The Breakthrough


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30:37 | Nov 17th, 2017

During World War II, the government subjected thousands of troops to mustard gas tests — and kept it a secret. More than 60 years later, an NPR reporter and researcher helped the men get justice.

17:59 | Nov 10th, 2017

Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed the Virgin Islands within days of each other, leaving almost everyone without power, internet or phones. Still, The Virgin Islands Daily News pressed on.

27:44 | Oct 20th, 2017

BuzzFeed’s Rosalind Adams set out to learn why America’s largest psychiatric hospital chain was under investigation. Source by source, she built a case that Universal Health Services was locking up pe...Show More
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