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Phillip Swarts

Phillip Swarts

Phillip Swarts is an investigative reporter for The Washington Times, covering fiscal waste, fraud and political ethics. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and previously worked as an investigative reporter for the Washington Guardian. Phillip can be reached at

Articles by Phillip Swarts

At least 30 people were injured and others could be trapped in a five-story Manhattan building that caught fire and collapsed Thursday, New York police said

New York City building collapses while ablaze

New York City officials reported Thursday that a multi-story building collapsed in Manhattan's East Village while ablaze. Firefighters were already on the scene, but authorities have given no indication about potential casualties or injuries. Published March 26, 2015

Pedestrians pass the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia, late on Thursday, April 19, 2012. U.S. Secret Service employees and military personnel were accused of misconduct in connection with a prostitution scandal at the hotel before President Obama's arrival for the Summit of the Americas. (AP Photo/Pedro Mendoza) ** FILE **

DEA agents hired prostitutes paid for by drug cartels

Several Drug Enforcement Administration agents enjoyed sex parties with hookers hired by drug cartels, a watchdog report said Thursday, the latest in a string of investigations into sexual misconduct by government agents. Published March 26, 2015

(Image: NASA)

Mars rover Opportunity marks milestone marathon

It may not be ready for the Olympics just yet, but one of NASA's Mars rovers has completed a landmark marathon trek across the surface of the Red Planet. Published March 25, 2015

Tourists and visitors from the Bardo museum are evacuated in Tunis, Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Tunis, Tunisia. Gunmen opened fire at a leading museum in Tunisia's capital, killing 19 people  including 17 tourists, the Tunisian Prime Minister said. A later raid by security forces left two gunmen and one security officer dead but ended the standoff, Tunisian authorities said. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)

Two gunman dead following attack that killed 19 at Tunisian museum

Tunisian authorities are still searching for three suspects on the run after gunmen attacked a museum, killing 19 people and wounding 22. Two gunmen and one law enforcement officer were killed in a shootout during a security raid. Published March 18, 2015