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Skimm This: Impeachment Inquiry, Boeing Whistleblower, Algae

October 2, 2019

It’s October 2nd. Today, we Skimm’d This: 

  • The US State Department is getting pulled into the impeachment inquiry. We’ll explain why, and how the Secretary of State and top House Democrats are responding.

  • An internal complaint filed by an engineer at Boeing claims the company prioritized profits over safety. We’ll connect the dots between the deadly crashes involving the 737 Max plane, and the safety upgrades the engineer claims may have reduced risks that led to the tragedies.

  • And finally: a new natural weapon in the fight against climate change

theSkimm: House Democrats are ratcheting up the impeachment inquiry. And now, all eyes are on the State Department, which is trying very hard not to get involved in the Democrats’ investigation. Meanwhile, Boeing is back in hot water after a whistleblower complaint alleges some rifts in the company’s culture when it comes to safety. Also on today’s show: algae’s new party trick.

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