Today’s buzz features indications that Trump may have avoided paying federal taxes for 18 years, California’s changed rape laws, and China’s plan to cut carbon emissions. Less than three weeks til #ELGL16 – are you registered yet?

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Trump Tax Records Obtained by The Times Reveal He Could Have Avoided Paying Taxes for Nearly Two Decades: Donald J. Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years, records obtained by The New York Times show. The 1995 tax records, never before disclosed, reveal the extraordinary tax benefits that Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, derived from the financial wreckage he left behind in the early 1990s through mismanagement of three Atlantic City casinos, his ill-fated foray into the airline business and his ill-timed purchase of the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. Tax experts hired by The Times to analyze Mr. Trump’s 1995 records said that tax rules especially advantageous to wealthy filers would have allowed Mr. Trump to use his $916 million loss to cancel out an equivalent amount of taxable income over an 18-year period.


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How Brock Turner Changed California’s Rape Laws: California expanded its definition of rape and added new mandatory-minimum sentences for sexual assaults on Friday, five months after a judge’s lenient sentence for former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner sparked national outrage.

Bud Pierce apologizes for saying that educated women aren’t susceptible to domestic abuse Pierce was booed by the audience at Friday’s debate when he said that pay inequality and domestic violence are less likely to occur when “a woman has a great education and training and good job.”

China Cutting Carbon: China turning over a new leaf on pollution and greenhouse gases.

A Call for Housing in Bay Area Suburb: Bay area town Brisbane looks to provide commercial development to cater to San Francisco residents, but resists building housing.


Local Gov Confidential

Police Release Videos Of Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man in El Cajon, Calif.: On Friday, police released two videos of Tuesday’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by officers in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, Calif. Ugandan immigrant Alfred Olango was killed after, police say, he was uncooperative and refused to remove his hand from his pocket, then took what officers saw as a threatening position.

Man, girl injured after e-cigarette explodes on Universal’s Hogwarts Express ride: A man and 14-year-old girl were treated for burns after what police are calling a “freak accident” while they were on the Hogwarts Express train ride at Universal Orlando Saturday.

Georgia State to put its name atop former Citizens Trust building: The name of one of Atlanta’s most prominent African-American companies is about to disappear from the downtown skyline. Georgia State University is preparing to put its name on top of the former Citizens Trust bank building at 75 Piedmont Avenue in downtown Atlanta, and will take down the Citizens Trust sign that’s now on top of the east and west sides of the building. Georgia State bought the former headquarters building of Citizens Trust in 2007.

Pittsburgh Planning Two Big New Bike Lane Projects: A city already known for its livability is ready to add new bike lanes in high profile locations.

New York Adding Transit Jobs at Rapid Rate: Even as other middle class jobs disappear, the transportation sector continues to grow.