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PBC News & Comment: Iran Denies US Shot Down Drone, Opens Door to New Talks

Iran denies Trump’s claim that US shot down a drone on Thursday, as Iranian hard-liners signal willingness to new talks…..–former Iranian president Ahmadinejad tells NY Times he supports direct talks if sanctions are lifted, rewarding Trump for irrational behavior

–retired Army Col. Ann Wright cites military and religious leaders who oppose war with Iran

–after pretending to criticize his mob chanting “send her back” to Rep. Ilhan Omar, Trump says his mobs are “people that love our country”

16,000 people told the NY Times they’ve been told to “go back”

–in opinion column, old school Republican David Brooks says it’s Trump who hates America

–pedophile investigator Nick Bryant, who has Jeffrey Epstein’s “black book”, tells Vanity Fair “a lot of powerful people could go down”

–listen to PBC interview with Bryant about the Franklin scandal here

–Trump campaign insider George Nader indicting for child pron and trafficking a minor

–in new audio/video podcast, environmental journalist and author Mark Schapiro talks about seeds and the fight to save our food supply; watch the video here

–new study shows that immigration leads to terrorism, by white nationalist extremists

–white collar drug lords profited from sale of more than 76 billion opioid pills, and unlike El Chapo, they are still at large

–Dems hammer Homeland Security boss as GOP members blame Democrats for the “crisis”

–Trump expected to nominate Eugene Scalia—son of former Justice and proven enemy of workers—to head Labor Dept.

–labor dispute continues in Bernie Sanders campaign, as union members try to negotiate a contract they can live with

–San Francisco judge quashes search warrant served on reporter, correcting a major blunder

–weekend read: Evan Greer makes a strong case that facial recognition should be banned; here’s the link to The Intercept story mentioned