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Backers Start Petition for Health Care “Public Option” (Russ)
Backed by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and others, it seeks to make a public health insurance option central to the fall campaign — and to get it at the center of the candidates’ discourse.
How Merkel Could Win (Inez)
A negative narrative focusing on her Refugee policy and low polling could spell disaster for the German leader. Or it could be a misrepresentation of support.
West Africa Embraces Cellphone Surveillance of Police Misconduct (Dan)
US is not the only place where police have been caught abusing power.
Police Frame-Up Accidentally Recorded (Russ)
Connecticut State Police seized a protester’s camera, and not knowing it was still on, proceeded to plot how to set him up. Now, ACLU is suing.
Lyft Founder: Almost Entire Fleet Self-Driving by 2021 (Trevin)
The same week that Uber began using self-driving test cars in Pittsburgh, Lyft’s co-founder and President John Zimmer laid down a vision for the future including an end to urban car ownership by 2025.