NPR obtained secret government inspection reports, which described "negligent," "barbaric" and "filthy" conditions inside immigration detention facilities. Here's what to know.
Inspectors for the Department of Homeland Security found dangerous problems in immigration detention facilities. For years, the government fought NPR's efforts to obtain its often damning reports.
The massive ice sheet on Greenland is shrinking as the climate gets hotter, pouring fresh water into the Atlantic Ocean. That could be setting off a chain reaction that's altering ocean ecosystems.
The three men were all ice fishermen, and two of the men were brothers.
Frozen sprinklers and pipes burst and flooded hallways, units, and lobbies at apartment complexes and businesses — usually accompanied by blaring fire alarms — after the frigid Christmas weekend.
Zombie ice, or doomed ice that is no longer getting replenished by parent glaciers will raise global sea level by at least 10.6 inches, according to a new study.
Four women allege they were sexually assaulted on multiple occasions by a male nurse at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Stewart Detention Center in late 2021.
A winter weather system brought colder temperatures and precipitation not often seen in the region. Authorities urged drivers to stay off the roads, which forecasters said are slick and snow-packed.
A jail used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain migrants is nearly empty in the wake of complaints filed against the facility. Among the complaints is a whistleblower allegation from a nurse claiming some female detainees at Irwin County Detention Center were forced to undergo hysterectomies. The jail has also been criticized for failing to protect immigrants and jail staff from COVID-19. Now, Irwin County officials worry the facility, which also houses federal and county inmates and is the area's largest private employer, may eventually be shut down, taking much-needed jobs with it.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez runs one of the nation's biggest jails in Houston. If confirmed by the Senate, he'll be tasked with overhauling ICE, an agency he's criticized for its aggressive tactics.
The Thompsons, originally from Jamaica, spent 843 days living in churches in Philadelphia to avoid deportation. Now they are free, but reentry comes with new challenges.
The decision rolls back a Trump administration practice of seizing people who were in courthouses for reasons unrelated to their immigration status.
More than 100 million Americans were under some type of winter weather advisory on Saturday, with more snow and ice expected to hit the southern and eastern United States over the coming days.
Ice is usually ephemeral; it doesn't last that long before melting. But some ice on our planet has stayed frozen for millions of years, according to scientists on a quest to find the oldest ice.
Mountains on Pluto look strikingly similar to white-capped peaks on Earth, but these cold, alien mountains got whitened in a completely different way.