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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