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That is a question one might pose to people who are celebrating the arrest of Julian Assange. The arrest of WikiLeakers founder Julian Assange on April 11 has been met with celebration by politicians and media figures and with howls of laughter from late-night comics. Here’s Hillary Clinton’s response: [embedded content] Here is The Daily […]

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Ely is one of a handful of small towns in lake-studded northeastern Minnesota where mining or oil pipeline proposals have divided communities. While other extractive industry projects have sparked anti-pipeline protests nearby, the effort to stop a proposed copper-nickel mine near Ely is provoking few if any police confrontations. But it is no less divisive. […]

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Omar Says More Death Threats Coming Since Trump Pushed Video

April 15, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she’s faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. “This is endangering lives,” she said, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. “It has to stop.” Her statement late Sunday followed an announcement by […]

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Take Down ‘Dangerous’ Tweet of Ilhan Omar Video, Pelosi Tells Trump

April 14, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday that she has taken steps to ensure the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar following President Donald Trump’s retweet of a video that purports to show the Minnesota Democrat being dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The California Democrat also called on Trump to take down the video. Soon […]

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Democratic presidential candidates, led by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, spoke out forcefully in defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar this weekend, after the president of the United States risked inciting violence against the Muslim Congresswoman by endorsing the false claim that she downplayed the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Ilhan Omar is a leader with […]

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Iran's Social-Media Struggles Laid Bare By Telegram And Cleric's Viral Moment

April 13, 2019           |                                       

About a year ago, Iran blocked the highly popular messaging app Telegram, an encrypted tool that half the country’s 81 million people used for sharing news and information, debating in private, and conducting business. Authorities had reportedly boasted that “the blocking of the Telegram app should prevent users from accessing it via VPN” — the […]

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Hung Up: In TV Spectacle, Ukraine Presidential Rivals Keep It Simple

April 12, 2019           |                                       

KYIV — After dramatic video challenges and livestreamed drug tests, Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelenskiy took their electoral sideshow to prime-time TV on April 11 with a linkup that ended with the challenger hanging up abruptly on the incumbent president. It followed news that Poroshenko, head of state since a snap election followed a Russian […]

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Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The American war against Iraq was among the more idiotic and gratuitous slaughters in human history. It was premised on lies, prosecuted by criminals and fools, outsourced to professional murderers and it isn’t over. In addition to those murdered directly and indirectly in the war, several million refugees were scattered […]

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Bowe Bergdahl captured the American imagination in 2009 when he disappeared from what had become his living hell. His battalion commander, Lt Baker, was not only an obnoxious tyrant (handing out Field-Grade Article 15s, just short of a court martial, supposedly for being out of uniform, but in fact for complaining about the mission to […]

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ProPublica Illinois Earns 13 Nominations for Peter Lisagor Awards From the Chicago Headline Club

March 29, 2019           |                                       

The Chicago Headline Club, the nation’s largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, named ProPublica Illinois a finalist for 13 Peter Lisagor Awards. The Lisagor Awards honor the best journalism produced throughout Illinois and Northwest Indiana. ProPublica Illinois received five nominations in the All Media categories, which span all news mediums and platform sizes, […]

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ProPublica Names Thalia Beaty and Lucas Waldron to Visual Investigations Team

March 4, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica has named two journalists to spearhead its expansion into visual investigations — journalism that uses video, images and audio as primary sources of information. The team will be responsible for gathering and analyzing visual evidence, and turning it into a compelling video or visual story. Thalia Beaty has been hired as senior producer of […]

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