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PBC News & Comment: Trump Relents, Signs Order Ending Family Separation

Struggling to contain political firestorm he ignited, Trump signs executive order that he says will end family separation of immigrants….–Trumpers’ outrage does lasting damage, as Corey Lewandowski shows no shame in ridiculing 10-year-old migrant with Down syndrome

–Microsoft employees protest company’s $19 million contract with ICE

—in Ohio, new ICE sweep grabs 145 workers at meat packer

–criticism of US immigration policies by UN Human Rights Council member leads US to bail on the Council, while blaming critics of Israel

–the ever-odious David Horowitz takes credit for Stephen Miller’s rise to influence

–while we are distracted by the contrived crisis at the border, Trump continues to decimate Obamacare, and big corporations are planning their own health systems

–and the trade war will cost consumers and workers, even Repubs are alarmed

–in symbolic vote, GOP Sens. Burr and Collins block punitive GOP plan to cut spending on Children’s Health Insurance

–Kim Jong-un leaves China after shifting to trade emphasis

–US-South Korea war games are officially cancelled

–Canada legalizes marijuana, ending 90 years of prohibition

–OxyContin maker Perdue lays off all sales people

–in our in-depth interview, Serhii Plokhy explains how the Chernobyl disaster led to the breakup of the Soviet Union

–Rudy 9/11 Giuliani is suspected of assisting leaking by NY FBI agents in 2016

Guardian breaks story about Julian Assange’s frequent visitor, American lobbyist Adam Waldman, but it proves nothing

–Trump aide Joe Hagin is resigning, days after Buzzfeed revealed his wife’s connections to NXIVM sex cult

–compare the news: NY Times blames violence in Nicaragua on Daniel Ortega, but Max Blumenthal reveals American role in promoting insurrection


–California’s effort to pass net neutrality bill is undermined by Dem legislator who got donations from A T & T