No new evidence is cited, as chief spook and proven perjurer James Clapper asserts that only “senior Russians” are responsible….
--Yahoo’s back door for the NSA was “sloppily installed”, allowing access to Yahoo emails by other hackers
--jailed for more than a month, NSA insider suspect may be a “hoarder” and not a leaker
--in Syria, UN diplomat offers to personally escort IS fighters out of Aleppo to limit further bombing
--so far Florida has escaped major damage from hurricane Matthew after it killed hundreds in Haiti
--in New York, arrogant Cardinal Tim Dolan names fixer Kenneth Feinberg to manage settlements with sex abuse victims, critics say it limits disclosures
--second presidential debate is Sunday in St. Louis
--in brilliant op-ed, Thomas Frank notes that Clinton is tilling the same soil as Obama, who promised much and achieved little
--Dems are running scared, have launched ad attacking Gary Johnson, the fumbling Libertarian candidate
--in lengthy expose, The Daily Beast explains how Clinton went to bat for Chevron, and undermined democracy movement in Myanmar, Chevron donated to Clinton Foundation
--inspired by Dakota pipeline protests, musicians and other activists in Texas protest Trans Pecos Pipeline, owned by the same company
--some great reporting at The Intercept, like this lengthy investigative report on deep corruption in Chicago Police Dept.
--human rights groups challenge Obama on specific cases of civilians killed by drone strikes
--new aerial survey of “great Pacific garbage patch” shows it’s grown even bigger
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