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DOJ Frees Federal Prosecutors To Take Steps That Could Interfere With Elections, Weakening Long-Standing Policy
In an internal announcement, the Justice Department created an exception to a decadeslong policy meant to prevent prosecutors from taking overt investigative steps that might affect the outcome of the vote.
Poorly Protected Postal Workers Are Catching COVID-19 by the Thousands. It’s One More Threat to Voting by Mail.
More than 50,000 workers have taken time off for virus-related reasons, slowing mail delivery. The Postal Service doesn’t test employees or check their temperatures, and its contact tracing is erratic.
The Climate Crisis Is Happening Right Now. Just Look at California’s Weekend.
Record high temperatures. Record fires. Record smoke. ProPublica reporter Elizabeth Weil spoke to former California Gov. Jerry Brown about the state’s converging apocalypses.
Boxes of food aid from the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida are seen in the back of a car at a drive through food distribution event for the needy at Church in the Son on August 7, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Food Banks in the Orlando area are bracing for a spike in demand as the $600 weekly enhanced unemployment benefits that the jobless have been receiving from the federal government expired at the end of July.  (Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto)
Now in Government Food Aid Boxes: A Letter From Donald Trump
The letter is the latest example of the President blurring his official duties with his reelection campaign, most prominently by hosting Trump’s acceptance speech for the Republican nomination last week on the White House lawn.
Meatpacking Companies Dismissed Years of Warnings But Now Say Nobody Could Have Prepared for COVID-19
A ProPublica investigation has found that for more than a dozen years, critical businesses like meatpackers have been warned that a pandemic was coming. With eerie prescience, infectious disease experts and emergency planners had modeled scenarios in which a highly contagious virus would cause rampant absenteeism at processing plants, leading to food shortages and potential closures.
Lynn - 10/24/19 -   A classroom at the Pickering Middle School.  As Beacon Hill lawmakers debate boosting to the state's school spending formula, we explore the limits to how much the extra money can do in the North Shore city of Lynn, particularly when it comes to special education programming and the district's aging and deteriorating schools.  (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter:  (Meghan Irons)  Topic: (xxlynn)
Case Closed: MI Judge Removes Grace, Black Teen Jailed for Not Doing Online Schoolwork, From Probation
The 15-year-old girl had been sent to a juvenile facility amid the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-May for violating her probation when she didn’t do her online schoolwork. She was on probation for charges last year of assault against her mother and theft of a classmate’s cellphone.
POLAND - 2020/07/15: In this photo illustration a Facebook logo is seen displayed on a smartphone with an European Union flag background. (Photo Illustration by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
‘Outright Lies’: Voting Misinformation Flourishes on Facebook
While the social media giant says it opposes voter suppression, the data shows a stark picture: Nearly half of all top-performing posts that mentioned voting by mail were false or misleading.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 14: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Rose Garden at the White House on July 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump spoke on several topics including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the stock market and relations with China as the coronavirus continues to spread in the U.S., with nearly 3.4 million confirmed cases. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Trump Is Donating Ventilators To Countries That Don’t Need Or Can’t Use Them
Nearly 8,000 ventilators are destined for foreign countries as part of Trump’s plan to make the U.S. “king of ventilators.” But public health experts worry the machines are crowding out more urgently needed aid.
Trump Financial Regulator Quietly Shelved Discrimination Probes Into Bank of America and Other Lenders
At least six investigations into discriminatory mortgage loan “redlining” have been halted or stalled — against staff recommendations — under the Trump administration’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Sen. Richard Burr Sold D.C. Townhouse To Donor At A Rich Price
In a private transaction, Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, sold the townhouse to lobbyists who had business before his committees.
WASHINGTON  - JUNE 7:  on Capitol Hill June 7, 2007 in Washington, DC.  The Senate voted against cloture for a second time today on S1348, the current immigration reform bill.  (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Burr Dumped Up To $1.6 Million Of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Preparedness
Intelligence Chair Richard Burr’s selloff came around the time he was receiving daily briefings on the health threat.
This Coronavirus Is Unlike Anything in Our Lifetime. We Have to Stop Comparing It to the Flu.
Longtime health reporter Charles Ornstein says that comparing the novel coronavirus to the flu is dangerously inaccurate. Not one public health expert he trusts has called that comparison valid. Here’s why.
on August 24, 2018 in New York City.
Never-Before-Seen Trump Tax Documents Show Major Inconsistencies
The president’s businesses made themselves appear more profitable to lenders and less profitable to tax officials. One expert calls the differing numbers “versions of fraud.”
(FILE) - Brad Parscale, Digital Director, Donald J. Trump Presidential Campaign, speaks on the third day of the 7th Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, 08 November 2017. Media reports on 27 February 2018 state that US President Donald J. Trump has chosen Brad Parscale to run his campaign to win the 2020 re-election bid. ( Photo by Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto)
The Myths of the ‘Genius’ Behind Trump’s Reelection Campaign
Brad Parscale has said he’s taking a relative pittance to run the president’s reelection operation. But as with much of what Parscale has claimed about his work and life, that’s not the full story. This is.
New Docs Raise Ethical And Billing Concerns About NRA’s Outside Counsel
on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.
The Secret Border Patrol Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths
on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
How The IRS Gave Up Fighting Political Dark Money Groups
on November 4, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Lundergan Grimes Stripped Of Authority Over Kentucky State Board of Elections
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 24:  Fred Sands and Elliot Broidy attend Dedication And Celebration Dinner For The Fred Sands Institute Of Real Estate At Graziadio School, Pepperdine University at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on June 24, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Pepperdine University)
Feds Raided Office Of Trump Fundraiser Elliott Broidy In Money Laundering Probe
on June 19, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas.
Grassley, Feinstein Demand Probe Into Sexual Abuse At Migrant Youth Shelters
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes during a special meeting of the State Board of Elections at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Alex Slitz/Lexington Herald-Leader/TNS)
Lundergan Grimes Staffers Looked Up Voting Records For Investigators, Rivals
Trump Mar-A-Lago Buddy Wrote Policy Pitch. The President Sent It To VA Chief.
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