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The Intercept produces fearless, adversarial journalism, covering stories the mainstream media misses on national security, politics, criminal justice, technology, surveillance, privacy, and human rights. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

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The Intercept produces fearless, adversarial journalism, covering stories the mainstream media misses on national security, politics, criminal justice, technology, surveillance, privacy, and human rights. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

    Reporters Should Stop Helping Donald Trump Spread Lies About Joe Biden and Ukraine

    Reporters Should Stop Helping Donald Trump Spread Lies About Joe Biden and Ukraine

    President Donald Trump appears increasingly desperate to deflect questions about the flagrant abuse of power he seems to have committed this summer by withholding aid to Ukraine as he pressed that country’s new president to open an investigation into the false claim that Joe Biden abused his power as vice president to protect his son’s business interests in Ukraine in 2015.

    • 21 min
    The Environmental Left Is Softening on Carbon-Capture Technology. Maybe That’s OK.

    The Environmental Left Is Softening on Carbon-Capture Technology. Maybe That’s OK.

    At the start of this year, more than 600 environmental groups — including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and Sunrise Movement — sent a letter to Congress saying they will “vigorously oppose” federal climate legislation that promotes “corporate schemes” like carbon-capture and storage. Congress was not chastened.

    • 22 min
    EPA Allowed Companies to Make 40 New PFAS Chemicals Despite Serious Risks

    EPA Allowed Companies to Make 40 New PFAS Chemicals Despite Serious Risks

    The chemical caused lab rats to lose weight. When pregnant rats were exposed to it, their pups lost weight, too, and their pups’ skulls, ribs, and pelvises tended to develop abnormally. The compound, referred to by the number “647-42-7” in Environmental Protection Agency records, also caused discoloration of the teeth, increased liver weights, decreased how much their infants nursed,and lowered the animals’ red blood cell counts.

    • 24 min
    Mourning and Resistance in Kashmir After India Revoked the State’s Special Status

    Mourning and Resistance in Kashmir After India Revoked the State’s Special Status

    Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir — On the eve of Eid al-Adha last month, 17-year-old Asrar Khan lay in a vegetative state at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, a hospital in downtown Srinagar, Kashmir’s largest city. The unconscious teenager was barely hanging on to life, connected to a ventilator and blinded in one eye — the result, his family says, of pellet injuries at the hands of India’s armed forces.

    • 10 min
    Industrialized Militaries Are a Bigger Part of the Climate Emergency Than You Know

    Industrialized Militaries Are a Bigger Part of the Climate Emergency Than You Know

    Over a century before we reached the brink of ecological catastrophe, Rabindranath Tagore had a glimpse of where we might be headed. Tagore, an Indian author and cultural reformer who lived during the period of British colonialism, was among the last of a generation able to examine the industrialized world from the outside.

    • 12 min
    How the FBI Increased Its Power After 9/11 and Helped Put Trump in Office

    How the FBI Increased Its Power After 9/11 and Helped Put Trump in Office

    Mike German, a former FBI special agent, had four years on the job when he took an assignment that would change his life forever. It was 1992. A jury in Simi Valley, California, had just acquitted a group of mostly white Los Angeles police officers for the videotaped beating of a black construction worker named Rodney King.

    • 16 min

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