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Jessica Huseman is a senior reporting fellow at ProPublica. She was previously an education reporter at The Teacher Project and Slate. A freelance piece she co-authored for ProPublica on nursing regulations sparked a bill in the New York legislature that would provide additional oversight for nurses who have committed crimes or harmed patients. She graduated with honors from the Stabile Program in Investigative Journalism at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she was the recipient of the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship and the Fred M. Hechinger Award for Distinguished Education Reporting. Her stories have been published in The Atlantic, the Dallas Morning News and NPR. Prior to becoming a journalist, she was a high school history teacher and debate coach in Newark, New Jersey. Follow her on Twitter: @JessicaHuseman.
June 15, 8 a.m.Previously unannounced directives will limit the Department of Justice’s use of a storied civil rights enforcement tool, and loosen the Department of Education’s requirements on investigations.
May 12, 7 p.m.Sam Clovis likely to be named undersecretary of the USDA department that manages research on everything from climate change to nutrition.
May 2, 8 a.m.Efforts to implement the nation’s strictest voter ID requirements — a solution in search of a problem, according to one critic — foundered amid court defeats, confusion and at least one giant oversight.
April 28, 5:20 p.m.As FAIR official, Julie Kirchner advocated harsh restrictions on immigrants. Now her job is to provide them assistance.
April 11, 4:44 p.m.A federal judge ruled that Texas’ voter ID was intended to discriminate against blacks and Latinos. The Department of Justice tried to argue otherwise.
March 20, 1:22 p.m.The makers of TurboTax and other online systems spent millions lobbying last year, much of it directed toward a bill that would permanently bar the government from offering taxpayers prefilled filings.
Feb. 27, 5:34 p.m.The DOJ, now overseen by Jeff Sessions, is walking back years of effort aimed at limiting the harmful effect of state voter ID measure on minorities.
Feb. 24, 9 a.m.Podcast: The most influential reporting on the Trump administration has relied on unnamed sources. Here’s the story behind them.
Feb. 2, 1 p.m.After the weekend’s chaos surrounding President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees and visitors from seven majority Muslim countries, we received lots of questions. Here are some answers.
Jan. 23, 7:32 p.m.The high court lets stand the findings of lower courts that the strict Texas ID measure discriminated against minorities.
Jan. 20, 8:36 p.m.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.
Dec. 21, 2016, 1:50 p.m.For decades, a hate crimes task force has been on the case in New York. But even that sustained effort may not be catching all crimes.
Dec. 14, 2016, 8:58 a.m.As President Donald Trump picks his top officials, we’re laying out the best accountability reporting on each.
Nov. 30, 2016, 5:38 p.m.Pat McCrory alleges improper counting, dead people and felons swung the election for Democrat Roy Cooper. Cooper won by fewer than 10,000 votes.
Nov. 28, 2016, 5:54 p.m.We had more than 1,000 people watching the vote on Election Day. If millions of people voted illegally, we would have seen some sign of it.
Oct. 31, 2016, 11:58 a.m.How to use a federal election administration data set to cover the U.S. elections.
Oct. 31, 2016, 8 a.m.Podcast: FiveThirtyEight's Harry Enten talks about how to tell good polls from bad ones, and how journalists and politicians can talk about them more effectively.
Oct. 24, 2016, 8 a.m.Podcast: Journalist Dave Levinthal analyzed how many journalists, reporters and editors gave to a 2016 presidential campaign. Of the small percentage that did, most gave to Hillary Clinton.
Oct. 13, 2016, 8 a.m.Provisional ballots, meant to ensure every voter gets access to the ballot, are often tossed out.
Sep. 14, 2016, 2:54 p.m.Trump recently proposed billions in spending to allow the nation’s poorest students to leave public schools and enroll elsewhere, including by using homeschooling. Except the plan won’t work for the poorest students.
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