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The best of the week’s news by Lindsay Beyerstein

Sidney's Picks: Lead Poisoning and Amazon BottleGate

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Vintage lead paint ad. Consumers could send away for this coloring book to teach children about the miracle of lead as an additive. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • These reporters became lead inspectors to expose a Florida smelter that was poisoning workers. (Tampa Bay Times)
  • Amazon denied that its employees have to pee in bottles, but emails confirm the company knows about that, and worse. (Vice, Intercept) 
  • The NLRB says Amazon can’t have a company mailbox for union election ballots, but they do. (More Perfect Union)
  • Ian Manuel survived 18 years in solitary confinement, a term that started when he was 14 years old. (NYT)
  • Did CNN air staged footage of a migrant border crossing? (American Prospect)