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Newsy Finds NYPD Undercounting Rape By 38% Compared To FBI Statistics

The nation's largest police agency does not count forced oral or anal sex as "rape" in reports on its website.

 | Mark Greenblatt and Mark Fahey

Tractor in field

Half A Million Farms Have Received Federal Aid Amid China Trade War

Records from the USDA show more than $7.7 billion in aid has been paid out to offset farmers' losses from the trade dispute with China.

 | Patrick Terpstra

Texas Statehouse

Texas House Takes New Action On Rape In Wake Of Newsy Investigation

The bill's lead sponsor credits an investigation by Newsy, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, and ProPublica for spurring reforms.

 | Mark Greenblatt

An interpreter speaks with Kurdish villagers during a tri-partite humanitarian mission involving US, Iraqi and Kurdish forces

Steep Drop In Visas For Afghans, Iraqis Who Helped U.S. Forces

Data from the U.S. State Department shows far fewer visas going to Afghan and Iraqi civilians who helped U.S. forces fight terrorism and insurgents.

 | Patrick Terpstra and Connor Hickox

Austin Police Chief Offers Partial Apology To Rape Survivors

Chief Brian Manley says he plans to tell other big cities' chiefs about "lessons learned" in investigating and clearing rape cases.

 | Mark Greenblatt and Mark Fahey and Bernice Yeung and Emily Harris

Water tower in Martin County, Kentucky

Untapped: Life Without Safe Water In Martin County, Kentucky

Newsy looks at the grassroots effort to fix water infrastructure in Martin County. Some say they've been without safe water for 18 years.

 | Alexandra Miller

A woman comforts another woman.

Sold In America: The Trafficking

Thousands of people in the U.S. are trafficked for sex each year. Newsy talks to survivors and explores new efforts to stop exploitation.

 | Kevin Clancy and Kate Grumke and Noor Tagouri

Two women walk in a brothel.

Sold In America: The Workers

Newsy visits the only place in the U.S. where money for sex is legal and follows the fight to decriminalize prostitution in the nation's capital.

 | Kevin Clancy and Kate Grumke and Noor Tagouri