Sarah Childress

Series Senior Editor

Another Setback for Prosecutors in Post-Katrina Police Shootings
This week, a federal court ordered a new trial for five officers convicted of shooting six unarmed civilians in the days following the storm.
August 20, 2015
Why's It Taking So Long to Close Guantanamo?
President Obama has had a great summer. But one of the first items he vowed to check off as president remains undone: closing the Guantanamo Bay prison.
July 16, 2015
Life After ISIS: For Survivors, Sparse Support Means Lasting Struggles
The battle against ISIS has been waged largely by men. But it is women and children who have borne some of the more horrific violence.
July 14, 2015
BP to Pay Record $18.7 Billion to Settle Gulf Oil Spill Claims
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion killed 11 people and poured millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
July 2, 2015
“I Like to Exist as a Person”: What It Means to Live Beyond Gender
For some, gender is more than just male or female.
June 30, 2015
Undocumented Sexual Assault Victims Face Backlash and Backlog
A special visa can help undocumented victims of sexual assault, but women have to first report the crime. Then someone has to believe them before the visas run out.
June 23, 2015
Nigerian Military Has Committed "War Crimes" in Fight Against Boko Haram, says Amnesty Report
The Nigerian military has starved, suffocated and tortured to death more than 8,000 people in its quest to eradicate the terrorist group Boko Haram, according to a scathing new report from Amnesty International.
June 3, 2015
Cleveland's Second Chance at Police Reform
This week marks the second time the DOJ has struck an agreement with Cleveland. Will these reforms last?
May 27, 2015
What the CIA Did to Its Detainees
Here's what we know about the 39 men who were subjected to the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques."
May 19, 2015
How the Military Retaliates Against Sexual Assault Victims
 In the military, reporting a rape can mean the end of your career and even threats to your life, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.
May 18, 2015
Why the DOJ's Baltimore Police Investigation Could Be Different
The death of Freddie Gray from injuries sustained in police custody in Baltimore last month may now lead to structural overhaul of the city's police department.
May 8, 2015
After Ebola: Are We Ready for the Next Epidemic?
Even the WHO says the world is unprepared for the next large-scale disease outbreak. What must be done?
May 5, 2015