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Alabama's Chemical Endangerment Laws: Where the War on Drugs Meets the War on Women

Katherine Koster | Posted 09.25.2015 | Crime
Katherine Koster

The criminalization of drug use during pregnancy as "fetal endangerment" is not a new revelation. But the extent to which pregnant women are being criminalized for drug use is.

New Data Shows Poor Students Are Still Struggling To Graduate College

ProPublica | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.28.2015 | College

A new report released Thursday provides a detailed look at the graduation rates of low-income college students. At many colleges, low-income...

Pope Pushes To Help The Poor, But Catholic Colleges Leave Them Behind

ProPublica | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.22.2015 | College

Pope Francis has made serving the poor a central tenet of his papacy. "Wealth makes us poor," he told Cuban worshippers on Sunday, urging th...

The Tiger Mom Tax From The Princeton Review

ProPublica | Julia Angwin, Surya Mattu & Jeff Larson | Posted 09.01.2015 | College

The Tiger Mom Taxby Julia Angwin, Surya Mattu and Jeff Larson, Sep. 1, 2015, 10 a.m.Read our methodology.Every year, thousands of high school student...

Yelp Adds Hospital Wait Times And Nursing Home Ratings Using ProPublica Data

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact

People have been using Yelp to find hotels and restaurants for years. Now, they can make more informed decisions about hospitals, nursing homes and d...

17 Of The Best Things Ever Written About Hurricane Katrina

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina rumbled ashore, wreaking havoc across Louisiana, Mississippi, and the entire Gulf Coast. Here are some of the best a...

Higher Ed Lobby Quietly Joins For-Profit Schools To Roll Back Tighter Rules

ProPublica | Alec MacGillis | Posted 05.05.2015 | College

The Obama administration is set to achieve one of its top domestic policy goals after years of wrangling. For-profit colleges, which absorb tens of bi...

Davos & Disruption Done Right: In Praise of "Difficult Women" in Finance

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Janine R. Wedel

Women are still most definitely outsiders in places that matter, not least in finance. And we saw last fall what a Wall Street outsider can uncover, just the latest woman in finance to blow the whistle.

How to Restore Trust in News

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.25.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

It's hard to trust the news overall when many major stories are ignored by news outlets. It's hard to trust the news when the press does so little fact-checking.

How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients' Wages

ProPublica | Paul Kiel, Chris Arnold (NPR) | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business

About 30 million Americans remain uninsured, in part because some states, like Missouri, have not expanded Medicaid to cover more of the poor.

I'm Tired of Talking About Racism and a Judge's Bid to Abolish the Grand Jury

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.11.2015 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

The Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases force us to have the tough talks about race, profiling, police use of deadly force, judicial abuse of power and potential changes to our grand jury systems.

Black Lives Matter

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

"Black lives matter." "I can't breath." These are the words that have been chanted by protestors from New York to California. Demonstrations continue nationwide against the deaths of young black men at the hands of police officers.

Secret Tapes Suggest Regulators At JPMorgan Were Blocked From Doing Their Jobs

ProPublica | Jake Bernstein | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business

This story originally appeared on ProPublica: As the Federal Reserve Bank of New York moved to beef up its oversight of Wall Street two years ago, ...

The Red Cross' Secret Disaster

ProPublica | Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

IN 2012, TWO MASSIVE STORMS pounded the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless, hungry or without power for days and weeks....

Is Your Doctor on Big Pharma's Dole?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

An elite few who take large sums from Big Pharma very likely sway decision making by countless other physicians, who might not even know they are getting a choreographed, yet subtle, sell-job.

Secret Recordings Expose The True Relationship Between Goldman And The NY Fed

ProPublica | Jake Bernstein | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business

Barely a year removed from the devastation of the 2008 financial crisis, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York faced a crossroads. Con...

Louisiana Is Drowning. Quickly.

ProPublica | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

From Bob Marshall, The Lens, Brian Jacobs and Al Shaw, ProPublica: In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of its coastal landscape have turn...

Red Cross Reveals How It Spent Over $300 Million On Sandy Relief, But Experts See Holes In The Story

ProPublica | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact

In June we reported that the Red Cross was resisting our request that the New York attorney general's office release information provided by the group...

Four Ways You Can Seek Back Pay For An Unpaid Internship

ProPublica | Kara Brandeisky | Posted 05.10.2014 | College

At ProPublica, we've heard from a lot of unpaid interns. You've told us about walking your boss's dog, fact-checking for magazines and even doing the ...

Taxpayers Will Lose If These Student Loans Can't Be Repayed

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 04.04.2014 | College

Parents are increasingly struggling to repay federal loans they've taken out to help cover their children's college costs, according to newly released...

Watch: Who's Buying our Midterm Elections?

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Already, three times as much money has been raised for this year's elections as four years ago, when the Citizens United decision was announced.

Watch: No Escaping Dragnet Nation

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

This week, as the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Dianne Feinstein publicly accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers, Bill talks with investigative reporter Julia Angwin.

Fracking Giant's $5 Billion Shuffle

Posted 03.14.2014 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: This story was co-published with The Daily Beast. At the end of 2011, Chesapeake Energy, one of the nati...

How Exactly Do Colleges Allocate Their Financial Aid? They Won't Say

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 02.25.2014 | College

At the center of the admissions and financial-aid process is a massive information imbalance: Schools make their decisions with detailed data about e...

How College Pricing Is Like Holiday Retail Sales

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

You know all those seemingly great sales during the holidays? It turns out, they are often a "carefully engineered illusion."  A recent piece in the ...