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Jun 21 2019
The Supreme Court held on Friday that a black Mississippi death row inmate should get a new trial, saying that the prosecutor who tried him six times for murder engaged in unconstitutional racial discrimination when striking African-American jurors from the panel.
The decision was 7-2, and was delivered by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who said black and white potential jurors are notCNN (Online News)
Apr 02 2015
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) signed a bill on Wednesday requiring police to screen domestic abuse victims to assess their risk of being killed in a domestic homicide, a proactive step that aims to reduce lethal intimate partner violence.
The legislation, called “Laura’s Law,” is named after Laura Aceves, a 21-year-mother of three who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2012. LastHuffPost
Aug 13 2019
“Hong Kong’s Airport Authority has canceled all flights not yet checked in by Monday afternoon, the agency said, as anti-government protesters peacefully demonstrated at the airport for a fourth day.” (Reuters)
The left supports the protesters and worries that without international pressure, escalation from China, including violence, is likely.
“At first glance, the intensifyingThe Flip Side
Jun 01 2014
Welcome news: Death row inmate Sudanese Christian Dr. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim may soon be released from her prison. Ibrahim is jailed in Omdurman Women’s Prison in Khartoum with her 20-month old son, Martin, and newborn daughter, Maya, under sentences of apostasy and adultery. Her marriage to South Sudanese Christian Daniel Wani is invalid in the eyes of the Sudanese legal system that considersBreitbart News
Jun 18 2019
President Trump has put the issue of health care back on the political front burner, providing ammunition to Democrats and worrying Republicans who think a new battle over ObamaCare will hurt their party in next year’s elections.
Senate Republicans, defending 22 seats next year, thought they had put ObamaCare repeal behind them when they told Trump earlier this year that they have noThe Hill
Jun 18 2019
Facebook has announced a digital currency called Libra that will allow its billions of users to make financial transactions across the globe, in a move that could potentially shake up the world’s banking system.
Libra is being touted as a means to connect people who do not have access to traditional banking platforms. With close to 2.4 billion people using Facebook each month, LibraThe Guardian
Dec 13 2019
Kentucky’s Republican Governor Pardons Hundreds, Including Convicted Murderers and Rapists, Before Leaving Office
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s term came to an end Tuesday, but not before the Republican took one final chance to kick the concept of justice in the shins on the way out the door by issuing a slew of highly controversial pardons. Since his narrow loss to Democrat Andy Beshear just over a month before departing, Bevin issued 428 pardons, a number to violent criminals, including, the LouisvilleSlate
Jun 17 2019
Amid increased brinksmanship with the United States, Iran announced Monday its intention to exceed the low-enriched uranium stockpile limit it agreed to in the 2015 nuke deal -- unless certain demands are met by the pact's remaining signatories within the next 10 days.
More provocatively, the Islamic Republic's Atomic Energy Organization spokesman warned Iran could enrich uranium up toFox News (Online News)
Mar 11 2015
Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might.
A dose of tetanus vaccine let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor, researchers report.
It "put the immune system on high alert," paving the way for the experimental treatment to work better in attacking the disease, saidTownhall
Oct 18 2014
Around 2008, an Ebola outbreak in Africa sparked a renewed push within the U.S. biomedical research community to find a vaccine. A company called Integrated BioTherapeutics Inc. was given a $5.8 million contract from the National Institutes of Health for vaccine research.
Integrated Biotherapeutics, with subcontractor Protein Sciences Corp., began exploring a way to develop proteinsHuffPost