September 13, 2016

FBI whistle-blower supports Stein’s call for new 9/11 investigation. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/coleen-rowley/why-this-fbi-whistleblowe_b_11969590.html

Charges dropped against native American woman who was arrested for burning incense at Trump rally. http://www.westword.com/news/sage-smudge-lady-v-donald-trump-case-dropped-lawsuit-planned-8071013

California’s governor signs bill requiring overtime pay for farm workers, will be phased in starting in 2019. http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/historic-move-california-expands-overtime-farmworkers-42039836

Florida mosque fire was likely arson, video reveals suspect. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/us/fire-investigated-as-arson-at-florida-mosque-orlando-nightclub-gunman-had-attended.html?_r=0

Local residents rally after fatal shooting of Gregory Frazier by Florida deputies. http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Protest-Rally-Planned-After-Pompano-Beach-Man-Shot-and-Killed-by-BSO-Deputies-393134461.html

Sugar industry accused of interfering in health research into heart disease, cavities. http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/UCSF-led-study-details-sugar-industry-s-attempt-9218509.php

Muslim tourist’s clothing lit on fire in Manhattan. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/exclusive-traditionally-dressed-muslim-woman-set-fire-article-1.2789052

Trump Foundation allegedly used $20,000 in donations to buy life-size painting of Trump for one of Trump’s own golf courses. http://fusion.net/story/346010/donald-trump-foundation-grifter/

ACLU, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch reportedly asking Obama to pardon Edward Snowden. http://fusion.net/story/346043/aclu-pardon-campaign-obama-edward-snowden/

Nationwide protests call for refocusing “morality” from school prayer, abortion and sexuality to “how our society treats the poor, those on the margins, the least of these, women, children, workers, immigrants and the sick”. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/09/12/nationwide-workers-join-clergy-demand-lawmakers-advance-politics-morality

Elections commissioners call for action to stop the use of U.S. companies as a way to funnel foreign donations to candidates under new Citizen United rules, cites $1.3 million donation to super PAC supporting Jeb Bush. https://theintercept.com/2016/09/12/foreign-spending-on-u-s-elections-threatens-national-security-fec-commissioner-says/

Silicon Valley executive says he will donate $5 million to a veterans charity if Trump will release his tax returns. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/linkedin-founder-vows-to-give-5-million-to-charity-if-trump-releases-tax-returns/

Confederate flag reportedly flown during pledge of allegiance at Utah demolition derby. http://fox13now.com/2016/09/11/family-upset-after-confederate-flag-flies-during-national-anthem-at-west-jordan-derby/

Israeli Prime Minister reportedly claims a Palestinian state would result in “ethnic cleansing” of Israeli settlers. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/netanyahu-faces-backlash-after-accusing-palestinians-of-ethnic-cleansing/

 

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September 13, 2016

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