“The First Wave” Shows What We Havent Seen of Covid-19

If you have survived the pandemic without going inside a Covid ward, you will likely be stunned by the grim intimacy of Matthew Heineman’s new documentary.


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“The First Wave” Shows What We Haven’t Seen of Covid-19

Peter Maass

If you have survived the pandemic without going inside a Covid ward, you will likely be stunned by the grim intimacy of Matthew Heineman’s new documentary.

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Centrist Democrats Honor Promise as House Approves Build Back Better Act

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The legislation passed the House 220-213, with one Democrat, Rep. Jared Golden, voting against the bill from the left, citing a tax giveaway to the rich.

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As Kyle Rittenhouse Walks Free, Republican Lawmakers Fight Over Who Loves Him the Most

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As many Americans feared that freeing Rittenhouse seemed to legitimize political violence, Republicans competed for the honor of offering him a job on Capitol Hill.

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Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Stop Warrantless Car Spying by Police

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Federal authorities can extract photos, texts, and other sensitive data from automotive computers, The Intercept previously revealed.

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Devonia Inman Sees His Conviction Overturned After 23 Years Behind Bars

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Prosecutorial misconduct and deficient lawyering deprived Inman of a fair trial, a judge ruled. Inman’s case was the subject of The Intercept’s “Murderville, Georgia” podcast.

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The U.S.-Led Bombings That Ended the ISIS “Caliphate” Killed Scores of Civilians

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The aerial campaign in eastern Syria dislodged the terrorist group from the final patch of land it controlled but cost an untold number of lives.

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North Carolina’s Aging Death Row Population Faces Looming Health Care Crisis

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The state’s prison health care system is failing to adequately care for older people with chronic illnesses and diseases.

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Former Guantánamo Detainee Disappeared After Return to Yemen, Family Says

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After 20 years in arbitrary detention, a former Guantánamo detainee was released from a United Arab Emirates prison to his family’s care in Yemen. His freedom lasted less than a week.

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Interpol’s Upcoming Election Raises Fears About Authoritarian Influence

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A UAE official accused of overseeing torture is running for president of Interpol, while a Chinese official seeks a spot on the executive committee.

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