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Retro Report

Tracing The History Behind Police Militarization

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.08.2014 | Crime

With brute police force making headlines, in Ferugson, Missouri, police militarization has once again been thrust into the national conversation. It's...

The 'Superpredator' Scare Revisited

Steve Drizin | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

In the mid-nineties, the "superpredator" myth was premised on junk science and inaccurate predictions based on demographics that forecasted an increase in violence by urban teenagers who were "fatherless, Godless, and jobless."

How A Personal Tragedy Created One Of The Country's Harshest Sentencing Laws

Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

A wave of public anger over two horrific murders in the 1990s birthed "Three Strikes And You're Out" laws in several states, mandating long prison sen...

Retro Report: What Happened to Nixon's War on Cancer?

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Olivia Katrandjian

Forty-two years ago, President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act and vowed to make curing cancer a national crusade.

You Won't Believe What Really Happened To Keiko, The Orca Whale Star of 'Free Willy'

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Entertainment

We all saw “Free Willy,” we all loved “Free Willy.” But what happened to the real Willy? In a tragic, confounding dose of irony, Keiko, th...

Retro Report: Freeing Willy

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment
Olivia Katrandjian

In the wake of the 1993 hit movie Free Willy, activists and fans campaigned to free the movie's star -- a captive killer whale named Keiko -- and launched a story Hollywood couldn't invent.

Retro Report: Season Two Launches With "Summer of Fire"

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 09.06.2013 | Science
Olivia Katrandjian

In June of 1988, lightning ignited a series of forest fires that spread across Yellowstone National Park, burned for almost three months, and consumed nearly a third of the park. They were called the worst fires in park history, and ultimately destroyed about one million acres.

Michael Calderone

New Site Re-Examines Past News Stories | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.06.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- On CBS, Dan Rather called the Mobro barge “the most-watched load of garbage in the memory of man." Over on NBC, Tom Brokaw described h...