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Boeing’s Coverup Revealed: The whistleblower who’s taking on some of the largest manufacturers in aerospace technology spoke with Tarbell from Shanghai to explain how he thinks Boeing and Moog, in partnership with the U.S.’s Federal Aviation Administration, covered up dangerous counterfeiting that could make commercial airplanes unsafe.

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Real Reasons Against M4A: One of the arguments that’s circling among those who don’t support Medicare for All is that many health insurance employees will be put out of their jobs. However, Tarbell op-ed columnist Dave Lindorff writes this week to show that’s a false premise, and that fear of job loss has never prevented progress in all range of industries.

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Generic Complaints: When you buy a generic drug, do you really know where it’s coming from? That’s a question that hangs over most industries in the globalized world, but it’s especially unclear in the generic drug industry. In her latest column, Trudy Lieberman points out some of the issues with generic prescription sourcing, and how they may put users at risk.

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Notable Investigations and Op-Eds

Environment: Shell is experiencing major downturns as both financiers and consumers grow more aware and hesitant of fossil fuel producers weight on the economy. But Shell is taking the hit with a positive attitude: as a journalist reveals from his participation in a company workshop, they see plenty of opportunities in green energy — and in continued extraction and sale of oil at the same time.

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Health Care: Covid-19’s dizzying spread across six continents has shown massive flaws in our health care system. However, a medical innovation journalist for STAT News describes how this would allow governments, especially the U.S.’s, to address critical issues in their systems, as well as their mindset toward epidemics.

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Health Care: When a young woman with type I diabetes lost her parents’ insurance coverage as she turned 26, the search for insulin at a price she could afford took her on a strange trip from California to Canada, which she documented and disseminated. STAT News covers the complex tasks individuals must undertake in order to be able to afford the medicine that keeps them alive.

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