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Trump Admin Shifting to Privatize Migrant Child Detention
So far, the only for-profit company sheltering kids has former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on the board of its parent company. Kelly supported a policy to separate children from their families, which led to a surge in spending on detaining migrant babies, children and teens.
October 3, 2019
Suspect in El Paso Shooting Indicted on Capital Murder Charge
The grand jury decision comes more than a month after a gunman entered a busy Walmart on a Saturday morning carrying an AK-47 assault rifle.
September 12, 2019
Revisit Purdue Pharma’s Role in the Opioid Crisis
In the latest chapter of a complex legal battle over who is responsible for the nation’s opioid crisis, Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, has arrived at a possible settlement with more than 20 of the states suing it.
September 12, 2019
“Flint’s Deadly Water”: 8 Key Takeaways From FRONTLINE’s Investigation of the Flint Water Crisis
Uncounted deaths. Unheeded warnings. Here are key takeaways from FRONTLINE's groundbreaking investigation of a crisis that continues.
September 11, 2019
Tonight on FRONTLINE: The Toll of the Flint Water Crisis, Exposed
A note from FRONTLINE Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath about "Flint's Deadly Water."
September 10, 2019
How a Hacking Case Could Shape Protections For Abortion Clinics
Experts believe that the use of a law traditionally used against physical threats could change the landscape.
August 28, 2019
Flint's Deadly Water
How officials failed to stop a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak during the Flint water crisis.
September 10, 2019
Beyond Jeffrey Epstein: The Hidden Reality of Sex Trafficking in America
With the arrest of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, revisit FRONTLINE’s recent investigation of sex trafficking in America.
July 8, 2019
U.S. Indian Health Service Revamps Rules for Sexual-Abuse Reporting at Substance-Abuse Facility
The U.S. Indian Health Service has overhauled sex-abuse reporting practices at a troubled North Carolina substance-abuse treatment center after allegations its managers mishandled a 2016 incident.
July 2, 2019
Three Murder Suspects Linked to Atomwaffen: Where Their Cases Stand
Over a period of eight months spanning from 2017 to early 2018, five deaths had links to the Atomwaffen Division, a violent neo-Nazi group. Here is what has happened in the cases.
June 18, 2019
A Suicide Attempt, an Order to Keep Silent: A U.S. Agency Mishandled Sex-Abuse Claims
The Indian Health Service discouraged employees from alerting law enforcement when they suspected coworkers of sexual misconduct with Native American youngsters. ‘Do not contact anybody,’ a manager ordered.
June 7, 2019
Mentally Ill and Languishing in Jail
A Pennsylvania case illustrates a national problem: People with psychiatric illnesses often remain incarcerated while they wait for a hospital bed.
June 6, 2019