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Open Burns, Ill Winds

The Pentagon’s handling of munitions and their waste has poisoned millions of acres, and left Americans to guess at the threat to their health.
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The Immigration Effect

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Toxic Fires

Across the Country, Military Sites Burn Hazardous Waste Into Open Air

Advocacy Groups Say Senators Should Have One Word for Trump Immigration Pick: ‘No.’

More than 300 immigration advocacy groups urge senators to oppose the nomination of Lee Francis Cissna to head the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, citing ProPublica’s scrutiny of his record.

Hotelier-in-Chief: Here Are the Trumps’ New Hotels

Two brothers from the Mississippi Delta, who are working with President Trump’s sons on four new hotels, met the president through Gov. Phil Bryant. One of the brothers has been a campaign donor to Bryant since 2011.

We Found New Details About the New Trump-Branded Hotels. Now We Want Your Help to Find the Rest.

We’re recruiting local reporters and civically engaged citizens. We have a few ideas on how you can find these deals, who to talk to about them, and what documents to look for.

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

Hospitals and pharmacies are required to toss expired drugs, no matter how expensive or vital. Meanwhile the FDA has long known that many remain safe and potent for years longer.

Cook County Assessor Faces Questions About Property Tax Inequity

After reporting showed that Cook County’s property tax assessments punish the poor and reward the rich, Assessor Joseph Berrios is called before a public board to explain.

Lost Mothers

An estimated 700 to 900 women in the U.S. died from pregnancy-related causes in 2016. We have identified 120 of them so far.

Who Is the Russian Lobbyist Who Met With Donald Trump Jr.?

Rinat Akhmetshin once worked for military intelligence in the former Soviet Union. He says he’s long retired from that work, but some American officials suspect he still has ties to Russian intelligence.

Houston Police End Use of Drug Tests That Helped Produce Wrongful Convictions

The cheap kits were often the sole evidence used to win guilty pleas, against the innocent as well the as guilty.

The Breakthrough: How an ICIJ Reporter Dug Up the World Bank’s Best Kept Secret

Sasha Chavkin chased it down across three continents, and into places he was warned weren't safe.

What Robert Mueller Learned From Enron

The patient, sophisticated and very aggressive prosecution of the energy giant could signal how he will handle the Russia investigation.

Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: ‘Watch Your Back , Bitch’

After hearing Rachel Maddow discuss our recent story about Kasowitz, a man emailed the attorney urging him to resign. Kasowitz responded with threats and profanity.

‘Extreme’ Use of Painkillers and Doctor Shopping Plague Medicare, New Report Says

Some Medicare beneficiaries are being prescribed opioids by 10 or more doctors, or are filling prescriptions for more than 1,000 pills a month. Hundreds of doctors appear to be prescribing indiscriminately, says the inspector general of Health and Human Services.

What We Know — And Don’t Know — About Hate Crimes in America

It’s been about six months since we joined forces with newsrooms around the country to track hate. We’ve collected information on thousands of incidents, but much remains unknown about the scale of the problem.

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What We Know — And Don’t Know — About Hate Crimes in America

What We Know — And Don’t Know — About Hate Crimes in America

It’s been about six months since we joined forces with newsrooms around the country to track hate. We’ve collected information on thousands of incidents, but much remains unknown about the scale of the problem.

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The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

Hospitals and pharmacies are required to toss expired drugs, no matter how expensive or vital. Meanwhile the FDA has long known that many remain safe and potent for years longer.

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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.

34 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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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.

15 Stories in the Series. Latest:

New York City Set to Pass Sweeping Nuisance Abatement Reforms

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Advocacy Groups Say Senators Should Have One Word for Trump Immigration Pick: ‘No.’

Advocacy Groups Say Senators Should Have One Word for Trump Immigration Pick: ‘No.’

More than 300 immigration advocacy groups urge senators to oppose the nomination of Lee Francis Cissna to head the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, citing ProPublica’s scrutiny of his record.

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Machine Bias

We’re investigating algorithmic injustice and the formulas that increasingly influence our lives.

30 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children

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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.

29 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Veterans Affairs Official Downplays Agent Orange Risks, Questions Critics

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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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Houston Police End Use of Drug Tests That Helped Produce Wrongful Convictions

Houston Police End Use of Drug Tests That Helped Produce Wrongful Convictions

The cheap kits were often the sole evidence used to win guilty pleas, against the innocent as well the as guilty.

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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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