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PBC News & Comment: Justice Dept. Finally Indicts Some Bankers

No Americans or Wall Streeters involved as federal prosecutors file criminal fraud charges against 2 British bankers, Obama protection continues…–in Britain, crowdfunding provides resources to take legal action against Tony Blair over Iraq war crimes
–Meredith McIver takes blame for Melania Trump’s copycat speech, but Trump rejects her resignation
–in Cleveland, a parade of Trump kids and GOP leaders hammer Hillary
–Chris Christie played prosecutor to a mob jury, which alternated between chants of “guilty” and “lock her up”
–GOP speakers don’t mention Obamacare much anymore, as insurers plan steep premium increases for next year
–as purges continue in Turkey, Erdogan repeats demand for extradition of Gulen from US
–predatory phone companies sued FCC to keep rates for calls from prisons and jails at obscene levels
–in unusual article with no reporter’s byline, NY Times explores claims of “targeted individuals” including the alleged Baton Rouge police killer
–Israeli Knesset passes draconian law to permit expulsion of members, alarming Arab members
–8 ambassadors to Israel protest confiscation of Bedouin shelters in West Bank
–UNICEF warns that malnutrition is killing over 100 kids per day in Nigeria
–in dark commentary, Thomas Frank notes that the ruling class is ignoring anti-establishment turbulence in the world