July 24, 2016

Munich gunman was fascinated with mass killers, not affiliated with extremist group. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-crime-munich-idUSKCN1021YZ

Canadian teenagers arrested by U.S. border police after accidentally crossing border while playing Pokemon Go. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/pokemongo-alberta-brothers-us-border-crossing-1.3692564

Obama veto preserves almost unlimited budgets for former presidents. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/07/22/obama-vetoes-cuts-former-presidents-expense-accounts/87462850/

Super-delegates, hacked DNC emails, Clinton’s VP pick likely to result in a second 2016 political convention full of discord. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democrats-grapple-with-intraparty-divisions-two-days-before-convention-opens/2016/07/23/10afeb04-50d1-11e6-a7d8-13d06b37f256_story.html

Connecticut’s governor allegedly allowed to bypass airport security with backpack, decision reportedly upheld by TSA. http://wtnh.com/2016/07/21/footage-shows-connecticut-governor-bypassed-airport-security/

Democrats vote to continue super-delegate system. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/07/23/establishment-wins-again-dnc-rules-committee-rejects-proposal-abolish-superdelegates

Since ancient Greece, politicians have been promising to save citizens from overblown threats of violence and disorder by taking decisive action against the public’s enemies. The results have not been good. https://theintercept.com/2016/07/21/donald-trumps-convention-speech-rings-terrifying-historical-alarm-bells/

Another massive intelligence failure? President Obama says U.S. had no prior knowledge of Turkish coup attempt. http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-22/obama-rejects-claims-u-s-had-advance-knowledge-of-turkey-coup

Electrical workers union wins case which alleged that its support of boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel over occupation of Palestine violated U.S. labor laws. http://www.ueunion.org/political-action/2016/nlrb-confirms-legality-of-union-support-for-israel-boycott-union-condemns

Writer who predicted Trump’s nomination a year ago explains how he did it, expresses concern over what will happen when he loses. https://www.salon.com/2016/07/21/last_year_i_predicted_the_gop_would_nominate_trump_here_is_what_will_happen_next/

Attorney sentenced to jail for refusing to remove Black Lives Matter button in court. http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/07/23/lawyer-fights-contempt-charge-for-button.html

Hillary Clinton exchanged 22 top secret emails with aides via her private email account according to Freedom of Information Act release. https://news.vice.com/article/exclusive-hillary-clinton-exchanged-classified-emails-on-private-server-with-three-aides

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July 24, 2016

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