August 2, 2016

New Malaysian anti-terror law gives authorities almost unlimited powers, immunity from prosecution, as embattled Prime Minister faces corruption allegations. http://www.thedailystar.net/world/najib-gets-new-powers-1263073

Thai woman arrested and charged for saying “yeah” in response to a private Facebook message critical of the Thai monarchy. http://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2016/08/01/thai-activists-mother-charged-under-royal-insult-laws-over-facebook-post/

Resigning British Prime Minister Cameron criticized for awarding honors to friends, supporters. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-honours-idUSKCN10C2CB?il=0

Trump concerned election will be “rigged”. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-election-rigged_us_579fb173e4b08a8e8b5f07a9

Massachusetts governor signs equal pay for women bill into law. http://www.eagletribune.com/news/gov-baker-signs-law-requiring-equal-pay-for-comparable-work/article_e3af9c42-582f-11e6-989b-e39fcef7b3f4.html

20% of U.S. votes will reportedly be cast electronically without a paper record. http://www.npr.org/2016/08/01/488264073/hacking-an-election-why-its-not-as-far-fetched-as-you-might-think

Donald Trump reportedly received five draft deferments during Vietnam War. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/us/politics/donald-trump-draft-record.html

Trump: Bernie Sanders “made a deal with the devil” when he agreed to endorse Democratic nominee. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-on-hillary-clinton-shes-the-devil/

Hillary Clinton reportedly did not take required classes on handling of classified information while Secretary of State. http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/01/exclusive-hillary-completed-no-security-briefings-or-courses-at-state-dept/

Interstate highway to be closed for funeral procession of Texas officer killed during burglary at his home. http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/funeral-for-slain-travis-county-deputy-set-for-tue/nr8Jc/

5 year-old wounded in crossfire as Baltimore police storm apartment. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/baltimore-police-fatally-shoot-korryn-gaines-boy-5-wounded-n621461

New York protesters occupy city park, call for firing of Police Chief Bratton, abolition of police. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/01/new-york-city-protesters-demand-police-commissioner-fired-bill-bratton

Female defendant brought to  court without pants after being held for three days on minor charges without access to feminine hygiene supplies or a change of clothes, female judge is upset. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kentucky-jail-woman-no-pants_us_579cf681e4b0e2e15eb61eec

Media talking about TPP agreement again after long period with little news coverage. https://theintercept.com/2016/08/01/cnn-and-fox-news-are-finally-covering-the-tpp-after-ignoring-it-for-two-years/

U.S. reportedly awards $1.7 billion contract to only bidder for radios for Afghan military, billions more committed for other projects. https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2016/07/29/us-awards-1-7-billion-contract-to-buy-radios-for-afghan-army/

Trump allegedly tells reporters that fire marshals enforcing occupancy limits at his rally venues is “politics at its lowest”. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/watch-paranoid-trump-attacks-yet-another-fire-marshal-for-allegedly-being-out-to-get-him/

Convention bounce puts Clinton 7% ahead of Trump in latest poll. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/clinton-leads-trump-by-seven-points-in-latest-poll/

Sparta, Georgia reportedly issues summonses to 180 black voters requiring them to prove in court they are eligible to vote. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/us/critics-see-efforts-to-purge-minorities-from-voter-rolls-in-new-elections-rules.html?_r=0

 

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August 2, 2016

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