The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "suicide bombing" ...
Sgt. Juan Jimenez was struck by a roadside bomb in Baghdad, and in need of immediate care, he sought disability benefits from the VA. He then learned of a bizarre regulation: before he could receive benefits he would have to prove his wounds came from war.
Acting on a tip, WBBM investigates as dog teams protecting the Metra rail system are found to be "unable to detect suicide bombers." Also, the dogs were standing around instead of patrolling train stations. At the time, the story also uncovered a "lack of state and national certification standards and testing of bomb dog teams that would ensure they could actually detect explosives."
This story examines the insurgency in Iraq from multiple perspectives. It focuses solely on foreign fighters coming into Iraq to join Abu Musab Zarqawi's forces, but the investigation follows insurgents coming in from Europe, Lebanon, Syria and America. The story explores these fighters' motives and reveals that their convictions are driven by U.S. policy and Muslim solidarity rather than hatred of freedom or socioeconomic factors. It includes interviews with experts, jihadis and their family members, and military commanders.
The U.S. government believes that the Columbia, Missouri based Islamic African Relief Agency helped finance bin Laden and other terrorists. Federal agents seized the charity's office in October 2004. The Kansas City Star diagrammed the summary the U.S. Treasury created to support its allegations against the IARA. Some points include: at least eight connections between IARA and Osama bin Laden, his organizations or the Taliban; two connections to Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist organization whose suicide bombings ravaged life in Israel; connections to three other groups that long have been designated as terrorist organizations by federal authorities. The piece also contains a map of IARA funding worldwide in an attempt to track the money.
"Each of these stories was reported, shot and edited on site in Aden, Yemen under the ever-watchful eye of Yemeni authorities. There was never a time that a 'minder' from the Yemeni Political Police was not assigned to monitor our every movement and prevent our access to investigators and crime scenes. ... Yet despite these roadblocks we were able to elude our minder and gain exclusive access to both of the safe houses the bombers allegedly used to carry out their suicide attack as well as the dock where authorities believe the terrorists launched their bomb-laden boat."
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel examines a 40-year - old murder case in which the victim was the executive secretary of the Florida NAACP, who was killed by a bomb in his home Christmas night 1951; finds that a suspect in the case committed suicide after being interviewed by the FBI, and two other suspects died within a year of the murder, all members of the Ku Klux Klan, Oct. 11 and 17, 1991.