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PBC News & Comment: 13 Lingering Questions About San Bernardino

As many unproven threads of San Bernardino shooting are being treated as proven facts, LA Times adds to the narrative….--based on police sources, LA Times reconstructs events leading to final shootout, raising even more questions. You can listen to the 13 Questions podcast here

--exploiting this unproven narrative, Sens. Burr and Feinstein want Facebook to become an arm of the FBI under proposed law

--in first media interviews since his release from Gitmo in October, Shaker Aamer recounts his barbaric treatment, displays remarkable forgiveness

--Climate conference concludes in Paris—the agreement is a step forward, but lacks enforcement and may be too little, too late

--Bill McKibben says Paris deal is 20 years too late, and the targets still allow warming to reach 3.5 Celsius

--online search queries reveal spike in hate and fear of Muslims

--San Francisco takes its turn in police shooting spotlight, as protests erupt and video shows 5 cops fired 15-20 shots at man suspected of stabbing attempt

--in Chicago bench trial, judge acquits police commander who shoved his pistol into a suspect’s mouth as he threatened to kill him

--Oklahoma City cop is convicted on 18 counts of rape of black women

--is it the season? Peace talks and cease fires are being discussed in Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen