• Labor violators survive, thrive

    The federal government has awarded contracts and other benefits worth millions of dollars to tech labor brokers cited for violating laws related to the temporary visa program.

  • Modern-day indentured servants

    Labor brokers providing Indian high-tech workers to American companies are gaming a professional visa program, creating a shadow world that can turn a worker’s dream of self-betterment into a financial nightmare.

  • To Kill a Sparrow

    In Afghanistan, thousands of young women have been imprisoned for so-called moral crimes – including running away from unlawful forced marriages or marrying against a father's wishes. This is one woman's story.

  • Conservation doesn't hit home

    Many of the local officials urging the public to save water during California’s crippling drought actually are profligate water users themselves.

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