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Trump Won The County In A Landslide. His Supporters Still Hounded The Elections Administrator Until She Resigned.
Michele Carew, an elections administrator with 14 years of experience, has resigned after a monthslong campaign by Trump loyalists to oust her. “I’m leaving on my own accord,” she said.
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Black Children Were Jailed For A Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened To The Adults In Charge.
Judge Donna Scott Davenport oversees a juvenile justice system in Rutherford County, Tennessee, with a staggering history of jailing children. She said kids must face consequences, which rarely seem to apply to her or the other adults in charge.
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 3: President Donald Trump listens during a Veterans Affairs Department "telehealth" event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Thursday, Aug 03, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Buddies Tried To Get The VA To Sell Access To Veterans’ Medical Records
A congressional investigation prompted by ProPublica’s reporting found Trump’s “Mar-a-Lago crowd,” wealthy civilians with no U.S. government or military experience, pursued a plan to monetize veterans’ medical data.
House Bill Would Blow Up The Massive IRAs Of The Superwealthy
The proposed reform stems from a ProPublica story that detailed how PayPal founder Peter Thiel had amassed $5 billion, tax-free, in a Roth IRA. If the bill passes, Roth accounts would be capped at $20 million for high-income individuals.
The Unemployment Insurance System Is Set To Get A Tech Makeover. But It Needs Much More, Biden Admin Says
The Labor Department has launched an overhaul of the technology that runs the unemployment insurance system, which was overwhelmed by claims and plagued by fraud during the pandemic. But the agency says Congress must act to fix deeper problems.
My Kids’ School Won’t Reinstate Masks Despite A Recent Surge In COVID Cases. Here’s What I Chose To Do.
Georgia’s Cobb County School District had parents choose between virtual and in-person learning, then lifted its mask mandate. Many families are frantically figuring out how to navigate this reality.
Missouri Legislators Oppose Vaccine Efforts As State Becomes COVID Hotspot
Representative Bill Kidd joked that he didn’t get a vaccine because he’s a Republican. Now he has COVID.
Democratic Senators Call For Investigation Of Tax Avoidance By The Ultrawealthy
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Sheldon Whitehouse demanded an investigation into how the rich use “legal tax loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of income taxes.”
New Details Suggest Senior Trump Aides Knew Jan 6 Rally Could Get Chaotic
Text messages and interviews show that Stop the Steal leaders fooled the Capitol police and welcomed racists to increase their crowd sizes, while White House officials worked to both contain and appease them.
AURORA, CO - DECEMBER 15: Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center investigational pharmacy technician Sara Berech holds a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine before it is administered in a clinical trial on December 15, 2020 in Aurora, Colorado. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine could be submitted for emergency use by late January and is the only vaccine among leading candidates given as a single dose. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System
People eligible for the coronavirus vaccine tell ProPublica they are running up against barriers that are designed into the very systems meant to serve those most at risk of dying of the disease.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Police officers attempt to push back pro-Trump supporters that are trying to storm the US Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
‘I Don’t Trust the People Above Me’: Riot Squad Cops Open Up About Disastrous Response to Capitol Insurrection
Interviews with 19 current and former officers show how failures of leadership and communication put hundreds of Capitol cops at risk and allowed rioters to get dangerously close to members of Congress.
Text Messages Show Top Trump Campaign Fundraiser’s Key Role Planning The Rally That Preceded The Siege
Caroline Wren, a Trump fundraiser, is listed as a “VIP Advisor” in a National Park Service permit for the Jan. 6th rally at the Ellipse. Text messages and a planning memo show the title downplays the active role she played in organizing the event.
‘We’ve Let The Worst Happen’: Reflecting On 400,000 Dead
A check-in with ProPublica health care reporter Caroline Chen on the toll COVID-19 has taken on the country and what to expect from a new president.
FLINT, MI - JANUARY 23:  The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight on January 23, 2016 in Flint, Michigan.  Flint's contaminated water supply has led to the city having a federal state of emergency declared.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
The Unfinished Business Of Flint’s Water Crisis
Criminal charges and a class-action settlement may seem like the last chapter in Flint’s story, but many of the most important reforms at the root of the city’s water crisis remain undone.
‘Where They Countin’ the Votes?!’: New Video Details Tense Moments As Capitol Mob Sought Out Lawmakers
New video, found in an archive of data uploaded to Parler, includes a fresh look at the mob’s confrontation with Eugene Goodman, the officer credited for luring rioters away from senators during the early moments of the Capitol riot.
‘No One Took Us Seriously’: Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers For Years
Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it’s no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building.
Domestic Terrorism: A More Urgent Threat, But Weaker Laws
States With Few COVID-19 Restrictions Are Spreading the Virus Beyond Their Borders
Lax states are attracting shoppers and students from stricter neighbors — and sending back COVID-19 cases. The imbalance underscores the lack of a national policy.
DOJ Frees Federal Prosecutors To Take Steps That Could Interfere With Elections, Weakening Long-Standing Policy
In an internal announcement, the Justice Department created an exception to a decadeslong policy meant to prevent prosecutors from taking overt investigative steps that might affect the outcome of the vote.
Poorly Protected Postal Workers Are Catching COVID-19 by the Thousands. It’s One More Threat to Voting by Mail.
More than 50,000 workers have taken time off for virus-related reasons, slowing mail delivery. The Postal Service doesn’t test employees or check their temperatures, and its contact tracing is erratic.
The Climate Crisis Is Happening Right Now. Just Look at California’s Weekend.
Record high temperatures. Record fires. Record smoke. ProPublica reporter Elizabeth Weil spoke to former California Gov. Jerry Brown about the state’s converging apocalypses.
Boxes of food aid from the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida are seen in the back of a car at a drive through food distribution event for the needy at Church in the Son on August 7, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Food Banks in the Orlando area are bracing for a spike in demand as the $600 weekly enhanced unemployment benefits that the jobless have been receiving from the federal government expired at the end of July.  (Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto)
Now in Government Food Aid Boxes: A Letter From Donald Trump
The letter is the latest example of the President blurring his official duties with his reelection campaign, most prominently by hosting Trump’s acceptance speech for the Republican nomination last week on the White House lawn.
Meatpacking Companies Dismissed Years of Warnings But Now Say Nobody Could Have Prepared for COVID-19
A ProPublica investigation has found that for more than a dozen years, critical businesses like meatpackers have been warned that a pandemic was coming. With eerie prescience, infectious disease experts and emergency planners had modeled scenarios in which a highly contagious virus would cause rampant absenteeism at processing plants, leading to food shortages and potential closures.
Lynn - 10/24/19 -   A classroom at the Pickering Middle School.  As Beacon Hill lawmakers debate boosting to the state's school spending formula, we explore the limits to how much the extra money can do in the North Shore city of Lynn, particularly when it comes to special education programming and the district's aging and deteriorating schools.  (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter:  (Meghan Irons)  Topic: (xxlynn)
Case Closed: MI Judge Removes Grace, Black Teen Jailed for Not Doing Online Schoolwork, From Probation
The 15-year-old girl had been sent to a juvenile facility amid the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-May for violating her probation when she didn’t do her online schoolwork. She was on probation for charges last year of assault against her mother and theft of a classmate’s cellphone.
POLAND - 2020/07/15: In this photo illustration a Facebook logo is seen displayed on a smartphone with an European Union flag background. (Photo Illustration by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
‘Outright Lies’: Voting Misinformation Flourishes on Facebook
While the social media giant says it opposes voter suppression, the data shows a stark picture: Nearly half of all top-performing posts that mentioned voting by mail were false or misleading.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 14: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Rose Garden at the White House on July 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump spoke on several topics including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the stock market and relations with China as the coronavirus continues to spread in the U.S., with nearly 3.4 million confirmed cases. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Trump Is Donating Ventilators To Countries That Don’t Need Or Can’t Use Them
Nearly 8,000 ventilators are destined for foreign countries as part of Trump’s plan to make the U.S. “king of ventilators.” But public health experts worry the machines are crowding out more urgently needed aid.
Trump Financial Regulator Quietly Shelved Discrimination Probes Into Bank of America and Other Lenders
At least six investigations into discriminatory mortgage loan “redlining” have been halted or stalled — against staff recommendations — under the Trump administration’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Sen. Richard Burr Sold D.C. Townhouse To Donor At A Rich Price
In a private transaction, Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, sold the townhouse to lobbyists who had business before his committees.
WASHINGTON  - JUNE 7:  on Capitol Hill June 7, 2007 in Washington, DC.  The Senate voted against cloture for a second time today on S1348, the current immigration reform bill.  (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Burr Dumped Up To $1.6 Million Of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Preparedness
Intelligence Chair Richard Burr’s selloff came around the time he was receiving daily briefings on the health threat.
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