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  • Making A Murderer": Dassey attorneys working to secure his release

    Attorneys for Brendan Dassey say they are working to get their client released from prison following a bombshell court ruling affirming that Dassey’s confession to the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach was coerced by Manitowoc County investigators. On Thursday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal…

  • US refuses to back UN on abortion access in human rights resolution

    US refuses to back UN on abortion access in human rights resolution Washington supports ‘the spirit’ of a UN resolution calling for women’s access to reproductive healthcare but ‘does not recognize abortion’ as a method Agence France-Presse in Geneva Thursday 22 June 2017 15.32 EDT &nbs…

  • 'Pizzagate' conspiracy theorist gets four years in prison

    ‘Pizzagate’ conspiracy theorist gets four years in prison Edgar Welch fired an assault rifle inside a Washington pizza restaurant, believing internet rumors that prominent Democrats were harboring child sex slaves there Associated Press Thursday 22 June 2017 21.17 EDT   An onlin…

  • Rex Tillerson refuses to staff the State Department’s anti-Semitism office after

    Rex Tillerson refuses to staff the State Department’s anti-Semitism office after July 1: report Noor Al-Sibai NOOR AL-SIBAI 22 JUN 2017 AT 22:06 ET   According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the remaining two half-time staff members of the State Department’s anti-Semitism monitoring off…

  • Video Shows Minnesota Police Beating Driver

    Video Shows Minnesota Police Beating Driver by PHIL MCCAUSLAND JUN 22 2017, 10:34 PM ET   The Minnesota branch of the ACLU on Thursday released a police dashcam video showing what they termed “a textbook case of excessive force” and called for an investigation into the circumstanc…

  • Judge Accepts Sweeping Reforms of Arizona Death Penalty Protocols

    Judge Accepts Sweeping Reforms of Arizona Death Penalty Protocols June 22, 2017, at 8:39 p.m.’   (Reuters) – A U.S. judge accepted on Thursday major revisions to Arizona’s death penalty procedures, such as eliminating paralytic drugs in lethal injections and giving witnesses …

  • Peep this Arizona lawmaker who doesn't want college students to vote

    Peep this Arizona lawmaker who doesn’t want college students to vote By Kalina Newman 9:27 pm EDT June 22, 2017   Voting matters, period. In fact, Arizona State Rep. Bob Thorpe thinks that a college student’s vote matters so much that it waters down his district. As a result, Thorpe, a…

  • State Democratic Party chair removes official after offensive remarks about…

    By Christopher Burbach Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb removed a party official from his post today after a recording surfaced of him making offensive remarks about the shooting of U.S. Rep Steve Scalise. Kleeb removed Phil Montag on Thursday morning as co-chair of the state party’s te…

  • Minnesota will still engage with Cuba despite Trump setback

    Minnesota will still engage with Cuba despite Trump setback REUTERS 22 JUN 2017 AT 18:33 ET Minnesota’s government and businesses will continue to engage with Cuba in the areas they can, like agricultural trade, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s partial rollback of the detente, Lieutenant G…

  • Trump supporter buys billboard slamming ABC News over Russia scandal coverage

    Trump supporter buys billboard slamming ABC News over Russia scandal coverage BY JOHN BOWDEN – 06/22/17 06:12 PM EDT     A supporter of President Trump in Texas is using billboard space to slam ABC News over its coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Ky…

  • Proposed ACA Repeal Puts Health Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming I

    Proposed ACA Repeal Puts Health Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals at Risk By HRC staff June 22, 2017   Post submitted by HRC Law Fellow Bailey Metzger The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a health care milestone for the LGBTQ community. Section 1557 of the …

  • Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act

    Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act June 22, 20176:48 PM ET   Two government watchdog groups, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the National Security Archive (NSA) filed a lawsuit Thursday against President Trump and the Executive Office …

  • White St. Louis cop shot black off-duty officer — then claimed it was a ‘friendl

    White St. Louis cop shot black off-duty officer — then claimed it was a ‘friendly fire’ incident Noor Al-Sibai NOOR AL-SIBAI 22 JUN 2017 AT 18:20 ET   According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and local news outlet Fox2Now, a white St. Louis police officer shot a black off-duty officer fr…

  • Inmates Who Saved Guard Who Collapsed Get Reduced Sentences

    Inmates Who Saved Guard Who Collapsed Get Reduced Sentences by AMANDA PROENÇA SANTOS Time off for good behavior indeed. Six convicts are getting their sentences shortened after saving a guard who collapsed on duty last Monday in Polk County, Georgia. The deputy, who wished to remain anonymous, col…

  • HOUSE CHAIRMAN TO SEEK $640 BILLION IN MILITARY SPENDING

    Jun 22, 6:40 PM EDT HOUSE CHAIRMAN TO SEEK $640 BILLION IN MILITARY SPENDING BY RICHARD LARDNER ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says he’ll push to increase defense spending by $37 billion more than President Donald Trump proposed to …