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Group Behind ‘2000 Mules’ Has Deep Ties to Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is pretty familiar with Catherine Engelbrecht. He’s been a guest on her podcast, chatting about their shared passion: rooting out voter fraud. They both have gone to great lengths to try to support former President Donald Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen.
TEXAS STATE
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Our recent Reveal episode My Neighbor the Suspected War Criminal examines the United States’ thin record in bringing war criminals to justice. For more than 40 years, the U.S. government has devoted resources to investigating suspected human rights violators – both through the Department of Justice and, more recently, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But rarely do suspects face charges for their alleged atrocities.
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Abortion’s Last Stand in the South: A Post-Roe Future Is Already Happening in Florida

For two decades, Kelly Flynn barely noticed the protesters who gathered almost daily along University Boulevard, the main public drag to the office park that houses her clinic, A Woman’s Choice of Jacksonville. The signs, the chants, the occasional blocked sidewalk – they all went with the territory of running an abortion clinic in Florida, one of the last states in the South where abortion remains widely accessible. Most mornings, Flynn would take a back route to avoid them. As soon as she turned left onto University Center Drive, the quiet road fronting the clinic’s two buildings, she almost forgot the protesters existed. The only people permitted to use the private road and parking lots were the medical staff who worked in the surrounding offices, their patients and approved visitors. Anyone else was trespassing.
FLORIDA STATE

Private Report Shows How Amazon Drastically Undercounts Its Carbon Footprint

This is how Amazon washes its hands of the climate impact of most of the things it sells: It simply decides to play by different rules than its peers. For example, for all the packs of Pampers parents grab off the shelf at Target, the big-box retailer tallies the emissions that go into making those diapers as part of its carbon footprint. And when customers order Samsung TVs on Target.com, the company tacks on not only the carbon that went into making them, but also the emissions that will end up in the atmosphere when people plug in and use them.
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Texas Deputy Who Tased Unarmed Refugee Child Won’t Be Disciplined

A Texas sheriff’s deputy won’t face punishment for tasing an unarmed refugee child at one of the federal government’s shelters for migrant children in 2020. After Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting published body camera footage of the encounter in June, drawing global attention to the incident, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office immediately placed the deputy, Patrick Divers, on administrative leave pending an investigation.
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After Ayotzinapa

In 2014, students from a rural college in Mexico came under attack by police. Six people were killed and 43 young men disappeared without a trace. Families suspected the government was hiding the truth. Now, Reveal is exposing corruption at the highest levels, and an unsettling connection to America’s war on drugs.
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For the First Time, a High-Ranking Officer Was Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity While His Government Was Still in Power

Update: Anwar Raslan was convicted on January 13 and sentenced to life in prison. Anwar Raslan stands accused of overseeing mass torture, rape and killings from 2008 through 2012, at the start of Syria’s ongoing civil war. As a member of the Syrian secret police, he was in charge of interrogations at a government prison in Damascus. Now, Raslan is being tried in Germany under the legal principle of universal jurisdiction, which allows countries to prosecute war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity, even if the accused is not one of their citizens and the crimes were not committed on their soil. If Raslan is found guilty, it would mark the first time in history that a high-ranking officer of a government that is still in power is convicted of crimes against humanity.
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