UCLA continued to approve luxury accommodations for two of its biggest spenders, despite criticism for lavish travel and entertainment expenses by its top academic officials. The university now has issued new travel guidelines that restrict some expenditures.
Payments by the Department of Veterans Affairs in the decade after 9/11 went to grieving families, ranging from Iraq War veterans who committed suicide after being turned away from mental health treatment to botched surgeries and fatal neglect of elderly veterans.
U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, whose district includes 11 Superfund sites, requested details on how the Environmental Protection Agency deals with the pollution that’s left behind by treating and shipping toxic waste across the country and whether it’s looked into alternative cleanup methods.
Reports by the California Department of Public Health documenting life inside two state board-and-care facilities offer a dispiriting glimpse into alleged violence and other misconduct harming severely developmentally disabled residents.
In Afghanistan, thousands of women accused of so-called moral crimes have been jailed or fled to safe houses in fear for their lives. CIR teamed up with filmmaker Zohreh Soleimani to produce the documentary "To Kill a Sparrow," which sheds light on their oppression. This excerpt appeared on PBS NewsHour.
CIR has been trying for more than three years to obtain accurate, detailed mapping data of the border fence system but has been rebuffed repeatedly by federal officials. But how secret is a 10-foot-tall metal fence that runs along golf courses and through major cities?