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With rise in young painkiller abusers, officials see more heroin overdoses

With the steady rise of prescription drug abuse across the state, young pill addicts are succumbing in increasing numbers to another vice: heroin. For young people who otherwise might have been turned off by the needles and track marks associated with intravenous drug use, switching from abusing pills perceived as “clean” and “safe” to snorting […]

Posted inNational Security

Animation: Suspect America

After 9/11, the government began encouraging local police, private security and everyday Americans to report so-called “suspicious activity” that may indicate a security threat. More than 15,000 reports are already compiled in one database that can be searched nationwide by law enforcement authorities. Taking photos of landmarks, walking “nervously” and writing in a notebook are […]

Posted inAccountability

South Africa’s Shadows: A Journey into the “Bad Buildings” of Johannesburg

In the shadows of the World Cup stadium in Johannesburg, correspondent Christopher Werth visits innercity neighborhoods where the challenges to provide decent housing for hundreds of thousands of South Africans are coming sharply into focus. Werth’s reporting was supported in part by a grant from CIR’s Henry Demarest Lloyd Investigative Fund. + Watch part one […]