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How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive as soon as they’re published.It’s a fact that simply being eligible for a vaccine in America doesn’t mean that you can instantly get one. Yet the ability to get to the front of the line isn’t the same for everyone. ProPublica has found that, whether intentionally or not, some vaccine programs have been designed with inherent barriers that disadvantage many people who are most at risk of dying from the disease, exacerbating inequities in access to health care.In many regions of the U.S., it’s much more...

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Pistols, a Hearse and Trucks Playing Chicken: Why Some Voters Felt Harassed and Intimidated at the Polls

Pistols, a Hearse and Trucks Playing Chicken: Why Some Voters Felt Harassed and Intimidated at the Polls

A Trump supporter on Election Day near a Salt Lake City polling place.ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive as soon as they’re published.While the 2020 election went more smoothly than most had dared to hope, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan election protection group, nonetheless received a steady drumbeat of complaints to its hotline about voter intimidation and harassment during early voting and on Election Day.The reports described threats, overly aggressive electioneering, racist language and more. They...

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December 6, 2020
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Poorly Protected Postal Workers Are Catching COVID-19 by the Thousands. It’s One More Threat to Voting by Mail.

Poorly Protected Postal Workers Are Catching COVID-19 by the Thousands. It’s One More Threat to Voting by Mail.

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive as soon as they’re published.For months, one postal worker had been doing all she could to protect herself from COVID-19. She wore a mask long before it was required at her plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. She avoided the lunch room, where she saw little social distancing, and ate in her car.The stakes felt especially high. Her husband, a postal worker in the same facility, was at high risk because his immune system is compromised by a condition unrelated to the coronavirus. And the 20-year veteran of the...

September 19, 2020
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What the Post Office Needs to Survive a Pandemic Election

What the Post Office Needs to Survive a Pandemic Election

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive as soon as they’re published.This fall’s elections are the latest chapter in the slow-motion of the U.S. Postal Service, one of America’s most venerated institutions. As November approaches, members of Congress and state election officials have grown increasingly concerned that the USPS will fail at a critical moment: a closely contested vote that will involve a record number of people casting a ballot by mail.That worry was fueled by President Donald Trump’s unfounded allegation that voting by mail...

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August 20, 2020
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Inside the Cell Where a Sick 16-Year-Old Boy Died in Border Patrol Care

Inside the Cell Where a Sick 16-Year-Old Boy Died in Border Patrol Care

Video obtained by ProPublica shows the Border Patrol held a sick teen in a concrete cell without proper medical attention and did not discover his body until his cellmate alerted guards. The video doesn’t match the Border Patrol's account of his death. by Robert Moore and Susan Schmidt, special to ProPublica, and Maryam Jameel, ProPublica Dec. 5, 1:30 p.m. EST ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant, was seriously ill when...

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December 6, 2019
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