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  • The Swedish Crusade

    The interview of Bishop Richard Williamson led to the most serious conflict between the Jewish and the Catholic communities. In the interview the Bishop denied the existence of the Holocaust, who was excommunicated from the Church. Though, after the Pope lifted this excommunication, criticism of the Pope and the Vatican began. The follow-up revealed that the "persons responsible within the Vatican could have avoided the upcoming crisis, but decided to neglect the information".
  • Blood of Their Brothers, The Border Trilogy

    After three policemen and a civilian were executed and beheaded, the investigation into the mayoral regime began. This investigation uncovered a multitude of problems and scandals. Also, it revealed the three policemen and the civilian were honest and innocent. The series "explicitly spelled out the machinations of violence that's claimed more than 10,000 lives since 2006."
  • The Body Shop

    Questionable hiring, misidentified bodies, sexual harassment charges and refusal to provide autopsies to defense attorneys are a few of the many problems facing the Adams County Coroner's office. Jim Hibbard, who heads the office, was elected to his position, but had a history of conflict as a former police officer. He appears to have brought that conflict to the coroner's office in the form of sexual harassment, ruined evidence and regulatory violations.
  • USA Inc.: The State of Capitalism

    The investigation delves into the hidden details surrounding the government's unprecedented intervention into business and the economy, specifically in regards to conflicts of interest at the New York Federal Reserve Bank and drastic actions taken by government officials to persuade and reward banks.
  • Shaping the Message

    The Pentagon contracted a public relations firm to profile embedded journalists reporting on missions in Afghanistan. The profiling program was meant to drive journalists to report positively and deny embed requests from those who tended to report negatively on the conflict. Within six days of public exposure to this information, the Pentagon canceled the contract.
  • Katrina's Hidden Race War / Body of Evidence

    The stories describe racial conflict that occurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. "Katrina's Hidden Race War" chronicles the formation of an armed militia in a predominately white neighborhood that shot at African American males suspected of looting. "Body of Evidence" outlines the death of Henry Glover and the New Orleans Police Department's refusal to seek medical attention for him. Glover's incinerated body was later discovered behind the Fourth District police station.
  • Deconstructing Gus

    "Deconstructing Gus" chronicles an opposition campaign's fight to block the nomination of Gus Puryear to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Gus Puryear was general counsel to America's largest for-profit prison company. Major findings of the article expose Puryear's conflicts of interest, lack of qualifications, and shady ties which ultimately prevented his nomination.
  • All Mine

    "All Mine" details how the U.S. government facilitated a modern-day land grab by a politically connected American company in one of the world's poorest countries. Phoenix-based mining company Freeport McMoRan was able to purchase the world's largest copper mine from the the government of Congo at an extremely cheap rate because it made its play under the cloud of the world's deadliest conflict site since World War II, a climate of corruption and desperation. It did so with the help of $400 million in U.S. government financing, and intense lobbying from an employee of the U.S. Embassy in Congo -- a career diplomat who rushed through the revolving door to work for the mining company just weeks after the deal was finalized. Freeport McMoRan has a generously paid spokesman, not to mention millions in lobbying dollars, to get its story out. The report also includes interviews with Congolese people who were forced from their land and threatened with arrest for speaking with reporters.
  • Chemical Fallout

    "The reporters exposed inept government programs that favor chemical makers over the needs of the public. They detailed conflicts of interest among regulators and uncovered new hidden threats for consumers. The newspaper tested common household plastics billed as "microwave safe" and found toxic levels of chemicals leaching from every item tested."
  • The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about War Crimes

    This book was born out of an archive of war-crime reports from the Vietnam war. Declassified in 1990, they shed light on the extent of such atrocities during the Vietnam conflict. "The War Behind Me describes our search for answers, not only from the archive but also from the men named in it. We tracked down veterans accused of committing atrocities, witnesses who reported them, and higher-ups who covered them up."