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The Secret Justice System That Lets Executives Escape Their Crimes

BuzzFeed – Imagine a private, global super court that empowers corporations to bend countries to their will. Say a nation tries to prosecute a corrupt CEO or ban dangerous pollution. Imagine that a company could turn to this super court and sue the whole…
Martha Mendoza The Secret Justice System That Lets Executives Escape Their Crimes t.co/M1HQMKy6bu
Lydia Polgreen RT @SchoofsFeed: BOOM! Big investigation: secretive global super court empowers companies to bend nations to their will. t.co/q9K4ytT2q9 @ChrisDHamby
Janine Gibson RT @alokjha: Woah. This will make you angry. The Secret Justice System That Lets Executives Escape Their Crimes t.co/GQsVOIxNgH via @ChrisDHamby
Ben Smith RT @SchoofsFeed: There's been a lot of talk about how the system is rigged. People have no idea. t.co/lbZ1x31ZSK @BuzzFeedNews @ChrisDHamby
John Herrman RT @SchoofsFeed: There's been a lot of talk about how the system is rigged. People have no idea. t.co/lbZ1x31ZSK @BuzzFeedNews @ChrisDHamby
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Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery

theintercept.com – Jon Schwarz – Aug 28 – The Star Spangled Banner, Americans hazily remember, was written by Francis Scott Key about the Battle of Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the War of 1812. But we don't ever talk about how the War of 1812 was a war of aggression that began with an…
Dave Winer The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery. t.co/XjSDappP1s
Anil Dash RT @theintercept: Colin Kaepernick's righter than you know: The national anthem is a celebration of slavery t.co/rUivHrsQjM by @tinyrevolution
Martin Beck RT @radleybalko: Damn. Did not know this. The third verse of the U.S. national anthem literally celebrates the deaths of slaves. t.co/X6K0Y876MC
Jeff Hodges RT @ftrain: I had no idea that the third verse of the National Anthem celebrated the violent deaths of slaves t.co/6UZz5f9w5o
Glenn Greenwald RT @theintercept: Colin Kaepernick's righter than you know: The national anthem is a celebration of slavery t.co/rUivHrsQjM by @tinyrevolution
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'No Vacancies' for Blacks: How Donald Trump Got His Start, and Was First Accused of Bias

nytimes.com – Jonathan Mahler – Aug 27, 8:51 AM – In 1966, as the investigative journalist Wayne Barrett detailed in “Trump: The Greatest Show on Earth,” a New York legislative committee accused Fred Trump of using state money earmarked for middle-income housing to build a shopping…
Hillary Clinton Trump's housing company would mark black renters' applications with a "C" for "colored"-then reject them. t.co/HzOwQNrnKi
The New York Times RT @nytvideo: A Times investigation uncovered a history of racial bias at the Trump family's properties t.co/C8TpvuPAaI t.co/JCGKxOFszO
Hillary Clinton When Trump was starting in business, he was sued by the Justice Department for refusing to rent to black tenants. t.co/k3Ga8jvHSu
ಠ_ಠ RT @jonathanmahler: 'No Vacancies' for blacks. @steveeder and I took a look at the family housing empire that launched Donald Trump. t.co/QFR6Y7FQn4
Sam Sifton 'No Vacancies' for Blacks: How Donald Trump Got His Start, and Was First Accused of Bias t.co/tY1IdqwA1M
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Trump might already be out of time

POLITICO – Eli Stokols – Aug 28 – Donald Trump and his new team think they have 73 days to turn this campaign around. They're wrong. The Republican nominee — three months after clinching the nomination — has begun frantically trying to reposition himself in the last…
Dave Winer Early voting begins in 28 days in Minnesota and in 32 other states soon after that. t.co/0GnjTvqQAC
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Which State Is a Big Renewable Energy Pioneer? Texas

wsj.com – Bill Spindle – Aug 28, 12:54 PM – SAN ANTONIO—On a blustery February night, the Texas electricity market hit a milestone. Nearly half the power flowing onto the grid came from wind turbines, a level unimaginable a decade ago in a place better known for its long romance with…
Christopher Mims RT @WSJ: Texas has added more wind-based generating capacity than any other state t.co/ftEnPdIqvo
Wall Street Journal Texas has added more wind-based generating capacity than any other state t.co/ftEnPdIqvo
Atul Arora RT @WSJ: Texas has added more wind-based capacity than any other state and expects surge in solar t.co/4pzDspnQqU t.co/MVESMGxIDa
Wall Street Journal Texas has added more wind-based capacity than any other state and expects surge in solar t.co/4pzDspnQqU t.co/MVESMGxIDa
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Forecasts of Brexit Gloom May Be Overdone

wsj.com – Josh Zumbrun – Aug 28, 10:55 AM – It's early, but data so far suggest the British decision to leave the European Union could be another example of a recurring phenomenon: expert predictions of dire consequences to political decisions that end up proving overheated. Economists are…
Christopher Mims RT @NickTimiraos: Are economists crying wolf too often? Brexit fears look a bit overdone so far t.co/V5zhGMVo5x t.co/pXmopxVivf
Maggie Haberman RT @WSJ: Forecasts of Brexit gloom may be overdone-The Outlook: t.co/RiRwc505mc t.co/Pj9IyPPMaa
Wall Street Journal Forecasts of Brexit gloom may be overdone-The Outlook: t.co/RiRwc505mc t.co/Pj9IyPPMaa
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CNN's Reliable Sources

CNN.com – Feb 26, 2014, 1:41 PM – Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter examines the media world: how journalists do their jobs and how media outlets affect the stories they cover. AP's General Counsel Karen Kaiser discusses the news organization's decision to sue the State Dept. for…
Brian Stelter Didja miss @ReliableSources? Watch all of today's stories here ✅ t.co/qN0Whx8wl0
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Meet the SF man responsible for more than a quarter of all tech bus complaints

sfexaminer.com – Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez – Aug 28, 1:00 AM – Edward Mason is on the hunt, and his target is the elusive tech bus. But Mason does not seek out his prey merely once. Instead, he catches the gleaming metal vehicles in the act of violating city rules on the “Commuter Shuttle…
Nellie Bowles RT @laura_nelson: Omg, this story: Meet the man who's filed 28% of the complaints about San Francisco's tech buses. t.co/H4ac9XkTXH
Laura J. Nelson Omg, this story: Meet the man who's filed 28% of the complaints about San Francisco's tech buses. t.co/H4ac9XkTXH
Conor Dougherty RT @FitzTheReporter: My story today... Meet #SF man responsible for more than 25% of all #tech bus complaints t.co/hyFpFk9vqZ t.co/OevGZ0EY0X
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Statement by Jill Stein for President on the Killing of Harambe in Cincinnati

jill2016.com – Sign in:  Twitter   ·   Facebook   ·   email  ·  Espanol The killing of Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo highlights the need to adopt stronger legal…
Janine Gibson I don't suppose there's any chance we could just agree to pretend this never happened? t.co/7nCVQtMxsy
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Donald Trump Plans Events for Black Audiences Soon, Campaign Chief Says

blogs.wsj.com – Brent Kendall – Aug 28, 3:16 PM – After more than a year on the campaign trail, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is preparing to make his pitch directly to black audiences. “In the coming weeks, you will see Mr. Trump directly in these communities of…
Maggie Haberman RT @WSJ: Donald Trump plans events for black audiences soon, campaign chief says t.co/b3Tn3TFe94
Wall Street Journal Donald Trump plans events for black audiences soon, campaign chief says t.co/b3Tn3TFe94
Wall Street Journal RT @WSJPolitics: Trump plans events for black audiences soon, his campaign chief says t.co/PVAuefRkj2