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Shot and killed by police

January 06, 2018

For the third year in a row, police nationwide shot and killed nearly 1,000 people, a grim annual tally that has persisted desp...more


Still on the force

December 22, 2017

Dozens of officers forced out of the New Orleans department over the past decade for misconduct who were given badges and guns ...more


Fired Officers

November 24, 2017

In another in an occasional series, The Washington Post and IRW explore how police chiefs are often forced to put hundreds of o...more


The Kangaroo Hunt

November 21, 2017

Does hunting kangaroos for commercial use make sense? Australia's kangaroo hunt supports a small but controversial industry of ...more


The drug industry's triumph over the DEA

October 19, 2017

Congress weakened the DEA's ability to go after drug distributors, even as opioid-related deaths continue to rise, a Washington...more


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


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


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


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


Charter schools

May 18, 2017

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