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Meet Jonathan Albright, The Digital Sleuth Exposing Fake News

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When we met in early March, Jonathan Albright was still shrugging off a sleepless weekend. It was a few weeks after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had killed 17 people, most of them teenagers, and promptly turned the internet into a cesspool of finger pointing and conspiracy slinging. Within days, ultraconservative YouTube […]

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What Robert Mueller Knows—and 9 Areas He’ll Pursue Next

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When the history books are written, Rod Rosenstein might just be the most interesting figure of the Russia investigation—the beleaguered deputy attorney general whose memo in his first days on the job was used to justify the firing of James Comey. After that he quickly appointed Robert Mueller as the special counsel and spent the […]

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DIY Guns: A Landmark Ruling Opens the Door for Homemade Firearms

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Five years ago, 25-year-old radical libertarian Cody Wilson stood on a remote central Texas gun range and pulled the trigger on the world’s first fully 3-D-printed gun. When, to his relief, his plastic invention fired a .380-caliber bullet into a berm of dirt without jamming or exploding in his hands, he drove back to Austin […]

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The New Satellite Arms Race Threatening to Explode in Space

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In the midafternoon of January 11, 2007, US Air Force major general William Shelton sat at the head of a table in a command center at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base, holding a telephone to each ear. Shelton was the commander in charge of maintaining the US military’s “situational awareness” in space—and the situation, at […]

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How a Former US Spy Chief Became Trump’s Fiercest Critic

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James Clapper was eating lunch in Muscat, Oman, on November 9, 2016, when at 2:31 am EST Donald Trump was declared the winner of the presidential election. Clapper was on one of his final trips abroad at the end of a 54-year-long career in the military and intelligence, working with allies to shore up US […]

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Former Trump Campaign Aide: My Russia Ties Are Not Nefarious!

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Michael Caputo’s favorite novel is Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, the story of the Devil’s visit to Moscow in the 1930s and all the oddball characters who surround him. When the future Trump campaign official was living in Moscow in the 1990s, he moved to Patriarch Pond, the novel’s setting, and scratched his apartment’s […]

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Can This System of Unlocking Phones Crack the Crypto War?

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On December 2, 2015, a man named Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire on employees of the Department of Public Health in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and injuring 22 during what was supposed to be a staff meeting and holiday celebration. The shooters were tracked down and killed later […]

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How DNA Transfer Nearly Convicted an Innocent Man of Murder

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This investigation was published in partnership with The Marshall Project and FRONTLINE (PBS). When the DNA results came back, even Lukis Anderson thought he might have committed the murder. “I drink a lot,” he remembers telling public defender Kelley Kulick as they sat in a plain interview room at the Santa Clara County, California, jail. […]