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PBC News & Comment: Rand Paul Slams Domestic Surveillance at UC Berkeley

Invoking the ugly legacy of FBI spying on Dr. King, Rand Paul chooses UC Berkeley as setting for anti-surveillance speech.....Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and earn $15 for the PBC Podcast!

--Berkeley has few black students, effort to restore affirmative action killed in Sacramento by Asian-American leaders

-- Pentagon’s inspector general was not aware of metadata collection, contradicting NSA boss Alexander

--cue the laughs: CIA flak says “we believe in strong oversight”

--in excerpt from our in-depth interview, reporter Russ Baker talks about contradictions in accounts of the Boston bombing case

--federal judge rebukes “Justice” Dept. for overly broad email searches

--Abu Ghaith takes the stand in NYC trial

--Russia solidifies control over Crimea

--Scotland may secede from the United Kingdom

--Egyptian court gives light sentences to cops who killed 37 Muslims

--Israeli air forces strikes Syrian army targets

--offshore reports suggest US is withholding satellite data on Flight 370, and that 20 passengers worked for US electronic warfare firm

--White House plans climate data website

--Pacifica Radio is imploding, again