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From the start, the murder that William Bonham was charged with looked like a case of self-defense. Bonham was arrested for the stabbing death of his friend Kent “Frenchy” Brouillette in December 2015. The whole thing had started several months earlier, when Bonham, a musician who played gigs in New Orleans’s French Quarter, had $25,000 worth of instruments […]

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Once Defiant, All Four White Supremacists Charged in Charlottesville Violence Plead Guilty

May 6, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom based in New York. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. This story was co-published with Frontline PBS. Last year, when federal authorities arrested and charged four members or associates of a white supremacist gang […]

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Photograph Source Elekhh – CC BY-SA 3.0 Will someone please explain to me why Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a hero for violating laws sustaining the system of racial discrimination, while Julian Assange is considered a villain for violating laws sustaining the system of imperial war? Democratic Party bigwigs are celebrating the arrest of […]

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Trump’s Call for More NATO Military Spending Benefits US Weapons Manufacturers

April 5, 2019           |                                       

Weaponized Social Media Is Driving the Explosion of Fascism Zionist Campaign Drives Black Jewish Activist Out of UK’s Labour Party New Hints of the Mueller Report: Did Trump Simply Get Rolled by the Russians? Progressives Dismiss DCCC Threats on Primary Challengers Important Medicaid Initiatives Would End If Court Overturns ACA Bayer and Monsanto Defend Themselves […]

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Prosecutors Dropping Child Porn Charges After Software Tools Are Questioned

April 3, 2019           |                                       

Using specialized software, investigators traced explicit child pornography to Todd Hartman’s internet address. A dozen police officers raided his Los Angeles-area apartment, seized his computer and arrested him for files including a video of a man ejaculating on a 7-year-old girl. But after his lawyer contended that the software tool inappropriately accessed Hartman’s private files, […]

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NATO Chief Meets Trump As U.S. President Calls For Increased Defense Spending

April 2, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his “strong commitment” to the military alliance, while the president pressed his demands that the allies do more to pay for their own defense. Trump, in his April 2 meeting at the White House with the NATO chief, also said he hopes […]

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Among the Trump-Russia investigation’s many loose ends, one stands out: the Trump Tower Moscow project and the conflicting statements from President Donald Trump and his former advisers about their attempts to complete a lucrative business deal in Russia in the midst of the 2016 election. The man closest to the project, longtime Trump business associate […]

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Pentagon Aims to Surveil Social Media to Predict Anti-Trump Protests

March 27, 2019           |                                       

In October 2018 Nafeez Ahmed reported for Motherboard on Pentagon efforts to use social media surveillance “to quell domestic insurrection and rebellion.” In addition to the Pentagon funding Big Data research to determine how social media surveillance can help predict the outbreak of conflict, terrorism, and civil unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, […]

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A number of people have asked me what I make of this piece from James Bamford, pitching the case against Maria Butina as a grave injustice, just after Paul Erickson (who may be the real intended beneficiary of this piece) was charged in the first of what is likely to be two indictments, and as […]

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Death and Valor on an American Warship Doomed by its Own Navy

February 6, 2019           |                                       

The collision of the vessels was the Navy’s worst accident at sea in four decades. Seven sailors drowned. Scores were physically and psychologically wounded. Two months later, a second destroyer, the USS John S. McCain, broke that grim mark when it collided with another cargo vessel, leaving 10 more sailors dead. The successive incidents raised […]

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Editor’s note: Kevin Cooper was convicted of a 1983 quadruple murder and sentenced to death in a trial in which evidence that might have exonerated him was withheld from the defense. His case was scrutinized in a June 17, 2017, New York Times column by Nicholas Kristof. Visit savekevincooper.org for more information. Throughout my life, […]

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Russian Justice Ministry Calls For 'Brave' Crimean Lawyer's Expulsion From Bar Association

January 14, 2019           |                                       

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Russian authorities are increasing pressure on Emil Kurbedinov, a prominent Crimean lawyer who has been working on high-profile cases that human rights organizations and Western governments say are politically motivated. The Russian Justice Ministry has sent Kurbedinov and the Crimean Bar Association letters requesting that the lawyer be expelled from […]

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Cyntoia Brown sits between council during her clemency hearing at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn., May 23, 2018. Photo: Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean/AP Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam this week granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown. After serving 15 years of a 51-year murder sentence for killing a man in self-defense, Brown, now 30, will […]

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