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PBC News & Comment: Obama “Profoundly Regrets” Droning American Hostage in Pakistan

Belated disclosure of secret January strike and admission that “mistakes can occur” underscore failures of drone warfare and Obama’s hypocrisy….

--drone landed on roof of prime minister’s office in Tokyo shows traces of radiation

--NY Times drops huge investigative report on Clinton Foundation and special favors by Hillary to donors

--Clinton Foundation amends tax filings to report foreign donations while Hillary was Secretary of State

--Loretta Lynch confirmed as attorney general by 56-43 vote

--David Petraeus gets probation on leak charge similar to John Kiriakou’s, which drew 30-month sentence

--in victory for activists and consumers, Comcast ends bid for Time Warner Cable

--Gareth Porter scoops corporate media again, reports that Houthi arms came from former strongman Saleh, not Iran

--alarms sound in Australia as new surveillance law is passed

--fresh off announcement of Google investigation, EU goes after Gazprom

--retired Giants slugger Barry Bonds wins appeal over evasive testimony in his trial for steroid use