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Cora Currier
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e-mail: Cora.Currier@propublica.org
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Cora Currier was previously on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. She has written for the New Yorker’s website, The European, Let’s Go guides, and other publications. During the 2008 presidential election, she covered the youth vote for The Nation. She has also worked as a researcher for several books on history and politics. Cora graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Social Studies.
Articles
Everything We Know So Far About Drone Strikes
Jan. 11, 1:14 p.m.
The U.S. is conducting drone strikes in in at least three countries beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. Here’s a reading guide to understanding the U.S.’ shadow wars.
Unraveling the Freddie-Fannie Tangle
Jan. 2, 10:09 a.m.
The taxpayer-backed mortgage giants, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, play a huge and growing role in the economy yet are riven by conflicts of interest and clashing goals. We examined the problems and solutions.
Best of MuckReads 2012
Dec. 31, 2012, 1:17 p.m.
A list of our favorite watchdog journalism published this year.
The Best Reporting on Guns in America
Dec. 14, 2012, 4:34 p.m.
In the wake of last week’s shooting, we’ve laid out the most revealing reporting about guns.
Iranian Sociologist’s Dying Wish to Join His Family—Rejected by the U.S.
Dec. 13, 2012, 12:17 p.m.
ProPublica profiled Rahmatollah Sedigh Sarvestani, an Iranian sociologist dying of cancer who has been refused a visa on national security grounds. His last-ditch effort to obtain a humanitarian travel permit to come to the U.S. has been denied.
The Senate Report on CIA Interrogations You May Never See
Dec. 7, 2012, 3:02 p.m.
The Senate intelligence committee is set to vote next week on the results of its 3-year investigation into detention and interrogation at the CIA. Whether any of the report will be made public is unclear.
Cutting through the Controversy about Indefinite Detention and the NDAA
Dec. 7, 2012, 8:41 a.m.
As Congress prepares to send it to President Obama, a guide to the controversial defense spending bill’s provisions about detention and the laws of war.
How Cellphone Companies Have Resisted Rules for Disasters
Dec. 3, 2012, 8:16 a.m.
Hurricane Sandy drew attention to the importance of cell service during an emergency. But cell companies say voluntary efforts, not regulation, should govern emergency response.
Why the U.S. Won’t Allow a Dying Iranian Sociologist to Join His Family
Nov. 20, 2012, 4:11 p.m.
Dr. Rahmatollah Sedigh Sarvestani, suffering from late-stage cancer, has been denied a visa to the U.S., where doctors say he could receive potentially life-saving treatment. The U.S. cites “espionage,” and offers no more details.
Problems Voting? Share Your Story
Nov. 6, 2012, 2:59 p.m.
Tell us if you had trouble voting by tweeting @ProPublica with #InvestigateThis.
Reading Guide: Where Romney and Obama Actually Stand on Global Warming
Nov. 1, 2012, 11:05 a.m.
We’ve looked beyond the candidates’ rhetoric — or lack thereof — to find out where they actually stand on climate change.
Reading Guide: Segregation in America
Oct. 31, 2012, 10:09 a.m.
What continues to drive housing segregation? What are the consequences? We rounded up some of the best reporting on the subject.
Why Florida is Sitting on $300 Million Meant to Help Homeowners
Oct. 23, 2012, 2:33 p.m.
Nearly eight months after a $25 billion foreclosure
settlement was announced, Florida is one of the only states yet to decide what
to do with its funds.
Where Are the Foreclosure Deal Millions Going in Your State?
Oct. 23, 2012, 2:27 p.m.
We contacted every state to see how they are spending the money they received from the foreclosure settlement. Here’s the most comprehensive breakdown available anywhere.
Still Classified: Terror Suspects’ Own Accounts of Their Abuse
Oct. 10, 2012, 11:35 a.m.
Revising its stance on presumptive classification, the government doubles down on its position that detainees’ observations and experiences of their time in U.S. custody are classified.
Gitmo Detainee’s Body Being Held in Secure, Undisclosed Location
Oct. 4, 2012, 1:42 p.m.
The body of Adnan Latif, the Guantanamo detainee who died last month, has not yet been sent back to his home country, Yemen. And it’s not clear when it will be or where it is now.
11 Key Reads on the Economy Ahead of Tonight’s Debate
Oct. 3, 2012, 10:21 a.m.
With the economy on the debate schedule tonight, we’ve rounded up some of the best coverage of the critical economic issues in the presidential election.
Freddie Mac Didn’t Set Out to Profit from Homeowners Trapped in High-Rate Mortgages
Sept. 26, 2012, 7:12 a.m.
Federal watchdog says mortgage giant had no coordinated plan to bet against homeowners, though Freddie held billions of dollars of investments that paid off if borrowers stayed stuck in high-interest loans.
Timeline: A Guantanamo Death Foretold
Sept. 25, 2012, 8:34 a.m.
Adnan Latif was recommended for transfer out of Guantanamo numerous times, but remained there until he was found dead in his cell earlier this month. Here’s the timeline of events leading up to his death. 
Where Obama and Romney Stand on The War in Afghanistan
Sept. 24, 2012, 8:37 a.m.
The two candidates snipe at each other, but they’ve articulated few big differences.
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