LBN- Special Report- Sunday

*Ryan Lochte to Matt Lauer: I ‘Over-Exaggerated’ Rio Robbery Story:
NBC has released the first excerpt of Matt Lauer’s exclusive interview with Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, who is under fire for apparently fabricating a story about he and his teammates getting robbed at gunpoint in Rio. “I over-exaggerated that story,” Lochte admitted, one day after he posted an apology online. Theman who confronted the athletes with a gun was a security guard demanding they pay for damage they caused to a gas station bathroom, a fact that was reportedly explained to them, in English, at the time. As Lauer put it, Lochte’s original story was about the “mean streets of Rio” whereas his new version is “much more about a negotiated settlement to cover up some dumb behavior.” In response, Lochte said that was why he was now “taking full responsibility for it” and blamed his own “immature behavior.”

*Trump Wants ‘Humane’ Immigration Fix:
Donald Trump is now open to finding a “humane and efficient” solution to the undocumented immigrants who are currently in the United States illegally, according to what three sources told Buzzfeed on Saturday. Trump expressed his willingness to work on the issue during a meeting with his Hispanic advisory council, also attended, according to Buzzfeed, by his new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, and campaign CEO, former Breitbart patriarch Steve Bannon.
*Iraq Hangs 36 ISIS Jihadists:
Iraq hanged 36 men convicted of killing up to 1,700 military recruits at a former U.S. base in 2014. The murders at Camp Speicher were conducted by ISIS militants. Most of the individuals killed were Shia cadets and the violent attack helped mobilize them to fight ISIS. When Iraqi forces recaptured the area from ISIS control, mass graves were discovered.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: According to one study, using a cell phone while driving can be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated, causing drivers to miss traffic signals and react more slowly to driving conditions. Frighteningly, the NHTSA estimates that more than 100 million U.S. drivers use their cell phone while driving and about 8% of drivers on the roadway at any given daylight moment are either conversing or texting on their cell phone.

*El Chapo’s Son Released From Kidnapping:
Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, the 29-year-old son of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was released on Friday along with five other men with whom he was kidnapped from a bar in Puerto Vallarta. Authorities believe that the men involved in the kidnapping were from the Jalisco New Generation cartel, a rival to the Sinaloa cartel to which Salazar belongs. The Mexico Attorney General’s office said that it was still working on the investigation into the incident.


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*LBN-R.I.P:   ***Ernst Nolte, a German revisionist historian who broke academic taboos by equating Nazism with Bolshevism and who was denounced as an apologist for Hitler and even the Holocaust, died on Thursday in Berlin. He was 93. His family told the daily newspaper Der Tagesspiegel that he had died in a hospital.


*LBN-COMMENTARY by Susan Estrich: To watch some of the coverage, you might think that the Olympics proves that the greatest athletes of every country on the globe, plus the refugees, can come together and put aside the various religious, ethnic and historic rivalries that divide us. Not so fast. There was the incident of the Lebanese delegation not allowing the Israeli athletes. And there was Saudi judoka Joud Fahmy , who literally forfeited his first-round match in what was seen as an effort to avoid an Israeli opponent.  And then on Friday, captured on film, Israeli victor Or Sasson reached out to shake the hand of Egypt’s Islam El Shehaby, the man he defeated in judo, and Shehaby refused the handshake. The Egyptian, known for being anti-Israel, had actually considered withdrawing from the match rather than face the Israeli. Is this the Olympic spirit?

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Lawrence Grobel (Author):  Last time I predicted that Indignation had 3 Oscar-worthy performances.  Add Jeff Bridges to the list for Supporting Actor in Hell or High Water.  Bridges has become something of a National Treasure over the years, and he’s right on mark with this one.


*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Katie Couric cut her salary by $1 million when she was anchoring “CBS Evening News” to save others’ jobs at the network. Agent Alan Berger recalls in “Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency” that “in the third year of Katie’s tenure . . . upcoming budget cuts would involve significant layoffs . . . from senior-level producers to young associate producers — all key contributors to the production of the daily newscast.”


*LBN-COMMENTARY by Lindsay Conner (Partner, Manatt, Phels & Phillps, LLP): Simply stating one’s needs, wants or views may be the most basic form of communication.  But real communication—the kind that reaches the highest human potential—requires listening as well as talking, persuading as well as declaring, responding as well as initiating.  It is that real communication that solves problems, creates opportunities, and builds relationships.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Chris Voss (Author): Our intention to be heard, stops us from exactly that.  The reason we talk past each other is not that we trying to be rude, it’s actually because we care so much.  We believe so strongly in what we’re saying, it’s so important those around us know it and know it NOW that we become like driven schizophrenics.  We can’t stop until those we are trying to get through to look us in the eye and say “You’re right.” The best practitioners of “You’re right” are overwhelmed spouses and under-appreciated co-workers who’ve learned that “You’re right” is the best way to make someone feel heard, be placated and just be quiet.  We don’t listen because we do care.

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