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Death Is Our Business
At Black-owned funeral homes in New Orleans, COVID-19 has reshaped the grieving process.
March 23, 2021
American Insurrection
FRONTLINE and ProPublica examine how far-right groups were emboldened and encouraged by former President Trump and how individuals were radicalized and brought into the political landscape.
April 13, 2021
The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government.
ProPublica and FRONTLINE have identified more than twenty members with ties to the armed forces. Experts worry that the extremists are using their military experience to train others for a second Civil War.
February 1, 2021
Judge Rules U.S. Indian Health Service Must Disclose Sex-Abuse Report
The report was commissioned after a WSJ-FRONTLINE investigation revealed the agency’s failure to protect patients from a pedophile doctor.
January 13, 2021
Utah Attorney General’s Office ‘Surprised’ Police Shot at So Many People in 2020
The Salt Lake Tribune and FRONTLINE collaborate to investigate police shootings after Utah fails to collect data.
The Salt Lake Tribune
January 10, 2021
Members of Several Well-Known Hate Groups Identified at Capitol Riot
A ProPublica-FRONTLINE review of the insurrection found several noted hardcore nativists and white nationalists who also participated in the 2017 white power rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
January 9, 2021
‘Constant Breaking of Your Heart:’ How Utah Police Respond to Mental Health Crises
Police shootings in Utah often involve someone who is suicidal or in a mental health crisis.
The Salt Lake Tribune
January 9, 2021
'Lies Laced With Anger and Hate Spread Fastest': Journalist Maria Ressa Maps Social Media Disinformation in Documentary 'A Thousand Cuts'
The new documentary 'A Thousand Cuts' traces Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on the press, the spread of disinformation on social media — and one journalist’s vow to “hold the line.”
January 8, 2021
Capitol Rioters Planned for Weeks in Plain Sight. The Police Weren’t Ready.
Insurrectionists made no effort to hide their intentions, but law enforcement protecting Congress was caught flat-footed.
January 7, 2021
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A Thousand Cuts
With press freedom under threat in the Philippines, "A Thousand Cuts" goes inside the escalating war between the government and the press.
January 8, 2021