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PBC News & Comment Thursday, May 3

The truth about bin Laden:  Gareth Porter reveals at Truthout that OBL was not running al Qaeda when reportedly killed last May 1; confusion in Beijing on status of blind lawyer since leaving US Embassy   Also:

--San Diego university student went to 420 party, was caught in DEA sweep and spent 5 days in jail without food or water

--"superliberal" 9th Circuit rejects lawsuit by Jose Padilla, gives immunity to John Yoo for torture memos, Yoo makes crass remark

--Jason Leopold of Truthout gets more DHS documents showing coordinated response to Occupy protests

--Occupy San Francisco takes over building on May 2, ejected with 26 arrests

--federal judge overseeing Oakland Police Department slams slow pace of investigation over police misconduct las fall, concerned they will delay report until 1-year statute of limitations

--WalMart sued by pension fund over bribes in Mexico, will buy its way out of this one, too

--media overplays the story of mom addicted to tanning booths