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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Michael Slager, Police Officer Who Murdered Walter Scott, Sentenced to Twenty Years
Michael Slager, the police officer in South Carolina who murdered 50-year-old Walter Scott by shooting him in the back in 2015 was sentenced to twenty years in prison on Thursday—a rare case in which video evidence taken by a bystander led to an officer being held to account for taking the life of...
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Sen. Al Franken Announces Resignation
While denying the veracity of some of the accusations of sexual misconduct levied against him by various women, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn) took to the floor of the U.S. Senate later Thursday morning to announce he would, "in the coming weeks," resign his seat in the wake of the numerous allegations...
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Citing Sexual Harassment Allegations, Female Democratic Colleagues Lead Call for Sen. Al Franken to Resign
In the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and midconduct levied against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) over recent weeks, six of his Democratic female colleagues on Wednesday called on the former comedian-turned politician to resign. As The Hill reports : Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was the...
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Monday, December 04, 2017
Allowing Muslim Ban to Go into Effect, US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Trump
This a breaking news development and will be updated... "Shameful... Another stain added to our nation's history." —Faiza N. Ali, social justice activist In 7-2 ruling handed down Monday afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court will allow full enforcement of a ban on travel to the United States by...
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GO HOME TRUMP on the south lawn of the Utah State Capitol, Sunday, December 3, 2017. News
Sunday, December 03, 2017
‘Go Home Trump’: Protesters Spell It Out on Utah Capitol Lawn Day Before Trump Attack on National Monuments
“Go Home Trump,” was the message spelled out by 113 protesters dressed in white jumpsuits. Artist Cat Palmer organized the protest Sunday on the south lawn of the Utah Capitol ahead of President Donald Trump’s Monday visit, in which he is expected to dramatically reduce the sizes of Bears Ears and...
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Tens of thousands Israelis take part in a protest against corruption in Tel Aviv, December 2, 2017. News
Sunday, December 03, 2017
'March of Shame’: Tens of Thousands of Israelis Protest Against Netanyahu, Corruption
Tens of thousands of people rallied in protest on Saturday night in Tel Aviv, Israel against Israeli government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse of office. Saturday’s "March of shame" protest was prompted by a draft law...
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Saturday, December 02, 2017
US Outrage Grows at Risk of Honduran Election Theft, 50 Groups Join Call
Outraged at the possibility of the theft of Honduras’ election by the discredited current administration, 50 US rights groups have joined call to urge the US to press Honduras for electoral transparency. Elise Roberts, National Coordinator of Witness for Peace, stated: "As we return from two weeks...
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Standing with Bernie Sanders at a Protect Working Families rally in Dayton, Ohio. News
Saturday, December 02, 2017
Bernie Sanders Takes His "Protecting Working Families" Tour On the Road
Bernie Sanders whipped up a crowd of 1,300 people in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday, voicing strong opposition to the tax bill that U.S. Senate Republicans passed 10 hours earlier, in a near campaign-style rally, the Dayton Daily News reported . Sanders is on a 3-day, four city "Protecting Working...
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People protest Donald Trump outside Cipriani on 42nd Street News
Saturday, December 02, 2017
NYC Greets Trump: "Lock Him Up! Lock Him Up!"
President Trump was greeted in New York City on Saturday by thousands loudly chanting “Lock Him Up! Lock Him Up!”, "Shame on You!" and “Traitor!” Trump Motorcade arriving to chants of "Lock Him Up" in NYC https://t.co/fIFcUCLuIO — Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) December 2, 2017 The NY Post reports...
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Monday, November 27, 2017
Increasing Speculation Deal in the Works, Michael Flynn Lawyer Meets With Mueller's Team
Increasing speculation that President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn could be in talks about a possible plea deal, ABC News reports that Flynn's lawyer met with members of special prosecutor Robert Mueller's team on Monday. Late last week, the New York Times reported...
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