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PBC News & Comment: Jury Refuses to Convict Good Samaritan Who Helped Migrants

Scott Warren was accused of giving water, food and shelter to migrants near Arizona-Mexico border, jury deadlocked on conspiracy charges…–Warren, a college instructor, faced 20 years in prison, and is a member of humanitarian aid group No More Deaths

–in over 20 locations in NYC, chain link cages with dummies of children are intended to provoke

WashPost lensman scored close-up of the cheat sheet that Trump pulled out yesterday as a prop for his secret deal with Mexico

–in Hong Kong, protests turn violent on 4th day of action opposing new law allowing extraditions to mainland China

–retired Army major Danny Sjursen, our recent interview guest, offers a soldier’s defense of Assange and Manning

–at ConsortiumNews, Daniel Lazare asks: why didn’t Mueller investigate Seth Rich?

–in fresh, in-depth interview, journalist and author Yasha Levine talks about the impact of Russiagate on Soviet Jewish emigres like himself

–also at ConsortiumNews, John Kiriakou says the Beltway rumor mill reports that John Bolton may be sacked as National Security Advisor

–recent polling shows Trump could be beaten by Biden, Sanders, Harris, Warren, Buttigieg or even Booker

–another poll shows that 40% of Americans aren’t afraid of socialism

–Bernie the Socialist Democrat will try again to define his brand of socialism in speech at George Washington U tonight

–in wake of The Intercept’s investigation of more corruption in Brazil, Sanders calls for release of Lula

–the continued flooding of the Mississippi basin will produce larger “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico this year

–oil giant BP—which was responsible for the Gulf oil platform blowout in 2010—releases new study showing how extreme weather events lead to more carbon burning

this chart shows who’s been funding climate change denial efforts

–in payback for doctored Pelosi video, activists release deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg

NY Times bans political cartoons, and it’s no laughing matter