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The U.S. Has Interfered in More Elections Than Any Other Nation

This Monday, the House Intelligence Committee held it's hearing on the alleged Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 Presidential Election. In the opening remarks to this much-awaited hearing, the Democratic Congressman from California, Adam Schiff, set the tone; establishing the case for why Russia is America's adversary, and how they're interfering in American democracy, and democracies across the world. He laid out the case for Russian interference in the election. 

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How Union Contracts Shield Police Departments from DOJ Reforms

Last winter the Chicago Police Department came under fire when the city released a video of officer Jason Van Dyke killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The US Department of Justice opened an investigation of the police department to determine whether or not it exhibits patterns or practices of abuse. If so, the DOJ can impose measures of reform. But, as a 2015 Washington Post report shows, results of this process have been mixed. A new report in the July issue of In These Times uncovers a reason for these mixed results. The DOJ issued reforms are often thwarted by police unions. Joining us from Chicago to discuss these findings is Adeshina Emmanuel. Adeshina is an independent, Chicago-based journalist and an Ida B. Wells Fellow with the investigative fund at the Nation Institute. He's the author of this new report, "How Union Contracts Shield Police Departments from DOJ Reforms.

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