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Blind Justice Leads to Black Death

Though many of us whites have been able to rationalize away the experience that people of color have always reported, the recent proliferation of smartphone video recordings of encounters between people of color and the …

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Kim Davis Gets An Award For Breaking The Law To Discriminate Against Gay People

WASHINGTON — Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who went to jail this month for refusing to follow the law and issue a marriage license to a gay couple, was given an award at Friday night’s conservative …

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Senator Mark Kirk’s Campaign Pre-Emptively Bashes Chicago Tribune Ahead Of Negative Story

Sen. Mark Kirk’s campaign aggressively pushed back Friday against allegations the Illinois Republican verbally and physically abused staff, two days before The Chicago Tribune is expected to publish such claims. In an …

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Swiss Open Criminal Probe Against FIFA’s Sepp Blatter

Switzerland’s attorney general has opened criminal proceedings against Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, the president of FIFA, international soccer’s governing body. The New York Times first reported the …

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Court Drops Counselor Accused Of Inserting God Into Co-Parenting Classes

A state trial court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ended its relationship this week with a mediation provider who allegedly required single mother Holly Salzman to participate in prayer and religious assignments as part …

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Federal Immigration Agents Will Be Allowed Back Into Los Angeles County Jails

Federal immigration agents, kicked out of Los Angeles County jails several months ago, will be allowed to return to identify undocumented inmates for potential deportation, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said this week. …

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Man Jailed For Unpaid Traffic Ticket Suffers ‘Excruciating’ Death In Cell: Lawsuit

The family of David Stojcevski, a 32-year-old man from Roseville, Michigan, who died in the Macomb County Jail last June after being arrested for failing to pay a $772 traffic ticket, has filed suit against the county …

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Bronx judge denies bail to man charged with killing cab driver after fare dispute

A Bronx judge denied bail Thursday to the man charged with killing a Bronx cab driver after a fare dispute — rejecting cries from the accused killer’s lawyer that the case was “paper-thin.” The …

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Greener pastures: Pensions increase for New York state, local workers in 2015

ALBANY — The golden years are looking a lot greener for a growing number of retired public workers. Data released Thursday showed that 2,931 retired state and local government workers earned six-figure pensions during …

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Gun-toting Chelsea man accused of shooting twin brothers in Brooklyn robbery to stay at Rikers Island without bail

The man accused of shooting twin brothers — fatally wounding one of them — was stewing in a jail cell for nearly two weeks while detectives linked him to the May 26 murder, police sources said Thursday. Chelsea …

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