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PBC News & Comment: House Unanimously Passes Email Privacy Bill

In rare, welcome departure, GOP-controlled House passes email privacy bill requiring warrant to search email: what if it’s on iPhone?....--Glenn Greenwald highlights new study showing that mass surveillance leads to self-censorship and fear of being monitored

--FBI unveils plan for secret “anti-radicalization” committees, which may just be new ways to infiltrate Muslim groups https://theintercept.com/2016/04/28/letter-details-fbi-plan-for-secretive-anti-radicalization-committees/

--Jason Leopold reports that CIA has violated laws in many ways by using contractors instead of government employees

--outrage of the day: Oklahoma state appeals court rules that oral sex with an unconscious, drunk person is not rape

--Prince apparently was hooked on Percoset, an opioid painkiller he took after rejecting advice for double hip replacement for religious reasons

--many Sanders supporters speculate about him bolting to Green Party or an independent run, here’s an article from The Hill

--my old pal John Stauber says “I told you so” in this commentary

--Sanders supporter Alfredo Lopez notes that Sanders has not scored well with voters of color

--Trump reads a speech about foreign policy with poisoned “America First” slogan and many contradictions

--Ted Cruz gambles to improve his chances in California, by naming Carly Fiorina as Veep

--Obama administration urges states to reduce use of solitary confinement

--San Francisco police scandals widen as lieutenant is charged with coverup for racist-texting cop who was accused of rape