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—We got our hands on a leaked draft of Trump’s executive order on “religious freedom,” which was credited with halting an order so expansive it would have legalized discrimination against LGBTQ people and people who have premarital sex.
—We investigated the disproportionate corporate influence on Scott Pruitt’s EPA, abuse by Border Patrol agents and ethnic cleansing in South Sudan.
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