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News coverage balances vaccination progress with continued pandemic pain

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. Another biotech company just touted superb results for trials of its Covid-19 vaccine. Vermont just became the first state to reach an “80% vaccinated” goal. And in a back-to-normal symbol in the entertainment industry, “The…MORE

NSA leaker imprisoned for sharing report released to halfway house

NSA leaker imprisoned for sharing report released to halfway house

A former government contractor who pleaded guilty to leaking classified information to the media has been released from prison to a halfway house after nearly four years of incarceration, her lawyer confirmed to CNN on Monday. The former contractor, Reality Winner, was accused of taking a report about a 2016 Russian military intelligence cyberattack from…MORE

Merrick Garland says he’ll enforce DOJ’s pledge against spying on journalists

Merrick Garland says he’ll enforce DOJ’s pledge against spying on journalists

Attorney General Merrick Garland says he will work to put the Justice Department’s new pledge against spying on journalists into regulation, so that the promise has some teeth. Garland met with executives from CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post on Monday afternoon in the wake of startling disclosures about the seizure of…MORE

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