October 15, 2016

Three men charged in plot to blow up Somali immigrants in Kansas using car bombs.  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/kansas-men-charged-car-bomb-plot-targeting-somali-immigrants-article-1.2831319

British officer says police were told to use “as much force as possible” against striking miners in 1984 clash. “It was a licence to do what we wanted, which I didn’t think was right.” http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/orgreave-police-told-hit-miners-9019414

Shots fired at second Indianapolis police station. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/second-indianapolis-police-building-shot-at-extremely-violent-suspect-at-large/

SEC chief should be dismissed for “willfully (misinterpreting) congressional mandates”, not protecting investors, says Elizabeth Warren.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-mary-jo-white_us_58005991e4b0e8c198a753eb

More women come forward claiming Trump aggressively pursued them. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/14/politics/trump-women-accusers/

Feminist groups accused of double-standard when addressing Bill Clinton and Donald Trump’s sexual behavior. “Betty Friedan, the late activist and leading figure in the women’s movement, had described the attacks on Clinton as sexual McCarthyism.” http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article108304112.html

Sanders supporter Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii apparently received a spiteful email from a former Clinton Foundation official informing her that her support for Sanders meant she would no longer receive assistance with fundraising, according to leaked email. http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/14/wikileaks-gabbard-received-spiteful-email-from-fundraisers-over-sanders-support/

Wells Fargo employee who filed a whistle-blower complaint with Labor Department in 2011 alleging she was fired after reporting the opening of unauthorized accounts was allegedly never interviewed by the agency. 91 employees claim to have faced retaliation after reporting wrongdoing at the bank since 2002.  http://www.businessinsider.com/r-rpt-wells-fargo-complaints-show-flaws-in-federal-whistleblower-program-2016-10

Last activist from 1989 Tiananmen Square protests reportedly released from prison in China.  http://www.businessinsider.com/china-last-tiananmen-prisoner-to-be-released-2016-10

Marijuana measures will appear on ballots in nine states.   http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/legal-pot/these-nine-states-will-vote-legalizing-recreational-medical-marijuana-n665771

Governor of California vetoes ranked choice voting option.  http://fusion.net/story/358149/jerry-brown-election-reform-ranked-voting/

PETA runs election-themed “Grab a pussy” ads to encourage adoptions from animal shelters. http://fusion.net/story/357825/peta-grab-a-pussy-donald-trump/

New Wikileaks emails show that free trade agreement would privatize public services such as garbage collection, water treatment, utilities and the postal service, and open them up to foreign companies. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/14/posting-new-secret-trade-docs-wikileaks-further-exposes-corporate-plot

In wake of Flint water contamination crisis and East Chicago evacuations, pharmaceutical company reportedly hikes price of lead poisoning drug 2,700%.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/14/flint-suffers-big-pharma-slammed-lead-poison-drug-price-hike-2700

Aides to Clinton: Your idea for a key that will only let the government read everyone’s emails is impossible. https://theintercept.com/2016/10/14/hillary-clintons-encryption-proposal-was-impossible-said-top-adviser/

Trump may have broken talk show promise to donate $10,000 to 9/11 charity.  https://www.salon.com/2016/10/14/report-donald-trump-may-have-lied-about-giving-money-to-911-charities/

Donald Trump, Jr. allegedly told a radio talk show host during a discussion on “harassment” that women who can’t handle “some of the basic stuff that’s become a problem in the workforce today” should “maybe teach kindergarten”.  https://www.buzzfeed.com/passantino/donald-trump-jr-suggested-women-who-cant-take-sexual-harassm

Members of Congress ask for briefing on Yahoo email scanning program. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/dozens-of-us-lawmakers-request-briefing-on-yahoo-email-scanning/

Japan withholds 2016 UNESCO donation over inclusion of Nanjing massacre in its “Memory of the World” program. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-china-nanjing-idUSKBN12E0IS

 

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October 15, 2016

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