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Deferred debt stacks up

A tsunami of deferred debt is about to hit homeowners no longer protected by a foreclosure moratorium.

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The Healthcare Divide

FRONTLINE, NPR and IRW examine the market forces and uneven government support that are deepening the healthcare divide, with profits at some hospitals booming, while many safety nets struggle to stay afloat.

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The home-schooling bump

Documents from local school districts and state departments of education show that historic numbers of K-12 students across the D.C. region switched from attending their local public schools to home-school for the 2020-2021 academic year as the pandemic raged.

Pollution, poverty and pandemic collide

In a segregated community outside of an Alabama oil refinery, chronic illness tells a story of racial inequality, poverty and disease as U.S. deaths from COVID-19 surpass 300,000.