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Air War: A Relentless Whistleblower Once More Girds for Battle Over Aviation Safety

To his supporters, former air marshal Robert MacLean personifies the best traits of whistleblowers, determined to expose the government's dirty laundry, even at high personal cost. To critics, he's an obsessive and even vindictive ex-federal employee who overstepped his bounds. Now he's battling over the need for secondary barriers to keep would-be intruders from reaching the cockpit.

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Monsanto Hammered Again in Roundup Litigation, This Time for More Than $2 Billion

The enormous award by a California jury to a couple who claim that the Monsanto weed-killer Roundup caused their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma might not stick, but it sure sends a strong message. In the third such case to be found in favor of Roundup users since August, the jury awarded more than $2 billion in punitive and compensatory damages.

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Amid Hellacious Wildfires in California, About What You’d Expect from the White House

President Trump blames deadly blazes on state mismanagement of the forests, drawing outrage from a firefighters labor leader.