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Special Investigations and Ongoing Reporting


Trump, Inc.

Exploring the Mysteries of the President’s Businesses

Lost Mothers

Maternal Care and Preventable Deaths

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Driven into Debt

How Tickets Burden the Poor

Police Accountability in Chicago

Monitoring the Chicago Police Department

The Taking

Federal Land Seizures and the Border Fence

The Tax Divide

Inequities and Errors Riddle Cook County’s Property Tax Assessments

Ignoring Innocence

The Wrongfully Convicted Forced Into Plea Deals

Walking While Black

Pedestrian Enforcement and Racial Profiling

Bombs in Our Backyard

Investigating One of America’s Greatest Polluters

Lost Mothers

Maternal Care and Preventable Deaths

After Hurricane Harvey

Failures in a Flood Zone

Too Broke for Bankruptcy

How Bankruptcy Fails Those Who Need It Most

Machine Bias

Investigating Algorithmic Injustice

Documenting Hate

Tracking Hate Crimes and Bias Incidents

Reliving Agent Orange

ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot are exploring the effects of the chemical mixture Agent Orange on Vietnam veterans and their families, as well as their fight for benefits.

Wasted Medicine

Squandered Health Care Dollars


Examining Chemical Field Tests

The Prescribers

What Doctors Are Prescribing

The Rent Racket

How landlords sidestep tenant protections in New York City.

Policing Patient Privacy

Patient Privacy and Medical Care

Chasing an Edge

Investigating Drug Use in Track and Field

Out of Order

When Prosecutors Cross the Line


Monitoring Access to the Vote in Real Time

Dollars for Doctors

How Industry Money Reaches Physicians

Level 14

A Home for Troubled Children Comes Undone

G.I. Dough

Tracking Military Waste

The Failure Track

Alternative Schools and Accountability

College Debt

How College Debt is Putting the Squeeze on Families

The Etan Patz Case

The disappearance of a 6-year-old New York boy has mystified and frustrated police for decades. The trial of his alleged killer ended with a hung jury, a dozen people who spent 18 days unsuccessfully trying to reach unanimity.

The Travel Ban

The Impact of Trump’s Executive Order

Nuisance Abatement

The NYPD’s Aggressive Enforcement of a Little-known Law

The Breakdown

How politics and government really work, and why they don’t.

Temp Land

Lost Wages, High Injury Rates, Few Benefits


The Transformation of Consumer Debt

Finding Oscar

The Aftermath of a Brutal Massacre

Presidential Pardons

White criminals seeking presidential pardons are nearly four times as likely to succeed as people of color, a ProPublica examination has found.

Hell and High Water

Preparing Houston for the Next Big Storm


Gas Drilling’s Environmental Threat

Attacks in Europe

Grappling With Terrorism

Insult to Injury

America’s Vanishing Worker Protections

Red Cross

Reporting on the Red Cross

Patient Safety

Exploring Quality of Care in the U.S.

Killing the Colorado

The Water Crisis in the West

When Caregivers Harm

America’s Unwatched Nurses

Terror in Little Saigon

Tracking Unsolved Murders


Tracking Censorship and Surveillance

Buying Your Vote

Dark Money and Big Data


Acetaminophen and Accidental Overdoses

Tobacco Debt

A landmark 1998 settlement with Big Tobacco awarded states billions of dollars a year to offset the health-care costs of smoking. What seemed like a boon become a debt trap for many state and local governments when they used it to promise investors billions in the future in exchange for cash advances.

Examining Medicare

A Closer Look at Medicare Part B

Segregation Now

Investigating America’s racial divide in education, housing and beyond.

Firestone and the Warlord

A Global Corporation and a Brutal African Conflict

Debt Inc.

Lending and Collecting in America

Fed Tapes

The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra

Evaluating Charter Schools

Questions About Public Transparency and Private Profits

Failing the Fallen

Recovering Our Vets

Losing Ground

Southeast Louisiana is Disappearing, Quickly

Dispatches from Freedom Summer

Race Then and Now

Injection Wells

The Hidden Risks of Pumping Waste Underground

Obamacare and You

The Rollout of the Affordable Care Act


Oversight and Legal Protections for Unpaid Interns

The Wall Street Money Machine

As investors left the housing market in the run-up to the meltdown, Wall Street sliced up and repackaged troubled assets based on those shaky mortgages, often buying those new packages themselves. That created fake demand, hid the banks’ real exposure, increased their bonuses — and ultimately made the mortgage crisis worse.

Post Mortem

Death Investigation in America

After the Flood

The Challenge of Rebuilding as the Climate Changes

Law & Disorder

After Katrina, New Orleans Police Under Scrutiny

Lost to History

When War Records Go Missing

Foreclosure Crisis

How Banks and Government Fail Homeowners


Specter of MRI Disease Haunts General Electric


Opaque redistricting groups are being quietly bankrolled by corporations, unions and others to influence redistricting. They aim to help political allies — and in the process they're hurting voters.

Disposable Army

Civilian Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan

Body Scanners

Risking Health to Secure Airports

Tainted Drywall

Foul air from Chinese-made drywall is causing a nightmare for thousands of homeowners, who have complained about severe respiratory ailments and corroded electronics. Several companies that handled the drywall knew there was a problem for two years but didn't warn consumers or regulators.

Freddie Mac

Playing the Mortgage Market

Free the Files

Help Unlock Election Spending

Brain Wars

How the Military Is Failing Its Wounded


High Costs and Hidden Perils of a Treatment Guaranteed to All

Nuclear Safety

After Fukushima

Gulf Oil Spill

Investigating the Impact of the BP Spill

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