The Latest: April 2013

Iraq / War on Terror
Is “Top Secret America” Making Us Safer? Live Chat Wed. 2 pm ET

Join us for a live chat about "Top Secret America: 9/11 to the Boston Bombings" with Washington Post reporter Dana Priest, FRONTLINE producer Mike Wiser and Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen. (read more »)

Iraq / War on Terror
The Boston Bombers: Who Knew What When

The FBI and the CIA had been tipped off about one of the bombers two years ago. Could the attacks have been prevented? (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
How Retirement Fees Cost You

Most Americans are unaware of the fees they are paying for their 401(k)'s, but over a lifetime, such charges can cost an ordinary American more than $109,000. Here's how. (read more »)

In Brawl For Seau Brain, a Proxy War Over Concussion Science

The NFL’s intervention in the fate of Junior Seau’s brain — the most prized specimen yet in the race to document the relationship between football and brain damage — was part of an aggressive strategy to dictate who leads the science of concussions. (read more »)

Iraq / War on Terror
“Top Secret America” After the Boston Bombings

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Americans are asking why the country’s intelligence agencies failed to prevent the devastating attack. (read more »)

Four New Awards for FRONTLINE Films & Digital Productions

FRONTLINE investigations into campaign finance, the Afghan drug trade, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack and the AIDS epidemic among African Americans have won awards this week. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Are You Losing the Retirement Gamble? Live Chat

Join a live chat about “The Retirement Gamble” on 4/24 at 2 p.m. ET with producer Marcela Gaviria, correspondent, Martin Smith, 401(k) expert, Robert Hiltonsmith and Money magazine editor-at-large, Penelope Wang. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
What to Ask About Your Retirement

We asked three experts what the important questions are. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
“The Retirement Gamble” Facing Us All

Retirement is big business in America, but is the system costing workers and retirees more than what they're getting in return, asks FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
Six Reasons the “Dark Side” Still Exists Under Obama

Obama banned torture, but hasn't taken steps to keep it from happening again, according to a recently released report. (read more »)

As Senate Debates, Immigration Backlog Keeps Growing

The number of deportation cases is the highest it's been in 15 years. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
Boston Bombing Unknowns Could Also Yield Clues

In addition to the forensic evidence left behind, what’s not yet known about the attacks can offer clues to the bomber’s identity, according to a former FBI agent who investigated the 9/11 attacks. (read more »)

Immigration Bill Prioritizes Border Security

But the U.S. has already spent billions — and according to a recent GAO report, we don't know whether it's making a difference. (read more »)

Spirit Lake Nation Elders Vote to Oust Tribal Council

The elders say the council hasn't dealt with corruption and child abuse on the North Dakota reservation. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Syrian President Warns Against Western Intervention

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned this weekend that a Libyan-style Western intervention against his regime will lead to a regional crisis. (read more »)

Iraq / War on Terror
Guantanamo Commissions Paralyzed by Data Breach

All defense counsel representing detainees facing charges before the military commissions in Guantanamo Bay have been forced to stop work as a result of an internal data breach in the Pentagon’s computer system. (read more »)

Social Issues
Loophole Remains Despite Background Check Deal

The Senate's bipartisan compromise on guns has one major exception. (read more »)

At Start of NFL Concussion Case, a Focus On Workplace Safety

Should former NFL players be able to sue the league for brain injuries they suffered on the field? That question was the focus of a preliminary hearing Tuesday into concussion litigation filed by more than 4,000 NFL veterans. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
A Partial Victory for WikiLeaker in Court Today

A judge ruled the prosecution would have to prove that Army PFC Bradley Manning had “reason to believe” the information would aid Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. (read more »)

Social Issues
States Aim, Often Miss, for Armed Security in Schools

Arming teachers and faculty or school officers are among the more popular pieces of gun legislation to be proposed post-Newtown. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
“Big Sky, Big Money” Wins Investigative Reporting Award

The joint project with "Marketplace" and ProPublica explores how the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision changed political campaigns in America (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Live Chat Wed. 12:30 ET: Life and Death Behind Syria’s Front Lines

Join a live chat about “Syria Behind the Lines” on 4/10 at 12:30 p.m. ET with Olly Lambert, Syria Deeply's Lara Setrakian and TIME's Rania Abouzeid. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Interactive Map: A Valley At War

The Orontes river valley tells the story of Syria.  Here, neighbor is fighting neighbor. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Does Syria Face a Genocidal Future?

A new report suggests those at risk of ethnic cleansing are not just the Sunni civilians currently being tortured, assassinated and bombed, but members of Syria’s Alawite elite. (read more »)

FRONTLINE Honored By Webby Awards

Our website and an interactive have been singled out for one of the biggest honors on the web. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
A Rare Glimpse Inside A Syrian Loyalist Stronghold

Everyone at the public high school in Aziziya knows that the senior boys may soon be drafted in President Bashar al-Assad's army to take up the fight in the country's escalating civil war. (read more »)

NFL Concussion Litigation Faces An Early Courtroom Test

A preliminary hearing this week will determine whether more than 4,000 former players can sue the NFL in court for allegedly concealing the link between football and brain damage. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
The Bombing of al-Bara

When FRONTLINE filmmaker Olly Lambert sat to interview Jamal Maarouf, a Syrian rebel commander, he did not anticipate that bombs from government jets would begin to fall just 300 meters away. (read more »)

Concussion Researchers Consulted With NFL Players’ Lawyers

The disclosures come as oral arguments begin Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia on the NFL's motion to dismiss a lawsuit, which involves more than 4,000 former players who allege the league concealed the effects of football-related head trauma. (read more »)

Afghanistan / Pakistan
Terror Group Recruits From Pakistan’s “Best and Brightest”

A new study released today helps explain how Lashkar-i-Taiba, one of the world's most dangerous militant organizations, is integrated into Pakistani society. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
One of the Norfolk Four Makes a Final Appeal to the Supreme Court

Eric Wilson served more than seven years for a rape it seems almost certain that he didn't commit. (read more »)

Where Tribal Justice Works

For centuries, tribal rule has been overshadowed by federal laws that gave jurisdiction to federal authorities. But that's changing. (read more »)

What’s Next For Robin, Anthony and Darian?

When filming ended on Kind Hearted Woman, Robin, Anthony and Darian were back home in North Dakota. Their return to Spirit Lake marked the end of three tumultuous years for the family, but today they are looking ahead to a hopeful future. (read more »)

Social Issues
How Connecticut Got Its Tough New Gun Legislation

Until recently, most Connecticut residents doubted they'd even bring a bill to the floor. Now a bill's likely to pass on Wednesday. What happened? (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
March Was Deadliest Month in Syrian Conflict

But a close look at the figures reveals a shift in who is dying. (read more »)

Talk to the “Kind Hearted Woman” — Live Chat 2 pm ET Wed.

Join us on Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET for a live chat with "Kind Hearted Woman" Robin Poor Bear, filmmaker David Sutherland and FRONTLINE reporter Sarah Childress. You can leave a question now. (read more »)

What Happened on the Spirit Lake Reservation

The struggles that Robin Poor Bear, formerly Charboneau, endures in Kind Hearted Woman are unfortunately too common for many Native Americans. (read more »)

Tonight: The Finale of “Kind Hearted Woman”

In the gripping conclusion to David Sutherland's "Kind Heated Woman," Robin, Darian and Anthony confront new beginnings, new conflicts, new struggles and new triumphs. (read more »)



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