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New in Our Congress API: Bill Subjects, Personal Explanations and Sunsetting Sunlight

What you need to know about some new features in our Congress API, as well as details on our plans to turn off the Sunlight Congress API on Aug. 31.

New in the Congress API: Congressional Statements and More

Get data on House and Senate press releases and more bill information.

Congress API Update

Here’s a status update for developers who use the Sunlight Congress API.

Introducing the Vital Signs API

We made one tool for patients — and another one for computers.

Learn Data, Design and Code for Journalism. Apply for ProPublica’s 2017 Data Institute!

ProPublica is proud to open applications for our 2017 Data Institute, a free 11-day intensive workshop on how to use data, design and programming for journalism.

ProPublica’s on IFTTT

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

Sunlight Labs Takeover Update

A status update on the projects we took over from the Sunlight Foundation

Presenting Hell and High Water VR

A team at USC has created a new virtual-reality experience based on our Houston storm vulnerability project.

A New Way to Keep an Eye on Who Represents You in Congress

We’re launching a new interactive database that you can use to track congressional votes, bills and members.

Infographics in the Time of Cholera

Following the Money is Now Easier with FEC Itemizer

Today we’re announcing changes to our FEC Itemizer database that will help you stay informed about who is spending that money and where they are spending it.

How We Made Hell and High Water

Upgrading FEC Itemizer for the 2016 Campaign

We're making our interactive database of campaign finance filings more stable and adding new features.

Meet the New ProPublica Campaign Finance API, Same as the Old API

We’re launching an API that programmers can use to work with election fundraising and expenditure data.

A More Secure and Anonymous ProPublica Using Tor Hidden Services

We’ve launched a “Tor hidden service” that lets you to browse our site more securely and anonymously. Read this post to find out how to use it, and how to make your own.

The Stories of Everyday Lives, Hidden in Reams of Data

Data journalists use data to tell stories that help readers make better choices and live better lives.

Introducing FEC Itemizer: A Tool to Research Federal Election Spending

Today we’re launching a new interactive database that makes it easier to get detailed federal campaign finance data.

On Repeat: How to Use Loops to Explain Anything

From animated gifs to looping interactives, we're seeing more and more ways of presenting ideas, explaining processes, and just capturing small moments in endless, repeating sequences. Here's how loops work and how you can use them.

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