Leila Miller

Former Tow Journalism Fellow, FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism School Fellowships

Schneiderman to Resign Amid Abuse Allegations
Four women said Schneiderman, a vocal "Me Too" advocate, had physically assaulted them.
May 8, 2018
HHS Official Says Agency Lost Track of Nearly 1,500 Unaccompanied Minors
A top official from the Department of Health and Human Services came under fire in a congressional hearing on Thursday over how the agency tracks unaccompanied minors after they are released to family or other sponsors inside the United States. 
April 26, 2018
Why Labor Trafficking is So Hard to Track
In 2016, the Justice Department prosecuted 241 federal trafficking cases -- but only 13 primarily involved labor.
April 24, 2018
For Republicans, Criticism of President Trump Comes at a Cost
As President Trump redefines what it means to be a Republican, political scientists and pollsters say that criticism from inside the party has grown increasingly subdued.
April 10, 2018
N.Y. Governor Orders Investigation Into DA's Handling of Weinstein Case
The investigation stems from the decision by District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. not to prosecute Weinstein following an NYPD sting that secretly recorded Weinstein apologizing to an Italian model for groping her.
March 20, 2018
Trump Administration Says North Korea Used VX to Kill Kim Jong-un's Half Brother
The Trump administration has announced new sanctions against North Korea after concluding that the country ordered the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
March 7, 2018
Weinstein Company Sale Collapses Once Again
The on-again, off-again sale of Harvey Weinstein's once powerful Hollywood studio is once again off-again.
March 6, 2018
Weinstein Company Reaches Deal to Avoid Bankruptcy
An investor group has announced that it had reached an agreement to buy the assets of The Weinstein Company, the struggling film studio co-founded by disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and his brother, Bob.
March 2, 2018
For Cities Where MS-13 Lives, a Fight to Keep Youth From Gang Life
In communities struggling with MS-13-related violence, intervention workers say it's impossible to stop the gang through arrests alone.
February 15, 2018
Pentagon Maintained Aid for Afghans Accused of Rights Abuses, Watchdog Says
A government watchdog has found that the United States military provided assistance to Afghan security force units implicated in human rights abuses, despite a federal law designed to cut off aid in such instances.
January 25, 2018
For Refugees in the Trump Era, a Tougher Path to the U.S.
While President Trump has said his policies are aimed at preventing terrorism, critics say new vetting standards risk costing many refugees their opportunity for safety from war, persecution and economic insecurity.
January 23, 2018
Kool Smiles Performed "Unnecessary" Procedures on Children, DOJ Says
The Justice Department said that Kool Smiles submitted false Medicaid claims for "medically unnecessary" procedures performed on children.
January 11, 2018