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PBC News & Comment: Trump Joins Britain in Denouncing Russia

War drums grow louder, as US levels sanctions on Russia, joining UK in blaming Putin for nerve agent attack without proof….--Russian denials are dismissed as TrumpCo lumps Salisbury incident with cyber attacks called NotPeyta and Dragonfly

--Russia is a likely suspect, and listener Bob Jarman asks, “why?”

--Rep. Adam Schiff dissents from GOP majority conclusion of “no collusion

--with 4 days remaining before his retirement, former FBI #2 Andy McCabe faces termination, loss of pension for leaks to reporters

--new FBI second-in-command David Bowdich admits FBI failures in Parkland shooting, and makes outlandish promise of transparency

--yesterday’s nationwide school walkout drew lots of coverage, but will it translate into meaningful change?

--in rare bipartisan vote, 16 Democrats help GOP upend Dodd-Frank, here is the vote tally

--at Shadowproof, Brian Sonenstein reports on ICE attempt to deport woman in retaliation for reporting sexual abuse at corporate prison

--preliminary hearing in sex abuse case of Australian Cardinal Pell wraps up as Pope Francis marks mixed record after 5 years

--Lee Fang and Zaid Jilani at The Intercept expose elected hypocrites who promote free speech for conservatives while banning speech supporting BDS

--after 2,000+ proven public lies, Trump admits to one, and brags about it

--Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, famed pediatrician, dies at age 99