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PBC News & Comment: White House Finally Releases Rulebook for Drone Attacks

As end of term nears, Obama White House finally releases its “playbook” for lethal drone strikes, guidelines for remote control assassination…..–many important issues remain vague, read The Intercept’s report here

–Obama quietly signed “Dark Act” that blocks GMO labeling requirements

–in Quetta, Pakistan, suicide bomber kills more than 50, including lawyers at a hospital protesting a recent killing

–under new strongman Duterte, 400 Filipinos have been killed and 4,400 arrested in crackdown on drugs

–Iranian nuclear scientist who US claims gave “useful information” is executed in Iran

–Turkish news agency Anadolu covers Newsbud’s protest at NBC last week

–in NY Times op-ed, documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney asks, “can we trust Julian Assange?”

–in epic review of American journalism, John Oliver filets corporate media in 15 minutes in this must-watch video

–in rare exchange with reporters, Clinton tries to explain her lies about email, and makes them worse

–late entry into Presidential race: former CIA official from Utah, Evan McMullin, announces independent run

–Green Party convention confirms Jill Stein as nominee

–while Trump and others talk about nonexistent voter fraud, Princeton Prof. Andrew Appel demonstrates “how to hack an election in 7 minutes”, in this Politico report

–Trump claims “there is no drought” in California, but over 60 million trees died of thirst in the past year, new study shows

–last week in Miami, American Airlines booted 2 Muslim Americans from a flight after they complained about being stuck on runway for 5 hours with little water

–Fred Tomlinson, who led Monty Python’s singers, died in July at age 88