Millions are victims of hate crimes, though many never report them

This report is part of the “Hate in America“ project produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative, a national investigative reporting project by top college journalism students and recent graduates from across the country and headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. PHOENIX — More than 2.4 million crimes, […]

Watchdog calls for investigation into Wilbur Ross’ financial dealings

A nonpartisan watchdog has accused U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross of violating conflict-of-interest laws as well as statutes governing false statements and omissions — and is asking the department’s inspector general to investigate. The 115-page complaint by the Campaign Leal Center cites reporting by the Center for Public Integrity and several other news organizations in […]

Nate McMurray doesn’t like ‘giant super PACs.’ But will they be his unlikely salvation?

Nate McMurray wanted nothing to do with the kind of big-money politics that typify competitive congressional races. “My campaign will be funded by gifts from ordinary people, not giant SuperPACs or special interest groups,” declared McMurray, the Democratic nominee for New York’s 27th District U.S. House seat, on his website’s fundraising page. Elsewhere on his […]

On Paul Manafort and foreign lobbying: A Q&A with the author of ‘The Torturers’ Lobby’

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, has been in the news for months since Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged him and his associate Rick Gates with several alleged crimes, including fraud and working as unregistered foreign agents. Manafort’s federal trial began this week in Alexandria, Virginia. The intense scrutiny of Manafort’s case has […]

As disease-bearing ticks head north, weak government response threatens public health

Maine’s invasion came early this year. In recent hotbeds of tick activity — from Scarborough to Belfast and Brewer — people say they spotted the eight-legged arachnid before spring. They noticed the ticks — which look like moving poppy seeds — encroaching on roads, beaches, playgrounds, cemeteries and library floors. They saw them clinging to […]

Let migrant children bid for asylum separate from parents’ cases, lawyers say

Lawyers for a group of migrant children are fighting to ensure that the kids can plead for asylum independently of their parents’ cases—even though the children have been reunited with their parents after prolonged separation at the border. Six minor plaintiffs in the lawsuit—which adds a new twist to an ongoing battle over migrant families—are […]

How a mock convention is helping fuel a movement to change the Constitution

Amid historic re-enactors wearing tricorn hats and carrying muskets, more than 120 state legislators from all over the country pretended to overhaul the U.S. Constitution two years ago in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. But some believe the event was not just a history lesson. Critics say the Williamsburg get-together may have been a dress rehearsal […]

Arizona governor enacts reforms in wake of Medicaid investigation

Arizona’s governor enacted multiple reforms Friday in response to a joint Center for Public Integrity/NPR investigation into the influence of the drug industry on Medicaid, including adding new state transparency rules and kicking a doctor out of a state committee. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has told Dr. Mohamed Ramadan, who accepted more than $700,000 […]