July 20, 2016

Turkey reportedly purges 24,000 teachers, 1,500 university administrators. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/turkey-85-generals-admirals-charged-coup-attempt-40692363

State troopers beat suspect, are relieved from duty the next day, and then charged with assault – it can be done. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/07/19/state-troopers-charged-assault-violent-arrest-massachusetts-new-hampshire-joseph-flynn-andrew-monaco-richard-simone/

ACLU sues Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach over system that bars some voters from voting in state and local elections. http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/election/article90513792.html

Free speech zone outside Republican convention sealed off by police after scuffles between protesters. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/07/19/cleveland-remains-calm-so-far-as-police-patrol-streets.html

Detroit man cleared of murder charges after 8 years in prison. http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2016/07/wrongly_convicted_murderer_off.html

Chairman of Republican Party of Nevada says Las Vegas is state capital during RNC delegate count. http://www.ktnv.com/now-trending/nevada-gop-chairman-names-las-vegas-as-capital-at-republican-national-convention

Power company asks judge to keep environmental official’s testimony secret to avoid scaring people. http://www.wral.com/duke-energy-wants-to-keep-state-scientist-testimony-in-coal-ash-case-secret/15862648/

Appeals court says Navy has to stop using low-frequency sonar due to possible harm to ocean mammals. http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/18/12213780/low-frequency-sonar-navy-whales-dolphins-marine-mammals-us-court

Survey of drug studies finds that diabetes medications are no more effective at prolonging life than a placebo. http://www.medpagetoday.com/endocrinology/diabetes/59182

Pennsylvania nurses strike against reduced staffing plan. http://wesa.fm/post/beaver-nurses-stage-24-hour-protest-say-hospital-understaffed

Activist teaches RNC protesters how to make cell phone pouches that block personal data transfer. http://qz.com/736224/heres-how-to-make-a-signal-blocking-cell-phone-pouch-like-the-ones-protesters-are-using-at-the-republican-national-convention/

Republican pollster blames college professors, not the economy, on popularity of Sanders campaign with millennials. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/07/19/were-screwed-gop-pollster-laments-losing-millennial-voters-socialism-and-sanders

Volkswagen executives knew about emissions test software cheating say attorney generals. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/07/19/lawsuits-say-top-volkswagen-officials-knew-emissions-scandal-years

Environmental group accuses EPA of ignoring synergistic combinations of toxic chemicals in pesticides. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/07/19/damning-probe-finds-epa-turning-blind-eye-toxic-chemical-cocktails

Syrian civilians reportedly killed during U.S. airstrikes on IS stronghold. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/07/19/us-led-bombings-syria-kill-77-civilians-including-many-children

Florida “earthquake” caused by Navy test, few details released. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ap-earthquake-florida-navy-testing-20160719-story.html

Turkish coup almost succeeded as more details emerge. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/19/why-the-failed-turkish-coup-is-very-bad-news-for-the-war-on-isis.html

Canadian police department catching hell from Twitter users mad about Republican Party’s convention because their Twitter handle starts with RNC. https://news.vice.com/article/this-canadian-police-department-wants-everyone-to-stop-sending-them-angry-trump-tweets

Conservative British and Australian governments fold environmental ministries into other departments. https://news.vice.com/article/the-uk-and-australia-no-longer-have-dedicated-environmental-protection-ministries

 

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July 20, 2016

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