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Left News: August 11, 2022 The Intercept-Could Trump Go Down Like Al Capone?

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Could Trump Go Down Like Al Capone?

James Risen

Eliot Ness got Al Capone on tax evasion. Merrick Garland may get Donald Trump in a leak investigation.

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Americans Rarely See the True Face of Israel’s Bombing of Gaza

Elise Swain, Alice Speri

By shying away from graphic images of death, news organizations sanitize the violence of Israeli aggression against Palestinians.

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Ambulance Rides Still Aren’t Protected From Surprise Billing — and Subscriptions Do Little to Help

Schuyler Mitchell

As the Biden administration flounders on its pledge to remedy surprise ground ambulance bills, local EMS subscription programs offer shoddy safety nets.

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Criminal Justice Reformer Trounces Police-Backed Candidate in Race to Replace Top Prosecutor in Floyd Murder

Akela Lacy

Hennepin County’s former chief public defender received more than twice the votes of the police-backed candidate picked by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. The two face off in November.

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Eli Lilly Charity Finances Groups That Oppose Insulin Price Caps Under the Auspices of “Community Development”

Lee Fang

The Lilly Endowment backs think tanks lobbying against price controls on insulin, a multibillion-dollar product.

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How Fiscal Hawks Are Using Inflation as an Excuse to Tamp Down Worker Power

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