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PBC News & Comment: Mob Mentality at Trump Events Leads to Violence

A new, kinder, gentler (medicated?) Donald Trump deflected debate questions about his angry mobs, as Ted Cruz blamed Obama…–his comments from podium, and directions to the mobs contradict his blameshifting to peaceful protesters

–Trump’s change in tone and demeanor don’t affect his sweeping smears of Muslims or penchant for lying

–North Carolina is the epicenter of GOP voter suppression and gerrymandering schemes, creating confusion for Tuesday primary

–Apple calls Justice Dept. filings “cheap shot”, “false accusations” in court battle over iPhone security and FBI’s specious claims

–FCC proposes new rules to limit Comcast and Verizon collection of data from its internet customers

–filmmaker Dawn Porter talks about her new documentary Trapped, noting that this is a critical year for abortion rights

–5 years after reactor meltdowns at Fukushima, Greg Palast reveals that engineers knew of major seismic risks

NY Times story on Fukushima cleanup offers rosy view, in sharp contrast with AP story about the exploitation of cleanup workers

–SF Chronicle covers 2 investigations of radiation reaching West Coast, declaring “no cause for worry”

–at C-PAC, conservatives tilt to support criminal justice and sentencing reform

–former Latin American leaders urge an end to the war on some drugs

–California legislature passes bill to ban tobacco sales to those under 21