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PBC News & Comment: Have a Sigar?

America’s reconstruction watchdog in Afghanistan objects that his reports are being classified—to protect troops, or to prevent embarrassing waste?...

--NY Times editorial blasts attempt to conceal SIGAR reports

--in Islamabad, report that IS leader in custody reveals that he has been receiving funding “through the US”

--in effort to prevent wider conflict, Hezbollah signals to Israel that it’s not planning further attacks

--Boehner’s grandstanding invitation to Netanyahu appears to backfire, causing Dems to delay more sanctions on Iran

--Senate passes Keystone bill, faces veto from Obama

--in our latest Processing Distortion podcast, journalist Nick Bryant of Gawker talks about underage sex accusations against Alan Dershowitz

--at VICE, Jason Leopold reports on document that shows force feeding at Guantanamo violates international law

--ACLU reveals that DEA’s license plate database is massive, troublesome

--new, declassified FISA rulings show how the court has enabled NSA spying

--House Dems hold retreat, ponder bleak future due to gerrymandering, as Arizona’s desire to resume redistricting along political lines threatens California’s independent redistricting panel, too

--Washington Post reporter jailed in Iran faces trial on vague charges

--missing Malaysian flight 370 declared lost due to accident, so survivors can make claims