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13 states sue over Obama’s “unconstitutional” transgender bathroom policy and Women’s Liberation Front calls it “outrageous assault on women’s privacy”…--Clinton and Kaine release 2015 tax returns, pressuring Trump to show his

--Clinton outlines her not-that-progressive economic plan, and talks about the rich as if she’s not a one-per-center

--NY Times notes that neither Clinton nor Trump talks about poverty

--due to intentional obstruction by GOP, Obama scrambles to find funding for Zika vaccine

--Inspector General confirms the often subhuman conditions in corporate-operated prisons, especially immigration jails

--yesterday, we raised eyebrows about the optimistic report on Islamic State forces by the Pentagon…members of both parties are challenging it

--tensions build between Russia and Ukraine over Crimea

--Ukrainian hackers leak data on Ukranian and international journalists, and they’ve been trying to break in at

--Germany proposes new measures to address terrorism, shedding post-WWII civil liberties

--FBI provides info for Canadian mounties, leading to death of suspect they say had pledged allegiance to IS