Alexandra Andrews was an assistant editor at ProPublica.
The Lembi family went on a "five-year apartment-buying binge" of rental properties in San Francisco at the height of the housing market. But a magazine reports that they reportedly strong-armed longtime tenants out of their apartments and raised rents across the city. Now their empire is in decline.
The Government National Mortgage Association -- Ginnie Mae -- has gotten little attention during the financial crisis, but a new report says the agency has helped some reckless mortgage companies by providing taxpayer backing for their risky lending.
Because federal standards have not caught up with those of the fast-food industry, the National School Lunch Program has become the meat industry's "market of last resort," according to USA Today. So children sometimes wind up eating meat that otherwise might become pet food.
Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange 30 years ago are still fighting for compensation, a <i>Chicago Tribune</i> investigation finds, part of a "record of neglect."
A report from the Center for Public Integrity describes serious problems in the way universities handle cases of sexual assault. Such cases are often handled in secretive campus proceedings, the center's investigation found, with the victims excluded or given strict gag orders.