Health care's massive death toll — Experts estimate that a staggering 98,000 people die from preventable medical errors each year. Learn more in our special section, Dead By Mistake.
Suicides hit Army recruiters — A string of suicides among Houston-based Army recruiters sparked an investigation into a possible cover-up, and prompted calls to re-evaluate assigning combat veterans to high-stress recruiting duty.
Lost at sea: The sinking of the 'Cynthia Woods' — The Texas A&M University racing sailboat Cynthia Woods set out on a race across the Gulf of Mexico, but the trip ended in tragedy. A five-part series reconstructs the sinking, and raises unanswered questions.
Elusive justice — Thousands of inmates admit they're in the U.S. illegally, but even those convicted of violent crimes often are released onto Houston streets.
Sex trade — Human traffickers and prostitution operators have built resilient, lucrative networks that persist and prosper.
Death and doubt — Did Texas execute an innocent man? The case of Ruben Cantu.
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