August 24, 2020

National

Private Border Wall Fundraisers Have Been Arrested on Fraud Charges

This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. When we asked Brian Kolfage last month to explain how his group We Build the Wall had spent the $25 million it had raised, plus address

International

Amazon continues to burn in 2020 despite promises to save it

A year ago this month, the forest around the town of Novo Progresso erupted into flames — the first major blazes in the Brazilian Amazon’s dry season that ultimately saw more than 100,000 fires and spurred global outrage against the government’s inability or unwillingness to protect the rainforest. This year, President Jair Bolsonaro pledged to

National

Emergency postal aid stalls as WH rejects House-passed bill

Help for the U.S. Postal Service landed in stalemate Sunday as the White House dismissed an emergency funding bill aimed at shoring up the agency before the November elections as “going nowhere” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged senators to act quickly. “The public is demanding action on this now,” Pelosi said. “I can’t see

National

What the Post Office Needs to Survive a Pandemic Election

This story was originally published by ProPublica. This article is part of Electionland, ProPublica’s collaborative reporting project covering problems that prevent eligible voters from casting their ballots during the 2020 elections. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This fall’s elections are the latest chapter in the slow-motion collapse of

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