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Video of a doctor dragged screaming down the aisle or United Airlines plane is evidence of an increasingly common practice. And First Class isn't immune. With just four main carriers left because of consolidation, passenger service is a casualty of the drive for profit and America's increased wealth inequality.
Thomas Demetrio, attorney for Dr. Dao, on a possible lawsuit against United
Lazarus on United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Lazarus on United's brand taking a beating after bumped passenger dragged off plane
Snyder on United and overbooking
Olen on increasingly disrespectful treatment of our society's growing income divide
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Alex Jones is the host of Info Wars, a far-right YouTube channel famous for conspiracy theories. President Trump has shared links, making it more influential.
One overlooked element is the site's "health and medicine" news. Julia Belluz, who covers health and science for Vox, watched many hours of Info Wars and joins us for the first installment of our series, "The Emotional States of America."
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