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The New Americans

August 28, 2017

Though the future of the federal refugee program has been put into question under Trump, last year's influx of new arrivals to ...more

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Water: how clean, how safe, how much?

August 16, 2017

As many as 63 million people — nearly a fifth of the country — from rural central California to the boroughs of New...more

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Fired Cops

August 03, 2017

Since 2006, the nation's largest police departments have fired at least 1,881 officers for misconduct that betrayed the public'...more

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Police shootings

July 01, 2017

Police nationwide shot and killed 492 people in the first six months of this year, a number nearly identical to the count for t...more

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Charter schools

May 18, 2017

Two rural Louisiana charter schools — one predominantly white, the other predominantly black — are under legal scr...more

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The Housing Crisis

May 03, 2017

More working Americans are struggling to make rent than at any time since the Great Depression. In "Poverty, Politics and Profi...more

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Truth In Testimony

January 30, 2017

The lack of transparency and full disclosure of potential conflicts of interest among witnesses testifying before Congress can ...more

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School vouchers

December 27, 2016

Five years after the program was established, more than half of Indiana's voucher recipients have never attended Indiana public...more

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Toy Guns

December 19, 2016

Police across the country say that they are increasingly facing off against people with ultra-real-looking pellet guns, toy wea...more

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Drug-lobby

October 18, 2016

When the Republican-controlled Congress approved a landmark program in 2003 to help seniors buy prescription drugs, it slapped ...more

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