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Article for POZ magazine

I wrote a story for the October/November issue of POZ magazine about the efforts in Iowa to decriminalize H.I.V. exposure. […]

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Texas Public Radio Interview

I was on Texas Public Radio’s “The Source” today, talking about H.I.V. exposure prosecutions and Nick Rhoades’ case:

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Iowa Court Tosses Sentence in H.I.V. Exposure Case

Six months after ProPublica’s story, Iowa’s highest court has thrown out Nick Rhoades’ 25-year prison sentence for criminal transmission of H.I.V.

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25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Nomination

Very honored to announce that my ProPublica/BuzzFeed story on H.I.V. criminalization has been nominated for the 2014 Media Award for […]

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New Cathie Black Emails

Two hundred megabytes of new Cathie Black emails, fresh from the N.Y.C. Department of Education’s office. Please enjoy: F9359-2013-12-06-resp (final).pdf […]

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Iowa Court Tosses Sentence in H.I.V. Exposure Case

Six months after ProPublica’s story, Iowa’s highest court has thrown out Nick Rhoades’ 25-year prison sentence for criminal transmission of H.I.V.

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Nick Rhoades talks at the beginning of a PITCH meeting in Waterloo, Iowa on Nov. 7, 2013. PITCH, which stands for Positive Iowans Taking Charge, is a support group for people living with HIV. Rhoades, who is HIV-positive, is currently on probation for criminal transmission of HIV. (Stephen Mally for ProPublica)

Sex, Lies, and H.I.V.: When What You Don't Tell Your Partner Is a Crime

People with H.I.V. have been sentenced to years or even decades in prison for having sex without telling their partners they’re infected, even when they practiced safe sex. Are these laws a deterrent to spreading the virus or could they actually fuel the epidemic?

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INTERVIEW: The brilliant minds behind Chipotle's haunting scarecrow ad

The behind-the-scenes story of those mechanized crows, that Fiona Apple cover, and more.

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Intern vs. Mayor: Battle Bares Bloomberg's Argument for Secrecy

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg tapped Cathie Black to be schools chancellor, a lowly intern filed a freedom of information request that the city fought for two years. Now, that intern reflects on why the mayor tried so hard to keep secret emails that turned out to be innocuous.

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Lasting Damage: A Rogue Prosecutor’s Final Case

By Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica With reporting by Sergio Hernandez. This is Part 2 of a series. Read Part 1. mong […]

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Who Polices Prosecutors Who Abuse Their Authority? Usually Nobody

By Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica, and Sergio Hernandez, Special to ProPublica This is Part 1 of a series. Read Part 2. […]

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Jim Cooke, The NRA Wants to Keep Gun Records Secret From Everyone Except the NRA, 2014, 540 × 960.

The NRA Wants to Keep Gun Records Secret From Everyone Except the NRA

egislators and gun rights advocates get really angry whenever nosy reporters try to use public records laws to find out […]

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FTC probes mobile app developers for snooping on kids

The Federal Trade Commission announced it is investigating several mobile app developers to determine whether they violated children’s privacy rights […]

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Meet Sergio

Sergio Hernandez is an award-winning American journalist based in New York City. His byline has appeared in BuzzFeed, ProPublica, Gawker, the Village Voice, The Daily, and The Week.

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