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September 30, 2016

Sister of rape victim says Nate Parker is exploiting her in new film

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Sharon Loeffler, the sister of the woman who accused Nate Parker and Jean Celestin of rape 17 years ago, says that Parker’s new film, Birth of Nation, is exploiting her sister all over again. In a guest column for Variety, Loeffler spoke out about the agony that her sister had endured after being raped at just barely 18 years old, stating that her sister had only just left the foster care system and was excited…

Charlotte police release radio recordings in Keith Scott shooting

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Following the release of partial video of the Keith Lamont Scott shooting by Charlotte police, radio recordings from the incident have been released that seem to confirm the timeline given by police for the incident. According to police, they had seen Scott with a gun andmarijuana while they were looking for someone else. “Roll back to this apartment complex behind you. There was a guy parked next to us rolling…

Mother of Alfred Olango says ‘There is nothing as painful’

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EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The anguished mother of a mankilled by police in a San Diego suburb said she could not believe her family left violence-wracked Uganda only to have her son shot to death in the United States. “We have come from a war zone,” Pamela Benge, mother ofAlfred Olango, said through sobs, wearing large dark glasses to cover her tears. “We wanted protection. That’s why we’re here……

What the FBI Files Reveal About Hillary Clinton’s Email Server

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The scandal of Hillary Clinton’s “home brew” email server, as it is played out over more than a year and a half, has served as a Rorschach test for her supporters and opponents. In her critics’ eyes it’s just another example of the Clinton family taking ethical shortcuts and playing by their own set of fast-and-loose rules; her supporters say it’s another example of the hysterical near-insanity that motivates her…

Tensions crackle at Peres funeral over elusive Mideast peace deal

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Even in death, Shimon Peres seemed to advance the Middle East peace process — at least for a moment, anyway. Attendees at Friday’s funeral for the late Israeli leader were abuzz when Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas arrived and shook hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It was a rare personal encounter between the two men during a years-long pause in efforts to come to a peace deal between the…

Obama on Peres: ‘I could somehow see myself in his story’

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President Barack Obama buried another of his heroes Friday — a role model from his early life and now a role model for the future he’s slowly starting to map out. Shimon Peres, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela: these men whom he’s now led the world’s goodbyes to were all friends — most don’t realize it, but of the three, he actually spent the most time with Peres — part of…