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Reveal exposes how a lack of enforcement mechanisms and patchwork state laws have contributed to the deaths of dozens of domestic violence victims. FIJ Grantee, Jennifer Gollan, did an analysis of 21 states and tallied the number of intimate partners, children and bystanders whose lives are shattered by abusers who fail to give up their firearms. She found that from ...

Half a century ago, the United States carried out history’s largest per capita bombing campaign—in Laos. Between 1964 and 1973, US forces flew approximately 600,000 armed missions over the small landlocked country neighboring Vietnam. Up to 30 percent of those bombs did not detonate at the time, and an estimated 80 million remained in the soil. Old US ordnance has ...

As part of a months-long investigation, “Locked Up and Left to Die,” reporters Michael Barajas and Sophie Novack reviewed more than 400 investigations by the Texas Rangers, the detective arm of the state police. “The records show that state police regularly document jail conditions that can lead to preventable deaths,” Barajas and Novack write. Records received from the Texas Commission ...

Over the course of five years, Grantees Andrew Burton and Micheal Kirby Smith investigated how climate change is impacting U.S. citizens in real time by documenting the lives of residents of Newtok, AK. Their film, Newtok, uses verite scenes and sit down interviews to document the community’s efforts to relocate their village due to thawing permafrost, intensifying storms, an encroaching ...