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June 8, 2016

Supreme Court Makes Error in Death Penalty Case of Black Inmate

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Bobby Moore has served 35 years in prison for murdering a grocery store clerk during a robbery when he was 20 years old.  A Texas court sentenced him to death in 1980 and according to his lawyers, Moore has spent the past 15 years of his life in solitary confinement awaiting that punishment.  His last hope for staying alive?  The Supreme Court of the United States. Although it decided to hear Moore’s case, the…

Latino students upset over senior prank of building ‘Trump’ wall

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What was supposed to be high school “fun” turned offensive when a group of seniors built a Trump-style wall at school as a prank. A few dozen students at McDowell High School in North Carolina decided to make a wall out of boxes on Wednesday night and were allowed into the school by a teacher, who supervised them. The students then took a picture of the wall and shared it to the @Students4Trump Instagram…

12-year-old calls 911 on his mother, says she’s really drunk

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A 12-year-old Ohio boy found himself in an awkward situation when he called 911 to report his own mother was driving drunk. “My mom’s really drunk,” said the 12-year-old son of Tanisha O. Robinson in a recording. The boy said they were in a white car, along with Robinson’s younger children, aged 2 and 8. He then tried to explain to dispatchers their exact location before the call was disconnected. According to Cleveland.com, police…

Trump unleashes teleprompter-powered attack on Clinton

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Donald Trump on Tuesday celebrated the final primary wins of 2016 but the presumptive GOP who stood at a podium and read from a teleprompter was a more chastened, less bombastic version of the larger-than-life political phenomenon that brought him to this moment. Mired in a week-long controversy over his racially charged comments about the Mexican heritage of the American-born judge handling a Trump University lawsuit, Trump shifted into general…

Why Trump toned down his judge attack

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Donald Trump’s attempt to calm the firestorm over his racially based attacks on the judge overseeing Trump University lawsuits did not include an apology but offered clear evidence that the presumptive GOP nominee now recognizes the damage the controversy has done to his campaign. Tuesday’s attempt to stop the bleeding — which came in the form of a lengthy, lawyerly statement — followed a phone call from Republican National Committee…

‘History made’: Clinton claims nomination

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Hillary Clinton won New Jersey on Tuesday, kicking off a night in which she is set to declare victory as the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party and the first woman in U.S. history to lead a major-party ticket, even as her last remaining rival Bernie Sanders resists growing calls to quit. Clinton relished the historic nature of her victory as the first female nominee,personally signing a tweet with a…