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PBC News & Comment: Colin Kaepernick Signs as Starter, With Disney!

San Francisco’s former starting quarterback signs deal with Disney to create reports and features on race, social injustice, equity….--from Seattle, our correspondent Jonah Lehto recaps the turbulent month-long occupation of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in fresh, in-depth podcast

--racial tensions continue in Bloomington Indiana, in another case of car being used to ram protesters

--LA Times reports that only 8% of calls to LAPD relate to violent crimes

--July 4 holiday weekend was bloody, with a jump in the number of shootings, and wave of dead children

--Scott Ritter does an impressive unpacking of the RussiaBountyGate story at ConsortiumNews

--new lawsuit accuses US companies of supporting the Taliban by making “insurance” payments-as colleges plan online classes for this fall, foreign students will be denied visas, must attend from home countries

--federal appeals court slams Trump’s phony third-nation asylum policy

--employees of Immigration unit face layoffs due to revenue shortfalls from fees paid by immigrants

--US companies warily restrict requests from Hong Kong for user info

--Facebook meets with civil rights groups in wake of stunning ad boycott by 750 companies and Dems hammer “unkept promises”

--Opioid predator Purdue Pharma, using dubious bankruptcy to protect its owners, is still making political contributions

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

--as top prison health official is removed, California makes late efforts to deal with outbreak at San Quentin and other prisons

--new reports of small bubonic plague outbreak from China

--Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) pesters State Dept for Ukraine files

--Spain appears to be key partner in US regime-change ops in Venezuela

--in new family secrets book, Mary Trump says her uncle is a narcissistic asshole

--The Onion rebukes looters for failing to first form private equity groups