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Un(re)solved
What prompted the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate over 150 unsolved civil rights era killings? And what does justice look like for the families of the victims? Reporter James Edwards seeks answers to these questions, reflecting on his own family’s experiences along the way.
June 3, 2021
Even Before Latest Probe, Feds Deeply Familiar With Minneapolis Police
The Justice Department has launched inquiries into Minneapolis Police Department practices dating back decades.
Star Tribune
May 24, 2021
A Timeline of Domestic Extremism in the U.S., from Charlottesville to January 6
According to data from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, there were 405 terror attacks or plots in the U.S. from 2015 through 2020 — more than double the total number in the previous decade. A timeline of significant incidents tracks how domestic extremism has evolved in recent years.
April 21, 2021
The War in Afghanistan: As Biden Sets U.S. Withdrawal Date, 13 Documentaries Explore the Conflict and Its Impact
Explore nearly two decades of reporting from FRONTLINE on America’s longest war.
April 15, 2021
After Jan. 6, Investigating the Contours of a “Broad Fascist Movement” in the U.S.
In a scene from the new documentary “American Insurrection,” correspondent A.C. Thompson talks with sociologist Pete Simi about the state of domestic extremism in the U.S.
April 14, 2021
With Renewed Attention on the Border, These 8 Documentaries Illuminate U.S. Immigration Policies Involving Kids
These collected FRONTLINE documentaries chronicle the past decade of immigration policy in America and its varied impacts, offering context for the present moment.
March 31, 2021
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American Insurrection
American Insurrection
In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, an investigation into how far-right extremist groups have evolved in the wake of the deadly 2017 Charlottesville rally — and the threat they pose today.
April 13, 2021
U.S. Shifts Policy in Yemen, But the War Is Not Over Yet
The Biden administration announced two policy decisions last week, both major reversals from the Trump era, that aid and human-rights groups see as the first steps toward ending the war in Yemen — but say there's more work to come.
February 9, 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