❖ Federal Judge Gladys Kessler “denied a request from Guantanamo Bay detainees to stop force-feeding at the prison, but urged President Obama to do something about the issue.”
❖ “Survivors of Lac-Megantic explosion devastated, enraged.” Residents tell of the horrific fire which may have vaporized an unknown number of their neighbors, friends and relatives. Update: They’re now trying to search for the 40 missing.
❖ “Bolivia has summoned the ambassadors of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy to explain why their countries blocked President Evo Morales’ jet last week.” Also, the Irish High Court “has refused” the US request for a provisional arrest warrant for Snowden. Insufficient specificity about the “alleged offences”.
❖ “20 investigators . . . have pleaded guilty or have been convicted of falsifying” background reports for government contractors. “Half of them worked for companies such as Altegrity Inc., which performed a background check on . . . Edward Snowden.”