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Andrew W. Lehren

Andrew W. Lehren is a senior editor with the NBC News Investigative Unit.

Andrew W. Lehren is a senior editor with the NBC News Investigative Unit.

Latest from Andrew W. Lehren

62d ago

Two New Yorkers tried to leave Brazil with 77 pounds of gold in their luggage

Experts say the ease with which the two men obtained the 77 pounds of questionable gold underscores the challenges of cracking down on a trade that fuels environmental destruction and enriches international criminal groups.
77d ago

Norfolk Southern once had the lowest accident rate of major U.S. rail companies. Now it's above average.

Data reviewed by NBC News showed that from 2018 to 2022, Norfolk Southern averaged slightly more accidents per million miles than the other six Class-I railroads.
88d ago

U.S. firm’s subsidiary sold electronics to Chinese defense firm linked to spy balloon program

AXT Inc.’s ties to a Chinese defense firm highlight the broader challenge of preventing U.S. technology and know-how from ending up in the hands of China’s military.
98d ago

The U.S. put punishing tariffs on Russian plywood after the Ukraine invasion. Did it actually cut imports?

A study by environmental group EarthSight found that while tariffs helped cut U.S. imports of plywood from Russia in half, Russia remains the nation's second-largest foreign plywood supplier.
164d ago

Foreign workers hurt or killed on U.S. bases in Afghanistan likely didn't get compensation required by U.S., report says

Many foreign workers hurt or killed while working on U.S. bases in Afghanistan likely got little or none of the compensation required by the U.S., report says.
167d ago

How the race for a Covid vaccine enriched monkey poachers and endangered macaques

The smuggling of monkeys caught in the wild is believed to have been going on for years due to the colossal demand for laboratory monkeys in the U.S.
217d ago

'Working in fear': Some private contractors are accused of abusive labor practices on U.S. military bases

Thousands of people have allegedly been trafficked into labor by private contractors on U.S. military bases in the Middle East.
396d ago

They’re banned from coaching Olympic sports. Why are they instructing children?

An NBC News review found at least 20 people who appear to be working with kids even though they were barred from participating in Olympic-affiliated events following abuse allegations.

How a mysterious Putin ally, the 'Russian Gatsby,' moves his billions

Financial leaks illustrate the difficulties Western governments will face in enforcing sanctions on Russian oligarchs like Suleiman Kerimov.
458d ago

They got ‘long Covid.’ It cost them dearly.

Large numbers of Americans are trying – and failing – to get financial assistance as they battle lingering Covid symptoms, an NBC News investigation found.

This fabric is hailed as ‘eco-friendly.’ The rainforest tells a different story.

Experts who track deforestation say satellite imagery shows some areas of rainforest may have been cleared on land operated by companies that pledged to halt the practice in 2015.