T. Christian Miller, Kiah Collier, Julián Aguilar
Years before President Trump vowed to build a wall along the border with Mexico, the U.S. government launched an aggressive seizure of private land to build an 18-foot-high fence. The Department of Homeland Security filed more than 360 eminent domain lawsuits involving thousands of acres. How did that go? An investigation by T. Christian Miller, Kiah Collier, and Julián Aguilar for ProPublica and The Texas Tribune shows "a botched land grab that serves as a warning for the future," including unfair real estate deals, secretly waived legal safeguards, and other government abuse of its "extraordinary power to take land from private citizens."
Josephine Holtzman, Isaac Kestenbaum, Allison Herrera
The United States has ratified more than 370 treaties with American Indian nations. In this video for NPR, Native Americans explain some of the history of these pacts—and their continued importance.
Many women of the Central African Republic didn't enter the war to perform chores imposed on them by men. As Cassandra Vinograd reports for Newsweek, these women—motivated by a diverse range of factors—fight to kill.
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