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June 9, 2016

Judge throws out murder convictions of man who’s been wrongfully imprisoned since he was 14

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DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Tuesday threw out the murder convictions of a young Detroit man who pleaded guilty to killing four people when he was 14, a remarkable turnaround in a case that has been in doubt for years after a professional hit man stepped forward and took responsibility for the slayings at a drug den. Judge Brian Sullivan acted at the request of the Wayne County prosecutor’s…

Hillary Clinton seizes historic primary win

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NEW YORK (AP) — Powered by a solid triumph in California, Hillary Clinton declared victory in her yearlong battle for the heart of the Democratic Party, seizing her place in history and setting out on the difficult task of fusing a fractured party to confront Donald Trump. Clinton cruised to easy victories in four of the six state contests Tuesday. With each win she further solidified Sen. Bernie Sanders’ defeat…

Trump’s fundraisers see no chance of hitting $1 billion

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Donald Trump’s top financiers are slashing their fundraising expectations and warning the GOP’s presumptive nominee could find himself massively out-gunned by Hillary Clinton. In interviews, over a dozen major Republican Party donors and fundraisers who’ve signed on to help Trump raise money said they expected Trump to net only a fraction of his original $1 billion goal, perhaps netting less than a third of that. Trump himself is already starting…

Why Sanders Won’t Surrender

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Having lost the California primary by 13 points and fallen miserably behind in the delegate count for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders is talking like he finally has Hillary Clinton right where he wants her. “The struggle continues,” Sanders said last night at a campaign rally of 3,300 in Santa Monica, California, as he encircled the Clinton campaign and commenced a pincer movement to destroy her candidacy. Ignoring…

Trump support shrinking on Capitol Hill

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As Donald Trump’s attacks on a federal judge settled over Capitol Hill like a dark cloud on Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions dialed up Trump’s campaign to relay mounting alarm among elected Republicans about the presumptive nominee’s assaults on a jurist because of his Mexican roots. Trump tried to calm the waters a few hours later, issuing a statement that blamed the media and delivering a speech that skirted the issue…