August 28, 2016

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand during national anthem, cites police shootings: “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/colin-kaepernick-protests-national-anthem-treatment-minorities/story?id=41691307

Clinton and Trump campaigns trade racial barbs, KKK-link accusations. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/27/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-kkk/

Rail car chlorine leak leads to evacuations in West Virginia and Ohio. http://www.wsj.com/articles/chlorine-leak-from-railcar-closes-axiall-corp-chemical-facility-in-west-virginia-1472324313

Donald Trump allegedly helped Louisiana flood victims for 49 seconds. http://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-donald-trump-spend-exactly-49-seconds-helping-out-louisiana-flood-victims/

Trump says no amnesty for illegal immigrants, tough benefits screening, quick deportation of criminals, but little information on possible changes to his mass deportation scheme. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/28/us/politics/donald-trump-immigration.html?_r=0

Sheriff claims North Dakota roadblock is to protect Dakota Access pipeline protesters, but local residents are reportedly being allowed through, no roadblock in the other direction.  http://www.jamestownsun.com/news/state/4103009-pipeline-protesters-reject-unlawful-label

Corporate profits up, U.S. economic growth only a meager 1.1%. http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-corporate-profits-rise-as-gdp-ticks-down-to-1-1-1472214856

Contractors association and Republican congressmen claim that making federal contractors reveal overtime pay violations, hiring discrimination and collective bargaining violations is “needless” and “unworkable”.  http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/25/obama-issues-order-that-will-hamstring-employers-and-contractors/

Review of Olympic vandalism incident involving U.S. swimmers shows no evidence of bathroom vandalism, security guard who flashed badge, pointed gun and demanded money was off-duty cop. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/rio-2016/2016/08/21/investigation-ryan-lochte-rio-olympics-authorities/89082232/

Four out of five suspects shot by Chicago police were black males, 2,623 bullets fired in five years, 92 killed, 170 wounded. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/27/chicago-police-shootings-deaths-tracking-data

Trump biographer accuses press of overlooking the candidate’s long-time dealings with “mobsters, con artists, violent felons, swindlers” and a drug dealer. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/trump-biographer-drops-a-bombshell-on-cnn-and-exposes-his-cocaine-dealing-crony/

Police officer in Muskogee, Oklahoma allegedly pepper-sprayed 84 year old mother of suspect after she resisted the seven officers who were reportedly present at the scene. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/cop-cruelly-blasts-84-year-old-black-woman-in-the-face-with-pepper-spray-in-her-own-home/

Turkish tanks and proxy forces push deeper into Syria, air strikes and artillery reportedly hit Kurdish forces and civilians. http://in.reuters.com/article/mideast-crisis-syria-idINKCN11305G

Ohio man jumps to his death over courthouse railing after being sentenced to 13 years in prison, unclear from multiple news reports if he had served time previously. http://wtov9.com/news/local/binkiewicz-sentenced-to-13-years-in-prison

Foreign legislators say they continue to receive fundraising emails from Trump campaign, despite U.S. laws banning political donations from foreigners and FEC complaints. https://www.fastcompany.com/3063185/trump-campaign-continues-to-send-illegal-solicitations-to-foreigners-despite-warnings

United Airlines pilots reportedly arrested before takeoff in Scotland for suspected intoxication, flight delayed 10 hours waiting for replacements. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/08/28/world/europe/ap-eu-britain-united-pilots-arrested.html

 

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August 28, 2016

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