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A new law that broadens the definition of domestic abuse could substantially change the way it's handled by the courts and police.
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The pair discuss how they approached their award-winning series, and share tips on how reporters can conduct similar investigations in their region.
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There has been a huge increase in domestic violence since Hurricane María passed through Puerto Rico in 2017.
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Puerto Rico está en una emergencia por violencia de género. En respuesta a más de tres años de reclamos y manifestaciones feministas, el gobernador Pedro Pierluisi emitió en enero de 2021 una orden ejecutiva con la que se comprometió a unir esfuerzos entre agencias y organizaciones para hacerle fren
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California was about to embark on an assessment of every at-risk drinking water system in the state. Then, the pandemic hit.
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An expert panel discusses the ongoing wave of attacks, as well as how the media can cover these issues with sensitivity and nuance.
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Since it first opened to youth in November 2016, the de-escalation room in the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility has been a refuge for kids feeling overwhelming anger, grief, sadness, and anxiety, who are either referred by staff or can request a visit.
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There’s a silent epidemic of grief sweeping across America, and journalists who report on coronavirus feel it just like everyone else.
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How do you find sources that live in hard-to-reach places in the middle of a pandemic?
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With violent attacks proliferating, journalists have an obligation to root out hatred and racism.



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