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Trump Administration Imposes Freeze On EPA Grants and Contracts

The Trump administration has imposed a freeze on grants and contracts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Supreme Court Puts Off Taking Up Texas Voter ID Case
Trump Promised to Resign From His Companies — But There’s No Record He’s Done So

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We’re relaunching a service that lets you make notifications when some key real-world things happen in Washington.

Massachusetts Top Court Orders Prosecutors to Remedy Thousands of Tainted Drug Convictions

Thousands of potential victims. Years of delay. Now, action in cases involving a corrupt crime lab chemist.

Here’s Another Way Wells Fargo Took Advantage Of Customers

Four former employees say that Wells Fargo made clients in its Los Angeles region pay for missing deadlines to lock in interest rates on loans, even though the delays were the bank’s fault.

With Trump in Office, Feds May Alter Course in Texas Voter ID Case

DOJ lawyers look to adjourn a hearing next week, and some expect them to wind up abandoning their argument that the Texas voter ID law discriminates against minorities.

Help Us Track Winds of Change as Trump Confronts Climate Issues

If you see something, say something. ProPublica is eager to get tips on shifts in available government information related to climate change.

This Is What ProPublica Is Now Covering

As President Trump takes office, we’re sharing what many of our reporters are digging into.

Trump Hits Populist Note in Inaugural Address

As promised, President Trump kept it short, and largely avoided lofty language.

The Breakthrough: How a Reporter Solved a Decades-Old Murder

Podcast: The 1962 murder of Mary Horton was one of the oldest cold cases in U.S. history. Then reporter Jerry Mitchell started digging into it.

For Trump’s Rich Appointees, Death May Be Certain But Taxes Aren’t

If Republicans succeed in repealing the estate tax, Rex Tillerson, Gary Cohn, Wilbur Ross, Jared Kushner, Steve Mnuchin, Betsy DeVos and their heirs may be able to defer capital gains taxes forever.

When a Study Cast Doubt on a Heart Pill, the Drug Company Turned to Tom Price

After hearing from a company whose CEO was a campaign contributor, a congressional aide to Donald Trump’s HHS nominee repeatedly pushed a federal health agency to remove a critical drug study from its website.

Trump’s 10 Troubling Deals with Foreign Power-Players

The new president’s deals with foreign power players create clear paths for Trump to put his interests ahead of those of the United States.

ProPublica Files Lawsuit Seeking VA Correspondence Related to Agent Orange

The suit filed by ProPublica and the Virginian-Pilot claims the VA has stonewalled in response to requests for documents, including those sent and received by David Shulkin, the president-elect’s pick to be VA secretary.

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Machine Bias

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

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Bias in Criminal Risk Scores Is Mathematically Inevitable, Researchers Say

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ProPublica Files Lawsuit Seeking VA Correspondence Related to Agent Orange

ProPublica Files Lawsuit Seeking VA Correspondence Related to Agent Orange

The suit filed by ProPublica and the Virginian-Pilot claims the VA has stonewalled in response to requests for documents, including those sent and received by David Shulkin, the president-elect’s pick to be VA secretary.

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

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

A commission established by lawmakers to help end the conviction of the innocent says field tests are too unreliable to be trusted without lab confirmation.

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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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The Breakdown

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

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Conservatives Plot Their Course on the Rising ‘Sea of Red’ in State Capitals

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Electionland

ProPublica is covering access to the ballot and problems that prevent people from exercising their right to vote during the 2016 election.

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N.C. Governor Loses Re-Election Bid, Attempts to Hold Power by Claiming Voter Fraud

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An Unbelievable Story of Rape

An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where our story begins.

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Listen to Our Collaboration with ‘This American Life’

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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.

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Why Developers of Manhattan Luxury Towers Give Millions to Upstate Candidates

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Red Cross

How one of the country’s most venerated charities has failed disaster victims, broken promises and made dubious claims of success.

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Red Cross ‘Failed for 12 Days’ After Historic Louisiana Floods

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