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Official Involved in Bush-Era Purge of Gay Employees Now in Trump Administration

A government investigation found that Jim Renne was a key player in a scandal in which staff were targeted on the basis of sexual orientation.

Hate Crime Law Results in Few Convictions and Lots of Disappointment

In Texas, the tiny number of successful prosecutions leave both victims and lawmakers questioning state's commitment to punishing hate.

The White House Still Hasn’t Released Most Staffers’ Financial Disclosures

A week ago, the White House began releasing the Trump administration’s financial disclosures. But many are still missing. Here’s what we know now.

The Car Insurance Industry Attacks Our Story. Here’s Our Response.

An industry representative disputed our findings that many disparities in auto insurance prices between minority and white neighborhoods are wider than differences in risk can explain. His analysis is flawed.

U.S. Immigration Agency Will Lose Millions Because It Can’t Process Visas Fast Enough

Fees from so-called “premium processing” to expedite H-1B visas have paid for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ efforts to digitize. But the agency hasn’t been able to keep up with demand, forcing it to suspend its cash cow.

Federal Judge Sees New York State Conspiracy to Thwart Care for Mentally Ill

The judge who oversaw landmark case involving troubled homes for the mentally ill sends word to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that state’s efforts to undermine care must end.

Minority Neighborhoods Pay Higher Car Insurance Premiums Than White Areas With the Same Risk

Our analysis of premiums and payouts in California, Illinois, Texas and Missouri shows that some major insurers charge minority neighborhoods as much as 30 percent more than other areas with similar accident costs.

Chicago Area Disparities in Car Insurance Premiums

Some car insurers charge higher premiums in Chicago’s minority neighborhoods than in predominantly white neighborhoods with similar risk of accidents.

How We Examined Racial Discrimination in Auto Insurance Prices

Read our methodology.

Trump Lawyer Confirms President Can Pull Money From His Businesses Whenever He Wants

Previously unreported changes to President Trump’s trust documents stipulate that the trust “shall distribute net income or principal to Donald J. Trump at his request.”

Restaurant Chain Settles Age Bias Case for $12 Million

After a U.S. lawsuit against Texas Roadhouse ended in a mistrial, the restaurant company, without admitting wrongdoing, settled the largest age discrimination case filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in decades.

When the Designer Shows Up In the Design

How our assumptions, perspectives, intuitions — and yes, our biases — shape what we design and how we design it.

Tom Price’s $150,000-Plus Stock Windfall

The HHS secretary promised to divest his shares in a small biotech company. He did, and in the process at least doubled his money.

Trump’s Changing Trust, Annotated

Here’s an annotated look at notable changes to the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust’s certification document.

The White House Wouldn’t Post Trump Staffers’ Financial Disclosures. So We Did.

In partnership with The New York Times and The Associated Press, we’re sharing financial disclosures for everyone to look through, including you.

Tom Price Intervened on Rule That Would Hurt Drug Profits, the Same Day He Acquired Drug Stock

While in Congress, HHS Secretary Tom Price acted to help kill a rule that would hurt drug company profits shortly after his broker bought him up to $90,000 worth of pharmaceutical stock.

As Seas Around Mar-a-Lago Rise, Trump’s Cuts Could Damage Local Climate Work

The president’s budget calls for ending an environmental program that had supported climate efforts in his and several Cabinet members’ backyards.

Our Military Waste Game Suddenly Seems Prophetic

With Trump pushing to give the U.S. military another $52 billion, a game we built two years ago to put the billions wasted in Afghanistan in perspective seems particularly relevant.

Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Pledge May Be At Risk With His Border Wall

Current trade agreements mean foreign companies, including some big firms in Mexico, might well get in on the building of the president’s wall.

How the Trump Administration Responds to Democrats’ Demands for Information: It Doesn’t.

Congressional Democrats’ letters to the Trump administration are going unanswered.

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