Saturday, June 17, 2017

86

Golf. 86. I'm ok with that.


Spending on Infrastructure.  We now rank 15th in the world.  Anyone really proud of that?


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Shoppers in line at a Brooklyn Whole Foods. The grocery store of the future may not have checkout lines or cashiers.

THE UPSHOT

Amazon's Move Signals End of Line for Many Cashiers

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER

The next jobs set to disappear may be ones that are a bigger part of people's daily lives: retail workers and cashiers in stores and restaurants.

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The Fault Is Not In The Stars: Protester Stops Controversial Julius Caesar Performance in Central Park

by jonathanturley
ht_protest_dc_061717_12x5_1600Laura Loomer from the conservative website The Rebel ran on to the stage on Friday of the controversial production of Julius Caesar in Central Park. The show has been criticized for its characters modeled on President Donald Trump and others.  Trump, as Caesar, is killed in the show to the delight of the crowd.  Many find the show to be distasteful and hateful.  However, for those of us who have actively criticized liberals who shutdown conservative speakers on campuses and other public events, this is an equally objectionable effort to stop free speech. Indeed, it seeks to prevent both artistic and political expression.
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New Lawsuits Could Determine Not Only The Legal Status Of The Comey Memos But The Legality of Comey’s Actions

by jonathanturley
200px-Cnn.svg440px-Comey-FBI-PortraitLast week, CNN filed a lawsuit seeking the famous Comey memos from the FBI, which is discussed in the column below in The Hill newspaper.  The lawsuit could produce an official characterization of the status of the memos as either personal or FBI information.  After this column was posted, Judicial Watch also filed a lawsuit seeking the memos which it maintained were the property of the FBI.  The lawsuit states “Upon learning that records have been unlawfully removed from the FBI, you then are required to initiate action through the Attorney General for the recovery of records.”  These lawsuits could prove vindicating or implicating for Comey.
Here is the column:
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Prince George is all of us at our gran's birthday



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Bill Cosby, center, stands with his spokesman Andrew Wyatt, left, outside of the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Case Ends in a Mistrial

By GRAHAM BOWLEY, RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA and JON HURDLE

After the jury could not come to verdict after six days of deliberations, the judge in the sexual assault trial declared a mistrial.

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Supporters of Philando Castile marched along University Avenue in St. Paul on Friday night after a vigil at Minnesota's State Capitol.
Grim Echoes for Families: An Officer Shoots and a Jury Acquits

By MITCH SMITH, YAMICHE ALCINDOR and JACK HEALY

A Minnesota police officer was acquitted in the shooting of Philando Castile, and some families saw a pattern. Few officers are charged, and fewer still convicted.

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Rusty Rodgers, a special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. His review of a closed case would upend his life.
A Mother's Death, a Botched Inquiry and a Sheriff at War

By WALT BOGDANICH

The sheriff called it a suicide. When a state investigator raised questions, he became the investigated.

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Eerie Glimpse into my future (and yours).  Actually quiet peaceful looking, though I'm told the sounds are terrifying.



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Larry Krasner, 56, a veteran civil rights lawyer, defeated six opponents last month in the Democratic primary for Philadelphia's district attorney, campaigning against mass incarceration.
He Sued Police 75 Times. Democrats Want Him as Philadelphia's Top Prosecutor.

By ALAN FEUER

Larry Krasner, a civil rights lawyer who has been a police gadfly, is promising to hold fewer poor people in jail, prosecute fewer crimes and avoid the death penalty.
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Along the motorcade route for President Trump, on the way to the airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he recently attended a summit meeting.
Trump's Business Ties in the Gulf Raise Questions About His Allegiances

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

In the feud among nations in the Persian Gulf, the President Trump has supported the ones with which he does business.

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