Kim Barker, The New York Times

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The New York Times

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Past articles by Kim:

Canadian Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Indicted on Sex-Trafficking Charges

Mr. Nygard was arrested in Canada at the request of U.S. authorities. A federal indictment in New York City accused him of recruiting dozens of women and teenage girls for sex. → Read More

Officers Charged in George Floyd’s Death Not Likely to Present United Front

Facing decades in prison and a bail of at least $750,000, two former Minneapolis officers blamed Derek Chauvin, and a third has cooperated with investigators, their lawyers said. → Read More

Buried in N.Y. Budget: Legal Shield for Nursing Homes Rife With Coronavirus

In New York, 5,300 nursing home residents have died of Covid-19. The nursing home lobby pressed for a provision that makes it hard for their families to sue. → Read More

Nursing Homes in Some States Told to Take Patients Infected With Coronavirus

California, New Jersey and New York have made nursing homes accept Covid-19 patients from hospitals. Residents and workers fear the policy is risking lives. → Read More

Lies, Spies and Double Agents: On the Trail of Peter Nygard in the Bahamas

We switched hotel rooms every few days so no one could track us. A Courtyard Marriott worker gave me an alias. → Read More

Here’s How Tom Steyer’s Lavish Spending Divided South Carolina Democrats

The campaign of Tom Steyer, the hedge fund mogul, has elevated his spending to a new level in South Carolina. But the return on his investment is unclear. → Read More

F.B.I. Raids Headquarters of Company Run by Fashion Executive Peter Nygard

A task force of the F.B.I. and the New York Police Department raided the corporate headquarters as part of a sex-trafficking investigation. → Read More

How a Neighbors’ Feud in Paradise Launched an International Rape Case

The fashion executive Peter Nygard has clashed for years with his neighbor in the Bahamas, the billionaire Louis Bacon. The latest development is a lawsuit saying Mr. Nygard sexually exploited teenage girls. → Read More

Justice Department Investigating Migrant Shelter Provider

Prosecutors are looking into whether Southwest Key, the nation’s largest operator of shelters for migrant children, misappropriated government money. → Read More

Southwest Key, Leading Migrant Shelter Provider, Orders Internal Inquiry

The move follows a New York Times article that detailed sloppy management practices and potential financial improprieties at the charity. → Read More

He’s Built an Empire, With Detained Migrant Children as the Bricks

The founder of Southwest Key made millions off of housing migrant children. His nonprofit has stockpiled taxpayer dollars and possibly engaged in self-dealing with top executives. → Read More

18 Bills With One Goal: Cracking Down on Predatory Landlords

The City Council legislation aims to close loopholes and address abusive practices used in New York City to force out rent-regulated tenants. → Read More

Investigating Mega-Landlords in New York? Use Mega-Spreadsheets.

Kim Barker and a team of Times reporters and editors pried open New York City’s rental laws with a little patience and a lot of data. → Read More

The Eviction Machine Churning Through New York City

Housing court, a system created to protect tenants, has become a powerful tool for landlords. → Read More

Behind New York’s Housing Crisis: Weakened Laws and Fragmented Regulation

Affordable housing is vanishing as landlords exploit a broken system, pushing out rent-regulated tenants and catapulting apartments into the free market. → Read More

Operator of Notorious Flophouses Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud

Yury Baumblit and his wife took advantage of poor addicts and the mentally ill living in ‘three-quarter houses’ and got $1.5 million in kickbacks. → Read More

Charlie Rose Made Crude Sexual Advances, Several Women Say

Allegations by women who worked with Mr. Rose over a dozen years led CBS to suspend him from its morning program and PBS to stop distributing his interview show. → Read More

Finding a Rootless Life in U.S., Sayfullo Saipov Turned to Radicalism

The man charged in the Manhattan truck attack won the immigration lottery when he came to the United States in 2010. But a life of disappointments awakened “monsters inside.” → Read More

After Cabby Dies Behind the Wheel, His Life Comes Into Focus

Mehari Bokrezion was alone when he died in Manhattan, but 500 people came to his funeral. → Read More

For 18 Hours, Cabbie Sat Dead in Front Seat

A driver parked his taxi to take a break in SoHo. He died behind the wheel. Then, for nearly a day, New Yorkers went about their lives — just feet from his body. → Read More