Low pay, chemical exposure, and a life of debt.
Fallujah: My Lost Hometown
The post-9/11 narrative about Iraq pushed me back to my hometown and into journalism.
The Writing Was on the Wall in Afghanistan Years Ago
The more time I spent in Afghanistan, the more clear it was that the benefits of the American occupation were visible only in Kabul and other big cities.
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On 9/11, the U.S. swore to “never forget.” But who gets remembered? We hear from reporters on Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen, where the aftermath of 9/11 is acutely felt two decades later.
How Yemen Used the ‘War on Terror’ to Suit Its Needs
Twenty years, $850 million in U.S. military aid and nearly 400 drone strikes later, Yemen is still paying the price for being drawn into the “war on terror.”
For Decades, ICE Has Detained Immigrant Children Without Explanation. New Documents Pierce its Secrecy.
Records provide the most robust look yet at why and how children ended up in one of ICE’s rare youth detention facilities.
The Jail Tapes in the Dumpster
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.
For 20 years, I saw no peace
As the Taliban take over Kabul, an Afghan poet, a journalist fielding desperate phone calls and an American veteran reflect on the past and future of Afghanistan.
Kids who cross the border alone are held in government-funded shelters. When they misbehave, staff sometimes call police. And kids are getting arrested, jailed – sometimes even tased.
Since when is being a teenager a crime?
A comic explores two diverging paths of juvenile justice in Wyoming and South Dakota.