Claire Perlman

Research Reporter, Local Reporting Network

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Claire Perlman is a research reporter for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network. She started at ProPublica in 2017 as a senior research fellow. Before becoming a journalist, she was a senior investigator at the Mintz Group, a private investigations firm. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in English.

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Trump Town

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Hemos encontrado 100 instalaciones donde están los menores inmigrantes y hemos mapeado 79 de ellas. Ayúdanos a descubrir más sobre los centros y albergues y sobre los niños que están en ellos.

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We assembled an authoritative database of the people appointed to government positions by the Trump administration. Here’s how we did it.

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