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For two decades, Americans told one lie after another about what they were doing in Afghanistan.


For Two Decades, Americans Told One Lie After Another About What They Were Doing in Afghanistan

James Risen

The war in Afghanistan was nasty and brutish, marked by the same imperial arrogance that doomed U.S. involvement in Vietnam.



Brazil’s Indigenous Groups Mount Unprecedented Protest Against Destruction of the Amazon

Andrew Fishman

Brazil’s largest-ever Indigenous protest came amid efforts by Jair Bolsonaro and his allies to pave the way for industry in the Amazon.



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No Labels Offered Conservative Democrats Hundreds of Thousands to Spurn Nancy Pelosi Fundraiser

Ryan Grim, Lee Fang

Sources told The Intercept that the group dangled $200,000 rewards before two members of Congress for a stand against the party’s legislative agenda.



The Great American Science Heist

Alexander Zaitchik

How the Bayh-Dole Act wrested public science from the people’s hands.



Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls on Biden to Pardon Daniel Hale for Drone Leak

Ryan Devereaux

“The legal question of Mr. Hale’s guilt is settled, but the moral question remains open,” Omar wrote in a letter to the president.



Minnesota Law Enforcement Shared Intelligence on Protest Organizers With Pipeline Company

Alleen Brown

Documents reveal Enbridge’s close relationship with police, including offering training on responding to protests.



Chinese Police Kept Buying Cellebrite Phone Crackers After Company Said It Ended Sales

Mara Hvistendahl

The Israeli company purportedly left China last year. The subsequent sales of its products there could cloud its impending IPO.



Defense Department Halts Evacuation of Afghan Visa Applicants Amid Terror Threat

Ken Klippenstein, Sara Sirota

The directive applies to Special Immigrant Visa applicants, a group that includes interpreters and others who helped the U.S.



Capitol Police Officer Who Shot Ashli Babbitt Insists He Did Warn Her Before Opening Fire

Robert Mackey

Lt. Michael Byrd says Ashli Babbitt ignored his order to stay outside a barricaded door in the Capitol on January 6. A member of the pro-Trump mob standing next to her heard the warning.



Post-9/11 Stings Targeted People Who Posed No Threat. They Remain in Prison.

Murtaza Hussain

In the “Fort Dix Five” case, the Duka brothers were convicted with the help of an FBI informant. Their family is still waiting for justice.



Seven Months In, Avril Haines Shows No Appetite for Investigating CIA War Crimes

Murtaza Hussain

Haines is the same official who allowed the agency to evade responsibility for spying on Senate staffers.



Supreme Court Ended Eviction Moratorium, but Pandemic Has Shown Road Map for Fighting Back

Natasha Lennard

The Supreme Court callously ended the CDC’s eviction moratorium, but the pandemic has already shown the most effective way to fight back: direct actions.





Andrew Quilty and Rep. Ilhan Omar on Afghanistan


An offshoot of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack that killed over 180 people Thursday.



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Saturday, August 28, 2021

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

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An important update on our coverage of the crisis in Afghanistan

Monday, August 23, 2021

At every stage, we've exposed the bloodshed and incompetence of this war: the killing of civilians by drones and death squads, the dubious alliances with local warlords, and the mercenary

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

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Friday, August 20, 2021

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

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