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When Hate Meets Hoax

After a string of racist messages rocked a college in Minnesota, a fabricated note introduced a toxic sense of uncertainty that undermined attempts to address a serious social problem.
Despite Disavowals, Leading Tech Companies Help Extremist Sites Monetize Hate

Despite Disavowals, Leading Tech Companies Help Extremist Sites Monetize Hate

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U.S. Lawmakers Seek Kushner Company Records on Maryland Apartments

Democrats from the state’s congressional delegation say articles by ProPublica, The New York Times Magazine and The Baltimore Sun raise “very serious and troubling concerns” about whether Kushner’s businesses comply with federal housing standards.

Spurned by Major Companies, The Daily Stormer Returns to the Web With Help From a Startup

The 20-year-old founder of BitMitigate said he had taken on the neo-Nazi website because he believes in free speech and because, “I thought it would really get my service out there.”

Can Police Prevent the Next Charlottesville?

“We saw it coming,” said a Virginia officer, but they couldn’t stop it. Still, law enforcement experts say measures can be taken — even when protesters are armed.

Track News Stories About Hate With the Documenting Hate News Index

We’re launching a new interactive project, the Documenting Hate News Index, that shows just how ubiquitous hate incidents really are.

Documenting Hate News Index

This page lists media reports, collected by Google News, about hate crimes and bias incidents.

Here Are the Hate Incidents Against Mosques and Islamic Centers Since 2013

Data from a civil rights group shows that reports of hate incidents involving American mosques jumped sharply in 2015 and has remained at the same rate since — about once every three days.

Many Nurses Lack Knowledge of Health Risks for New Mothers, Study Finds

A nationwide survey shows that postpartum nurses often fail to warn mothers about potentially life-threatening complications, mainly because they need more education themselves.

A Stealth History Lesson in Baltimore

The city’s removal of Confederate statues in the dead of night was Baltimore’s latest attempt to make peace with the ghosts of the Civil War.

Service Provider Boots Hate Site Off the Internet

The web services company Cloudflare appears to have ended its relationship with the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer.

Se lesionaron en el trabajo. Y entonces fueron deportados.

Cómo las compañías de seguros usan las leyes de Florida para hacer que inmigrantes indocumentados sean arrestados y deportados cuando se lesionan en el trabajo — y lo que significa en la América de Trump.

They Got Hurt at Work. Then They Got Deported.

How insurance companies use a Florida law to get undocumented immigrants arrested and deported when they get injured on the job — and what it means in Trump’s America.

The Joe Arpaio I Knew

The former Maricopa County sheriff made his name in part by targeting immigrants — even after a judge ordered him to stop. As President Trump considers a pardon, it’s worth remembering precisely what Arpaio did in his decades in law enforcement.

Trump Has Broad Power to Block Climate Change Report

Influential advisers press the Trump administration to subject a draft climate change report to a “red team” review that many scientists decry as misplaced.

Misdemeanor Defendants Facing Jail Time Not Told They Have a Right to Counsel, Bar Association Finds

American Bar Association monitors report misdemeanor defendants in Nashville often aren’t told they are entitled to a lawyer even when their charges mean they could end up behind bars.

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Many Nurses Lack Knowledge of Health Risks for New Mothers, Study Finds

Many Nurses Lack Knowledge of Health Risks for New Mothers, Study Finds

A nationwide survey shows that postpartum nurses often fail to warn mothers about potentially life-threatening complications, mainly because they need more education themselves.

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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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The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

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When Hate Meets Hoax

When Hate Meets Hoax

After a string of racist messages rocked a college in Minnesota, a fabricated note introduced a toxic sense of uncertainty that undermined attempts to address a serious social problem.

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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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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.

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New York City Set to Pass Sweeping Nuisance Abatement Reforms

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Se lesionaron en el trabajo. Y entonces fueron deportados.

Se lesionaron en el trabajo. Y entonces fueron deportados.

Cómo las compañías de seguros usan las leyes de Florida para hacer que inmigrantes indocumentados sean arrestados y deportados cuando se lesionan en el trabajo — y lo que significa en la América de Trump.

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Despite Disavowals, Leading Tech Companies Help Extremist Sites Monetize Hate

Despite Disavowals, Leading Tech Companies Help Extremist Sites Monetize Hate

Most tech companies have policies against working with hate websites. Yet a ProPublica survey found that PayPal, Stripe, Newsmax and others help keep more than half of the most-visited extremist sites in business.

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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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McCain’s Brain Cancer Draws Renewed Attention to Possible Agent Orange Connection

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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?

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

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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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Can the Democrats Be as Stubborn as Mitch McConnell?

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