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PBC News & Comment: In Disruption Junction, Airbnb Complies, Uber Defies

San Francisco reaches deal with Airbnb to comply with registration law, while Uber fights to block disclosure of its drivers….–Carolyn Said of SF Chronicle wrote both reports, Airbnb here , Uber here

–our Disrupter-in-chief tweets his sweet hopes for a government shutdown

–the former reality star has slippery grasp of old reality, called history, as he waxes how Andrew Jackson would’ve prevented the Civil War

–at Buzzfeed, Jason Leopold reports threatening phone call made to lawyer for investors who were scammed by Trump in Atlantic City casino deals

–Hillary Clinton blames Russia, Comey, misogyny and “takes personal responsibility” for losing to Trump

–FBI’s Comey returns to Senate hearing Wednesday, as Chairman Grassley asks him to clarify inconsistencies in Russia-Trump scandal

–NYPD’s use of facial recognition systems challenged by Georgetown Law report

–Pentagon trumpets reduction of sexual assault reports by troops, but rates of retaliation against victims are astounding

–avoiding retrial, former cop who killed Walter Scott in North Charleston takes guilty plea

–cop shooting of Dallas teen is being charged as homicide, as cops’ story changes and video footage is examined

–former Texas prosecutor is being prosecuted for his role in convicting executed man who was likely innocent, a rare occurrence

–Philadelphia judge orders discovery in investigation of prosecutor who helped convict Mumia Abu-Jamal and later denied his appeals from state supreme court

–Obamacare repeal is stalled again as GOP “moderate” withdraws support

–Kentucky’s last abortion clinic is in big fight to remain open