FBI agents outside the SoHo building where they dug up a basement believed to contain clues to the unsolved disappearance of Etan Patz, in New York, on April 20, 2012. Last month, the bureau chased down a tip that Patz was still alive, even with a suspect awaiting trial for the child's murder. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Are You Etan Patz?

by Joaquin Sapien ProPublica The 30-year-old American man had set up a nice life for himself in Europe. He’d been there two years. He had a good job with a company he liked, doing fulfilling work…. Read More

Tracy Weitz, chair of Breast Cancer Action’s board of directors (Photo courtesy of Breast Cancer Action)

Amid Abortion Debate, the Pursuit of Science

by Nina Martin ProPublica For the last decade or so, Tracy Weitz has been one of the most prominent abortion researchers in the United States. As director of the University of California at San Francisco’s Advancing New… Read More

Temp workers from Chicago's Little Village board a bus bound for work on an early January morning. (Sally Ryan for ProPublica)

How to Improve Temp Worker Safety

by Michael Grabell ProPublica The federal government could easily track injuries suffered by temporary workers by adding a checkbox to a government form that already exists. Such a move would give regulators the data needed to… Read More

Ninety minutes into his first day on the first job of his life, Day Davis, pictured above, was called over to help at Palletizer No. 4 at the Bacardi bottling plant in Jacksonville, Fla. Above is a composite image of the times Davis is seen in a surveillance video before an all-too-common story for temp workers unfolded.

Temporary Work, Lasting Harm

by Michael Grabell, Olga Pierce and Jeff Larson ProPublica A version of this story was produced by Univision. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This was it, he told his brother Jojo. He would finally be able to pay his mother back for… Read More