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Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement

Carol Morello talks about the U.N. investigator’s report about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Lena Sun on the Manhattan couple donating millions to anti-vax groups. And Rachel Siegel on new ad standards in Britain.
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U.N. investigator calls for probing Saudi officials in Khashoggi killing
Agnes Callamard, a human rights expert who is a special investigator for the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, released a 101-page report on her months-long inquiry into Jamal Khashoggi’s killing at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

The report provides new, grisly details that Callamard gleaned from audio provided by Turkish authorities. The audio captured Saudi agents discussing the dismemberment of Khashoggi’s body before he arrived at the consulate, as well as his killing, the report said. Khashoggi was a contributing opinion columnist for The Washington Post.

Callamard said Khashoggi’s death was an extrajudicial killing, possibly involving torture, for which the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is responsible -- violating norms but also international laws against human rights abuses.

Carol Morello is a Post reporter covering foreign policy and the State Department.

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Two of the financiers of the anti-vaccine movement
Hedge fund manager and philanthropist Bernard Selz and his wife, Lisa, have long donated to organizations focused on the arts, culture, education and the environment. But seven years ago, their private foundation embraced groups that question the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.

Lena H. Sun reports on public health and infectious disease for The Post. She and Amy Brittain looked into the Selz family’s role in the modern anti-vax movement.

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Men who can’t change diapers, women who can’t park
Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority announced it would enforce a ban on ads depicting “harmful” gender stereotypes. Post business reporter Rachel Siegel says while the move is well-intentioned, there are questions over how it will be applied.

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