Steven D'Souza

CBC News New York

Steven D'Souza is a Gemini-nominated journalist based in New York City. He has reported internationally from the papal conclave in Rome and the World Cup in Brazil, and he spent eight years in Toronto covering stories like the G20 protests and the Rob Ford crack video scandal.

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How Elizabeth Warren became a Democratic contender for president

From message discipline to her folksy appeal, Democratic strategists say Elizabeth Warren is positioning herself as the best alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden, and the best candidate to take on Donald Trump in 2020.

How a viral campaign is helping U.S. teachers buy supplies and raise political pressure

A social media campaign to help U.S. teachers with out-of-pocket expenses for school supplies is shining a spotlight on a decades-old problem. Teachers' unions hope it will help push education funding onto the 2020 election agenda.

'I feel like I'm in another country': Inside America's latest lead water crisis

Water problems in Newark, N.J. are drawing comparisons with the previous water crisis in Flint, Mich., after officials began distributing bottled water this week. The city says it's acting out of an abundance of caution, but activists say the problem has been ignored for too long.

Jeffrey Epstein's death: 4 unanswered questions

Jeffrey Epstein's death may close the book on his criminal case, but it doesn't end the investigation into the sex trafficking ring he allegedly led. A look at the unanswered questions arising from the sex offender's death, and what comes next.

Transparency or harassment? Firestorm over Trump donations prompts disclosure debate

Donors to Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign are facing increased scrutiny and public criticism after two separate controversies this week. Experts say the episodes are symptoms of the divisive nature of the current American political discourse.

Why the challenge being put forward at the White House's extremism discussion is no easy task

As White House officials meet with tech companies on Friday to discuss how to combat violent online extremism, experts say the biggest challenge is tracking anonymous users and filtering out hateful messaging in an ever-evolving landscape.

'Is it going fast enough? Hell no.' The slow march toward gun control in the U.S.

Gun control advocates say the twin mass shootings in the U.S. over the weekend won't be a sudden turning point, but rather another tragic signpost in the long struggle to achieve stricter measures. Few are optimistic that short-term fixes will be passed as a result of 31 people dying in two separate events.

El Paso shooting sparks renewed calls to make domestic terrorism a crime in U.S.

The El Paso shooting is being looked at as domestic terrorism even though there is no U.S. federal crime attached to the term. Some legal experts want that changed, but critics warn it could lead to an erosion of civil rights.

50 years after Stonewall: New York City's transgender community feels left behind

Fifty years after the riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village gave birth to the modern gay rights movement, some in the city's transgender community say it hasn't shared in the progress gained by others. Violence, police harassment and job discrimination are still a daily struggle, they say.

How small-town Iowa boy Nick Nurse led the Toronto Raptors to NBA history

Nick Nurse has won at every level of basketball he's coached, in almost every league, and in many countries. Now the Toronto Raptors coach has done it on the sport's biggest stage. His success comes as no surprise to those who met him along the way.

What the Kyle Lowry shove tells us about tensions between NBA players and owners

The shove of Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry by Golden State Warriors minority shareholder Mark Stevens during Game 3 of the NBA Finals not only set off a debate about courtside behaviour, it's also put the spotlight back on simmering tensions between players and owners.

How Drake found the 'ultimate troll jersey' for Game 1 of the NBA Finals

The owner of a Brooklyn store selling vintage sports jerseys helped Canadian rapper Drake find just the one he needed to get into the heads of the Golden State Warriors for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

'They failed me': How the promise of retraining U.S. coal miners came up empty

A program touted as an economic saviour for Appalachian coal country turned out to be riddled with problems and now faces a lawsuit from former students. One ex-student and employee says Mined Minds came to the region making promises like a soapbox preacher and failed to deliver.

How a new mall in New York City is hoping to reverse the 'retail apocalypse'

As stores shut down in record numbers in the U.S., in part due to the growth of online shopping, landlords are having to get creative to attract shoppers. A new development in New York City is going to the source of the disruption by recruiting brands that started online to open up shop in its mall.

'A tsunami to get this done': How New York finally accepted congestion pricing

A decade after it was first pitched, New York City has reluctantly come around to the idea of charging drivers a fee to drive into Midtown and Lower Manhattan. The turning point, opponents and experts say, was the crisis in transit that required a massive infusion of new revenue.