Statues celebrating Confederates and conquistadors keep old myths alive, with stories of “benevolent slave owners,” heroic colonizers and enslaved people “contented with their lot.”
In 1969, an unknown young woman was found dead off a remote mountain trail. Mountain Jane Doe, as locals called her, is one of more than 13,000 people in a national database of unidentified dead.
Daniel Ellsberg worried that the Vietnam War would spiral into nuclear apocalypse. So he secretly copied a 7,000-page report that exposed the reality of U.S.’s role in Vietnam.
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The graffiti told a chilling story: “This is a bad place.” More than 40 states have sent children to facilities run by Sequel Youth & Family Services, despite dozens of cases of abuse.
Bernie Madoff masterminded one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history, duping thousands of investors out of tens of billions of dollars. After his recent death, we dig into how he pulled it off.
A murder conviction sent Myon Burrell to prison for life when he was a teenager. An investigative reporter dug into what seemed a hopeless case. What she found helped free him.
Guatemala sends more migrants to the U.S. than anywhere in Central America. What is driving so many people to leave?
For decades, the U.S. has run private “shadow prisons” for immigrants convicted of federal crimes. Biden has ordered the government to wind down those contracts.
The baseball industry created an entire workforce exempt from being paid minimum wage and overtime – and players aren’t the only ones crying foul.
Wyoming locks up kids at the highest rate in the nation. A mother tells the story of how her daughter’s fight snowballed into incarceration and tragedy.