One former lobbyist now leads the department's deregulatory team, and visitor logs show old ties remain strong.
State officials heed a court order regarding the punishment and say research on the harm of isolating young offenders is too powerful to ignore.
Cases threaten to undermine efforts at juvenile justice reform in Illinois.
The recent monster storms have kicked up a fair amount of falsehoods, such as the idea that Irma “could wipe entire cities off the map.”
A study shows more than half the country’s rural counties don’t have hospitals with obstetric services, and women of color are being hit hardest.
The administration continues to quietly hire political staffers, and many of them are now regulating industries they previously worked for.
Advisers press White House to subject the report to a “red team” review that many scientists decry as misplaced.
Documenting Hate, a project by a coalition of news organizations, is sustaining a focus on incidents of racial, religious or sexual prejudice. (Pictured, malevolent graffiti is removed.)
The U.S. military burns millions of pounds of munitions in a tiny, African-American corner of Louisiana. The town’s residents, including Frankie McCray (pictured), say they’re forgotten in the toxic plume.
A report by ProPublica reveals how the military is using unsafe methods to destroy hazardous waste at sites across the country. (Pictured, nerve gas incinerators in Utah.)