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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.

Trump Promised to Resign From His Companies — But There’s No Record He’s Done So

To transfer control of his companies, the president has to submit filings in Florida, Delaware and New York. We spoke to officials in each of those states.

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.

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.

Pharma Money Reaches Guideline Writers, Patient Groups, Even Doctors on Twitter

A series of studies published today documents the vast conflicts of interest in medicine. The way we think about disease “is being subtly distorted” by financial ties, the authors of an editorial write.

Documenting Hate

Hate crimes and bias incidents are a national problem, but there’s no reliable data on their nature or prevalence. We’re collecting reports to create a national database for use by journalists and civil-rights organizations.

Dysfunction Disorder

NYC paid millions for flawed mental health reports. Family court judges relied on them routinely. Parents and children lived with the consequences.

Former Intelligence Official: Trump Conflict With Spy Agencies Creates ‘Dangerous Moment’

Matthew Olsen, a senior national security official in both Democratic and Republican administrations, says the ongoing conflict between President-elect Trump and the U.S. intelligence community poses grave risks.

How Trump Could Kill a Plan to Get You Overtime Pay

A rule that could get overtime pay for four million workers is in limbo, and Trump will help decide whether it survives.

Do You Make Less Than $47,500 a Year? Help Us Investigate Overtime Pay.

Do you make less than $47,500 a year? Help us investigate overtime pay.

The Breakthrough: Meet the Reporter Who Went Undercover in the Hermit Kingdom

Podcast: Author Suki Kim taught English at a boarding school for North Korea’s young elites. Here’s how she pulled it off.

Puerto Rico Turns to Lewandowski to Lobby Trump on Debt

The island’s new governor, who’s considered sympathetic to hedge funds and insurers that want it to repay its debt rather than go bankrupt, is in talks to hire Trump’s former campaign manager.

Will Trump’s Climate Team Accept Any ‘Social Cost of Carbon’?

The nation’s top science panel has just sketched a clearer way to set a fair price today for cutting tomorrow’s climate risks. Some of Trump’s advisers say the price should be zero.

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