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PBC News & Comment: AZ Fatal Accident Exposes Uber’s Pal, Gov. Ducey

As California, Arizona suspend robot car tests after fatal accident, Guardian reveals AZ Gov. Doug Ducey secretly approved testing program….–the Guardian report is here

NY Times reports that Trump’s former lawyer, John Dowd, discussed pardons with lawyers for Manafort, Flynn, possible obstruction of justice—based on leaks

–in new court filing—not a leak—Mueller connects Manafort and Gates to former Russian spy

–court rules that “emoluments clause” lawsuit against Trump can proceed

–two somewhat contradictory gun bills became law in budget signing

–in PBC’s recent WhoWhatWhy interview, reporter A.C. Thompson reveals Atomwaffen, an armed white nationalist group that’s not on FBI’s radar

–Julian Assange’s tweet about PBC’s “excellent interview” with Jim Bamford was among his last for now—Ecuador has cut his internet connection

–in first report since attempted poisoning, Sergei Skripal’s niece tells BBC he has slim chance of survival

–Massachusetts judge rules in favor of pipeline protesters who presented “necessity defense” related to climate change

–Supreme Court hears second case on gerrymandering, adding confusion and probably delaying a ruling

–new Kentucky abortion law is bound for SCOTUS

–new lawsuit says Facebook still allows discrimination in housing ads

–Atlanta city government is recovering from ransomware attack

–new SESTA anti-sex-trafficking law—not yet signed by Trump—is contributing to sex trafficking in unintended ways

–Sacramento protests continue over police killing of Stephon Clark, and Al Sharpton will parachute in for the funeral tomorrow

–Orange County leaders defy the state, join lawsuit against sanctuary law