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Liberty University Hit With Record Fines for Failing to Handle Complaints of Sexual Assault, Other Crimes

Spurred by a ProPublica investigation, the federal Department of Education found the evangelical school in Virginia had discouraged students from reporting rape and other crimes.

Senators Call for Federal Investigation Into Liberty University’s Handling of Sexual Assaults

Following a ProPublica report that detailed how the evangelical college discouraged and threatened to punish students who report being raped, Sen. Tim Kaine says his office is “urging the Department of Education to investigate.”

The NYPD Files

New York Lawmakers Demand NYPD Halt Undercover Sex Trade Stings

A dozen city and state officials also called for the disbandment of vice, the primary division that polices the sex trade; some want investigations into misconduct allegations against the unit, including withholding of evidence.


76 stories published since 2014

Liberty University Hit With Record Fines for Failing to Handle Complaints of Sexual Assault, Other Crimes

Ayude a ProPublica y The Salt Lake Tribune a investigar las agresiones sexuales en Utah

Her Ex-Husband Is Suing a Clinic Over the Abortion She Had Four Years Ago

What You Need to Know When You Give Birth in a Country With Rising Maternal Mortality Rates

Senators Call for Federal Investigation Into Liberty University’s Handling of Sexual Assaults. School Promises Independent Probe.

“The Liberty Way”: How Liberty University Discourages and Dismisses Students’ Reports of Sexual Assaults

“Unheard” Wins SPJ Ethics in Journalism Award

Alaska Requires DNA Be Collected From People Arrested for Violent Crimes. Many Police Have Ignored That.

After 3 Years and $1.5 Million Testing Rape Kits, Alaska Made One New Arrest

New York Lawmakers Demand NYPD Halt Undercover Sex Trade Stings

NYPD Cops Cash In on Sex Trade Arrests With Little Evidence, While Black and Brown New Yorkers Pay the Price

Junior Staffer Says Top Alaska Official Told Her to Keep Allegations of Misconduct Secret

Alaska’s “Him Too” Moment: When Politicians and Allies Come With Accusations of Their Own

Her Stepfather Admitted to Sexually Abusing Her. That Wasn’t Enough to Keep Her Safe.

The Woman Propositioned by Alaska’s Former Lieutenant Governor Tells Her Story for the First Time

Trabajadoras temporales luchan contra supuesto acoso sexual y dicen que sufren represalias por hacerlo

Temp Workers Fight Back Against Alleged Sexual Harassment and Say They Face Retaliation for Doing So

She Asked to Be Saved From Him. Now She’s Dead.

The Bizarre Fall of the CEO of Coach and Kate Spade’s Parent Company

Agonizing Lag in Coronavirus Research Puts Pregnant Women and Babies at Risk

An Opportunity to Listen as Our “Unheard” Project Becomes a Museum Installation

For Decades, She Blamed Herself for the Abuse. Writing Her Story Was an Act of Survival. Publishing It Was an Act of Rebellion.

Her Addiction Landed Her in a Prison Segregation Wing. The Man She Says Abused Her Lives Free.

Her Attacker Was Stopped in the Act and Arrested, but This Assault Was Only the Beginning of Her Trauma

“They Were the Authority and I Didn’t Argue With Authority”

The Teacher Who Returned to the Small Village Where She was Abused is Not Staying Silent

Trapped at Sea, Alone With Her Assailant, He Told Her “You’re Mine for the Week”

Giving Voice to Alaska’s Unheard Sexual Assault Survivors

How Photographers Sought to Redefine the Image of Alaska’s Sexual Assault Survivors

Here’s What Experts Say to Do After Experiencing Sexual Assault


How We Worked With Survivors of Sexual Assault in Alaska to Tell Their Stories

“I’m Terrified”: Pregnant Health Care Workers at Risk for Coronavirus Are Being Forced to Keep Working

Lo que significa el coronavirus para un embarazo, y otras cosas que deben saber las madres embarazadas y nuevas

What Coronavirus Means for Pregnancy, and Other Things New and Expecting Mothers Should Know

The New U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Fails to Capture Many Deaths

Did You Give Birth in Your Home? Help ProPublica and Vox Report.

VA Secretary Looked for Dirt on a House Staffer Who Reported Sexual Assault in a VA Hospital, Complaint Says

The Extraordinary Danger of Being Pregnant and Uninsured in Texas

We Are Investigating Sexual Violence and Dating Apps

Under Trump, LGBTQ Progress Is Being Reversed in Plain Sight

Assaults, Bullying, Rape: A Lawsuit Against One Professor Claims a University Didn’t Stop Him

She Leapt From a Moving Car to Escape Her Rapist. Then, She Waited 18 Years for an Arrest.

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Preserving the Reputations of Sexual Harassers

One Campus. Seven Professors Facing Harassment Accusations. Few Consequences.

Have You Experienced Sexual Misconduct at an Illinois University or College? We Want to Hear From You.

In Men, It’s Parkinson’s. In Women, It’s Hysteria.

We’ve Heard From Nearly 300 Survivors of Sexual Assault in Alaska. But There Are More of You We’d Like to Reach.

Clergy Abused an Entire Generation in This Village. With New Traumas, Justice Remains Elusive.

Cops in One Village Have Been Convicted of 70 Crimes. Here’s What They Had to Say About It.