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What Happened Inside The Supreme Court Today: Whole Woman’s Health V. Hellerstedt

Court hears arguments on Texas abortion clinic law. Petitioners lawyer, Stephanie Toti at lectern.

On Wednesday there was only one issue before the Supreme Court–Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the first major case on abortion to reach the highest court in nearly a decade.  As most everyone predicted, the court appeared evenly divided with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy asking difficult questions to both sides. Law …

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Body of Akiel Denkins Finally Returned To Family, Raleigh’s Black Community Fear Justice Will Not Be Served

Akiel Denkins was shot and killed by a police officer Monday (Source: Facebook)

"This is our Chicago, this is our New York, this is our Cleveland!" Rally continues in SE Raleigh. #AkielDenkins pic.twitter.com/Y8AQE9eecP — Joel Brown (@JoelBrownABC11) March 1, 2016 This morning, Rolanda Byrd received the body of her slain 24-year-old son, Akiel Denkins.  Denkins was shot and killed by a Raleigh police …

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Raleigh Police Officer Opens Fire At Akiel Denkins, Killing The 24-Year-Old Black Male Fleeing Arrest

The shooting happened around 1 p.m. ET at the intersection of Bragg and East streets in Raleigh.

Credit: Patrick Priest/WNCN

Akiel Denkins, a 24-year-old black male was shot and killed Monday by a police officer in Raleigh, NC, apparently while running from the police.  There is some controversy over whether the victim was unarmed. Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown said that Denkins was killed while fleeing when police tried to arrest …

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