In the News

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[Content Note: Violence; death; guns; racism; domestic violence. Video may autoplay at second link.] Two police officers in Des Moines, Iowa, were ambushed and fatally shot yesterday. My sincerest condolences to their family, friends, and colleagues. Immediately, a number of people presumed it was an attack by a Black activist, but it turned out to be a white man with a history of racist confrontations and domestic violence.

YES: "President Obama criticized the decision by his F.B.I. director to alert Congress on Friday about the discovery of new emails related to the Hillary Clinton server case, implying that it violated investigative norms and trafficked in innuendo. 'We don't operate on incomplete information,' Mr. Obama said in an interview with NowThis News, broadcast Wednesday. 'We don't operate on leaks. We operate based on concrete decisions that are made.'"

[CN: Racism] "Barack Obama has suggested the Dakota Access pipeline could be rerouted around sacred Native American lands in comments that are the president's first on the controversial oil project since police arrested hundreds of indigenous protesters during violent clashes. ...Asked about the high-profile demonstrations against the $3.8bn pipeline, Obama told news website NowThis: 'We're monitoring this closely and I think as a general rule, my view is that there is a way for us to accommodate sacred lands of Native Americans, and I think that right now the army corps is examining whether there are ways to reroute this pipeline.'" Good.

[CN: White male privilege; classism; racism; patriarchy] Stacey Patton for Dame Magazine: "Why I Have No Sympathy for Angry White Men."

[CN: Bigotry] Ana Marie Cox for MTV: "Me of Little Faith: How the Threat of a Trump Presidency Threatens My Faith in God."

[CN: Misogyny] Eric Boehlert for MediaMatters: "How the Media's Email Obsession Obliterated Clinton Policy Coverage."

[CN: Voter disenfranchisement; carcerality] Chelsea Manning for the Guardian: "I can't vote. If you can, you must."

[CN: Video may autoplay at link] "Hillary Clinton is nothing if not prepared. And part of her preparation for the three presidential debates this year involved anticipating the actions of her 'aggressive' and unpredictable opponent—and mastering her 'listening woman' face. ...'It is something that I really was conscious of because this is the first time a woman had ever been on a debate stage in a general election,' she says. ...Clinton credits her campaign staff with getting into Trump's head and helping her shadowbox her opponent. 'I had a team of people who were relentless, totally in the head of what Trump might do,' she says."

LOVE: "Emergency Doctor Uses CPR on Stray Cat to Save Her Life; Adopts Her Afterwards."

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