Few taxpayers use the Free File system — intended to help moderate- and low-income filers — and that benefits companies like Intuit and H&R Block. Now Congress is moving to make the program permanent.
"It's déjà vu for the people who sat here 130 years ago and gave away our coal wealth to big out-of-state companies," one state senator said. "That's what we're about to do again."
New reports provide an unprecedented look at contaminants leaking from coal ash ponds and landfills. But the chasm between information and environmental protection may deepen thanks to a proposed Trump administration rollback.
The shuttering of public housing complexes in two small Midwestern towns raises big questions for residents, HUD and Congress.
For years, Congress and federal regulators have allowed the world's largest social network to police itself — with disastrous results. Here are four promising reforms under discussion in Washington.
ProPublica obtained the chat logs of Atomwaffen, a notorious white supremacist group.
The Justice Department is pushing for a question on citizenship to be added to the 2020 census, a move that observers say could depress participation by immigrants who fear that the government could use the information against them.
Dozens of companies are using Facebook to exclude older workers from job ads. "It’s blatantly unlawful," said one employment law expert.
One innocent man’s odyssey through the justice system shows the cascading, and enduring, effects of a bad conviction.
A newly public surveillance video seems to show that the agency's account of a raid in Honduras — where four civilians died — was not accurate.
A leading expert explains why labs may be making mistakes — and what can be done about it.
It’s not big trafficking rings. Mostly, it's through little guys like John Thomas.
Schools touted by Betsy DeVos aggressively recruit at-risk students, offer barebones courses, and boost revenue by inflating enrollment.
New York prosecutors were preparing a case. Then the DA overruled his staff after a visit from a top donor: Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz.
A case in Baltimore — in which two men were convicted of the same murder and cleared by DNA 20 years later — shows how far prosecutors will go to preserve a conviction.
Demonized as immigrants. Mistaken for Muslims. For more than a century, Sikhs in the U.S. have faced suspicion and violence.
The Pentagon’s handling of munitions and their waste has poisoned millions of acres, and left Americans to guess at the threat to their health.
An estimated 700 to 900 women in the US died from pregnancy-related causes in 2016. We have identified 120 of them so far.
Amid a surging opiate crisis, the maker of the anti-addiction drug Vivitrol skirted the usual sales channels. It found a captive market for its once-a-month injection in the criminal justice system.
The inside story of a cartel's deadly assault on a Mexican town near the Texas border — and the US drug operation that sparked it.