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Recent articles by Bill:

Syria secretly stole $100 million from UN donations by manipulating currency exchange rates, report says

Researchers said that Syria made the UN use its official exchange rate for donations, which is more lucrative than the rate used on the black market. → Read More

Brazilian lawmakers abruptly withdrew a plan to charge Bolsonaro with mass homicide and genocide over COVID-19 deaths

Bolsonaro's recommended charges of genocide and mass homicide are being replaced with "epidemic that resulted in death," CNN Brasil said. → Read More

The Trump administration tried to send 250,000 troops to secure the US border with Mexico, but the Pentagon shut it down, report says

Defense Secretary Mark Esper was enraged when he discovered that his staff was discussing the idea, according to The New York Times. → Read More

China is preparing to pass a law that would punish parents if their children misbehave

China's rubber-stamp parliament is reviewing a draft of the "family education promotion law" this week, Reuters reported. → Read More

A Chinese propaganda film about the defeat of the US Army is set to become the country's highest grossing film ever

"The Battle at Lake Changjin" was funded by the Chinese government and debuted on the eve of a national holiday. → Read More

A Saudi dissident sued Twitter for a 2nd time, saying spies at the firm hacked his account and leaked his contacts' names to the kingdom

US prosecutors have already charged two Saudis who worked at Twitter from 2013 to 2016 with spying for a foreign government. → Read More

Former Boeing pilot accused of deceiving the FAA about the 737 Max's design flaws before they killed 346 people in 2 crashes

The DOJ said Mark Forkner didn't tell the FAA the entire truth about MCAS, a software responsible for the 2018 and 2019 crashes. → Read More

Kim Jong Un was quietly helping design North Korean wine bottles, cargo ships, and school uniforms when he mysteriously vanished from public life, report says

Kim Jong Un has taken seven breaks, each lasting two weeks or more, in 2021 alone, NK News reported. Some experts have speculated that he was unwell. → Read More

A Pentagon official said he resigned because US cybersecurity is no match for China, calling it 'kindergarten level'

Nicolas Chaillan, the US Air Force's chief software officer, quit in September, citing insufficient investment in guarding from Chinese attacks. → Read More

Americans fired for ignoring vaccine mandates are posting on GoFundMe to ask for money, and many say they don't regret it

Insider found two dozen GoFundMe posts from Americans who refused the vaccine and are asking for help to cover their expenses. → Read More

The CIA sent a top-secret cable warning agents that too many informants were getting killed or turned into double agents, report says

The memo, which was sent to every CIA station around the world last week, advised agents how to keep informants alive, The New York Times reported. → Read More

A US Marine told a Trump rally he was 'the guy that pulled the baby over the wall' in Afghanistan. He's now under investigation, report says.

An Aug. 19 showed a US Marine hoist a baby girl to safety over razor wire at Kabul's airport. Hunter Clark appeared to claim he was that Marine. → Read More

Putin coughed and cleared his throat throughout a 2019 meeting with Trump, apparently trying to trigger his germaphobia, book says

Trump is famously averse to germs and sickness, and Putin is often accused of trying to unsettle other world leaders at their meetings. → Read More

3 Trump associates, including a Marvel exec, tried to get the Department of Veterans Affairs to sell vets' medical records for profit, docs say

The trio, who were based out of Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, discussed selling the data with Johnson & Johnson and Apple in 2017, new emails show. → Read More

The WHO is restarting its investigation into whether COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab, report says

The WHO is building a new team of 20 specialists in lab safety, biosecurity, and animal diseases, The Wall Street Journal reported. → Read More

The US deported dozens of children without Haitian passports to Haiti, report says

The Biden administration is using a Trump-era measure to deport thousands of Haitian migrants gathered at the US border back to Haiti. → Read More

A major far-right platform got hit by a data breach, revealing the names and addresses of Proud Boys, QAnon, and Texas Right to Life backers

The hacking group Anonymous claimed credit for the September 13 hack of Epik. Some 15 million names, phone numbers, and addresses were leaked. → Read More

A member of the CIA director's team experienced symptoms of the mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' on a trip to India, report says

The incident took place on a September trip to India, CNN reported. At least 130 US personnel have reported the symptoms since 2016. → Read More

Photo shows Brazil's unvaccinated president eating pizza on a sidewalk in NYC, where unvaccinated people are barred from dining indoors

Jair Bolsonaro and his Brazilian delegation arrived in New York City on Sunday ahead of the UN General Assembly, which begins Tuesday. → Read More

2 empty tequila bottles were found on under-construction Air Force One planes, prompting a probe by Boeing, report says

The bottles were discovered on a Boeing 747-8 under construction in San Antonio, Texas, earlier in September, the WSJ said. → Read More