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PBC News & Comment: Obama Makes Minor Change to Permit More Cannabis Research

Anticipating full re-scheduling of marijuana under Drug Enforcement Act, this feeble move to end war on some weeds is disappointing…..--ignoring almost all advice, Trump defiantly continues to peddle outrage, now says Obama was “founder” of IS

--VICE offers a more neutral account of the rise of IS

--Pentagon claims that IS forces have dwindled to 15,000 or so

--former CIA official Mike Morell is auditioning for top CIA job, makes reckless and hawkish comments in Charlie Rose interview

--law professor Jonathan Turley calls Clinton Foundation coordination with State Dept. “pay to play” scheme”

--NY Times report on DNC hack by Russians buries a mention of suspicious death of DNC staffer Seth Rich

--Ecuador and Sweden have agreed to permit Swedish investigators to question Julian Assange at London embassy

--at "Fox News", harassment investigation widens to include executives who urged victims to be silent

--Arianna Huffington stepping down from HuffPost to spend more time with her pillow

--in libel case, Glenn Beck is ordered to reveal sources he said fingered Saudi student for Boston Marathon bombing

--TSA Precheck lets you glide through airport security, if you are willing to share all personal info with FBI database

--Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) uses new Pentagon report to demagogue any effort to close Guantanamo

--in excellent analysis, Marcy Wheeler reviews Obama’s drone policies and asks, “are there any limits, really?”