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Kafka in Vegas

Fred Steese served more than 20 years in prison for the murder of a Vegas showman even though evidence in the prosecution’s files proved he didn’t do it. But when the truth came to light, he was offered a confounding deal.
Vegas Judge Had Long History of Prosecutorial Misconduct
Prosecutors Race to Keep Notorious Angel-of-Death Behind Bars

Prosecutors Race to Keep Notorious Angel-of-Death Behind Bars

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Announcing ProPublica’s 12 Diversity Scholarship Recipients

These 12 talented journalists will get $500 each to attend NAHJ, NABJ, AAJA or NAJA.

Three Strategies to Defend GOP Health Bill: Euphemisms, False Statements and Deleted Comments

Since the passage of the American Health Care Act, Republican members of Congress have tried to swing public opinion to their side. ProPublica has been tracking what they’re saying.

In a Lonely Corner of Coney Island, a Fight Over Care for the Vulnerable

Life at Oceanview Manor Home for Adults is at the center of the latest court battle involving the New York State Department of Health.

Trump Administration Says It Isn’t Anti-Science As It Seeks to Slash EPA Science Office

The Office of Research and Development has been at frontlines of virtually every environmental crisis. Trump wants to cut its funding in half.

Trump’s Immigration Pick Attacked Obama Programs in Ghost-Written Senate Letters

If letters written by Lee Francis Cissna, the president’s nominee to head U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, are any guide, he’s poised to dismantle Obama-era policies like a humanitarian program for Central American children.

The Beleaguered Tenants of ‘Kushnerville’

Tenants in more than a dozen Baltimore-area rental complexes complain about a property owner who they say leaves their homes in disrepair, humiliates late-paying renters and often sues them when they try to move out. Few of them know that their landlord is the president’s son-in-law.

Over 50 and Looking for a Job? We Want to Hear From You

We know American employers don’t always treat older workers fairly. We need your help figuring out what that looks like.

California Hate Crime Against Sikh Man Yields Prison Terms for Assailants

Prosecutors were pleased that the two white assailants pleaded guilty to hate crime charges.

California to Investigate Racial Discrimination in Auto Insurance Premiums

The state’s insurance department is following up on our findings that eight auto insurers charge more in minority neighborhoods than in other neighborhoods with similar risk.

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Nuisance Abatement

How New York City police are using little-known laws to kick people out of their homes, even if they haven’t been charged with a crime.

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New York City Set to Pass Sweeping Nuisance Abatement Reforms

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Wasted Medicine

Hospitals are throwing away perfectly good supplies. Nursing homes are flushing unused and unexpired medicine down the toilet. Billions of dollars are routinely wasted every day by health care providers in the United States — and it’s driving up the cost of care for all of us.

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America’s Other Drug Problem

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Trump’s Immigration Pick Attacked Obama Programs in Ghost-Written Senate Letters

Trump’s Immigration Pick Attacked Obama Programs in Ghost-Written Senate Letters

If letters written by Lee Francis Cissna, the president’s nominee to head U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, are any guide, he’s poised to dismantle Obama-era policies like a humanitarian program for Central American children.

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California Hate Crime Against Sikh Man Yields Prison Terms for Assailants

California Hate Crime Against Sikh Man Yields Prison Terms for Assailants

Prosecutors were pleased that the two white assailants pleaded guilty to hate crime charges.

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California to Investigate Racial Discrimination in Auto Insurance Premiums

California to Investigate Racial Discrimination in Auto Insurance Premiums

The state’s insurance department is following up on our findings that eight auto insurers charge more in minority neighborhoods than in other neighborhoods with similar risk.

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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.

33 Stories in the Series. Latest:

It’s Legal: Some New York Landlords Can Take Tax Breaks Then Raise Rents Without Limit

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Reliving Agent Orange

ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot are exploring the effects of the chemical mixture Agent Orange on Vietnam veterans and their families, as well as their fight for benefits.

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ProPublica Files Lawsuit Seeking VA Correspondence Related to Agent Orange

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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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Busted

Tens of thousands of people every year are sent to jail based on the results of a $2 roadside drug test. Widespread evidence shows that these tests routinely produce false positives. Why are police departments and prosecutors still using them?

12 Stories in the Series. Latest:

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

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The Breakdown

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

54 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Can the Democrats Be as Stubborn as Mitch McConnell?

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