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As Invasive Covid-19 Tracing Technologies Loom, ACLU Unveils Guidelines to Guard Against Overreach

The civil liberties group also challenged so-called "immunity passport" proposals that could create "a new health surveillance infrastructure that endangers privacy rights."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·

Ousted Inspector General Was Also Probing Possible Illegal Pompeo-Trump Effort to Force Through Saudi Arms Deal

"Since day one, this president has thought he's above the law, above criticism, and can get away with anything—including a fake 'emergency' to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia," says Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·

'More Naked Corruption': Inspector General Ousted by Trump Was Investigating Whether Pompeo Used Staffer for Personal Chores

"There is no form of corruption too small for this administration. Leave nothing behind. They'll take the doorknobs too if they can figure out how to unscrew them."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·

'Neither Ironic or Funny': Cell Data Reveals Right-Wing Lockdown Protesters May Be Spreading Covid-19

"The behavior we're seeing at protests carries a high risk of infection," said Dr. Rob Davidson, an emergency care physician and executive director of the Committee to Protect Medicare.

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·

Bolstering Case for Nationwide Vote-by-Mail, New Study Shows Wisconsin In-Person Election Exploded New Covid-19 Infections 

While counties with the most in-person polling places on April 7 saw large case spikes in the following weeks, counties that used widespread absentee balloting saw the opposite effect. 

Julia Conley, staff writer ·

Eric Trump Goes on Fox News to Claim That Coronavirus Lockdowns Being Used to Hurt His Father's Re-Election Bid

MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle wondered why, in that case, the interview was not being held face-to-face.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer ·

'Long Overdue': Antitrust Cases Reportedly Brewing Against Google at State and Federal Level

"If you thought the antitrust cases of big tech were a memory, you'd be mistaken."

Eoin Higgins, staff writer ·

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