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Black August and the Unmasking of the US Police State 
Black Lives Matter protesters. (photo: Kena Netancur/Getty) 
Jared A. Ball, teleSUR 
Ball writes: "Much like a credit card that finances a lifestyle far beyond our means, prison has long been central to maintaining a certain racial, social and class structure in the United States and masking social contradictions." 
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces Major crackdown on Leaks 
Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett, The Washington Post 
Excerpt: "Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday that the Justice Department has more than tripled the number of leak investigations compared with the number that were ongoing at the end of the last administration, offering the first public confirmation of the breadth of the department's efforts to crack down on unauthorized disclosures of sensitive information." 
Jared Kushner's Company Subpoenaed for Misuse of US Visa Program 
Rebekah Entralgo, ThinkProgress 
Entralgo writes: "Federal prosecutors in New York subpoenaed the company of President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner late Wednesday over their use of the EB-5 federal visa program. The program issues green cards to immigrants who invest $500,000 in U.S.-based developments, 85 percent of which are Chinese." 
Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of Blackwater Mercenaries in 2007 Massacre of Iraqi Civilians 
Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post 
Hsu writes: "A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard sentenced to life in prison in the killings of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in a Baghdad traffic circle in 2007." 
Donald Trump Is Making the Most Radical Transformation of Our Nation's Courts in a Generation 
James Warren, Vanity Fair 
Warren writes: "Donald Trump's mercurial, chaotic ways are the overriding narrative of his early White House days. But most of the press misses his discipline in one crucial area: filling vacancies on federal courts. He may be lax in filling many administrative posts, but it's just not true with the courts." 
Dangerous Pollutants in Military's Open Burns Greater Than Thought, Tests Indicate 
Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica 
Lustgarter writes: "The federal government appears to have significantly underestimated the amount of lead, arsenic and other dangerous pollutants that are sent into the air from uncontrolled burning of hazardous waste at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Virginia, according to a draft of a long-awaited report compiled by researchers at the Environmental Protection Agency." 
Republican Who Said Pipeline Activists Were Waging 'Jihad' Confirmed to Energy Agency 
Mark Hand, ThinkProgress 
Hand writes: "The Senate voted Thursday evening to confirm two Republican nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, one of whom accused natural gas pipeline opponents of waging a 'jihad' against the agency." 

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