Jan 9, 2018 & updates

Russia investigation
Document says FBI had source inside Trump campaign The Independent
>>> “Someone had already been killed” over Trump dossier? Raw Story

Court crushes N. Carolina gerrymandering. News & Observer
A panel of federal judges struck down North Carolina’s election districts for U.S. Congress on Tuesday as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders and gave lawmakers until Jan. 29 to bring them new maps to correct the problem.

A more hawkish policy
US overhauls nuclear tactics, weapons The Guardian
> “… what they were trying to do was to send a clear deterrent message to Russians, the North Korean and the Chinese. And there is pretty good, moderate but strong language that makes clear that any attempt by Russia or North Korea to use nuclear weapons would result in a massive consequence for them and I think that’s actually moderate, centrist and probably very much needed.”
> “Where they go overboard, is where they say that in order to make that credible the US needs to develop two new types of nuclear weapons,” he added.

Oprah for president? Have we all gone bonkers? The Intercept


Naturally …

>>> Trump says he’d beat Oprah in 2020
The Hill

Warmer waters turning a turtle population into 99% females EcoWatch

Poll: Politics splitting the NFL’s fan base Courtroom News Service

US may consider “small war” against N. Korea Vice News
>>> N. Korea agrees to send athletes to winter Olympics The Guardian

Senators, AARP urge Facebook to end age-biased recruiting ProPublica
At one time, federal courts enforced laws against age bias … now … it’s up to AARP lobbyists?

California’s plush “pay-to-stay” jails
allow the well-off to avoid prison nasties

Trump so-called spiritual adviser warns:
send me a month’s pay or face “consequences”
Raw Story

 Among 20 richest nations, US worst in child mortality CNN

Pardoned criminal/sheriff to run for Senate from Arizona AZ Central

Share of women DECREASED in some computer jobs Pew Research


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