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PBC News & Comment: Occupy Protester Cecily McMillan Gets 90-day Sentence

Facing up to 7 years imprisonment for dubious assault conviction, Cecily McMillan gets 90 days as she asserts her innocence...Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and earn $15 for the PBC Podcast!

--Occupy activist Cecily McMillan gets 3-month sentence

--British imam convicted of 11 counts related to terrorism

--US charges 5 Chinese soldiers with cyber crimes

--House staffers try to outgame NSA lawyers in crafting modest reforms

---big upset in India ends Congress Party’s 60-year reign

--latest round of Iran talks stall, possibly to US attempt to change terms

--Pepe Escobar’s analysis of policy “pivots”:  China is on track to be next economic superpower

--NY Times columnist Ross Douthat gives low marks to Obama foreign policy, and notes that Libya is “disaster area”

--Benghazi is back in the news, as civilians told to flee and militias suspend Parliament in Tripoli

--Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is using a book tour to expose the scandal of student loans, and to promote a bill to reduce interest rates