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PBC News & Comment: Will GOP Suspend Push to Kill Obamacare?

As court deadline nears, GOP strategists worry that killing Obamacare during pandemic, with no replacement could kill them politically….--healthcare industry—including some Catholic hospitals—object to Trump effort to allow sex discrimination against gays and trans under Obamacare

--at State Dept. Pompeo panel will soon issue report extected to redefine human rights in a Christian way

--Missouri appeals court upholds verdict but cuts amount of damages against Johnson and Johnson for asbestos in baby powder

--The Guardian exposes a water crisis in America, as high water rates leave people broke and thirsty

--Trump is in Arizona, worshipping at his wall, and will hold a youth rally in Phoenix

--Trump signals that he wants to send another check to Americans before the election

--DC police clear “occupation” after attempt to pull down statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square

--Seattle’s mayor is signaling an end to occupied zone, and listener Paul Lehto corrects our report on Modnay, saying shooting was likely from white supremacists, not other protesters

--Senate Dems are rejecting the GOP policing bill that Republicans want to pass

--WashPost examines cuts to police force in Vallejo, downplays racism, and implies that “defunding” is bad

--white Catholic priest calls Oakland’s bishop a racist and a liar over treatment of black parishes

--our daily Covid-19 update, prepared by Linda Lewis

--environmental reporter Steve Horn says California issued fracking permits under fog of pandemic

--in delayed primary election, NY voters encounter problems

--major advertisers pause campaign on Facebook over hate speech policies

--Gareth Porter offers important context for recent IAEA resolution against Iran