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Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan wrote in a column Friday that the newspaper will be reviewing its vetting process for using anonymous sources after an article incorrectly characterized the social media activity of one of the San Bernardino shooters.

Sullivan harshly condemned the piece as a “failure of sufficient skepticism at every level of the reporting and editing process.”

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The former data director for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)’s presidential campaign said Friday that staffers for the campaign accessed and saved voter information from opponent Hillary Clinton in order to prove to the Democratic National Committee that their voter information system had been breached.

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Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) released a statement Friday explaining the committee's decision to suspend Sen. Bernie Sander (I-VT)'s presidential campaign from accessing its voter files, alleging that staffers "inappropriately and systematically" accessed rival Hillary Clinton's voter data.

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