A.M. Links: Clinton Should Have Known Emails Were Classified, Sanders Wants to Abolish Private Prisons, Deez Nuts/Warren G '16?



  • This past July was the hottest since scientists started keeping track in 1880.
  • "I would have Weed Wednesdays in the White House," said Warren G, who is angling to be the great libertarian politician Deez Nuts' running mate.  
  • Reuters has found at least 30 email threads from Hillary Clinton's publicly released cache that include content which U.S. regulations say must be "presumed" classified, even if it's not explicitly marked that way.
  • Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders said that he will introduce legislation to abolish private prisons when Congress reconvenes in September. 
  • The Italian town of Spino d'Adda, just south of Milan, will begin requiring street-based sex workers to wear high-visibility, construction-worker-style vests at night; they're also prohibited from wearing mini-skirts. 
  • The Justice Department told Techdirt reporter Mike Masnick that the request for a gag order on Reason earlier this summer—the same request obtained by Public Citizen in July—did not exist or could not be found. 
  • Michigan lawmakers are striking 70-something stupid laws from the state books, including a prohibition on swearing in front of women and children and a ban on dancing to the "Star-Spangled Banner."
  • Politico labor reporter Mike Elk, who was very publicly trying to unionize the publication's staff, has been fired; Politico said it "has nothing to do with his union activities." 
  • RIP Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

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