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D.C. Attorney General Sues Customer Service Firm Arise for Stiffing Workers on Pay

The suit alleges that Arise Virtual Solutions, which targets women of color for recruitment and has been used by large companies like Airbnb and Disney, deprived workers of minimum wage, overtime and paid sick leave.

华裔科学家钱卓:无国可归的才情

发现自己受到学校和美国政府的调查后,著名科学家钱卓(Joe Tsien)决定留在中国避风头。他说自己是针对亚裔种族歧视的受害者,但他的故事并非这么简单。

A Visionary Without a Country

Celebrated scientist Joe Tsien retreated to China after his Georgia university and the U.S. government began investigating him. He says he’s a victim of anti-Asian discrimination, but key parts of his story don’t add up.

Kidney Failure, Emergency Rooms and Medical Debt. The Unseen Costs of Food Poisoning.

A salmonella outbreak sickened more than 60 people at a funeral reception in Texas. Two years later, some of them are still coping with the financial and medical consequences.

Tennessee Judge Who Illegally Jailed Children Plans to Retire, Will Not Seek Reelection

Since 2000, Judge Donna Scott Davenport has overseen juvenile justice in Rutherford County. Following reporting from Nashville Public Radio and ProPublica, public outcry and a bill seeking to oust the judge, Davenport announced her retirement.

How a Powerful Company Convinced Georgia to Let It Bury Toxic Waste in Groundwater

Documents reveal Georgia Power went to great lengths to advocate for risky waste storage. After a ProPublica investigation exposed this practice, the EPA is trying to block the move.

They Promised Quick and Easy PPP Loans. Often, They Only Delivered Hassle and Heartache.

More than a million government-approved loans ended up being canceled, including some that would have gone to people who needed the loans and applied just as they were told.

Reps for Casino Developer Defend the Destruction of Nearly 600 Housing Units in Reno

At a town hall, Reno residents expressed doubt about developer Jeff Jacobs’ “vision” to contribute land for public housing after he had already razed affordable units. “A vision is something you have before you tear things down,” said an attendee.

Senate Finance Chair to Billionaire Developers: Explain How Opportunity Zone Tax Break Is Helping the Poor

Citing ProPublica’s reporting, letters to Jorge Perez of Related, Kushner Companies and others request details on projects in opportunity zones created during the Trump administration.

Child Porn Probe of Billionaire Businessman Denny Sanford Continues at State and Federal Level, Court Records Show

Authorities said the investigation of South Dakota’s richest man, first revealed by ProPublica, is still active and began with a tip from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

The Nonprofit College That Spends More on Marketing Than Financial Aid

Baker College promises students a better life. But few ever graduate, and even those who do often leave with crushing debt and useless degrees.

Chicago’s “Race-Neutral” Traffic Cameras Ticket Black and Latino Drivers the Most

A ProPublica analysis found that traffic cameras in Chicago disproportionately ticket Black and Latino motorists. But city officials plan to stick with them — and other cities may adopt them too.

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