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PBC News & Comment: New Court Rule Enables Massive FBI Hacking

Federal rule change effective today, approved by Supreme Court, lets FBI hack and search computers without geographical restrictions….--details on new rule are here

--Trump launches victory tour with stops in Indiana and Ohio as Clinton's lead in popular vote passes 2.5 million

--in unusual tweet, Government Ethics office praises Trump for planning to divest his business holdings….but he hasn’t said he will

--former Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano, now chancellor of University of California, defines UC’s “sanctuary” policies for the undocumented

--in first BBC interview of CIA director, John Brennan tells Trump it would be “height of folly” to breach Iran agreement and objects to new torture plans

--in annual address, Putin doesn’t name Trump, but signals the bromance will only continue if US respects Russia as an equal; Putin issues new “doctrine”

--Haitian voters elect Clinton-backed “Banana Man” Jovenel Moise as president

--French president Holland won’t seek re-election, as conservative Francois Fillon gains momentum for 2017 election

--in Yemen, wily former leader Saleh forms new Houthi government, pissing off John Kerry and Saudis

--in North Carolina, GOP bends the rules to enable partial recount in governor’s race

--Rev. William Barber speaks out in Keith Scott case

--Planned Parenthood and ACLU challenge retrograde abortion laws in NC, MO, AK

--Colombian ruling party reaches new peace agreement with FARC

--The Intercept features a lengthy Spy vs Spy tale, as man who claimed to be CIA asset was arrested for arms deal with FARC

--chartered plane with Brazilian soccer team aboard apparently crashed in Colombia after running out of fuel

--to replace senator-elect Kamala Harris, Gov. Jerry Brown names Rep. Xavier Beccerra (D-Los Angeles) as state Attorney General