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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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Immigration activist Attorney Andrea Senteno analyzes the significance of the Supreme Court’s hearing on including a citizenship question on the 2020 census The post Citizenship Question Could Invalidate 2020 Census appeared first on The Real News Network.

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<!– –> Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin (Alex Wong/Getty Images) A Russian-tied lobbyist who attended the notorious Trump Tower meeting and a longtime GOP operative are teaming up to lobby on behalf of a Kazakh fugitive alleged to have stolen millions from the Central Asian country. Lanny Wiles is a longtime GOP consultant whose wife Susan […]

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The WikiLeaks founder appeared via video link in Westminster Magistrates Court for the first hearing in what could be a lengthy process in the US request for extradition. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News Julian Assange had his first day in court on Thursday in his fight against extradition to the United States in […]

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Assange Refuses Extradition to US; Long Legal Fight Expected

May 2, 2019           |                                       

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a London court on Thursday that he would not agree to be extradited to the United States, where he is accused of conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer. Assange, appearing by video link from a London prison, said he would not “surrender myself for extradition for doing […]

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Author’s note: The 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq by a U.S.-led coalition will go down in history as one of the greatest geopolitical disasters in modern history. Then-Sen. Joe Biden was in a unique position to prevent this war from happening. That he chose not to speaks volumes about the man who now […]

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Kazakh Prosecutors Seek 12-Year Prison Sentence For Former Kyrgyz Lawmaker

April 3, 2019           |                                       

BISHKEK — Kazakh prosecutors have asked a court in Almaty to convict former Kyrgyz lawmaker Damirbek Asylbek-Uulu of smuggling and sentence him to 12 years in prison. At a hearing on April 3, prosecutors also called for a 15-year prison sentence for defendant Esbol Zhappasov, a Kazakh citizen, and prison terms ranging from seven to […]

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Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning expressed no regrets Thursday when she revealed that she faces a contempt hearing— and possible jail time—after declining to answer a grand jury’s questions. Manning appeared before a grand jury Wednesday after being subpoenaed, apparently to discuss her 2010 disclosure of government and military documents about the U.S. wars in Afghanistan […]

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New Election Ordered in Disputed North Carolina House Race

February 21, 2019           |                                       

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s elections board Thursday ordered a new election in the nation’s last undecided congressional race after the Republican candidate conceded his lead was tainted by evidence of ballot-tampering by political operatives working for him. The State Board of Elections voted 5-0 in favor of a do-over in the mostly rural 9th […]

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Iranian President Rohani’s Brother Goes On Trial

February 19, 2019           |                                       

The trial of Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s brother, who was briefly arrested two years ago on charges of financial violations, has opened in Tehran, local media report. Hossein Fereidoun and four associates were present in court during the February 19 court hearing, according to the judiciary’s news website Mizan. A representative of the state prosecutor […]

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Whitaker Tells Congress He Hasn’t Interfered With Mueller Probe

February 8, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker insisted on Friday that he had “not interfered” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his waning days on the job. “We have followed the special counsel’s regulations to a T,” Whitaker told the House Judiciary Committee. “There has been no […]

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The Separated Migrant Children Scandal Grows Is “State-Sponsored Child Abuse”

February 8, 2019           |                                       

Trump administration officials are acknowledging that there may be thousands more missing immigrant children who were separated from their parents than originally reported. This was the focus of a hearing on Thursday of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. We speak to Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights […]

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In their first hearing since Democrats claimed Congress, the House Natural Resources Committee heard from climate advocates. We sat down with one witness, Climate Justice Alliance’s Elizabeth Yeampierre The post Climate Justice Advocates Testify At House Committee Hearing appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Marcy wrote a great post this morning titled “Peter Carr Speaks“. I agree with almost all of it, if not all of it, but feel compelled to add a couple of things. AS to what the motivation of Carr and Mueller was, it is, at this date, unclear, despite the high handed and dismissive sudden […]

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