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Tom Dreisbach

Correspondent, Investigations

Tom Dreisbach is a correspondent on NPR's Investigations team focusing on breaking news stories.

His reporting on issues like COVID-19 scams and immigration detention has sparked federal investigations and has been cited by members of congress. Earlier, Dreisbach was a producer and editor for NPR's Embedded, where his work examined how opioids helped cause an HIV outbreak in Indiana, the role of video evidence in police shootings and the controversial development of Donald Trump's Southern California golf club. In 2018, he was awarded a national Edward R. Murrow Award from RTDNA. Prior to Embedded, Dreisbach was an editor for All Things Considered, NPR's flagship afternoon news show.

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John Pierce has taken on more defendants related to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection than any other lawyer. "I believe it's around 18," he told NPR in a recent interview, adding, "Don't hold me to it." Nam Y. Huh/Pool/AP hide caption

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John Pierce Represents More Capitol Riot Defendants Than Anyone. Should He?

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Alphonso David, the president of the Human Rights Campaign, has faced calls for his resignation over ties to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's sexual harassment scandal. The Human Rights Campaign has launched an internal investigation. David has denied all wrongdoing. Kevin Wolf/AP hide caption

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In February 2020, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo was praised by the president of the Human Rights Campaign, Alphonso David. David previously served as a legal adviser to Cuomo. Now, critics on the political left and right are calling for both men to resign. Gary Gershoff/Getty Images hide caption

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Cuomo Scandal Entangles Leader Of Influential LGBTQ Advocacy Group

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Police stand guard Thursday outside the residence of the late Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in Port-au-Prince after his assassination last week. Valerie Baeriswyl/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Alan Hostetter, seen here in May 2020, became a leading activist against coronavirus-related lockdown policies in Orange County, Calif. Hostetter, a former police chief and yoga instructor, is now facing conspiracy charges for his alleged role in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Mark Rightmire/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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What Led A Police Chief Turned Yoga Instructor To The Capitol Riot?

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2 Years Ago, Alan Hostetter Taught Yoga. Now He Faces Charges Tied To The Jan. 6 Riot

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Police hold back rioters gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. New body camera footage released by the Justice Department shows the violence of that day from the perspective of the officers themselves. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney Bruce Castor represented former President Donald Trump at his Senate trial after the House of Representatives impeached Trump for the second time. Castor is now defending two people facing misdemeanor charges related to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. Senate Television via AP hide caption

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Trump Impeachment Lawyers Are Now Representing Capitol Riot Defendants

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A U.S. Capitol Police officer stands guard outside the Capitol ahead of the inauguration for President Biden on Jan. 20. Yegor Aleyev/Tass via Getty Images hide caption

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'The Worst I've Seen': Capitol Police Face Scrutiny For Lack Of Transparency

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The Department of Justice released videos depicting the alleged assault on Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and other members of law enforcement during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Department of Justice/NPR hide caption

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In this 2017 photo, Gavin McInnes (center), founder of the far-right extremist group known as the Proud Boys, is surrounded by supporters after speaking at a rally in Berkeley, Calif. McInnes told NPR that the group is made up of "funny dudes, not Nazis." At least 25 members of the far-right group are facing charges related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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How Extremists Weaponize Irony To Spread Hate

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More Charges Expected In Investigation Into Capitol Riot

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