The Latest: June 2013

Social Issues
Mass Murders Captivated Online User Believed To Be Adam Lanza

Adam Lanza edited Wikipedia mass killer pages, wrote of bullet "fetish" according to authorities. (read more »)

Social Issues
Adam Lanza’s Pediatric Records Reveal Growing Anxiety

In September of his eighth-grade year, Adam Lanza was wracked by anxiety, his mother told doctors. (read more »)

Social Issues
“Rape in the Fields” Live Chat en Español – Transcript

A Spanish-language version of the film will air Saturday night at 7 pm on Univision. FRONTLINE and Univision will jointly host a live chat on Sunday at 7 pm EST. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
New Insight into MF Global’s Frenzied Final Days

Emails and phone transcripts cited in the CFTC's complaint against former MF Global head Jon Corzine provide new insight into how more than $1 billion in customer money went missing. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
The Supreme Court’s Other Voting Rights Decisions This Week

Two new rulings on voter discrimination cases are likely to have long-term impact. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
Texas Law Cracks Down on Unnecessary Dental Treatments

Its sponsor says FRONTLINE's "Dollars and Dentists" investigation sparked the bill. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
In Milwaukee, a Family’s Struggle for Survival

Preview FRONTLINE's "Two American Families," coming July 9 from correspondent Bill Moyers. (read more »)

Inside FRONTLINE
James Michael Sullivan: 1946-2013

Mike Sullivan, one of the guiding figures behind FRONTLINE for more than two decades, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 23. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
With Voting Rights Act Out, States Push Voter ID Laws

Five of the nine states that were previously under the VRA are already moving ahead with similar voter ID laws. (read more »)

Social Issues
Can Rape in the Fields Be Stopped? – Live Chat Wed. 2 p.m. ET

Join us for a live chat about "Rape in the Fields" with correspondent Lowell Bergman, producer Andres Cediel, and reporter Bernice Yeung. Our guest questioner is Pamela Silva, Univision correspondent and host of Primer Impacto. (read more »)

Social Issues
Courting Foodies: The Modern “Fair Food” Movement

To succeed, organizers need foodies to care about farm workers. The problem? Most don’t. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
Supreme Court Strikes Blow to Voting Rights Act: What’s Next?

The Supreme Court struck down a major part of the landmark ban on voter discrimination, saying that it was up to Congress to bring the law into the modern age. (read more »)

Social Issues
Female Workers Face Rape, Harassment In U.S. Agriculture Industry

Hundreds of female farmworkers have complained to the federal government about being raped and assaulted, verbally and physically harassed on the job, while law enforcement has done almost nothing to prosecute potential crimes. (read more »)

Social Issues
For Shadow Victims of Violence, the “U Visa” Can Help

Undocumented abuse victims can apply to stay in the U.S., but some risk deportation by coming forward. (read more »)

Sports
NCAA Lawsuit Asks, Should Student-Athletes Be Paid?

Plaintiffs in the case, O'Bannon v. NCAA, argue that they are entitled to a portion of the revenue the NCAA earns by licensing the "likeness" of players in broadcast rights and video games. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
What Happened to the American Dream?

Since 1992, Bill Moyers has been following the story of two ordinary, hard-working families in Milwaukee — one black, one … Continue reading (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Rethinking Past Settlements, SEC Aims For More Mea Culpas

New SEC Chairman Mary Jo White says she is looking to boost accountability. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Speed of Bradley Manning Trial Masks Prosecutors’ Struggles

Prosecutors have struggled to show that Manning was following directions from WikiLeaks, which could be key in establishing the charge of "aiding the enemy." (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Can the U.S. Keep Its Weapons From Extremists in Syria?

With the Obama administration moving to arm Syrian rebels, most experts believe the task will be difficult, if not impossible. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
Trapped in the Hole: America’s Solitary Problem

New scrutiny of the use of solitary confinement in state and federal prisons found abusive practices and no evidence that it even works. (read more »)

Inside FRONTLINE
FRONTLINE Interactive Doc Wins “Best of Competition” at Banff

FRONTLINE was honored at the Banff World Media Festival for its interactive documentary, "Targeting the Electorate." (read more »)

Afghanistan / Pakistan
Did NSA Surveillance Help Thwart Plotter of Mumbai Attack?

Officials have credited the program with helping to capture David Coleman Headley, but a closer examination shows the U.S. only caught up with him after a tip from British intelligence. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
The Changing Shape of Syria’s Civil War

From the very beginning, it was clear Syria would be a long and bloody civil war that would rip into the very heart of the Middle East, says FRONTLINE filmmaker Ramita Navai. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Whistleblower or Traitor?

For years, this has been the debate over how to characterize Bradley Manning and the same question is being asked … Continue reading (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Inside the National Security State, In Four Films

Four FRONTLINE films investigate America's domestic spying apparatus: How it operates, whether it works, and how Obama has helped it evolve. (read more »)

Social Issues
The Hidden Story of Rape on the Job in America

For the women who pick and handle the food we eat every day, sexual assault often comes with the job. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
Montana Pols Aim to Check Dark Money Spending

The state has become ground zero for outside campaign spending. Some politicians don't like it and they plan on taking it to the voters. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
What An NSA Domestic Spying Operation Looks Like

The AT&T technician who uncovered the NSA's domestic spying operation during the Bush administration explains how he first learned about the top-secret program. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Witnesses Testify About WikiLeaks Suspect’s Computer Skills

One witness suggested PFC Bradley Manning was hardly alone in copying sensitive files to local drives, or even CDs. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
JPMorgan To Lose $842 Million In Toxic Ala. Sewer Deal

The saga of the botched bond deal that led to the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history may finally be nearing an end. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Financial Regulators Turn Their Focus To Non-Banks

U.S. regulators have for the first designated three non-banks as systemically important financial institutions fit for tougher government oversight. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Hacker Who Exposed WikiLeaks Suspect Takes the Stand

Adrian Lamo turned chat logs of his conversations with Bradley Manning over to federal officials. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Prosecutors: Bradley Manning Was Warned About WikiLeaks

Opening arguments began in Manning's court-martial today with prosecutors describing him as arrogant, and the defense saying he was "young, naïve, but good intentioned." (read more »)

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