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PBC News & Comment: Second Look at SCOTUS Ruling on Trump Travel Ban

Court avoided direct confrontation with 45, but carved out protections for people who were most impacted by Trump’s royal decree….--Brown U. professor Corey Brettschneider offers interesting analysis

--“activist court” made new law with requirement of “bona fide relationship” for entry during ban, as Clarence Thomas predicts lawsuits

--federal judge halts deportation of 1,400 Iraqi Chaldeans who face death if they return home

--hearings begin on challenge to Texas law banning sanctuary cities

--McConnell forced to delay Senate vote on Obamacare destruction

--can McConnell unite his caucus around this deadly package?

--Sen. Elizabeth Warren, finally, calls on all Dems to support single payer

--California’s single payer bill is stalled, doesn’t have funding mechanism

--White House spins up threat of chemical attack by Syria, leaving Pentagon and State Dept. puzzled

--after meeting India’s Prime Minister Modi, Trump considers crackdown on Pakistan, which can destabilize US war in Afghanistan

--CNN fires 3 reporters after retracting Russia-Trump story

--Glenn Greenwald has good analysis

--right wing video trickster James O’Keefe drops video of CNN health producer slamming CNN Russia coverage as “mostly bullshit”

--Brazil’s President Temer, who led impeachment of Dilma Rousseff a year ago, is criminally indicted for alleged bribes that were paid recently

--Google, which is no longer scanning Gmail for ad leads, is fined more than $2 billion by European Union over rigged search engine results

--shockingly, US coal production has increased 19% this year

--Guardian exposes Trump defender Jay Sekulow, a former lawyer for Pat Robertson who set up nonprofits that make him and family members rich