October 25, 2016

Jill Stein explains how the Democratic and Republican parties keep it a “two-party system”.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-jill-stein-third-party-candidates-perspec-1021-20161020-story.html

Life sentences without parole are actually death sentences, argues Kenneth Hartman, who was sentenced to life after killing a man in a fight when he was 19, 36 years ago.   https://www.themarshallproject.org/2016/10/23/death-by-another-name

Obamacare costs up 25% but most customers will reportedly still pay less than $100 a month after income tax credits.   http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/10/24/heatlhcaregov-opens-plan-window-shopping-today-amid-rate-worries/92688126/

Tensions rising between Turkey and Iraq over Turkish participation in Mosul operation.  http://www.businessinsider.com/us-diplomacy-turkey-mosul-iraq-2016-10

Venezuelan government and opposition to hold talks mediated by Pope and UNASUR over recall referendum crisis.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37758515

NAACP demands investigation of allegations that white students put a noose around the neck of a black high school football player without anyone being charged.   http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article110146897.html

Kathleen Kane sentenced to 10 to 24 months in prison for leaking emails of Pennsylvania officials, which reportedly contained pornography and racist and sexist remarks, and then engaging in coverup.   http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/24/499173124/former-pa-attorney-general-sentenced-to-10-23-months-in-prison-for-perjury

Democratic Party and allied PACs allegedly made large donations to campaign of wife of FBI official who would later oversee probe of Clinton private server emails.   http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/24/clinton-ally-aided-campaign-fbi-officials-wife.html

Exonerated death row prisoner and Catholic priest who saved him to speak out against death penalty ahead of Nebraska referendum vote.   http://www.kmtv.com/news/local-news/exonerated-death-row-inmate-speaks-in-omaha-for-nebraska-catholic-conference

Election prediction group with outstanding record gives Clinton 85% chance of victory, taking into account more unpredictability than other forecasters, some of which give her a 99% chance of winning.  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-update-why-our-model-is-more-bullish-than-others-on-trump/

The “conservative media industrial complex” is to blame for Trump’s presidential campaign say critics. “… it was a natural outgrowth of a growing and influential faction of conservative media that for years fed the Republican base a steady diet of fringe theories masqueraded as news.”   http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-conservative-media-hannity-limbaugh-drudge-2016-10

Death toll in Pakistan police academy shooting rises to 59.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-attack-idUSKCN12O2M6

75 arrested at anti-pipeline protest at Canada’s parliament.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/24/over-75-arrested-ottawa-youth-demand-climate-action-trudeau

Mississippi woman reportedly held in jail for 3 months without a bail hearing or an attorney, local court rules her civil rights were not violated.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/21/mississippi-woman-jessica-jauch-jailed-96-days-civil-rights

Cyber-security firm accused of hiring hackers to take over devices for government “offensive” hacking and tracking operations.  https://theintercept.com/2016/10/24/darkmatter-united-arab-emirates-spies-for-hire/

Libertarian, populist, cyber-freak Pirate Party may win upcoming elections in Iceland. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/21/the-bernie-sanders-of-iceland-is-a-pirate-a-poet-and-possibly-the-countrys-next-leader/

35 Turkish diplomats have reportedly requested asylum in Germany.  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/35-turkish-diplomats-seek-german-asylum/news-story/871a6c8d1ddeb841763c1a93f7016ee8

Drone operators reportedly arrested at Dakota Access pipeline protests.  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/24/authorities-open-fire-at-unmanned-drone-during-north-dakota-pipeline-protests.html

Arrests this weekend at North Dakota pipeline protest top 100.  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/24/headlines/north_dakota_police_arrest_over_100_water_protectors

Hong Kong jury reportedly watched video of British Bank of America executive sexually torturing one of his murder victims.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-murder-idUSKCN12P088

Pima County, Arizona agrees not to delete electronic ballot images from 2016 primary elections in response to federal lawsuit.  http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/09/01/arizona-county-compromises-on-electronic-vote-counting.htm

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October 25, 2016

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