Politics

Top Secret America
A two-year investigative project uncovers huge, covert national security buildups in the U.S. since the 9/11 attacks, hidden from public scrutiny. (WP)
Unsettled Legacy of MOVE
A comprehensive 25th-anniversary look back at a devastating day in Philadelphia's history, when police bombed a row house. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Tainted Tap Water
Residents near downtown L.A. are afraid to drink their brown tap water, which contains harmful levels of dangerous chemicals. By antiquated Federal standards, it's considered safe. (NYT)
Agent Orange: A Lethal Legacy
Video series confronts the nightmarish consequences of exposure to the toxic chemical defoliant sprayed by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. (Chicago Tribune)
Rising From the Wreckage
Pulled back from disaster, the determined U.S. auto industry enters a new age. Multimedia series looks in the rear-view mirror ... and at the rough road ahead. (Detroit Free Press)
Human Trafficking in America
Five-part multimedia series investigates the exploitation of U.S. immigrants, legal and illegal, from Tijuana, Guatemala and beyond. (Kansas City Star)
Leveling Appalachia
An investigation into the devastating environmental and social impacts of mountaintop-removal coal mining during the last two decades. (Yale Environment 360 / MediaStorm)
Run Granny Run
Doris "Granny D" Haddock, 94, an indefatigable political activist, throws her straw hat into the ring and campaigns for the U.S. Senate. (Hulu)
Threat Theater
Role-playing psychotherapist Barry Spodak creates mentally unbalanced characters to train law enforcement agents who protect politicians and VIPs. (WP)
Journey Along the Border
At the intersection of the U.S. and Mexico, a travelog of two countries embroiled in ever-escalating issues of migration and drug violence. (WP)