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Sarah Smith is a reporting fellow at ProPublica. She previously interned at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she wrote about police misconduct. A story she co-authored on allegations of police abusing arrestees in the back of vans contributed to a victim getting a payout from the city and the police review of transport policies. She recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where she spent most of her time at the school paper. One of her stories at Penn involved a whistleblower from the school's mental health center leaking 11 years of internal documents that showed inadequacies in how the center treated students with mental illness. She's also been a fellow at The Atlantic, National Journal and Politico.
Jan. 5, 11:54 a.m.Obama has accelerated clemency to low-level drug offenders, but a study on pardons due in 2015 won’t be released until the fall of 2017.
Nov. 17, 2016, 3:14 p.m.Donald Trump has bashed “puppets” who court the Koch brothers. A Kansas official on his shortlist for U.S. attorney general shot pheasant and clay pigeons with one of their lobbyists.
Nov. 7, 2016, 4:39 p.m.Courts are scrambling to rule on state election laws in time for the elections being held later this year. We’re keeping track of their decisions.
Oct. 13, 2016, 9:03 a.m.Police in New York pursue civil cases against homes and businesses despite concerns about fairness and in the face of lawsuits.
Sep. 22, 2016, 9 a.m.One-third of voters took advantage of early voting options in 2012. But does so-called convenience voting increase turnout overall and minority turnout in particular?
Sep. 16, 2016, 11:38 a.m.Some of the best #MuckReads we read this week. Want to receive these by email? Sign up to get this briefing delivered to your inbox every weekend.
Aug. 3, 2016, 7 a.m.Emergency managers in Louisiana turned to the Red Cross when record floods swept the state in March, but many say they received little help.
July 28, 2016, 12:16 p.m.Hillary Clinton has spent over four decades in the public eye, a journey that has taken her from first lady of Arkansas to front-running Democratic presidential candidate. We have compiled some of the more significant investigative and accountability reports about her career.
July 15, 2016, 10:29 a.m.Through accountability stories and other in-depth reports, we took a look back at the career of the Indiana governor who Donald Trump has picked as his running mate.
June 9, 2016, 6:59 a.m.Here are the stories on Trump U. that you should read.
May 26, 2016, 6:59 a.m.Rep. Bennie Thompson wants answers about the Red Cross’ performance.
May 19, 2016, 7:10 a.m.The director of Mississippi’s Emergency Management Agency called the Red Cross’ disaster response “marginal at best.”
May 10, 2016, 7 a.m.The paper published by Columbia University is signed by a coalition of 15 prominent legal scholars across the country.
April 19, 2016, 7 a.m.We take a look at the Republican presidential hopeful’s career through accountability journalism and other in-depth reports.
April 14, 2016, 7 a.m.We took a look back at Bernie Sanders’ career through accountability stories and other in-depth news reports.
April 12, 2016, 7 a.m.We took a look back at Ted Cruz's career, as seen through accountability stories and other in-depth reports.
March 30, 2016, 10:04 a.m.ProPublica previously highlighted problems at the pardons office, and racial disparities in presidential pardons.
March 24, 2016, 8:53 a.m.The controversial law is about to get its inaugural use in a major statewide vote, Wisconsin’s April 5th primary.
March 22, 2016, 6:59 a.m.In oral arguments Wednesday, religious groups contend that just signing a form to facilitate access to birth control violates their rights.
March 15, 2016, 4 p.m.A rundown of the best reporting on Donald Trump over the years.
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