How Donald Trump Turned to a Comics Titan to Shape the VA

In a new book and an interview with ProPublica, former VA Secretary David Shulkin describes how Marvel Entertainment’s Ike Perlmutter and two associates with no government experience exerted influence over millions of veterans.

A Taste of the Climate Apocalypse to Come

PG&E’s rolling blackouts probably don’t eliminate fire risk, and they actually could make responding to fires harder. What they largely do is shift responsibility away from the company.

The Obscure Charges That Utility Companies Add to Your Bills

A New Jersey utility sparked outrage for charging customers to subsidize nuclear plants. Turns out, that was just one of 16 lurking surcharges.

Trump’s Asylum Ban Could Apply Retroactively to Thousands of Migrants Even Though Officials Promised It Wouldn’t

The Trump administration promised that asylum-seekers who already had U.S. cases, but had been forced to return to Mexico to await court dates, could still get asylum. That might not be the case.

How We Identified the Frat Brothers Holding Guns in Front of an Emmett Till Memorial

We searched through property records, tips from Instagram users, and dozens of Instagram and Facebook photos and videos to figure out their names.

University Committee Urged Changes to Handling of Sexual Harassment, but Leaders Haven’t Said When They’ll Adopt Reforms

A new report from a University of Illinois panel on faculty misconduct seeks a broader definition of sexual harassment and more transparency. But a university spokesperson couldn’t say when the reforms would be adopted or how much they would cost.

Pro-Trump Super PAC at Center of Ukraine Scandal Has Faced Multiple Campaign Finance Complaints

Randy Perkins donated $500,000 to America First Action, a pro-Trump super PAC, a day after his company won federal money as part of a contract.

This Governor Still Guides His Billion-Dollar Business Empire, Even Though He Said He Wouldn’t

Jim Justice promised West Virginians he would focus on public service, and not his businesses, once he was elected. But he’s frequently used his power as governor to promote his own corporate entities while running the state.

I’m Looking for My Next Story

How searching court records, data and talking to people can spark an investigation. I hope.

We Found Over 700 Doctors Who Were Paid More Than a Million Dollars by Drug and Medical Device Companies

ProPublica has been tracking drug company spending on doctors since 2010. We just updated our database and found that companies are still paying private doctors huge sums for promotional talks and consulting.

Updated: Dollars for Docs

How much are your doctors being paid by drug or device companies? Look them up in our newly updated database.

Inside TurboTax’s 20-Year Fight to Stop Americans From Filing Their Taxes for Free

Using lobbying, the revolving door and “dark pattern” customer tricks, Intuit fended off the government’s attempts to make tax filing free and easy, and created its multi-billion-dollar franchise.

ProPublica Kicks Off “Investigating Justice” Event Series With the Sacramento Bee and Stanford Law School

The event series will explore violence in and oversight of California county jails.

When Medical Debt Collectors Decide Who Gets Arrested

Welcome to Coffeyville, Kansas, where the judge has no law degree, debt collectors get a cut of the bail and Americans are watching their lives — and liberty — disappear in the pursuit of medical debt collection.

Have You Been Sued by a Hospital, Doctor or Other Medical Institution? Tell Us About It.

ProPublica and MLK50 have been investigating Memphis institutions that profit from the poor. Now, we want to hear from people across the country who have been sued or arrested after unpaid medical bills.

Journalists, We’re Sharing Our Tips From Patients With Medical Debt. Want Them?

Stories about aggressive debt collection are leading to real change, and we want to see more of them. Let us give you our leads from across the country.

Never-Before-Seen Trump Tax Documents Show Major Inconsistencies

The president’s businesses made themselves appear more profitable to lenders and less profitable to tax officials. One expert calls the differing numbers “versions of fraud.”

Texas Tribune and ProPublica Joining Forces to Publish Investigative Journalism in Texas

More than $8 million will be invested over five years.

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