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PBC News & Comment: Sanders Wins W. Virginia, Why Won’t He Release Tax Returns?

Sanders wins big in West Virginia, draws big crowds in California, Oregon, but is dodging pledge to release tax returns….--Clinton moves a notch to the left on health care, and resumes TV ads as Sanders keeps the pressure on

--in follow-up, David Cay Johnston reports that Sanders has not followed through on releasing tax returns, claiming Clinton should release Wall St. speeches

--NY Times cites several examples to defend Clinton’s email practices, blaming ancient State Dept. system and “they all do it”

--Sanders breaks some new ground in interview with SF Chronicle editors, noting Obama’s mistakes in trying to get bipartisan support

--in Brazil, Dilma Rousseff awaits official impeachment, and Glenn Greenwald describes the scene very well

----NY Times tech writer Farhad Manjoo evaluates conservative claims of bias on Facebook, says we don’t know if it’s true

--taking up 18 bills related to opioid addiction, GOP-run House tries to show it’s doing something

--rancher Cliven Bundy sues Obama over solitary confinement and a joke that Bundy didn’t like

--at Shadowproof, Brian Sonenstein reports that California prison officials botched executions, understated costs of lethal drugs

--at WhoWhatWhy, James Henry reveals that FBI records prove they were watching Tamerlan Tsarnaev despite FBI public denials

--NSA whistleblower Bill Binney says NSA missed Boston bombing and Paris attacks because they are drowning in nonessential data they collect

--former NSA analyst Eric Fair quit the agency to join a contractor in Iraq, regrets his work as torturer/interrogator at Abu Ghraib, read it here

--in Guardian op-ed, former Navy counsel Alberto Moro slams the courts for avoiding torture cases

--NY Times exposes direct US combat role in Afghanistan in battle for Kunduz that led to hospital bombing

--in Baghdad, 3 suicide bombings kill 80+