August 14, 2016

Obama notifies Congress that action on TPP trade agreement is imminent. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/obama-congress-trade-warning-226952

Muslim cleric and mosque official assassinated on Queens, New York street, police say no evidence of religious or ethnic motive, Bangladeshi community disagrees. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/08/13/leaders-of-new-york-city-mosque-killed-in-daylight-shooting/

Chicago police report says Paul O’Neal was “reaching into his waistband” while fleeing officers, but no weapon found. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/chicago-teen-reached-waistband-fatal-shooting-article-1.2749979

Children removed from home after boy found trying to sell his teddy bear for food, police chief says “officers see this nationwide everyday”.  http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article95494667.html

Milwaukee protesters damage three police cars after fatal police shooting of fleeing suspect. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/milwaukee-police-protesters-clash-fatal-shooting-article-1.2750208  UPDATE: Four businesses burn amid rioting, shots fired. Local representative says neighborhood was “a powder keg” and riot is “a warning cry”. http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2016/08/13/report-1-dead-officer-involved-shooting/88689152/

Mexican anti-logging activist freed after bogus burglary charges dropped. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/08/13/world/americas/ap-lt-mexico-environmentalist-freed.html?_r=0

15 states have passed new voting laws which will effect upcoming election. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/13/2016-election-lawsuit-tracker-new-election-laws-and-suits-challenging-them

Psychiatrists not allowed to comment on the mental health of public figures unless they have personally evaluated them as patients. http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/08/12/psychiatrist-wont-tell-candidates/

Retired colonel explains why more soldiers don’t speak out about failing military policies. https://www.salon.com/2016/08/13/freeing-democracy-fr_partner/

Trump’s anti-media comments making life difficult for reporters covering his rallies. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/journalists-report-increased-threats-and-harassment-at-rallies-as-trump-declares-war-on-the-media/

Police officer and citizen have wildly different versions of Arizona gun-point traffic stop incident, no dash cam or body camera video available. http://azdailysun.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/trooper-draws-gun-on-tourists-for-rental-car-mistaken-as/article_9a2bbc97-6af2-53d0-828e-a1c083a8b80d.html

Travis County, Texas deputy’s death ruled a suicide, six “persons of interest” reportedly released from custody. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/texas-authorities-release-six-suspects-in-deputys-murder-after-finding-he-committed-suicide/

High-profile Turks still sought by their own government include 32 diplomats, three military attaches, an admiral, and a soccer star. http://news.antiwar.com/2016/08/12/turkey-seeks-32-diplomats-who-fled-abroad-to-avoid-purge/

Case of Missouri woman charged with terror offense for re-tweeting IS posts raises First Amendment issues. http://news.antiwar.com/2016/08/12/are-retweets-terror-missouri-womans-arrest-raises-free-speech-questions/

Senior Pakistani intelligence official told U.S. where bid Laden was being hidden by his government in return for $25 million reward, claims Seymour Hersh. Saudis also knew and were paying for his upkeep. Deal for U.S. strike was reached in advance with Pakistan. http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/37193-seymour-hersh-what-really-led-to-the-killing-of-osama-bin-laden

U.S.-made weapons rain death on Yemen’s school children. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/saudi-airstrike-hits-a-school-in-northern-yemen-killing-10-children/2016/08/13/07039cf2-617c-11e6-84c1-6d27287896b5_story.html

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August 14, 2016

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