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How Residents in a Rural Alabama County Are Confronting the Lasting Harm of Segregation Academies

How Residents in a Rural Alabama County Are Confronting the Lasting Harm of Segregation Academies


Join us for a virtual discussion of how private schools known as “segregation academies” in the Deep South continue to preserve divisions ...
Scenes From a MAGA Meltdown: Inside the “America First” Movement’s War Over Democracy

Scenes From a MAGA Meltdown: Inside the “America First” Movement’s War Over Democracy


Standing in a cafe decorated with tiny American flags and antique cabinets as big as bodyguards, Peter Meijer paused as he considered what to sa ...
IRS Audit of Trump Could Cost Former President More Than $100 Million

IRS Audit of Trump Could Cost Former President More Than $100 Million


Series: The Secret IRS Files: Inside the Tax Records of the .001% A massive trove of tax information obtained by ProPublica, ...
A Powerful Atlanta Movie Executive Praised for His Diversity Efforts Shared Racist, Antisemitic Sentiments in Texts

A Powerful Atlanta Movie Executive Praised for His Diversity Efforts Shared Racist, Antisemitic Sentiments in Texts


When Ryan Millsap arrived in Atlanta from California a decade ago, the real estate investor set his sights on becoming a major player in Georgia ...
This Influential Conservative Group Is Making it Harder for Idaho Districts to Fix Their Schools

This Influential Conservative Group Is Making it Harder for Idaho Districts to Fix Their Schools


Series: State of Disrepair: Inside Idaho’s Crumbling Schools Idaho spends less, per student, on schools than any other state ...
What Is Holi?

What Is Holi?


Atul Singh Atul Singh is the founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of Fair Observer. He has taught politi ...
Turkey’s Timely Elections: Erdoğanism Without Erdoğan Now? – Fair Observer

Turkey’s Timely Elections: Erdoğanism Without Erdoğan Now? – Fair Observer


March 02, 2023 05:26 EDT Print Opponents of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hoping that this year’s ...
How to Promote Peace in Northern Ireland Now – Fair Observer

How to Promote Peace in Northern Ireland Now – Fair Observer


April 29, 2023 23:30 EDT Print On April 10, 1998, the Good Friday Agreement marked an end to 30 years of c ...
Why Are US Politics Dysfunctional? Look at the Constitution.

Why Are US Politics Dysfunctional? Look at the Constitution.


March 30, 2024 02:00 EDT Print When Americans look back on their history, they tend to think — sometimes exp ...
Chevron Will Pay Record Fines for Oil Spills in California

Chevron Will Pay Record Fines for Oil Spills in California


This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with The Desert Sun. Sign up for Dispatches to get stori ...
Gangsters, Money and Murder: How Chinese Organized Crime Is Dominating America’s Illegal Marijuana Market

Gangsters, Money and Murder: How Chinese Organized Crime Is Dominating America’s Illegal Marijuana Market


It seemed an unlikely spot for a showdown between Chinese gangsters: a marijuana farm on the prairie in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. On a Sund ...
St. Louis Police Chief Receives a Third of His Pay From a Local Foundation, Raising Concerns of Divided Loyalties

St. Louis Police Chief Receives a Third of His Pay From a Local Foundation, Raising Concerns of Divided Loyalties


Robert Tracy’s appointment as St. Louis’ police chief came with a sweetener: In addition to a $175,000 annual salary from the city, a nonprofit ...
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