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PBC News & Comment: Trump Says to Paris, and Planet: “Drop Dead”

In pulling out of nonbinding Paris accord, Trump taps ignorance and arrogance, invoking fantasies of “clean coal” resurgence, his environmentalism…--pandering to ignorant voters and desperate workers, Trump leads US forward into the past

--California Gov. Jerry Brown urges states to back terms of Paris accord, as he heads to China

--Trump signs order that repudiates campaign promise to move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

--White House releases list of staffers who got waivers, exposing the role of lobbyists in conflict-riddled administration

--former FBI director Comey is scheduled to testify to Senate Intel committee next Thursday, unless Trump invokes executive privilege

--Brexit leader Nigel Farage is “person of interest” in FBI probe, according to anonymous leakers

--citing no sources, Washington Post reports that Trump will return Russian compounds in US that Obama ordered shut, a one-sided deal as described

--video manipulator James O’Keefe faces new lawsuit over infiltration of Dem political consulting group

--thugs in Turkey’s presidential security detail attacked DC protesters, and arms sale to deliver weapons to those thugs is being held up

--at Recoder tech conference, Hillary Clinton weaponizes alternative facts to explain her defeat, blames DNC and Russia; Kevin Gosztola breaks it down

--former DNC data manager smacks back at HRC in tweetstorm

--NY Times tech writer Farhad Manjoo has some good criticism of Twitter, takes another swipe at “conspiracy theories” about Seth Rich murder

--California legislature debates single-payer health plan, supporters say it would reduce health spending by 18% overall

--at Cal State Fresno, administrator blocks search committee process to hire new Edward Said professor after objections from supporters of Israel

--Tesla fires female engineer who blew whistle about pay and harassment