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PBC News & Comment: In Sneaky Maneuver, House Passes Fast Track

Boehner gets bare minimum, 218 votes, to pass fast track by splitting it from displaced worker funding; Ralph Nader comments….

Hear more from Nader in our in-depth interview released today

--murder spree at historic black church in Charleston appears racially motivated, white suspect in custody

--Pope Francis releases climate change encyclical, moving the Church’s moral teaching beyond sex

--crisis mounts in Caribbean as Dominican Republic moves to deport 300,000 Haitians

--in important move, appeals court reinstates unlawful detention claims against Bush era officials, including former AG Ashcroft and former FBI director Mueller

--CIA admits that it didn’t know that al Qaeda leader in Yemen was killed by drone strike

--45 former military members advise drone pilots to refuse to fly, led by Col. Ann Wright; find out more here

--new Senate bill would require FBI to get warrants for domestic surveillance flights

--in victory for Occupy movement, Hong Kong legislature rejects Beijing’s controlled election plan

--former NSA boss Michael Hayden brags about the limited reforms to domestic surveillance since Snowden’s leaks

--new report shows that US laws on police use of deadly force don’t meet international standards