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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+