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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Harvey Wasserman | Open Letter to Amazon's Jeff Bezos About Ohio's Dead Nukes 
Jeffrey P. Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, inspects New Shepard's West Texas launch facility before the rocket's maiden voyage. (photo: Blue Origin) 
Harvey Wasserman, The Progressive 
Wasserman writes: "Dear Mr. Bezos, You have recently received some radioactive junk mail promoting the idea that your company, Amazon, should financially support Perry and Davis-Besse, the two financially dead atomic reactors in northern Ohio. It was a letter from 'pro-nuke environmentalists.'"
Ex-CIA Chief Brennan Says He Warned Russians About Election Meddling 
Eileen Sullivan and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press 
Excerpt: "Former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign, telling the Russians that continued meddling would backfire and prevent any warming of relations after the election." 
Trump's Budget Is Ruthless to Disabled and Poor People 
Casey Quinlan, ThinkProgress 
Quinlan writes: "President Donald Trump's budget would break one of his campaign promises to 'keep Social Security intact.' Trump's budget, according to several news sources that obtained leaked documents, would make significant cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which benefit disabled and low-income Americans." 
Ethics Office Rejects White House Attempt to Halt Inquiry Into Lobbyists 
Associated Press 
Excerpt: "Donald Trump's administration says the government ethics office lacks the authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he's granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administration." 
Half the People Awaiting Trial in NYC Jails Are There Because They Can't Afford Bail 
Nathan Tempey, Gothamist 
Tempey writes: "New York City is still imprisoning tens of thousands of people each year because they can't afford bail, according to data released today by the city's Independent Budget Office. In addition to exposing people who are presumed innocent to the many hazards of Rikers Island, pretrial detention disrupts people's ability to work, pay rent, and take care of their families, and drastically increases the chances that one will be found guilty of a crime." 
Up to 150 Children Under Five Die Each Day in Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar 
Oliver Holmes, Guardian UK 
Holmes writes: "As many as 150 children die every day in Myanmar before they reach their fifth birthday, the UN children's agency said on Tuesday, in a report calling for the government to end blocks on humanitarian access to conflict areas." 
How a Small Town Is Standing Up to Fracking 
Justin Nobel, Rolling Stone 
Nobel writes: "On October 24th, 2012, several agents from Pennsylvania General Energy, an oil-and-gas exploration company, met privately with local officials from the rural western Pennsylvania community of Grant Township." 

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