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PBC News & Comment: New Book Forces NY Times to Report Drone Deal

Once again, The Times breaks an important story–about drones in Pakistan–because of a new book by a star reporter… 20014, CIA killed a Pakistani opposition leader in exchange for secret approval to conduct drone strikes in Pakistan.

And in second installment published Monday, key questions are raised about Obama’s “kill or capture program”

–Italy pardons one of 26 Americans convicted in absentia in bungled CIA kidnap in Milan

–talks with Iran on nuclear intentions end with no agreement, no plan for more meetings

–6 Americans die in one day in Afghanistan, including 25-year-old woman

–Sen. Max Baucus, chair of Finance Committee, has 28 former staffers who lobby him for corporate tax breaks

–as we reported earlier, states are passing “Ag-gag” laws to prevent animal rights activists from making videos of animal abuse on factory farms, with help from ALEC

–latest Kansas law restricting abortion says life begins at fertilization

–the federal judge who lifted restrictions on sale of Plan B contraceptive pill hammered Obama and HHS Seceretary Sebelius for bad faith, putting politics above science and law

–passenger complaints against airlines increase