Interior’s many ‘acting’ positions ‘questionable at best’

David Bernhardt had been acting secretary of the Interior for just over a month before President Donald Trump nominated him to take the position permanently. That made Bernhardt unusual in a department that has struggled for nearly two years to fill key leadership positions.

Trump Inc.

“Everything he touches turns to gold,” Roberts remembered being told. But the gold wore off, starting in 2016. Roberts estimated that his property value decreased by half, as the real-estate market was flooded with unsold Trump hotel rooms.

Collateral Damage

Few police departments are better at finding illegal guns than D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department. But in the day-to-day battle to get guns off the street, residents in some majority-African American neighborhoods say they are being caught in the crossfire between an ongoing epidemic of gun violence and aggressive police tactics.

Robert E. Lee statue

Hate in America

More than 35 News21 reporters traveled across the country this summer to investigate a growing climate of hate.

Fatal police shootings of unarmed people on decline

In 2015, police shot and killed 94 unarmed individuals, a number that fell to 51 in 2016 before rising to 68 in 2017. So far in 2018, police have shot and killed 18, eight fewer than at the same time last year.

Trump Ties

Whatever happened to Trump ties?

Before he ran for office, Donald Trump made millions by selling his name to adorn other people’s products. There was Trump deodorant. Trump ties. Trump steaks. Trump underwear. Trump furniture. Now, almost all of them are gone.

Blackout in Puerto Rico

FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, examining how the federal response, Wall Street and years of neglect have left the island struggling to survive.

The Boy on the Bus

Convicted sex offenders can move, not register as required, begin new lives and live under the radar of a new neighborhood. Law-enforcement experts say local and national registries aren’t always linked; sometimes, entering the data takes time that understaffed police departments don’t have.

Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas,

The Case Against Steve Stockman

Former Texas GOP Congressman Steve Stockman is on trial in Houston for what prosecutors say is a massive fraud. He’s accused of ripping off two donors by selling them on grandiose schemes that supported a conservative agenda — which never panned out.