The Latest: September 2013

Government / Elections / Politics
Justice Dept. Sues North Carolina Over New Voter Law

It's the latest move from Attorney General Eric Holder, who has vowed to challenge states for alleged discrimination against minority voters. (read more »)

A Note from Dropout Nation’s Marco: “I Love My Life”

Marco is now a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, and wrote in to FRONTLINE with some advice for would-be graduates. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
Amid Criticism, Border Patrol to Change Use-of-Force Policy

The policy came under scrutiny after 19 reported deaths in 2012 at the hands of Border Patrol agents. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
“Doctor Hotspot” Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

The award allows Jeffrey Brenner, featured in our 2011 film "Dr. Hotspot," to continue his work helping poor patients. (read more »)

Concussion Watch: NFL Head Injuries in Week 3

The third week of the NFL season saw at least seven players removed from games because of possible head injuries. (read more »)

For the NFL, Focus on Concussions Yields Mixed Results

Despite a new emphasis on player safety, a FRONTLINE analysis found NFL concussions on the rise in 2012, as half of players returned from their injuries without missing a game. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Egypt Bans Muslim Brotherhood Activity, Freezes Funds

The military-backed Egyptian government takes another step in its aggressive crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. (read more »)

Report: NFL Concussion Settlement Could Shut Out Many

The very first players to be diagnosed with football-related brain damage may not allow any compensation, according to a new report. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
Few Answers on Border Patrol Agents’ Use of Force

Even the agency's proposed reforms are redacted in a new report, released this week. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Is There Hope for Democracy In Egypt? — Live Chat Transcript

Join a live chat about "Egypt in Crisis" with correspondent Charles Sennott, producer Marcela Gaviria, and NBC Egypt Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin. You can leave a question now. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
NOPD Convictions Overturned in Notorious Post-Katrina Shooting

In a 129-page ruling outlining "grotesque" prosecutorial misconduct, a judge overturned the convictions of 5 officers for shooting civilians on New Orleans' Danziger Bridge. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Muslim Brotherhood Spokesman Detained in Cairo

Gehad El-Haddad, who is featured in tonight's Egypt in Crisis, was arrested this morning on suspicion of inciting violence and murder. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
The Deep State: How Egypt’s Shadow State Won Out

Since Mubarak's ouster, the military has quietly maneuvered not only to remain in power but to tighten its control of every facet of Egyptian governance, from the state-run media to the presidency. (read more »)

Anglo American Abandons “Alaska Gold” Mine

The decision comes as the Environmental Protection Agency is weighing whether to allow the massive mining operation to go forward. (read more »)

An Update from the “Kind Hearted Woman”

Since the April broadcast of the film, Robin Poor Bear has been sharing her story with communities across the country. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Still “Untouchable”? Policing Wall St. 5 Years After the Crisis

Has Wall Street permanently escaped accountability? FRONTLINE asks a group of leading journalists to explore what the meltdown has meant for the policing of Wall St. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
The Financial Crisis Five Years Later — How It Changed Us

It has been five years since the financial crisis began, and though the economy is on the mend, the legacy of the crash still reverberates. On the anniversary of the collapse, FRONTLINE joins with a group of leading journalists to explore how the meltdown has reshaped the nation. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
Can Juries Rely on Forensic Experts?

A new study says forensic psychologists tend to slant their testimony based on who pays them. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Emails Shed New Light on Military Sexual Assault Case

Recently released Air Force emails shed light on how a high-profile conviction was overturned. (read more »)



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