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Over 200 Allegations of Abuse of Migrant Children; 1 Case of Homeland Security Disciplining Someone

From 2009 to 2014, at least 214 complaints were filed against federal agents for abusing or mistreating migrant children. According…

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Once Defiant, All Four White Supremacists Charged in Charlottesville Violence Plead Guilty

Last year, when federal authorities arrested and charged four members or associates of a white supremacist gang for their roles…

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It’s Getting Worse: The IRS Now Audits Poor Americans at About the Same Rate as the Top 1%

Every year, the IRS, starved of funds after years of budget cuts, loses hundreds more agents to retirement. And every…

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Chicago Cop Under Investigation Again Over Social Media Posts

In September, Chicago Police Officer John Catanzara made headlines after posting on Facebook a picture of himself, in uniform, holding…

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DeVos Has Scuttled More Than 1,200 Civil Rights Probes Inherited From Obama

Whether schoolchildren in DeSoto County, Mississippi, are paddled varies by their race. Black students are almost two and a half…

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Former Trump Officials Are Supposed to Avoid Lobbying. Except 33 Haven’t.

It’s been more than two years since President Donald Trump, who rallied campaign supporters with calls to “drain the swamp”…

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Federal Authorities Raided Trump Fundraiser’s Office in Money Laundering Probe

Federal authorities raided the office of Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy last summer, seeking records related to his dealings with foreign…

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“Trump, Inc.” Goes Beyond Collusion

In this “Trump, Inc.” podcast extra, we talk about what we know, what we don’t know and what we still want to know after Attorney General William Barr gave his summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Trump, Inc co-hosts Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz joined Maya Wiley, professor at the New School and MSNBC Legal Analyst, on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show to review the ongoing investigations.

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Could Blockchain Voting Fix Democracy? Today, It Gets a Test Run

There’s no shortage of debate about the role tech has played in politics. From misinformation being spread via WhatsApp in…