Amazon, Pentagon accused of swampy dealings over $10B contract | Fox News

“A legal battle waged by Oracle centers on the Defense Department’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), which aims to award a $10 billion contract for cloud computing. Oracle alleges in a complaint filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that it is unwise for the government to use only one cloud service, and that the process was rigged from the beginning due to connections between Amazon and DoD officials.

It’s unclear whether the dispute has yet caught the attention of President Trump, who for months has taken shots at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, in large part connected to his ownership of The Washington Post.”

Trump to Move USDA Personnel From D.C. to Where Food Grows

“Employees, congressional Democrats and a bipartisan coalition of former USDA leaders” have warned that the move “would devastate the two agencies,” per the Post. ERS and NIFA have both recently unionized and some “union officials have promised to fight the move.”

Charity that gives free meals to kids every summer told it doesn’t meet code | WSB-TV

“The health department now said the sandwiches have to come from a certified kitchen, rather than homemade by churches, businesses and families as they have been prepared in the past.

The health department is now requiring the charity to pass out pre-made, pre-packaged and approved sandwiches, which cost 74 cents to buy, ship and store. That means Must Ministries is faced with spending thousands of dollars.”

How Ketamine Opens a New Era for Depression Treatment – Bloomberg

“What’s ketamine? It’s an anesthetic approved in 1970 as a safer alternative to phencyclidine, better known as PCP or angel dust. Ketamine became a common battlefield anesthetic during the Vietnam War, and by 1971 it was being used in much higher doses as a recreational drug. By the mid-1980s, ketamine was linked with dance culture in the U.S. and Europe, where it became a popular party drug that can produce euphoria and put users in a dreamlike state. At higher doses it can cause hallucinations and disassociation, a state in which users feel as if their mind and body aren’t connected, sometimes called the “K-hole.””

Wyoming diocese names 11 former clergy accused of sexual abuse | Wyoming News |

“In a column accompanying the list of names, Bishop Steven Biegler apologized to those he said had been abused by clergy.

“On behalf of the church, I apologize to each victim, not only for the misconduct of those who committed sexual abuse, but also for the failure of any Church leader who did not take appropriate action after having received a report of an allegation,” Biegler wrote. “Finally, I pledge to do all that we can to assist with your healing and to learn from errors in our past.””

The Atomic Soldiers: U.S. Veterans, Used as Guinea Pigs, Break the Silence – The Atlantic

“From 1946 to 1992, the U.S. government conducted more than 1,000 nuclear tests, during which unwitting troops were exposed to vast amounts of ionizing radiation. For protection, they wore utility jackets, helmets, and gas masks. They were told to cover their face with their arms.

After the tests, the soldiers, many of whom were traumatized, were sworn to an oath of secrecy. Breaking it even to talk among themselves was considered treason, punishable by a $10,000 fine and 10 or more years in prison.”

LGBT history to be taught in New Jersey schools

“Under the measure, public schools must include lessons about the political, economic and social contributions of individuals who are gay and transgender, starting in the 2020-21 school year. The bill also requires teaching about contributions of people who are disabled.

The law does not apply to private schools.”

Alabama Signs Into Law Chemical Castration Bill That Targets Child Sex Offenders

“Other states have also considered chemical castration for child predators. In California, a bill was passed in the 1990s for repeat child sex offenders. Similar measures exist in other states, including Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Oregon, and Texas.

Journalist Fined $195,000 for Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts

“Judge Orrick founded & funded a [Planned Parenthood] clinic yet is hearing their federal lawsuit against me,” Daleiden wrote on Twitter this week, “putting his thumbs on the scales of @KamalaHarris witch-hunt against me, and FINED me and lawyers $195,000 for trying to defend!”