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PBC News & Comment: Fidel Dies, Stein Launches Recounts, Trump Tweets More Lies

Miami reactionaries celebrate Castro’s death, Jill Stein starts 3-state recount, leading to contradictory Trump tweets about “millions” of fraudulent votes….

–Castro dies at age 90, producing accolades and denunciations

–Trump threatens new sanctions on Cuba, renegotiation of Obama deal

–Fidel’s funeral will be boycotted by many major leaders

–Jill Stein revealed her recall plans first to Greg Palast

–Clinton team barely supports the recount plans, but is now raising money around them

–on Friday, White House said it stands by the election results

–Trump first slams recount as Green Party scam, then claims that he won the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally”

–recount process is underway in Wisconsin, Stein will file in PA and MI

Washington Post promotes smears of left-leaning media as “routine peddlers of Russian propaganda” by anonymous “experts” exposed by Greenwald

Washington Post rewrites the facts on torture, as Marc Thiessen declares that torture consultant Jim Mitchell is “an American patriot”

NY Times has a more balanced report on Mitchell’s trial and new book

–Army Corps of Engineers announces shutdown of Standing Rock protest area, but the “water protectors” are unmoved

–Turkish despot Erdogan threatens to send more refugees to Europe after being denied EU membership

–Syrian forces and Kurdish fighters make important gains near Aleppo

–Obama sets another bad precedent for Trump, using Bush-era law to justify military action against al Shabab

NY Times does deep investigation of Trump’s international business conflicts, and editorializes about his “Caldron of Conflicts”

–accused Charleston shooter Dylan Roof will represent himself in death penalty case, after being found competent for trial