July 15, 2016

Cornell West endorses Green Party’s Jill Stein. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/287829-sanders-ally-cornel-west-backs-green-candidate

Stein says if elected she would pardon Edward Snowden and appoint him to her cabinet. http://www.wmnf.org/jill-stein-says-edward-snowden-cabinet-becomes-president/

France’s President, a socialist, reportedly spends $11,000 a month on personal hair stylist. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/14/486003503/frances-socialist-president-pays-nearly-11-000-a-month-for-haircuts

Congress passes gutted GMO labeling bill that would require consumers to scan barcodes, visit websites to find ingredient info. http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/07/14/486060866/congress-just-passed-a-gmo-labeling-bill-nobodys-super-happy-about-it

Nevada man dies while blowing up former boss’s house. http://news3lv.com/news/local/one-killed-in-two-explosions-in-panaca

Trump, Clinton now tied with 40% support according to poll. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/us/politics/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-poll.html?_r=0

After some local residents complain, Florida mosque removed as voting location. http://fusion.net/story/325239/florida-mosque-removed-polling-place/

Congressional committee issues subpoenas over climate change cover-up investigations. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/07/14/gop-subpoenas-exxonknew-probe-decried-oil-soaked-abuse-power

ACLU files lawsuit claiming Baton Rouge police violated protesters’ first amendment rights. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/07/14/aclu-sues-baton-rouge-police-violating-rights-alton-sterling-protests

Cornell West accuses President Obama of inaction on police violence. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/14/barack-obama-us-racism-police-brutality-failed-victims

Anonymous’ “Day of Rage” protests – fact or fiction? http://www.tbo.com/news/crime/tampa-police-monitoring-possible-anonymous-day-of-rage-protest-20160714/

At least 80 killed in France as truck mows down people celebrating Bastille Day. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/truck-rams-bastille-day-crowd-in-southern-france/2016/07/14/18772ce6-4a0d-11e6-bdb9-701687974517_story.html

Federal court rules that government can’t force companies to turn over emails stored abroad. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-microsoft-usa-warrant-idUSKCN0ZU1RJ

 

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July 15, 2016

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