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'Hustle' is Jeremiah Zagar's love letter to basketball fans in Philadelphia

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Many of the actors who star alongside Adam Sandler in the new basketball movie Hustle are real NBA athletes. NPR's Cheryl W. Thompson talks with director Jeremiah Zagar about the film.


Lawmakers question Interior Dept.'s awarding of contract to review tribal jail deaths

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Lawmakers are pushing for a "do-over" of an Interior Department contract to review tribal jail deaths awarded to a former official. Nearly half of the deaths he was to review occurred on his watch.


Racial covenants, a relic of the past, are still on the books across the country

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Racial covenants made it illegal for Black people to live in white neighborhoods. Now they're illegal, but you might still have one on your home's deed. And they're hard to remove.


Heat Is Killing Workers In The U.S. — And There Are No Federal Rules To Protect Them

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Heat has killed hundreds of workers in the U.S., many in construction or agriculture, an investigation by NPR and Columbia Journalism Investigations found. Federal standards might have prevented them.


Some Police Officers Have Fatally Shot More Than 1 Unarmed Black Person

Monday, January 25, 2021

An NPR investigation found that police have shot and killed 135 unarmed Black people since 2015 — with some officers involved in more than one shooting.


Fatal Police Shootings Of Unarmed Black People Reveal Troubling Patterns

Monday, January 25, 2021

Since 2015, police officers have fatally shot at least 135 unarmed Black people nationwide. The majority of officers were white, and for at least 15 of them, the shootings weren't their first or last.


NPR Probe: Even Before Pandemic, Authorities Lost Track Of Sex Offenders

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The coronavirus has forced jurisdictions nationwide to close in-person sex offender registration offices. That has made it tougher for law enforcement to verify and track offender whereabouts.


Sex Offender Registries Often Fail Those They Are Designed To Protect

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

NPR reviewed sex offender registry databases nationwide and found a system with myriad problems, including tens of thousands of convicted offenders who law enforcement have lost track of.


Feds Spend Billions On COVID-19 Contracts, Often Without Fully Competitive Bidding

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

In the government's hurried pandemic response, more than 250 companies, some with little or no medical supply experience, got contracts worth more than $1 million without fully competitive bidding.


Here's How The Small Business Loan Program Went Wrong In Just 4 Weeks

Monday, May 04, 2020

Not-so-small companies like Shake Shack and organizations like the LA Lakers were able to get loans that were meant for suffering small businesses. What happened?


Loopholes In Small Business Relief Program Allow Thriving Companies To Cash In

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program is designed to help small businesses from falling off a cliff during the pandemic, but some companies on firm ground have gotten millions to expand.


Small Business Rescue Earned Banks $10 Billion In Fees

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Banks handling the federal government's loan program for small businesses made more than $10 billion in fees, while thousands of small businesses were shut out of the program.


The Coronavirus Outbreak Has Been Accompanied By A Surge In Consumer Fraud

Monday, March 30, 2020

Law enforcement officials throughout the country say they're seeing a surge in fraud and consumer rip-offs since the coronavirus pandemic began.


Funeral Homes Change Their Practices In Response To Coronavirus

Friday, March 20, 2020

In many states, officials have mandated how many people can gather in one space at a time. Some funeral directors ask mourners to stand six feet apart and implore priests and other clergy to be brief.