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Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Arrested And Charged With Battery

Jupiter police today released the surveillance video above of the incident, showing Lewandowski grabbing Fields (dressed in a white blazer) near the bottom of the frame.

Donald Trump’s notoriously hotheaded campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been arrested Tuesday morning on battery charges for assaulting Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields earlier this month. The incident initially launched several weeks of accusations that ended with Fields and Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro leaving Breitbart altogether, resulting in a total of six staffers leaving …

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Ex-Cop In Missouri On Trial For Sexually Assaulting Women And Children On Duty Found Dead In Jail Cell

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Marty L. Rainey, the former Gasconade County, Missouri deputy in Set. Genevieve County jail for multiple state and federal charges alleging he sexually assaulted several women, one of whom was underage, was found dead in his cell Saturday morning. Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Major Jason Schott said the Missouri State …

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Trump Says Muslims Aren’t Helping Fight Terrorism, Ignores The Reality That Muslim Americans Repeatedly Cooperate With Authorities

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Less than a day after the Brussels Attacks, and just a few hours removed from calling for the reinstatement of waterboarding and new laws on legal torture, Donald Trump again took his Islamophobic rhetoric to dangerously new heights, blaming Muslims as a whole for the attack and saying the Muslim community …

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Own Investigatory Panel Blames His Administration For Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) testifying about the Flint water crisis before Congress
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Independent Panel Finds That State Is Fundamentally Accountable For What Happened In Flint Cites Negligence At All Levels And Says It Not Only Affects The Citizens Of Flint’s Health, But Their “Trust In Government”   An investigatory panel specifically commissioned by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder issued its final report Wednesday regarding …

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N.C. House Votes To Outlaw LGBT Protections In Outrageous Move On Behalf Of Discrimination

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On Wednesday the North Carolina General Assembly approved HB2, the bill which would block local governments from passing non-discrimination measures based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  The legislation was able to clear the General Assembly in under nine hours. This comes primarily as an attack on Charlotte, which decided earlier …

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Brooklyn District Attorney Recommends No Jail Time For Peter Liang, Rookie Cop Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Shooting Of Akai Gurley

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Peter Liang’s sentencing is set for April 14th, however, today the Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson issued a statement that he does not recommend prison time for Liang.  This may come as a victory for the protesters, particularly in NYC’s Chinese community, who feel like the conviction was racially-biased and scapegoated …

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Birth Control And Female Sexuality Put On Trial Again As SCOTUS Hears Zubik v. Burwell

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard a major case regarding the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit on Wednesday, Zubik v Burwell.  As Vox has noted, Zubik bears certain similarities to Hobby Lobby, which ruled in 2014 that “closely-held corporations” did not have to comply with the regulation under the ACA requiring all employer …

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Tennessee Ends Effort To Arrest And Incarcerate Drug-Addicted Pregnant Women After ‘Fetal Assault’ Law Found To Deter Prenatal Care And Drug Treatment

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There is good news today for pregnant women in Tennessee.  These are words I have never written before. The controversial “fetal assault” law passed in 2014 will expire this summer despite efforts by lawmakers to renew it.  The law made Tennessee the first state in the nation to criminalize the …

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