LBN – Special Report – August 13th, 2017

*White House Clarifies Trump: ‘Of Course’ He Condemns White Supremacists
The White House on Sunday said “of course” President Donald Trump was condemning right-wing extremism when on Saturday he denounced violence “on many sides” after an apparent attack on protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trumpon Saturday did not directly call out white supremacists and neo-Nazis. “The President said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred,” a White House spokesperson said Sunday, “and of course that includes white supremacists, KKK, neo-nazi and all extremist groups. He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together.
*H.R. McMaster Calls Charlottesville Attack ‘Terrorism’

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Gen. H.R. McMaster, called the deadly attack on protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia an act of terrorism. “Certainly I think we can confidently call it a form of terrorism,” he said on NBC’s Meet The Press. “What terrorism is, is the use of violence to incite terror and fear, and of course it was terrorism.” Trump was vague about the attack, choosing to blame “many sides” for violence. McMaster refused three times to answer whether or not he could work with Steve Bannon, the president’s chief strategist and self-proclaimed godfather of the alt-right.

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*Iran Parliament Approves New Funds for Missile Program

The Iranian Parliament approved new funds on Sunday for the country’s missile program and its Revolutionary Guards, in response to new U.S. sanctions. Some lawmakers chanted, “death to America” as the bill was passed, according to state media. The U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation that slaps new sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea, and President Trump signed it despite his reservations. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said the new legislation passed by the Iranian Parliament does not violate the terms of the nuclear agreement that was reached with the U.S. and other major powers in 2015.


*Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem

NFL star and Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynchsat during the national anthem before Saturday night’s preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. Lynch has not spoken publicly since the incident, and did not speak with reporters after the game. “I’m going to respect you as a man. You do your thing and we’ll do ours,” Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said. Colin Kaepernick made similar moves last year, causing other players to follow his lead. Kaepernick has yet to sign with a team so far this year.

*Tips Lead to Arrest of MS-13 Gang Member on FBI Ten Most Wanted List: 

An MS-13 gang member on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list has been captured in Virginia after a four-year manhunt, authorities announced SaturdayWalter Yovany Gomez, an illegal immigrant from Honduras, was arrested without incident Fridayin Woodbridge, 20 miles south of Washington, as a result of a well-coordinated investigation and tips from the public, the FBI said.


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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Lizzie Crocker:  Big brands are collectively spending $255 million per month for sponsored content on Instagram alone, according to the influencer analytics firm Captiv8, which also estimates that Instagram influencers with upwards of 7 million followers make an average of $150,000 per sponsored post. And YouTube influencers with large followings earn up to $300,000 for a video partnership. When influencer marketing began changing the digital advertising landscape in 2009, influencers struggled to produce enough content with any impact because the content-creating process was so manual.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Paul A. Offit: Scientists have long offered several solutions to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, but this one will surprise you: Don’t finish your treatment course. The antibiotic era began in the mid-1930s with the development of sulfa drugs and leaped forward in the early 1940s with the mass production of penicillin. Since then, scientists have developed a wide variety of types of antibiotics. Nonetheless, with their overuse, many strains of bacteria have become resistant. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and extended spectrum ß-lactamase producing and carbapenem-resistant opportunistic bacteria have become increasingly problematic. Occasionally, patients get infected with bacteria resistant to all commercially available antibiotics. In other words, we’ve taken our first steps into the post-antibiotic era. The best way to reduce the problem of resistant bacteria is to refrain from giving antibiotics to patients who don’t need them. Many prescriptions are written for symptoms such as cough, runny nose, and congestion—infections that are often caused by viruses for which antibiotics are useless. The all-to-easy-to-remember Z-pack (azithromycin) is a prime offender.Viruses can also cause pneumonia and sore throats. Because bacteria can also cause these diseases, doctors should make every effort to determine whether these infections are actually caused by bacteria before writing a prescription. For example, rapid diagnostic tests can distinguish viral throat infections from strep throats and chest X-rays can distinguish viral pneumonias from bacterial pneumonias.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Maureen Dowd: A couple of chubby brats with big missiles and short fuses. Is nuclear winter coming? Fire and fury, the likes of which the world has never seen, are bellowing from a posh golf club in New Jersey while fire and doom emanate from a medieval police state in Asia. Ever since Donald Trump was elected, the mandarins and chatterers of the capital have been alarmed that we would get to this precipice of blustery, threatening exchanges between Trump and Kim Jong-un about thermonuclear annihilation, and that when we did, it would be parlous.



*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Chelsea Handler called for a military coup on Twitter on Friday. The Netflix host, who has been outspoken in her dislike for President Trump, suggested he be removed by the military. “To all the generals surrounding our idiot-in-chief…the longer U wait to remove him, the longer UR name will appear negatively in history,” she wrote. The comedian’s comments were met with passionate negativity.   ***Bruno Mars said Saturday he is donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis. The Grammy-winning star told the audience at his show in Auburn Hills, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Detroit, that he and tour promoter Live Nation are redirecting funds from the show to the charity The Community Foundation of Greater Flint