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Left News Digest: May 8, 2022 The Intercept

The Implosion of a Democratic Socialist Campaign

Ryan Grim

Brandy Brooks, an equity consultant running for Maryland office, was well-positioned to resolve a harassment complaint by a campaign staffer and friend. Mediation was successful — but it fell apart anyway.

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How a Supreme Court Investigation of the Roe v. Wade Leak Might Unfold

Nikita Mazurov

The leak investigation of the draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade raises important issues for journalists as well as potential sources.

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As the SEC Cracks Down on Shady SPACs, CIA Officials Get In on the Action

Lee Fang

Leaders of In-Q-Tel, a CIA-backed venture fund, and retired CIA officials are getting in on the latest stock market trend.

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Mark Esper Waited Two Years to Tell Us Trump Wanted Troops to Shoot George Floyd Protesters

Robert Mackey

The former defense secretary is not the first Trump aide to save damning information for a memoir, but Esper knew Trump wanted an American Tiananmen and still kept quiet.

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The Left in Europe Confronts NATO’s Resurgence After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Alice Speri

Russia’s brutal invasion complicates the left’s decadeslong effort to untangle Europe from the U.S.-led military alliance.

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Claude Garrett Sees Murder by Arson Conviction Overturned

Liliana Segura

Thirty years after a fatal fire sent Garrett to prison for life, a judge vacated his conviction, opening the door to his release.

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Until Ukraine, Russia Lobbyists Successfully Blunted U.S. Sanctions After Foreign Adventurism

Nick Cleveland-Stout, Ben Freeman

After unpopular assaults on Crimea and eastern Ukraine, Russia and Kremlin-associated interests spent millions on lobbying in Washington.

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My Story: How I Was “Groomed” by My Elementary School Teachers

Jon Schwarz

From encouraging me to read and write, to nudging me to think for myself, their pernicious influence burdens me to this day.

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The Lab-Leak Theory Is Looking Stronger by the Day. Here’s What We Know.

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A panel of journalists discuss the latest revelations regarding the theory that Covid-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory.

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