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PBC News & Comment: Sanders Douses the Flame of “Berners”

Sanders tries to lead his followers to Clinton, but many balk over clear evidence the process was rigged for Hillary…--in speech notable for its omissions, like “$15 wage”, “rigged primaries” and “war in Syria”, Sanders gives unconvincing endorsement of Clinton and Democrats

--Bernie ordered his delegates not to protest, and blocks any disputes, and prime time speeches were mostly uninterrupted

--platform was approved by quick voice vote as CNN played commercials

--despite Donna Brazile’s apology on behalf of DNC, no major speakers addressed DNC’s tilt to Clinton exposed by emails, or apologized to voters

--Clinton campaign and media blame Russia and demonize WikiLeaks for exposing the truth; but DNC officials knew they were hacked months ago

--Ed Snowden tweets that NSA would know if Russians hacked DNC

--many pundits claimed that Clinton won “fair and square”, but new 99-page report details fatal flaws in Dem primaries

--in Cleveland, did FBI intimidate potential protesters, and keep them off the streets?

--outside Tokyo , 19 people killed and 20 wounded by knife-wielding attacker at center for handicapped people

--outside Paris, an 85-year-old priest had his throat slit by attackers, IS quickly claims credit

--California man with history of mental illness, who wanted to join IS, gets 15 year sentence for lying about losing his passport

--Police rule out Islamic influence in Ft. Meyers nightclub attack that killed 2, wounded 16

--Newsbud challenges NBC over tweet that Erdogan was seeking asylum in Germany during attempted coup; Turkish Embassy in DC joins Newsbud in demand for retraction