July 22, 2016

Turkish parliament approves President’s state of emergency request, withdraws from human rights treaty. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/21/turkey-parliament-expected-to-pass-erdogan-emergency-measures

Hong Kong pro-democracy “Umbrella Revolution” protest organizers found guilty of  “unlawful assembly” charges. http://time.com/4416234/hong-kong-umbrella-revolution-student-leaders-protest-charges/

Northern California police officer accused of sexually assaulting five motorists. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/07/21/former-san-mateo-police-officer-arrested-on-multiple-sexual-assault-charges/

Fox News founder and CEO steps down (or is pushed out) amid sexual harassment allegations. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/ailes-is-out-as-fox-news-head-murdoch-named-acting-chief/2016/07/21/d615f932-4fa6-11e6-bf27-405106836f96_story.html

North Miami officer who shot black caregiver with his hands up reportedly fired three times, was aiming for autistic man holding toy truck. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/florida-shot-unarmed-man-hands-face-charges-article-1.2720369

Second suspected locally-contracted case of Zika virus identified in Florida, state asks CDC for help. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/health-care/article91047207.html

Breitbart reporter banned from Twitter for inciting “targeted abuse” of black Ghostbusters star. http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/national/breitbart-reporter-milo-yiannopoulos-permantently-/nr2ws/

Obama administration to review its decision to restrict military gear transfers to police departments. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-police-gear-exclusive-idUSKCN1012KW

Edward Snowden developing smartphone case that protects users against hacks, spyware. http://www.technewsworld.com/story/83725.html

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham sparks controversy with apparent Nazi salute after RNC speech. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/laura-ingraham-called-appearing-nazi-salute-article-1.2719389

Justice Department sues to block health insurance mega-mergers. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/07/21/us-justice-department-steps-halt-health-insurance-mega-mergers

Ted Cruz booed at RNC after telling delegates to “vote your conscience” without mentioning Trump. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/07/21/lyin-teds-revenge-told-vote-their-conscience-republicans-erupt-boos

17 arrested at RNC in connection with flag burning protest, including Australian journalist. http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-republican-convention-2016-trump-a-journalist-was-arrested-during-a-1469121780-htmlstory.html

14 Turkish Navy ships reportedly  missing after coup. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/turkey-coup-attempt-turkish-navy-ships-admirals-military-president-erdogan-a7144141.html

Lawsuit accuses Wolf Point, Montana police of mass round up of homeless and vagrants prior to local rodeo, targeting Native Americans.  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/21/lawsuit-racist-rodeo-rounded-up-city-s-native-americans.html

Turkish professor calls Erdogan’s coup response a “witch hunt”. https://news.vice.com/article/turkish-academics-talk-about-living-in-fear-its-the-final-stage-of-a-witch-hunt

Statistics don’t back Trump’s RNC speech claim that illegal immigrants are a serious safety risk to Americans. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/07/16/voices-gomez-undocumented-immigrant-crime-san-francisco-shooting/30159479/

Trump’s acceptance speech doesn’t stand up to fact-checking. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-convention-speech-fact-check-20160721-story.html

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July 22, 2016

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