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PBC News & Comment: Supreme Court Blocks State Attacks on Planned Parenthood

–in surprise move, Brett Kavanaugh provides swing vote to uphold lower court rulings that derailed defunding moves by Kansas, Louisiana….–Trump boots John Kelly as Chief of Staff, then top replacement pick Nick Ayers declines the honor and resigns as VP’s chief of staff

–Mueller’s Friday filings related to Manafort and Cohen excite the media, but Dems continue to avoid impeachment

–as Maria Butina signals she will plead guilty, Mother Jones and The Trace lay out evidence that NRA and Trump TV buys were coordinated, could be “smoking gun”

–Sunday NY Times front-pager exposes the risky relationship between Crown Prince Jared and Crown Prince MBS

–unnerved by Mueller advances, Trump binge tweets attacks on Rex Tillerson and Mr. Kellyanne Conway

–in face of certain defeat in Parliament tomorrow, Prime Minister May has delayed Brexit vote

–Paris faced another weekend of “yellow vest” protests, a broad rejection of Macron and his policies

–US team is jeered at climate conference in Poland, as it serves up Powerpoint on US expansion of coal, oil and gas use

–new report shows that most countries are failing on goals set by Paris accord

–Charlottesville jury quickly convicted James Fields on all counts, but Heather Heyer’s dad opposes death penalty for him

–it’s International Human Rights Day, and Ai WeiWei has designed a new human rights flag