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Man who witnessed Alton Sterling’s death sues Baton Rouge police for stealing surveillance video without warrant, locking him in car for four hours (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)

The convenience store owner who captured Alton Sterling’s death on video said police stole the surveillance video from his store, took his cellphone and locked him in a car for four hours. Abdullah Muflahi, who owns the Baton Rouge Triple S Food Mart where Sterling was killed on July 5, claims that police confiscated his […]

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Transgender Rights Ad To Air During Republican Convention On Fox News

Fox News viewers tuning in to watch Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention next week will also see a 60-second ad advocating for transgender equality. The powerful ad highlights the discrimination that transgender people still face, even while performing mundane tasks like trying to use a public restroom. It is scheduled to air […]

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Federal Judge Says Dump Trumpers Don’t Risk Going To Jail

CLEVELAND ― Republicans considering reneging on their obligation to vote forDonald Trump don’t have to worry about going to jail anymore, thanks to a federal judge. In a 65-page decision released Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Payne struck down a Virginia law that requires all Republican and Democratic delegates to support the respective winners […]

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The sadistic editor and the lawyer who survived his wrath

BY BRYAN A. GARNER Over the years, I’ve heard many lawyers tell stories of bosses—senior lawyers—who were explosively hostile, abrasive, cruel and dogmatic. They seemed to derive self-satisfaction from dominating, intimidating and humiliating their subordinates. I’ve not only heard others tell stories of such “mentoring” personalities but also witnessed them myself. In fact, I once […]

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Obama Transgender Directive Draws Lawsuits From More States

Ten states including Nebraska, Michigan and Ohio sued the Obama administration on Friday, saying the federal government does not have the power to tell states that transgender people must be allowed to use public bathrooms that conform with their gender identity. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, takes issue […]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Jokes She Could Move To New Zealand If Donald Trump Is Elected President

Ed Mazza If Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wins the election, he might have to fill more than just Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court. In an interview with The New York Times, Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shared her concerns about a Trump presidency:  “I can’t imagine what this place would be ― I […]

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Obama Says Anti-Cop Rhetoric Can Hurt Black Lives Matter

Arthur Delaney President Barack Obama condemned violence against police Sunday and even said excessively nasty rhetoric against police can hurt the cause of criminal justice reform. “Whenever those of us who are concerned about fairness in the criminal justice system attack police officers, you are doing a disservice to the cause,” Obama said during a […]

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Possible Trump VP Pick Actually Believes In Women’s Right To Choose

Arthur Delaney A possible vice presidential running mate for Donald Trump said on Sunday that women should have the right to abortion. Retired Gen. Michael Flynn seemed to struggle for an answer when ABC News’ Martha Raddatz asked for his position on abortion. But he made his position clear. “I think for women ― these […]

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Bernie Sanders, Please Stay In The Race. America Needs You Now More Than Ever

H. A. Goodman We live in a world where Daily Banter writers are overjoyed a presumptive Democratic nominee isn’t indicted or at risk of jail time. Although Hillary Clinton just circumvented the FBI recommending indictments (even though POLITICO writesComey challenges truthfulness of Clinton’s email defenses), there’s more controversy on the horizon. The State Department has […]

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Trump Looks At Retired General Flynn As Possible Running Mate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is giving consideration to retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn as a potential vice presidential running mate, a Republican source familiar with the process said on Saturday. For weeks Trump has conducted a high-profile canvassing of Republican political stalwarts as part of his running mate search, but […]

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