns

She had been on a leave of absence for six months after ProPublica investigated rape at her charity in Liberia.

Mueller Went Looking for a Conspiracy, What He Found Was Conflict and a Cover-Up — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast

Trump’s business deal was bigger, lasted longer and fueled more secrecy than we knew before.

Zero Tolerance: Inside the Secretive Network of Immigrant Youth Shelters in Illinois

Here is all of ProPublica Illinois’ local reporting on the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy.

Nuclear Lobbying Power: N.J. Utility Customers Will Pay $300M in Subsidies

Regulators voted Thursday to approve subsidies, even though PSEG plants are “financially viable.”

How the IRS Gave Up Fighting Political Dark Money Groups

Six years after it was excoriated for allegedly targeting conservative organizations, the agency has largely given up on regulating an entire category of nonprofits. The result: More dark money gushes into the political system.

In a Time of Cheap Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power Companies Are Seeking — and Getting — Big Subsidies

Illinois and New York have approved hundreds of millions of dollars in clean-energy incentives for nuclear power companies. New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland could be next.

TSA Agents Say They’re Not Discriminating Against Black Women, But Their Body Scanners Might Be

The full-body scanners at airports across the country frequently give false alarms for Afros, braids, twists and other hairstyles popular among black women.

Mentally Ill New Yorkers Seeking Independence Find Safety Net Has Holes, Report Finds

An independent monitor has found that many of the city’s most vulnerable remain stuck in troubled adult homes too long and that the state loses track of them once they move out.

Cook County Judge Loosens Unusual Restrictions on Publishing Details of Child Welfare Case

Calling her previous order “overbroad,” the presiding judge of the child protection division says ProPublica Illinois is free to report on the case but can’t disclose the identities of the children.

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