To avenge a Facebook insult, a gambler implicated a big-league pitcher in a fake plot to fix games. But to Major League Baseball, it looked like its first suspected game-fixing scandal in more than 90 years.
The Center for Investigative Reporting’s staff is thrilled to be one of seven organizations chosen to host a Knight-Mozilla fellow in 2015. Here’s our pitch for why you should apply to be a fellow and come to CIR.
In a blow to the New York City Department of Correction, federal investigators sharply criticized jail officials for using extreme violence and excessive solitary confinement against adolescent inmates at the city’s massive East River complex.
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.
"Retro Report" examines how the deployment of SWAT teams – like those that confronted largely peaceful protestors in Ferguson, Missouri – came to be standard practice in police departments across the U.S. (via The New York Times)
Since 2012, an unprecedented uprising by motley bands of vigilantes has put the Knights Templar drug organization on the run. Fueling the movement are thousands of migrants who lived in California and other U.S. states before returning to Mexico.
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 nominations recognize investigations into sexual abuse and harassment of migrant women broadcast on FRONTLINE; fraudulent drug and alcohol rehab programs on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360”; and overprescription of narcotic painkillers by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs on PBS NewsHour.