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PBC News & Comment: Top Cop in Chicago is Fired Over Laquan McDonald Coverup

Chicago’s maximum mayor Rahm Emmanuel fires police superintendent for failed coverup of videotaped police shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald….--Cook County sheriff loses federal appeal for using illegal means to shut down web site with adult ads, Glenn Greenwald comments

--for killings by cops, Kern County, California is the deadliest place in America, reports The Guardian

--new report says 56 Americans have been arrested this year on charges related to IS

--in latest in-depth interview, NY Times reporter Scott Shane talks about his book Objective Troy, about drones and the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki; in this excerpt, Shane talks about secrecy and lack of accountability from Congress and courts

--lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev demand new trial, challenge half of the counts he was convicted on, under Supreme Court ruling

--at Vice, Jason Leopold reviews the latest release of Hillary’s emails, where Clinton shows a little compassion for former Gitmo teen prisoner, Omar Khadr

--2 Israeli teenagers convicted for beating and burning to death Palestinian teen in 2014

--after 20 year prison stretch in Peru, American Lori Berenson is coming home

--on the sidelines at Paris climate meeting, Obama sides with Turkey on shoot-down of Russian fighter jet over Syria

--Turkey rounds up 1300 refugees after EU agrees to pay billions for refugee camps

--NRA law that widens concealed carry rights takes effect in Michigan, so that more good guys will be armed

--Puerto Rico is bankrupt, out of cash, as Governor pleads for bankruptcy at Senate hearing

--the Koch brothers’ support for criminal sentencing reform includes immunization of corporate executives

--AMA votes to ban TV ads for pharmaceuticals, and petition at Change.org has 38,000 signers