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L. Rhodes
  1. Vice has published a FAQ page summarizine several months worth of reporting on the partnerships between police departments and video doorbell service Ring:

    Should Ring owners be concerned about their privacy?

    Short answer, yes. Vice News

  2. A months-long investigation shows that the oligarch who funded the Russian agency responsible for hacking Democratic organization during the 2016 U.S election is behind a push to extend Russia's influence by exploiting sectarian tensions in the Central African Republic. CNN

  3. The ecological history of the South is complicated, and hasn't grown less knotty since the publication of Janisse Ray's Ecology of a Cracker Childhood. See, for example, the fate of Georgia's piney woods, threatened by the global demand for biomass fuel. Atlanta Magazine