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You're Destroying Families

A ProPublica Illinois and Chicago Sun-Times investigation revealed four decades of failures by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to serve Spanish-speaking families whose children enter the foster care system.
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Man in the Window

The arrest of a suspect in one of Californias most terrifying serial murders provides a backdrop for a modern and relevant investigation into unhealed trauma, the enduring harm of hostile […]
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Force-Feeding Is Cruel, Painful, and Degradingand American Prisons Wont Stop

This investigation offered a ground-breaking glimpse behind the veil of the most secretive prison conditions in the United States. Focusing on prisoners formerly held under Special Administrative Measures, or SAMs, the […]
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Inside the U.S. Marshals Secretive Deadly Detention Empire

Every day the US Marshals Service locks up 60,000 federal pretrial (and presumed innocent) detainees. The Marshals detain more people than ICE and more than the pretrial detention systems in […]
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LAPD Stop and Search

LAPDs elite Metropolitan Division employed aggressive policing tactics that disproportionately affected black residents in a city still healing from a troubled racial history. Metro officers stopped black drivers at a […]
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American Fallout: The Marshall Islands

As seas rise with climate change, the United States will soon be forced to confront the toxic nuclear legacy it buried and forgot in the Marshall Islands. For […]
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Her Time

Journalist Katie Engelhart follows Debra Koosed, a 65-year-old dementia patient, on her journey to end her own life. Oregon, the first state to legalize assisted suicide, deliberately excludes people with […]
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The Trump administration has gutted counter-terrorism programs for WMD

In an alarming series of stories, Los Angeles Times reporter David Willman revealed for the first time that the Trump administration has undermined or eliminated numerous counter- terrorism programs to […]
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The Bad Bet

The Bad Bet is about the Illinois General Assemblys questionable attempt to generate revenue for the cash-strapped state by legalizing video gambling in 2009. Lawmakers passed the Video Gaming Act in less than 48 hours without considering the financial, regulatory or social consequences. Ten years later, Illinois has more places to legally place a bet than Nevada, with 33,000 devices scattered across more than 7,200 locations across the state, including bars, restaurants, truck stops and fraternal organizations.
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At Risk: Boys and Girls Clubs and sexual abuse

Hearst CT Media investigated criminal and civil sexual abuse cases tied to Boys and Girls Club across the country. By digging through 1,600 pages of public documents and filing more than 100 public records requests, they were able to find and confirm more than 100 solid cases of abuse that affected 280 victims in 31 states.
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