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CEO Says He’s Been “Praying for Inflation” Because It’s an Excuse to Jack Up Prices

Jon Schwarz, Ken Klippenstein

As corporate profits reach record high, Iron Mountain executive tells Wall Street inflation is great for “the bottom line.”

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The CIA Just Invested in Woolly Mammoth Resurrection Technology

Daniel Boguslaw

While skeptics doubt the prospects for de-extinction, the CIA’s venture capital firm deems powerful genetic manipulation tools worth the money.

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Texas Jail Warden Charged With Killing Migrant Was Previously Accused of Serious Abuses

Ryan Devereaux

Mike Sheppard, who ran a privately operated ICE jail, oversaw alleged abuses and hate crimes so severe that a federal prosecutor involved the FBI.

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No, Elon Musk’s Starlink Probably Won’t Fix Iranian Internet Censorship

Sam Biddle

The satellite internet technology probably won’t connect Iranian protesters, but Musk already got his PR coup with a two-word tweet.

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How Amazon, Google, and Facebook Helped Fund the Campaign to Overturn Roe

Sam Biddle

The Independent Women’s Forum isn’t explicitly an anti-abortion group, but it worked to create the conservative supermajority on the Supreme Court.

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Former NSA Chief Signed Deal to Train Saudi Hackers Months Before Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder

Lee Fang

Retired Gen. Keith Alexander’s company IronNet signed an agreement with a Saudi cyberwarfare institute led by the official who oversaw Khashoggi’s killing.

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Florida Contracts Go to Companies That Flooded Ron DeSantis Campaign Fund

Akela Lacy

The record-setting war chest has fueled speculation about whether the governor will run for president in 2024.

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Barry Jones Is Running Out of Options. Will He Ever Leave Death Row?

Liliana Segura

Months after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out evidence of his innocence, Jones is still fighting to clear his name.

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Hill TV Censors Segment on Rashida Tlaib’s Description of Israel as “Apartheid Government,” Bars Reporter

Ryan Grim

Host Katie Halper recorded a segment defending Tlaib’s accurate portrayal of Israel’s government, but Hill TV’s owners refused to run it.

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House Democratic Leadership Designed Stock Trade Ban to Fail, Negotiators Say

Austin Ahlman

Nancy Pelosi is a controversial figure, but one thing her supporters and detractors agree on is her tactical skill as a legislator and power broker. Somehow, those legendary skills failed her this week.

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It’s a Girl (Fascist)!

Natasha Lennard

Giorgia Meloni will be Italy’s first woman prime minister — and part of a long tradition of white womanhood being central to fascism.

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In Reviewing Wolves’ Endangered Status, Martha Williams Confronts Her Montana Past

Ryan Devereaux

As head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Williams is reviewing whether the hunting rules she helped foster adequately protect wolves.

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University of Idaho Issues Gag Order on Abortion

Jordan Smith

An email from the university’s general counsel seeks to steer employees around Idaho’s vague and archaic anti-abortion laws.

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Nancy Pelosi Resisted Effort to Impeach Trump on Jan. 6: New Book

Ryan Grim

Leading House Democrats drafted an article of impeachment that afternoon, a new book details, but were rebuffed by the House speaker.

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California Farmworkers Pressure Gov. Gavin Newsom on Union Bill

Emily Cohen Ibañez

The bill — which would allow farmworkers to vote on unionization by mail — has the support of Biden and Pelosi, but an earlier version was vetoed by Newsom.

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