Christopher Leonard

investigative journalist and author

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Investigative journalist and author of The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business

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David Koch, one of the wealthiest men on the planet and an influential libertarian political force, has died at age 79.

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David Koch, one of the wealthiest men on the planet and an influential libertarian political force, has died at age 79.

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The Agriculture Department is conducting a criminal investigation into Rancho Feeding, one of California's few slaughterhouses. It's now closed.

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