The story behind the assassination of a Maltese investigative journalist

A Reuters investigation, in collaboration with more than 15 other media groups, sheds new light on journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s car bomb assassination in October 2017. The investigation pieces together in detail key elements of the plot to kill her. This story is the first in the Daphne Project, an investigation coordinated by Forbidden Stories,…

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Decades-long struggle to secure U.S.-Mexico border

inewsource partnered with KPBS for this in-depth, multimedia project. As part of it, reporters used previously undisclosed data to create an interactive map that shows every mile of the current U.S.-Mexico border wall along with when it was constructed. The map is layered with information on illegal immigration patterns and enforcement over the decades.

Rent-to-own customers face high costs, harassment, few protections

An investigation was done jointly by NerdWallet, Raycom Media’s national investigative unit, and the Texas Tribune examined the business practices of Rent-A-Center, which is among the country’s largest rent-to-own retailers. Reporters found customers who had been subjected to abusive behavior, intimidation, and threats of arrest by Rent-A-Center employees after getting behind on payments. Some said…

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Natural gas building boom fuels climate worries, enrages landowners

The Center for Public Integrity teamed up with StateImpact Pennsylvania on an investigation into the federal regulator behind an Appalachian natural-gas pipeline building boom. Only twice in the past 30 years has the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected a pipeline out of hundreds proposed. The investigation found blurred lines between the agency and the industry,…

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People of color remain unfairly treated in Oregon’s criminal justice system

A joint project of InvestigateWest and the Pamplin Media Group found significant racial inequities in the criminal justice system of the state of Oregon.  InvestigateWest built a database of more than 5 million documents about stops and arrests in Oregon during the past decade. Some of the findings gleaned from the data include:  Latino Oregonians are…

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Women Fear Drug They Used To Halt Puberty Led To Health Problems

Thousands of parents chose to inject their daughters with a drug called Lupron that was FDA approved to shut down puberty and also is commonly used off-label to help short kids grow taller. But an investigation by Kaiser Health News, in collaboration with Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, shows that some women who…

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Records, interview shed light on Oklahoma death row inmate

Richard Glossip was set to be executed today in Oklahoma after being convicted of paying his employee and friend, Justin Sneed, to kill their boss Barry Van Treese in 1997. Glossip had argued his innocence through the years and received the death penalty, while Sneed was given life-without-parole as an exchange for testifying against Glossip,…

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“Next to Die” pairs execution tracking with context

The Marshall Project has unveiled “The Next to Die,” an interactive database that tracks every upcoming execution in states that have used the death penalty since 2013: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.  This is the first detailed, up-to-date schedule of executions anyone has published, writes Gabriel Dance, managing editor of…

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Mishandling of Hurricane Sandy Reveals Questionable Red Cross Leadership

In a joint investigation of the Red Cross by ProPublica and NPR, numerous problems were found in the non-profit’s handling of Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy. After Gail McGovern took over the organization in 2008, many local employees were laid off across the country, shifting more of the Red Cross’ power to its executives in Washington.…

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