Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns Banned Online

UK Covered Up War Crimes, According to New Report ; Democrats Fear Long Primary Slog ; and More Picks

3D gun blueprints, web, judge's ruling
From CBS News: “A federal judge in Seattle, Washington, has ruled illegal the Trump administration's decision last year to allow a Texas company to post blueprints online for 3D-printed guns. Judge Robert Lasnik of the U.S. District Court in Seattle said in his ruling that the administration violated federal law with its July 2018 decision for failing to notify Congress in advance, and failing to provide a 'reasoned explanation' of the change in previous policy.” Photo credit: Ben Ramirez / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
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UK Government and Military Covered Up War Crimes: Report (Mili)

The author writes, “The United Kingdom government and the military covered up credible evidence of war crimes by British soldiers against civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to an investigation by the BBC and the Sunday Times. Leaks from two government-ordered inquiries into the conduct of troops in the conflicts implicated soldiers in the killing of children and torture of civilians, the investigation found.”

Undercover Investigation Reveals Unequal Treatment by Long Island Real Estate Agents (Chris)

From Newsday: “In one of the most concentrated investigations of discrimination by real estate agents in the half century since enactment of America’s landmark fair housing law, Newsday found evidence of widespread separate and unequal treatment of minority potential homebuyers and minority communities on Long Island. The three-year probe strongly indicates that house hunting in one of the nation’s most segregated suburbs poses substantial risks of discrimination, with black buyers chancing disadvantages almost half the time they enlist brokers.”

Flight Attendants Literally Beg Not to Work on Boeing 737 Max When It Returns (Reader Jim)

The author writes, “[Head of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants Lori] Bassani has been an outspoken critic of Boeing during the grounding of the 737 Max, and she said earlier in November that American Airlines flight attendants could refuse to work on the plane once it returned to service if they did not believe it was safe. ‘The 28,000 flight attendants working for American Airlines refuse to walk onto a plane that may not be safe and are calling for the highest possible safety standards to avoid another tragedy,’ a letter signed by Bassani sent to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said, according to Reuters. American Airlines has 24 737 Max planes in its fleet, with 76 yet to be delivered by Boeing.”

Democrats Fear a Long Primary Slog Could Drag Into Summer (Russ) 

The author writes, “The anxiety is the result of an unusually wide-open race. Less than three months before Democrats cast their first primary votes, none of the party’s presidential candidates is polling regularly above 30 percent. At least four are on track to earn delegates in Iowa.”

Arab Plumbers Refuse to Charge Client After Learning She’s a Holocaust Survivor (Mili)

From the Times of Israel: “Simon and Salim Matari, who are brothers, were recently called to the home of Rosa Meir to fix a major leak, according to Channel 12. ‘When we got there, we saw there was a large blast of water and we started fixing it,’ said Simon. ‘At some stage, while working, my brother Salim started to talk to Rosa about her life. She told us she’s 95, a Holocaust survivor, and that she has a daughter. Her life story touched my heart. At that moment, I decided I won’t take a cent from her.’”

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