Zero Tolerance

President Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy resulted in the separation of thousands of children from their families and shined a light on sexual abuse inside immigrant children's shelters.

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Sold for Parts

One of the most dangerous companies in the U.S. took advantage of immigrant workers. Then, when they got injured or fought for better conditions, it used America’s laws against them.

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They Got Hurt at Work. Then They Got Deported.

How insurance companies use a Florida law to get undocumented immigrants arrested and deported when they get hurt at work — and what it means in Trump’s America

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Insult to Injury

Driven by big business and insurers, states are dismantling their workers’ comp systems, slashing benefits to injured workers and making it more difficult for them to get medical care.

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Temp Land

Temp work is climbing to record levels following the Great Recession. The system benefits brand-name companies but harms American workers through lost wages, high injury rates and little opportunity.

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TSA Body Scanners

In 2012, the TSA planned to install X-ray body scanners at U.S. airports across the country. But in an effort to find explosives hidden under clothing, was the TSA jeopardizing passenger safety?

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Economic Stimulus Package

Passed during the Great Recession, the stimulus included a mix of infrastructure projects, tax cuts, safety net spending and investments in green energy.  Where did the money go and what did it achieve?

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Alaska Native Corporations

When the oil boom came to Alaska, Congress promised new opportunities for native peoples. No-bid contracts enriched consultants but provided few jobs and scant dividends to many Alaska natives.

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Off the Radar

ProPublica obtained a list of private planes whose flights are blocked from public view. Among them were the planes of politicians, business executives, colleges, churches and even news organizations.

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Undercover and Under Arrest

One air marshal smuggled cocaine and drug money onto flights across the country. Another used his badge to lure a boy to his hotel room. And when another wanted his ex-wife to disappear ...

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Toxic Neighbors

Hundreds of sites store hazardous chemicals close to homes and schools. It's a risk repeated throughout Dallas from low-income neighborhoods to the suburbs to new lofts along the Trinity River.

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Wall Street's Wild West

John Eckerd digs through a burnt orange Dumpster. It's a last-ditch effort to save his ticket to the big time – a Girls Gone Wild-style video filmed at NASCAR races called Racetrack Girls Go Nutz.

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Lance Armstrong Doping Case

Lance Armstrong rose to sporting power in a world where paranoia ruled. Cyclists were so worried about the power the seven-time Tour winner wielded they began taping conversations with his associates.

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Hurricane Rita Bus Fire

After Hurricane Katrina, a bus full of nursing home patients fleeing the next storm burst into flames, killing 23 people. How the "Lincoln Town Car of tour coaches" became a "coffin on wheels,"

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Anthrax Cream

A businessman claims to have the answer for an anthrax attack: a $179 bottle of skin lotion, made from grapefruit seeds and the oil of an Australian tree. How it won the backing of a powerful congressman.

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The Battle Over Baby Daniel

Baby Daniel is nearly brain-dead. He cannot breathe without a ventilator. He cannot eat without a feeding tube. And if his mother doesn't find another hospital, the doctors will disconnect him and he will die.

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Donkey's Big Day in Court

“Call your first witness,” Judge Steven Seider said.

“Your honor, we call Buddy,” attorney Jeff Sandberg replied. “The donkey.”

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Jersey Shore Prom Weekend

On a rainy Friday before a recent prom weekend, Seaside Heights was virtually a ghost town. The metal doors on boardwalk booths rattled in the wind. Slowly but surely, the revelers arrived ...

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