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.
A Hillsborough County program that was supposed to help the homeless instead wound up putting them in deplorable conditions.
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.
When a beloved captain made a risky decision to sail into a storm, the consequences were deadly and devastating. Micahel Kruse and Maurice Rivenbark spent a year reporting and offer this compelling narrative of that final sail.
It was the Navy's dirtiest job. The crew of the USS Calhoun County dumped thousands of radioactive barrels into the Atlantic Ocean from 1946 to 1960. The Navy says the work was safe. But 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the ship's sinking. The Calhoun County's own Navy ordered it scuttled because it was a radioactive hazard.
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