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“An Irreversible Injustice”: Missouri Executes Leonard “Raheem” Taylor Despite Doubts Over His Guilt

Tricia Rojo Bushnell was on hold with the prison in Bonne Terre, Missouri, waiting to talk to Leonard “Raheem” Taylor. Executive director of the Midwest Innocence Project, Rojo Bushnell was calling to update Taylor on litigation related to his execution, which was scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Taylor had been in a holding cell, the prison official...

Dissent Episode Four: The Right to Discriminate

Back in 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case involving a cake shop owner who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. In a 7-2 decision, the court found that the state had violated the cake maker’s religious objections. Now the court is considering another case...

Ministério do Meio Ambiente de Bolsonaro abriu mão de defender 8 milhões de hectares na Amazônia, Pantanal e Cerrado

As duas onças-pintadas começam esfregando os focinhos e as patas. Em pouco tempo, a brincadeira evolui para uma luta de mentirinha, com direito a amigáveis mordiscadas. A cena, que remete mais a gatos domésticos do que aos gigantes felinos, é tão rara que foi parar em artigo científico. Normalmente, o que as onças fazem é disputar território. Mas na...

U.S. Sent “Weather” Balloons to Spy on China and the Soviet Union in the 1950s

For the past week, the large Chinese balloon floating over the United States has consumed the attention of the American media. Before the balloon was shot down by the U.S. on Saturday, China’s government stated it was a “civilian airship used for research, mainly meteorological.” For its part, the Pentagon says it has “very high confidence” that the...

Biden Pledged to Reverse Trump's Weak Gun Export Rules — but Instead Did Nothing

During his 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden promised to maintain the State Department’s authority over firearms exports. President Donald Trump, with the backing of the National Rifle Association, had put in place a rule that weakened oversight of firearms exports by shifting regulation from the State Department to the Department of Commerce. “If...

The FBI Paid a Violent Felon to Infiltrate Denver's Racial Justice Movement

As racial justice protests broke out nationwide in the summer of 2020, a man driving a silver hearse became a regular at the demonstrations in Denver. He was a paunchy 5-foot-7 with a ruddy complexion and wore military fatigues with patches on the sleeves. By activist standards, he was an old-timer: pushing 50 as he swaggered through crowds of teens...

Lei do feminicídio deixa de cobrir milhares de assassinatos ao focar só na violência doméstica

Ilustração: Nicholas Steinmetz para o Intercept Brasil Quando falamos sobre o governo Bolsonaro e a destruição provocada tanto por sua incompetência quanto pela opção deliberada em arruinar, sempre nos referimos a grandes áreas, como a saúde, o meio ambiente, a educação e a segurança, todas arrebentadas na gestão que, felizmente, acabou, porra. No...

Marines Charged in Capitol Riot Got Highly Sensitive Spy Jobs After Jan. 6

A Marine charged with taking part in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was transferred into a highly sensitive intelligence assignment at the headquarters of the National Security Agency after the violent attempt to overturn the 2020 election results, Marine Corps officials have acknowledged. The Marine confessed to his role in the Capitol...

Gigante cripto FTX operou esquema de tráfico de influência, revelam documentos

Novos documentos incluídos no processo de falência da FTX estão lançando luz sobre a verdadeira extensão da operação de tráfico de influência da empresa, gigante do comércio de criptomoedas. Na semana passada, a FTX protocolou sua matriz de credores, um documento que lista ex-fornecedores e investidores da empresa. A lista inclui quase uma dúzia de...

How a Grassroots Revolt in the Iconic Retirement Community Ended With a 72-Year-Old Political Prisoner

The trouble began in 2019 when residents of The Villages were suddenly hit with a 25 percent hike in their property taxes. In the master-planned retirement community of 130,000 across Sumter, Lake, and Marion counties in central Florida, many are on fixed incomes. The math they had done in plotting out their golden years had not accounted for a massive...

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