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Border Patrol Official Circulates Article That Deems Our Reporting on Secret Facebook Group a Threat
by Ginger Thompson A senior Border Patrol official, who directs a key intelligence-gathering center, on Thursday circulated an inflammatory opinion article that blasted ProPublica’s reporting
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Maryland Sues Notorious For-Profit Group Homes. The Company Was the Subject of ProPublica Investigation.
by Heather Vogell Alleging “Dickensian” conditions, Maryland’s Attorney General has sued a group home provider that has long faced allegations in multiple states of abusing children with seve
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Border Patrol Agents Are Passing Around A Commemorative Coin Mocking Care for Migrant Kids
by Dara Lind An unofficial commemorative coin has been circulating among Border Patrol agents at the U.S./Mexico border, mocking the task of caring for migrant children and other duties that
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Judge Orders Expanded Oversight for Mentally Ill New Yorkers In Supported Housing
by Joaquin Sapien Not enough people are covered by an oversight system meant to safeguard residents of a New York housing program for people with mental illness, a federal judge found this we
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Tuberculosis. Chicken Pox. Traumatized: 5 Updates on Immigrant Youth Shelters in Illinois.
by Logan Jaffe Hello, ProPublicans in Illinois and elsewhere, This week, we published an update to our investigative reporting on immigrant children and teens who are detained in a secretive
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Inmigrantes Menores Enviados A Albergues De Chicago Están Traumatizados Y Enfermos, A Veces Con Varicela O Tuberculosis
por Melissa Sanchez, Jodi S. Cohen y Duaa Eldeib La administración Trump está enviando a inmigrantes menores de edad que están solos, asustados y enfermos con fiebre, varicela y hasta tubercu
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A Resolution Condemning Pipeline Challengers Passed Easily. A Pipeline Lobbyist Wrote It.
by Kate Mishkin, The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was getting late on March 7 in the West Virginia House of Delegates chamber. There were only two days left in the 60-day l
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When Fracking Companies Own the Gas Beneath Your Land
by Mayeta Clark When Beth Crowder and David Wentz bought their 351-acre property in West Virginia in 1975, they knew that they would only own the surface land, not the minerals be
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Immigrant Children Sent to Chicago Shelters Are Traumatized and Sick, in Some Instances With Chicken Pox or Tuberculosis
by Melissa Sanchez, Jodi S. Cohen and Duaa Eldeib Leer en Español. The Trump administration is sending immigrant children who are alone, afraid and sick with fever, chicken pox and even tube
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Border Patrol Condemns Secret Facebook Group, but Reveals Few Specifics
by A.C. Thompson Long known for its insular culture and tendency toward secrecy, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is saying little in the aftermath of news reports exposing a vul
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ProPublica Illinois and ProPublica Earn Three NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards Nominations
by ProPublica Three projects from ProPublica Illinois and ProPublica were named finalists for the National Association of Black Journalists’ 2019 Salute to Excellence Awards. The Driven Into
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Help Us Investigate: Ask a Member of Congress About Hate Crimes
by Rachel Glickhouse As part of our Documenting Hate project, we’ve been collaborating with newsrooms around the country to report on hate crimes, bias incidents and white supremacist violenc
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ProPublica Adds Four Reporters to Its Washington News Staff
by ProPublica ProPublica announced on Tuesday that reporters Akilah Johnson, Lizzie Presser, Mike Spies and Maryam Jameel will be joining its Washington, D.C., team this summer. Johnson and
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Immigration Officials Use Secretive Gang Databases to Deny Migrant Asylum Claims
by Melissa del Bosque With scant public notice, federal immigration officials are relying on databases run by foreign police and militaries to check whether migrants crossing the United State
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ProPublica Is Expanding Its Local Reporting Network to Youngstown, Ohio
by ProPublica ProPublica announced Monday that it will immediately open up a spot in its Local Reporting Network for a local news organization to cover accountability issues in Youngstown, Oh
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New York Is Investigating Whether Facebook Lets Advertisers Discriminate
by Ariana Tobin New York state’s Department of Financial Services has launched an investigation into reports that advertisers can use Facebook’s targeted advertising tools to discriminate aga
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How Chicago, a Hospital and Private Companies Make Money Off the Poor
by Logan Jaffe Happy First Friday of July, Illinois. We’ve got some updates and some stories we think you should read this week about debt, bankruptcy and profiting off the poor: 1. Our ongo
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Nonprofit Christian Hospital Suspends Debt Collection Lawsuits Amid Furor Over Suing Its Own Employees
by Wendi C. Thomas, MLK50 Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, the largest hospital system in Memphis, Tennessee, said it has suspended “court collection activities” over unpaid medical bills, da
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Meet the Data Institute Class of 2019
by ProPublica Noah Arroyo (@noah_arroyo) is the assistant editor at the San Francisco Public Press, where he covers housing and homelessness. His work ranges from the explanatory to the investigative an
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Digital Jail: How Electronic Monitoring Drives Defendants Into Debt
by Ava Kofman On Oct. 12, 2018, Daehaun White walked free, or so he thought. A guard handed him shoelaces and the $19 that had been in his pocket at the time of his booking, along with a lett
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Chicago Can’t Hold Impounded Vehicles After Drivers File for Bankruptcy, Court Says
by Melissa Sanchez Thousands of Chicago motorists may be able to get their cars and trucks out of city impound lots immediately after filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy following a federal appe
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Have You Worn an Electronic Monitoring Device or Supervised Someone Wearing One? We Want to Hear About It.
by Ava Kofman Electronic monitors have emerged as a popular alternative to keeping someone behind bars. The ankle bracelets enable courts and corrections officials to track the location 24 ho
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En Un Grupo Secreto En Facebook, Agentes De La Patrulla Fronteriza Se Burlan De Inmigrantes Muertos Y Publican Memes Sexistas
por A.C. Thompson Miembros de un grupo secreto de Facebook para exagentes y agentes actuales de la Patrulla Fronteriza se burlaron de migrantes fallecidos, conversaron acerca de lanzarles bur
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Investigation of Secret Border Patrol Group Launched as New Degrading Facebook Posts Surface
by A.C. Thompson and Dara Lind The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has opened an investigation into vulgar and misogynistic social media posts made by members of a secret Facebook g
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Civil Rights Groups Have Been Warning Facebook About Hate Speech In Secret Groups For Years
by Ariana Tobin Facebook says its standards apply just as much in private groups as public posts, prohibiting most slurs and threats based on national origin, sex, race and immigration status
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People Are Using Secret Facebook Groups To Spread Hate We Can’t See. We Need Your Help.
by Ariana Tobin, Thalia Beaty and Lucas Waldron We recently uncovered racist, sexist and hateful posts and comments in a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents. Su
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Meet the Congressman Defending Questionable Tax Breaks for a Company Connected to His Rich Brother
by Susan Schmidt, special to ProPublica WASHINGTON — When New Jersey Rep. Donald W. Norcross appeared at a 2015 groundbreaking for a company building its new international headquarters on Cam
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Millionaire CEO of Nonprofit Hospital That Sues the Poor Promises Review of Policies
by Wendi C. Thomas, MLK50 As criticism mounts about the aggressive debt collection practices of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tennessee, the nonprofit hospital system’s chief ex
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Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes
by A.C. Thompson Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants, discussed throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress v
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Have You Been Sued by a Hospital, Doctor or Other Memphis Institution? Tell Us About It.
by Beena Raghavendran, ProPublica, and Wendi C. Thomas, MLK50 This year, ProPublica and MLK50 are investigating institutions that profit at the expense of people who can’t afford to pay. Meth
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