The Center for Public Integrity

For the EPA, 'Reform' Means Giving Industry What It Wants

First came the smoke. The explosion hit 20 minutes later—so massive it killed 15, injured 260, damaged or destroyed 150 buildings, shattered glass a mile out and set trees ablaze. Under stadium lights, the West, Texas, high school football field, home of the Trojans, was transformed into a makeshift triage center.

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Thousands of Immigrants With 'Protected Status' Face Possible Deportation

Juan Cortez of Maryland owns his own trucking business — he’s almost paid off the $50,000 loan he took to start it — and he holds county contracts to plow snow every winter just outside Washington, D.C. After nearly a quarter of a century here, the Salvadoran immigrant is also the proud owner of a home, and he pays tens of thousands of dollars in annual taxes. He has a daughter in college and a son in high school who’s in the ROTC, the Reserve Officer Training Corps.

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Surge of Women Run for Office in First Major Races Since Trump's Win

The most women candidates in at least a decade are on Tuesday’s ballot in Virginia and New Jersey — what may be the first glimpse of new political activism in the Trump era.

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Millions Consumed Potentially Unsafe Water in the Past 10 Years

This report is part of a project on drinking water contamination in the United States produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 program.

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Trump Appointee Is a Saudi Government Lobbyist

One of President Donald Trump’s newest appointees is a registered agent of Saudi Arabia earning hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby on the kingdom’s behalf, according to U.S. Department of Justice records reviewed by the Center for Public Integrity.

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Here's What You Need Know About America's Biggest Greenhouse Gas Polluter

Up close, the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in the U.S. isn't as big as you'd expect it to be. From most angles, you can't even see it until you're right on top of it.

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What's in Gorsuch's Wallet, Trump's U.S. Supreme Court Pick

President Donald Trump named his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday night, tapping Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

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31 Numbers That Perfectly Capture the Insanity of the 2016 Election

304: Number of Electoral College Votes won by Republican President-elect Donald Trump

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How a Trumped-Up Fundraiser With the First Family Imploded

A pay-to-play soiree offering the ultra-wealthy access to newly inaugurated President Donald Trump is unraveling — after the Center for Public Integrity on Monday revealed that Trump’s adult sons are registered directors of the new, Texas-based nonprofit organizing the event.

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10 Shady Groups That Crept into Our Election

The bromide says all politics are local. But if examined closely, state politics are looking quite national these days.

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