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The FBI — ‘Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity’ — Still Working on Diversity

The nation’s top federal law enforcement agency is overwhelmingly white, and its top officials acknowledge that’s “a huge operational risk.”

Correction: Trump’s Pick to Head CIA Did Not Oversee Waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah

Jacksonville Sheriff Admits Race May Have Played a Role in Ticket Writing

The sheriff says blacks were not targeted for pedestrian tickets but “implicit bias” might have factored into enforcement by officers.

Flawed Assessments Caused $2 Billion Shift in Property Taxes, Study Finds

Under Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios, assessment system shaved $1 billion from Chicago’s most expensive homes, while owners of lower-valued homes picked up the tab.

New in Nonprofit Explorer: People Search

You can now search for people who work for nonprofit organizations.

‘Walking While Black’ Wins Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting

A collaboration with the Florida Times Union, the project showed that Jacksonville police use pedestrian tickets in a racially disproportionate way.

Some States No Longer Suspend Driver’s Licenses for Unpaid Fines. Will Illinois Join Them?

Our analysis shows suspensions tied to ticket debt disproportionately affect motorists in largely black sections of Chicago and its suburbs.

Where’d Trump’s Record Inauguration Spending Go? ‘It’s Inexplicable’

Another thing we found on this week’s “Trump, Inc.”: Two members of President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee have been convicted of financial crimes, and a third — the committee’s treasurer — was an unindicted co-conspirator in an accounting fraud.

Measuring the Toll of the Opioid Epidemic Is Tougher Than It Seems

One of our editors set out to create an ambitious list of data sources on the opioid epidemic. Much of what he found was out of date, and some data contradicted other data.

How Do We Keep Bias Out of Stories?

We stick with the facts, and several editors read every story.

The Trump Administration’s Campaign to Weaken Civil Service Ramps Up at the VA

Firings surged at the Veterans Affairs Department last year in the wake of a new law. Now the president wants to replicate that legislation across the federal government.

Injured Nuclear Workers Finally Had Support. The Trump Administration Has Mothballed It.

The terms of nearly all members of an advisory board expired last month — and no new members have been appointed.

We’ve Updated Our Campaign Widget to Better Help You Follow the Money

In the pricey Illinois governor’s race, it’s more important than ever.

ProPublica Wins Five SABEW Awards for Business Journalism

Our work was honored in the health/science, investigative, technology, banking/finance and explanatory categories.

The Trump Appointee Behind the Move to Add a Citizenship Question to the Census

The initial author of a key Justice Department letter wasn’t revealed — until today.

Florida’s Governor Will Sign Bill Expanding Workers’ Comp Benefits for First Responders

Like many states, Florida first responders can’t get paid time off work if they get PTSD on the job. The Legislature passed a bill to change that after the Parkland school shooting, but those diagnosed previously are out of luck.

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