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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