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The climate crisis is a crime that should be prosecuted

Fossil fuel companies lied for decades about climate change, and humanity is paying the price. Shouldn’t those lies be central to the public narrative?... Read more»1

Big oil & gas may pay price for keeping a dirty secret for decades

Via an unprecedented wave of lawsuits, filed by cities and states across the U.S., America’s petroleum giants face a reckoning for the environmental devastation caused by fossil fuels – and covering up what they knew along the way.... Read more»

FactCheck

Video doesn’t prove Capitol Police allowed Jan. 6 protesters to enter Capitol

More than 400 people have been charged in relation to the Jan. 6 events at the U.S. Capitol, and there is ample evidence that many protesters defied and assaulted Capitol Police officers that day, yet viral social media posts are falsely claiming a video clip proves that “Capitol Police gave protesters OK” to enter the building. ... Read more»

'Circus is coming to town': How the El Paso Border Patrol’s 2018 Election Day plan unraveled

In 2018, the El Paso Border Patrol sector scrapped a “crowd control exercise” that was planned on Election Day, stating the exercise was postponed “due to inaccurate reporting that caused unneeded confusion in border communities,” - yet emails show it was never anything more than a scheme for media attention that drew heavy criticism within the Border Patrol and CBP.... Read more»

Senate won’t say who is funding the Arizona election 'audit' or allow media access

A heated press conference on the eve of the Arizona Senate’s 'audit' of the Maricopa County presidential election revealed key information about how the 'audit' will unfold in the coming weeks and laid bare issues with media access and transparency about who is paying for the 'audit'. ... Read more»

Guest opinion: Sunshine Week

Federal court records should be free & easy to access. We're working on it.

Court records, unlike other federal government records, are locked behind a paywall. It’ll cost you 10 cents per page to read them online — or even just to view your search results. With a $5 million cooperative agreement from the National Science Foundation, our team is creating an Open Knowledge Network called SCALES to increase transparency around court records. ... Read more»

Murdoch, sons re-elected to News Corp. board

Rupert Murdoch apologized for the phone hacking scandal, but defended his company against angered investors at the News Corporation's shareholder meeting on Friday, the New York Times reports.... Read more»1

Opinion

Small foreign news staffs threaten US democracy

The CBS London bureau now stands half empty, and the dwindling band of survivors wonder who will go next. Now ABC News has announced much deeper cuts. The Baltimore Sun now has only a skeleton staff. You would be silly to spend money buying a copy. You could read it in 10 minutes. ... Read more»