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Left News Digest: May 15, 2022 The Intercept

Baby Formula Industry Successfully Lobbied to Weaken Bacteria Safety Testing Standards

Lee Fang

The current formula shortage is traced in part to a contamination-induced shutdown at a key manufacturing plant.

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Israel Admits It Might Have Killed Journalist, Attacks Her Funeral

Robert Mackey

Israeli police assaulted mourners carrying the casket of Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian American reporter, the same day Israel’s army admitted it might have killed her.

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Top Stories

 

Liberals Are Celebrating a New Book on Rural Trump Voters That Falls Apart Under the Simplest Inspection

Andy O’Brien

Maine state Sen. Chloe Maxmin correctly recognizes that coastal Democrats are confused by rural America. She’s exploiting their ignorance in “Dirt Road Revival.”

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Russia Had “Fourth Man” as Spy Inside the CIA, New Book Says

James Risen

The book by Robert Baer provides new details on the hunt for a Russian spy inside the CIA as Vladimir Putin came to power.

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“This Is America Motherfucker”: Witnesses Describe Border Patrol Killing of Mexican Migrant

Ryan Devereaux

Men traveling with Carmelo Cruz Marcos told authorities that Border Patrol agents tampered with evidence and sought to concoct a cover story.

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Jewish Progressives Sound the Alarm as Pro-Israel Groups Target Marginalized Candidates

Austin Ahlman

AIPAC and DMFI are leading scorched-earth campaigns in Democratic primaries. Progressive Jews warn the tactics are all too familiar.

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Does Elon Musk Know Trump Could Have Started Nuclear War via Twitter in 2018?

Jon Schwarz

A new book by Trump’s defense secretary tells the story of North Korea and Trump’s potential “doomsday tweet.”

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Inside the Secret Meeting Between the CIA Director and Saudi Crown Prince

Ken Klippenstein

In an unusual foray into diplomacy, William Burns pressed Mohammed bin Salman on oil production, prominent detainees, and the kingdom’s relationship with China.

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Israel Tightens Restrictions on Travel to the Occupied Territories

Alice Speri

A new 97-page directive is aimed at restricting the flow of foreigners of Palestinian descent and others who want to visit the West Bank.

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After 30 Years Insisting on His Innocence, Claude Garrett Is Free

Liliana Segura

Having twice convicted Garrett for setting a fatal fire in 1992, the Nashville DA’s office dropped the charges against him, facilitating his release.

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How America’s Evangelicals Turned Themselves Into an Anti-Abortion Machine

James Risen

The books and lectures of Francis Schaeffer played a key role in politicizing Protestant evangelicals and turning them against Roe v. Wade.

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Podcasts

 

The U.S. Is Stealing Afghanistan’s Money and Starving Its People

Deconstructed

Afghan journalist Masood Shnizai describes his country’s worsening plight since the U.S. departure last year.

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