November 17, 2016

Pepper-spray inventor says many law enforcement agencies are misusing his product. “It is not meant to be used to shut people up, for punishing people, for controlling people.”  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pepper-spray_us_582b1edce4b060adb5703ea6

Officer who fatally shot Philando Castile charged with second-degree manslaughter.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/11/16/minnesota-officer-charged-manslaughter-philando-castile/93960982/

U.S. appeals court rules that 30 minute botched execution of Clayton Lockett was an “innocent misadventure”, dismisses “cruel and unusual punishment” lawsuit against Oklahoma.  http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/11/16/court_clayton_lockett_s_execution_an_innocent_misadventure.html

Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court treaty which it signed but never ratified, as was also the case with the United States.   http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/16/world/russia-quits-international-criminal-court/

Rohingya refugees reportedly shot while trying to flee Myanmar.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38008151

Men assumed to be Chinese undercover police block BBC reporter from meeting with independent candidate in district election.   http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38005603

Bob Dylan unable to attend Nobel awards ceremony to pick up his prize for literature due to “pre-existing commitments”.   http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/16/502312155/bob-dylan-wont-be-picking-up-his-nobel-prize-in-person

Hoboken, New Jersey train crash engineer had undiagnosed severe sleep disorder says his lawyer.   http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NJ-train-crash-undiagnosed-engineer-sleep-disorder-apnea-hoboken-401555955.html

Minnesota Somali-American sentenced to 35 years for trying to travel to Syria to join IS, two co-defendants sentenced to 30 years each.  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/11/16/latest-minnesota-man-sentenced-to-35-years-in-is-case.html

Twitter closes accounts of alt-rightists who have violated its terms of service, which forbid hateful conduct that targets minority groups or women.  http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tn-twitter-bans-20161116-story.html

Fake news stories reportedly outperformed real news stories on Facebook in run-up to election.   https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/viral-fake-election-news-outperformed-real-news-on-facebook

Health insurance loophole sees customers receiving huge bills from non-network doctors working at in-network hospitals.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-emergencies-insurance-networks-idUSKBN13B2WP

All electric Chevy Bolt is Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year” for 2017.  Better buy one before tariffs on imports go into effect (battery, motor, and drive unit are made in South Korea but are assembled in Detroit).   http://www.motortrend.com/news/chevrolet-bolt-ev-2017-car-of-the-year/

Mysterious 29-floor windowless Manhattan bunker is reportedly a nuclear weapons-proof NSA surveillance site.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/11/16/titanpointe-nsas-spy-hub-new-york-hidden-plain-sight

“Course correction” needed in neo-liberal globalization project says Obama, after his party’s defeat in presidential election.   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/16/obama-calls-for-course-correction-to-share-spoils-of-globalisation

Supporters of Israel standing up for Steve Bannon. “I can say, without hesitation, that Steve is a friend of the Jewish people and a defender of Israel.” https://theintercept.com/2016/11/16/steve-bannon-made-breitbart-space-pro-israel-writers-anti-semitic-readers/

Prisoner who was denied requested medical treatment dies in Michigan jail.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/jail-staff-ignored-pleas-of-gravely-ill-young-mother-as-she-slowly-died-of-sepsis/

Gang members reportedly arrested in shooting of Portland protester.   http://wfla.com/2016/11/13/2-teens-arrested-in-connection-with-portland-trump-protest-shooting/

More than half of those arrested at anti-Trump protest in Portland allegedly did not vote in election.  https://www.yahoo.com/news/portlands-anti-trump-protesters-didnt-152325278.html

U.S. presidents are no longer shielded from lawsuits over issues which occurred prior to taking office, thanks to conservative activists – like the husband of Donald Trump’s campaign spokesperson.   http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/11/president-trump-can-thank-paula-jones-his-legal-troubles

Bernie Sanders gives speech outside White House opposing Dakota Access pipeline project.  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/11/16/stop_the_dakota_pipeline_bernie_sanders

Possible reasons for discrepancies between 2016 exit polls and actual vote totals.   http://heavy.com/news/2016/11/2016-exit-polls-did-hillaty-clinton-win-presidential-election-voter-fraud-donald-trump-lose-rigged/

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November 17, 2016

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