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PBC News & Comment: NY Gov. Cuomo Signs Unconstitutional Order Against BDS

After legislature balked, NY Gov. Cuomo signs clearly unconstitutional order punishing groups that boycott Israel, drawing parallels to 1950’s McCarthyism…Read about it here

–Netanyahu admits that shady Frenchman donated $40,000 to his slush fund, but denies receiving more than $1 million

-in our first video Newsbud Report, just released, we cover the appointment of Avigdor Lieberman as Israeli defense minister

–France hosts Mideast peace talks, but Israel and Palestine are no-shows at initial photo-op event

–2 NPR reporters are killed in southern Afghanistan

–HBO’s John Oliver does it again—he exposes debt collection parasites, then relieves 9,000 people of medical debts

–another FOIA success for Jason Leopold at VICE, proving that NSA lied about Snowden’s attempts to “go through channels”

–Tuesday’s primaries in CA, NJ, MT, NM SD and ND aren’t likely to give Clinton the nomination, but the media will play it that way

–Sanders breaks silence, criticizes Clinton Foundation conflicts of interest

–leadership of Sanders campaign is clearly split over next steps, signaling capitulation at some point

–Peter van Buren explains that the email scandal is getting worse, with evidence that CIA agents’ names were revealed

Buzzfeed won’t take Trump ads, founder compares them to tobacco ads

–3 Minneapolis men of Somali heritage are convicted of trying to join IS, another case with paid FBI informant

–FBI’s 95% flawed evidence based on hair analysis draws new rules from Justice Dept, 12 victims executed or died in prison

–Chicago releases videos of police shootings, a rare moment of transparency in the Windy City

–“bomb train” derails, explodes near Portland, OR

–Muhammed Ali dies at age 74, always controversial, here is a critical obit from Ishmael Reed