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PBC News & Comment: NBC Re-Writes Richard Engel’s Syria Kidnapping Account

On the heels of Brian Williams scandal, NBC tries to correct the record on Engel kidnapping, exposing deep biases, more….

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--NBC News faces another credibility challenge, as Richard Engel re-writes his account of his kidnapping in Syria; Greenwald offers excellent breakdown,  so does RT

--also at The Intercept, Trevor Aaronson profiles one of the FBI’s 15,000 paid informants

--latest domestic terrorism case against Ohio man seems flimsy, but no FBI provocateur is apparent so far

--major break in the mysterious anthrax attacks of 2001 as FBI investigator says FBI hid evidence, we get expert commentary from Prof. Graeme MacQueen in new interview

--next round of Iran nuke talks starts next week, Gareth Porter analyzes the biggest obstacles

--senior US military brass say Saudi intervention in Yemen is “bad idea” will lead to quagmire, rebuff McCain’s ravings

--UN Security Council reviews video and witness testimony about crude chlorine attack in “barrel bomb” this March

--satellite images show China is building jet runway on contested island in South China Sea

--domestic surveillance defenders support reform-lite, the USA Freedom Act

--lawyers for the man who shot the video murder of Walter Scott demand payment for showing it