October 7, 2016

CIA officials Jose Rodriguez and John Rizzo to give unprecedented depositions in civil lawsuit against “enhanced interrogation” psychologists. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/top-cia-officers-to-face-questions-about-brutal-interrogations-in-civil-suit/2016/10/05/6bd7af70-8b42-11e6-875e-2c1bfe943b66_story.html

Haitian government says hurricane Matthew death toll at 283. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/07/world/americas/hurricane-matthew-haiti.html

Trump campaign asked to release letter or email from IRS proving that he is being audited.  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/is-donald-trump-actually-under-audit/

Los Angeles activists declare “state of emergency” after 18th fatal police shooting. http://patch.com/california/hollywood/activists-declare-state-emergency-after-18th-person-killed-lapd-year

Commuter train was accelerating at 21 mph seconds before crash say investigators. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/06/496947717/new-jersey-commuter-train-was-speeding-before-crash

Verzion reportedly asking for $1 billion discount in Yahoo purchase after government email scanning scandal. https://nypost.com/2016/10/06/verizon-wants-1b-discount-on-yahoo-deal-after-hacking-reports/

No charges for Vermont deputy in fatal shooting of unarmed suspect Jesse Beshaw. http://digital.vpr.net/post/prosecutors-say-deputy-was-justified-shooting-winooski-man

World financial leaders worried about populism, see a need for policy makers to “more immediately, tangibly and clearly, transparently benefit larger segments of the population.” http://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-g-idUSKCN12629J

Video emerges of Bi State Jail prisoner Michael Sabbie, who reportedly died the morning after being pepper sprayed by staff. http://fusion.net/story/354674/michael-sabbie-i-cant-breathe-arkansas/

Environmentalist say international deal to reduce air travel pollution is a sham because it is voluntary and allows offsets (planting trees for example) instead of actual reductions in emissions. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/06/green-groups-warn-deal-lower-aviation-pollution-weak-shell-game

Obama doubles down on free trade, decries “crude populism” while admitting an apparently mysterious “decades-long rise in inequality”. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/06/barcack-obama-america-future-economist-essay

Clinton faces skepticism from voters “because of the glaring contradiction between the nice things she says she will do and the failure of Obama to advance the ball very far on those same issues.” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/06/hillary-clinton-democrats-barack-obama-middle-america

Chicago police officials allegedly broke up investigation of drug dealer protection racket run by its own cops, and then retaliated against the messengers. https://theintercept.com/2016/10/06/in-the-chicago-police-department-if-the-bosses-say-it-didnt-happen-it-didnt-happen/

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong detained and deported from Thailand en route to commemoration meeting for Thai students massacred by government.  https://news.vice.com/article/thailand-detained-teenage-activist-joshua-wong-because-china-asked-it-to

Trump promises to abolish 70% of federal regulations. “It’s just stopping businesses from growing.” https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/10/06/trumptownhall/7VxQZRSWfQLJHTZwjbG2OJ/story.html

Man fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies after dispute at hurricane evacuation checkpoint in South Carolina. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hurricane-matthew-evacuation-man-shot-dead-by-south-carolina-deputies-in-dispute/

Investigation into excessive force by Connecticut law enforcement officers after video appears to show officer stomping on a handcuffed suspect’s head. http://fox61.com/2016/10/05/hartford-police-to-release-video-in-excessive-force-investigation/

Pharmaceutical company reportedly hikes price of mental illness drug fluphenazine by 1,650%. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/another-pharma-bro-ceo-said-he-had-no-choice-but-to-raise-schizophrenia-drug-price-by-1650-percent/

Washington appeals court reportedly throws out second degree attempted murder verdict against tech entrepreneur because his wife did not authorize him to accidentally record himself beating her and threatening to kill her. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/06/husband-s-conviction-tossed-because-beaten-wife-didn-t-consent-to-being-taped.html

Ben & Jerry’s supports Black Lives Matter movement. “All lives do matter. But all lives will not matter until black lives matter.” https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/10/06/ben-jerry-supports-black-lives-matter/zfKpx73BCjRfJA9XCzwxCN/story.html

Justice Department reportedly drops charges against arms dealer who made sales to Libyan rebels during 2011 rebellion as part of U.S. government’s “regime change” efforts. http://news.antiwar.com/2016/10/05/justice-dept-drops-charges-against-arms-dealer-who-threatened-to-embarrass-clinton/

Ethiopia reportedly turns off the internet, probably to disrupt opposition from organizing protests.  http://allafrica.com/stories/201610050954.html

FBI agreed to destroy laptop computers of two Hillary Clinton aides as part of private email investigation. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/05/republicans-blast-fbi-for-astonishing-agreement-to-destroy-clinton-aides-laptops.html

7 Afghan military trainees reportedly missing from bases in the United States. http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/7-military-trainees-from-afghanistan-missing-from-us-bases/452236808

President of Columbia Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize for peace deal with leftist rebels. Rebel leaders who negotiated the peace deal with Santos were not honored. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nobel-peace-prize-colombian-president-juan-manuel-santos-peace-deal-farc/

 

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October 7, 2016

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