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PBC News & Comment: NY Attorney General Seeks to Abolish NRA

AG Letitia James targets the NRA, NY-chartered nonprofit, for dissolution after top leaders looted $64 million, NRA locks & loads…--in lawsuit against Fox News by parents of Seth Rich, US court asks British court to ask Julian Assange 13 questions

--Beirut megablast could take down coalition government with 17 factions

--Israeli allies at Foundation for Defense of Democracy blame Hezbollah

--outspoken Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy employs mockery to criticize Israel

--75 years ago today, US dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, find excellent coverage at ConsortiumNews

--Trump’s fantasy of grabbing Syrian oil takes shape, as US company is granted American license to exploit oil fields in northeast Syria

--Ai Weiwei offers insight into China’s response to Trump sanctions

--Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden blasts feds to using tear gas in Portland; awkwardly, Portland cops used tear gas last night

--acting DHS boss Chad Wolf defends the uninvited deployment of federal goons in Portland at Senate hearing

--Seattle police identify alleged shooter in June 20 CHOP murder, say supect and victim had a year-old feud

--Seattle City Council defies mayor and police chief in budget cut votes

--overriding the Council, mayor and Justice Dept move to extend court order on use of tear gas

--Buzzfeed exposes wave of brutal treatment of jailed immigrants

--Trump readies dubious executive orders on eviction ban and unemployment extension, as Congress remains gridlocked

--VP Pence throws shade on Cheif Justice Roberts, and Joe Biden defends Kamal Harris

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

--Italian study shows hydroxychloroquine reduces coronavirus fatalities

--highlighting their arbitrary rules, Facebook and Twitter take down video of Trump claiming kids are “virtually immune” to Covid

--movement to elect progressive prosecutors gains ground in Democratic primaries