How a major American company helped bring Charles Taylor to power in Liberia.
When Carmen Segarra was hired to examine Goldman Sachs for the New York Fed, she bought a small recorder and began taping her meetings. Here is what she found before she was fired.
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How a Chinese national, with the help of a suspected spy, disappeared with laptops and hard drives that may have contained sensitive information from the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center.
A reporter encounters the echoes of family and the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi.
For many, the answer from the state is “yes.” An investigation into what legally determines a person’s ability to parent.
Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, Southern schools have been resegregated.
There are 45,000 service members missing in action from WWII and other wars who experts say are recoverable. Last year, the U.S. brought home 60 of them.
Asphyxiation, heavy machinery accidents and heat stroke–the dangers of America’s temporary workforce.
During the last decade, more than 1,500 Americans died after accidentally taking too much of a drug renowned for its safety: acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol.
A California martial arts instructor’s secret past.Previously: Finding Oscar
How a Rhode Island lawyer named Joseph Caramadre made millions by exploiting the life insurance industry’s fine print.
No, but for security software companies it’s a useful fiction.
A man living in the Boston suburbs learns he could be one of the only survivors of a 1982 massacre in Guatemala.
How a Texas woman pushed for autopsy reform.
Clinical autopsies, once commonplace in American hospitals, have become an increasing rarity and are conducted in just 5 percent of hospital deaths. Grief-stricken families like the Carswells desperately want the answers that an autopsy can provide. But they often do not know their rights in dealing with either coroners or medical examiners, who investigate unnatural deaths, or health-care providers, who delve into natural ones.
An investigation by ProPublica, PBS Frontline and NPR has found that medical examiners and coroners have repeatedly mishandled cases of infant and child deaths, helping to put innocent people behind bars.
In January 2009, a U.S. platoon came under rocket attack in Iraq. Two years later, how the event changed the soldiers’ lives.
A year-long investigation of America’s coroners and medical examiners reveals a deeply flawed, deeply troubling system.
An investigation into Lashkar-i-Taiba, the group behind the 2008 Mumbai massacre, and why Pakistani authorities has not arrested their leaders.
When it comes to representing pharmaceutical companies, a doctor’s medical record is far less important than his or her ability to sell.