The Latest: August 2013

Sports
NFL Reaches $765 Million Settlement In Concussion Lawsuit

The NFL has reached a settlement with more than 4,500 former players who were suing the league for allegedly concealing a link between traumatic brain injuries and professional football. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
The U.S. Plans to Strike Syria. What Then?

Limited airstrikes aren't likely to end a conflict that's claimed more than 100,000 lives. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Just the “Facts”: What We Know About the NSA Spying on Americans

New details keep emerging - the latest includes NSA employees tracking their love interests' communications. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Just the “Facts”: How Good Are the “Checks” on NSA Surveillance?

Obama says the "checks" on the NSA's surveillance program are in place. But who's doing the checking? (read more »)

Sports
A Note from FRONTLINE: ESPN and “League of Denial”

You may notice some changes to our League of Denial and Concussion Watch websites. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
Justice Dept. to Sue Texas Over Voter ID Law

The federal government waded further into the fight over voting-rights laws on Thursday with plans to sue Texas over its voter ID law. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years for WikiLeaks

Bradley Manning was sentenced to a little more than half of what the government wanted him to serve. (read more »)

Sports
Questions Over NFL Doctor Cloud League’s Concussion Case

As the former chairman of the NFL's powerful research arm, Dr. Elliot Pellman helped shape the league's concussion guidelines, yet as a rheumatologist, he had no previous expertise in brain research. (read more »)

Inside FRONTLINE
Your Summer FRONTLINE Viewing List: Film 5

We found the top five films that resonated most with viewers this season. Here's number 5. (read more »)

Inside FRONTLINE
Your Summer FRONTLINE Viewing List: Film 4

We found the top five films that resonated most with viewers this season. Here's number 4. (read more »)

Inside FRONTLINE
Your Summer FRONTLINE Viewing List: Film 3

We found the top five films that resonated most with viewers this season. Here's number 3. (read more »)

Sports
What Are the Youth Football Laws in Your State?

Since 2009, every state except for Mississippi has enacted legislation designed to minimize the risk of football-related head injuries. (read more »)

Inside FRONTLINE
Your Summer FRONTLINE Viewing List: Film 2

We found the top five films that resonated most with viewers this season. Here's number 2. (read more »)

Inside FRONTLINE
Your Summer FRONTLINE Viewing List: Film 1

We found the top five films that resonated most with viewers this season. Here's number 1. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
After Shelby, Voting-Law Changes Come One Town at a Time

Just over a month after the Supreme Court overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, seven states — … Continue reading (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Just How Damaging Were Manning’s WikiLeaks?

U.S. officials are presenting evidence at Manning's sentencing hearing this week. So far, there isn't much. (read more »)

Sports
Coming Soon on FRONTLINE: “League of Denial”

This fall, FRONTLINE will air a special two-part investigation examining whether the NFL has covered up the risks of football on the brain. (read more »)

Labs
Why FRONTLINE Isn’t Doing Android — Yet

A new visualization drives home the challenges of trying to develop Android applications. (read more »)

Social Issues
The Deaths and Disappearance that Haunt Assisted Living

These three deaths, an alleged sexual assault, and a senior's disappearance, are among the more than two dozen cases of questionable care uncovered by FRONTLINE and ProPublica at the nation's largest assisted living provider. (read more »)

Social Issues
Life and Death in Assisted Living: “Close the Back Door”

Potentially lethal bed sores were spreading across Joan Boice's body, and Emerald Hills workers were trying to improvise help. (read more »)

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