$20 million. That’s enough to cover the cost of seven miles of wall.
Fees from so-called "premium processing" to expedite H-1B visas have paid for US Citizenship and Immigration Services' efforts to digitize. But the agency hasn’t been able to keep up with demand, forcing it to suspend its cash cow.
As it readies for battle with President Trump over drug prices, the pharmaceutical industry is deploying economists and health care experts from the nation’s top universities, without always disclosing their corporate ties.
A first-of-its-kind analysis shows just how tactical the real-estate industry is about bankrolling state legislators who will protect its $1.4 billion tax break and weaken rent laws.
The economists are leveraging their academic prestige with secret reports justifying corporate concentration. Their predictions are often wrong and consumers pay the price.
For decades, the military and the VA have repeatedly turned to one man to guide decisions on whether Agent Orange harmed vets in Vietnam and elsewhere. His reliable answer: No.
AI-enabled machines are only as smart as the knowledge they have been fed.
We live in an era of increasing automation. But as machines make more decisions for us, it is increasingly important to understand the algorithms that produce their judgments.
Three years ago, the Republican-led House was close to reaching a compromise on immigration. This is the inside story of what went wrong.
Waste people. Rubbish. Clay-eaters. Hillbillies. Two new books that reckon with the long, bleak history of the country’s white poor suggest their plight shouldn’t have caught the rest of the country off guard.
Tens of thousands of people every year are sent to jail based on the results of a $2 roadside drug test. Widespread evidence shows that these tests routinely produce false positives. Why are police departments and prosecutors still using them?
The homebuilder industry has spent millions of dollars in state capitals to block rules requiring fire sprinklers to be included in the nation’s model building code.
Enrique Degenhart tried to clean up Guatemala’s immigration service. His story is part of a nation’s extraordinary fight against corruption.
There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks.
The director of Mississippi’s Emergency Management Agency called the Red Cross’ disaster response “marginal at best.”
After decades of silently shouting at the top of its lungs,the National Weather Service recently announced that it’s going to stop publishing its forecasts and weather warnings in ALL CAPS. It's kind of a big deal.
A married investigative reporter suggests safe practices for life on Tinder.
“We are spending federal money to throw low-income New Yorkers out of buildings,” wrote a Habitat whistleblower.
Houston, home to millions of people and one of the largest shipping lanes in the world, is unprepared for the hurricane that could bring ecological and economic disaster.
A private equity mogul lauded for his patriotic donations has quietly worked to protect one source of his wealth — the carried-interest loophole.