Across the nation, hundreds of charities take your donations in the name of cancer patients, dying children and homeless veterans. But the real beneficiaries are the charity founders themselves and the for-profit companies they pay to run boiler rooms that dial for dollars.
This series of stories about a Hillsborough County program that was supposed to help the homeless but instead wound up putting them in deplorable conditions won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting.
Drug dealers, spurned lovers, a self-described vampire. They've all claimed self-defense under Florida's controversial law. Read our investigative stories and explore our database "stand your ground" cases.