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PBC News & Comment: As Ireland Legalizes Abortion, US Rolls Back Rights

Supreme Court declines to review pretextual Arkansas law that will shut clinics, ban medical abortion, chipping away at Roe v. Wade…..--SCOTUS takes strong stand for 4th Amendment rights in Virginia case about stolen motorcycle on private property

--today’s Starbucks nationwide shutdown for racial bias training is upstaged by Roseanne’s racist tweets that led ABC to cancel her comeback show

--Gaza tensions escalate as Palestinians launched 30 mortar shells into Israel, and the response is disproportionate, again

--Syria takes chair of chemical weapons monitoring group for 4 weeks

--Buzzfeed offers fact-free update on the Skripals, while repeating unproven claims as fact

--to its credit Buzzfeed has been skeptical of the low reported death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, and new study shows dramatic under reporting

--Trump summit with Kim Jong-un appears to be on track, as top North Korean diplomat flies to NY for meetings

--Trump zig zags into trade war with China, contradicting Mnuchin’s truce

--Trump tweets more than a dozen times about Mueller probe, using lies and distortion to obscure the “spygate” angle that had some merit

--NY Times reports on itself in frustrating episode of series “Fourth Estate” on Showtime

--Facebook announced it is working with the Atlantic Council to combat “fake news”, and FAIR exposes the Council’s funding, which MSM failed to do

--report that TrumpCo “lost track” of 1,500 immigrant children is exaggerated, but the plight of kids and family separation are serious issues

--Justice Dept. approves merger of Bayer and Monsanto, after spin off of seeds and other business lines