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PBC News & Comment: Oregon Standoff Killing of Finicum Triggers FBI Criminal Investigation—of FBI Agents

Oregon investigators say state troopers’ shooting of Finicum justified, but FBI will investigate its agent who lied about firing weapon--read The Oregonian coverage here

--FBI quietly changes rules protecting Americans, gets FISA court approval to access all raw NSA intercepts

--appeals court seals the coverup of FBI immunity deal claimed by mob killer Whitey Bulger

--Mike Bloomberg decides not to stage third party run for president

--cynically, Turkey is using refugees as pawns as it blackmails EU for membership, and to ignore human rights abuses

--al Shabab says Americans “are dreaming” that 150 fighters were killed by airstrike Saturday in Somalia

--top White House adviser Lisa Monaco pledges to release kill numbers for fighters and civilians who died from American drone strikes

--Pentagon strategically leaks war plans for Libya, said to be on hold

--new report on former Gitmo prisoners names one more who has “returned to the battlefield”, but he only appeared in a video

--as Biden visits Israel, new wave of violence claims an American life

--Netanyahu throws tantrum, cancels visit to Washington, falsely claiming Obama refused to meet with him

--liberal bastion Oberlin College denounces professor Joy Karega for “anti-Semitic” online posts; a NY Times story is here, the pro-Israel Tower report is here

-- Pepe Escobar covers the impeachment/Petrobras scandals in Brazil, read it here