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PBC News & Comment: 50 North Korean Submarines Deployed

Despite report of defused tensions over border loudspeakers, North Korea deploys 50 submarines that “disappeared” from South Korean radar…

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–NSA Whistleblowers sue NSA, FBI and others for illegal retaliation, read the filing here

–America’s “ally” Turkey is using barbaric, Islamic State tactics in its war with Turkish Kurds, as dead female PKK fighter is dragged nude through streets

–US claims top-ranking IS official has been killed, second time since last December

–heroic Americans from N. California subdued gunman on French train Friday are awarded Legion of Honor, authorities want to call it terrorism event

–on the Mediterranean, 4,400 boat people rescued just on Saturday

–in shocking change of course, FBI investigation of FBI agent may lead to agent’s termination for firing on unarmed car burglar

–federal judge orders Obama to change immigration detention policies, and quickly release children and parents detained since last year

–immigration lawyers complain of being banned from Texas prison for representing their clients

–Trump draws 20-30,000 at Alabama rally, connecting with the legacy of George Wallace

–Alabama is far and away the state with the most users of infidelity website Ashley Madison

–two suicides reported in Toronto of exposed Ashley Madison users

–pro-birth extremists build momentum with new Ohio bill to ban abortions of fetuses diagnosed with Down Syndrome, clearly unconstitutional

–new report on Great Pacific Garbage Patch is alarming, as 21-year-old Dutch man is crowdsourcing a cleanup effort

–news by calendar: 1 year since Napa earthquake, 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, 25 years since death of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Our listener Jeffrey Zaiser posted this tribute to Stevie adding visuals to a recoding from Stevie’s final concert.