The California State Auditor’s office discovered $94 million in potentially fraudulent payments and more than 300 services approved for dead people in a searing review of the state’s drug rehabilitation program for the poor.
More than 57,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since October. This FAQ explains what happens to those children between the time they’re apprehended and the time they’re put into the system.
A bill to tighten federal funding available to for-profit colleges was quashed in a committee headed by a congressman who gets more campaign funds from the University of Phoenix’s parent company than any other member of Congress.
CIR teamed up with sophomores at San Leandro High School in California to teach elementary school students about healthy eating by playing "Hairnet Hero" and participating in nutrition-related workshops.
The Center for Investigative Reporting began its probe by studying official findings from accidents and annual reports the Coast Guard issues on its safety and fatality trends. But instead of relying on the graphs and charts that officials elected to include in those reports, CIR sought the raw data behind them.
Between 2000 and 2013, the Coast Guard witnessed dramatic spikes in accidents causing death, injury and equipment damage. Data reveal lapses in judgment and missed opportunities to strengthen safety standards and protect crew members and civilians.
Substandard for-profit schools in California get millions in GI Bill funds, with the most going to the University of Phoenix, San Diego. But some veterans say they are left with worthless degrees and few job prospects.