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Mom Shouts At Suspect: ‘How Could You Have Murdered My Son?

[ad_1] MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The mother of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright stood up Thursday during a court hearing for a man charged with killing him and shouted, “How could you have murdered my son?” Wearing a red sweater with a drawing of her son’s face on it, Deborah Marion made the outburst during an arraignment for Billy R. Turner in a Memphis courtroom. Judge Lee Coffee told her he would not allow another such interruption, but he did not charge her with contempt of court. Turner was indicted Tuesday on a first-degree murder charge. His bail is set at $1...

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A Nike World Headquarters Is Being Named After Serena Williams

[ad_1] Source: Jacopo Raule / Getty Serena Williams is a forced to be reckoned with, but that’s no secret. The Compton native has 23 Grand Slam titles, 319 weeks at the top, and an endless list of other accolades to her name. Even with all of those achievements, come 2019, the tennis superstar will have another honor to add, and this one is certainly more unique than some of her others on the list. Williams’ longtime sponsor Nike announced the names of four new structures to be built in its Beaverton, Oregon campus expansion, and one of them will be named after Serena. Nike spoke...

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Racial Profiling Suit Against New Mexico Sheriff By Black ICE Agent

[ad_1] A Black female immigration agent sued New Mexico’s Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday for racial profiling after deputies pulled her over three times in less than a month without probable cause, according to U.S. News & World Report. “Our client is an accomplished federal agent who was targeted for driving while Black. BCSO unlawfully and repeatedly stopped her because she fit a racial profile. Targeting people because of the color of their skin is unconstitutional and bad policing,” said the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of Sherese Crawford. #RT New Mexico police...

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Racial Profiling Suit Against New Mexico Sheriff By Black ICE Agent

[ad_1] A Black female immigration agent sued New Mexico’s Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday for racial profiling after deputies pulled her over three times in less than a month without probable cause, according to U.S. News & World Report. “Our client is an accomplished federal agent who was targeted for driving while Black. BCSO unlawfully and repeatedly stopped her because she fit a racial profile. Targeting people because of the color of their skin is unconstitutional and bad policing,” said the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of Sherese Crawford. #RT New Mexico police...

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Parents Of Florida Murder Suspect Refuse To Answer Questions

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The parents of the 24-year-old man suspected in a string of fatal shootings that terrorized a Florida neighborhood will go before a judge Thursday after refusing to answer questions about their son. The Tampa Bay Times reports investigators wanted to question Howell Donaldson Jr. and Rosita Donaldson on Tuesday about Howell Emanuel Donaldson III’s background, developmental history, gun possession and state of mind. But they refused, revealing only the names, addresses and birth dates of family members. “This is a rarity,” said State Attorney Andrew Warren. “Because most people understand that they have a duty to answer...

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Largest Wildfire Eyes Communities Northwest Of Los Angeles

[ad_1] VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Flames from the largest and most destructive Southern California wildfire churned toward coastal and mountain communities northwest of Los Angeles on Thursday, disrupting travel on a major highway and triggering more evacuations. A more favorable wind forecast still called for potentially dangerous gusts, but ones not likely to approach historic levels forecasters had feared, according to the National Weather Service. “This is good news for the fire crews as the winds will not be driven quite as vigorously,” a weather service statement said. Calmer overnight conditions helped crews protect the Ventura County resort town of Ojai (OH-hi), where...

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Will the Trump administration let Rupert Murdoch sell Fox to Disney?

[ad_1] A month after it sued to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner, President Trump's Justice Department may have to start scrutinizing another big media deal: Disney is widely expected to acquire the majority of 21st Century Fox. In some respects, a potential Disney-Fox deal would pose more antitrust problems than a combination of AT&T and Time Warner, CNN's parent company. A Disney-Fox merger would pair last year's largest movie studio by box office sales (Disney) with the third-largest (Fox), as tracked by...

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Update: Mesquite Police Officer Indicted Shooting Lyndo Jones

[ad_1] A Dallas County Texas grand jury indicted a Mesquite police officer with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for shooting an unarmed Black man he assumed was breaking into a truck but was actually trying to turn off the alarm of his own vehicle, NBC News Dallas reported. Justin Moore, one of the attorneys for the victim Lyndo Jones, said his client wasn’t “too thrilled” with the indictment because District Attorney Faith Johnson should not have “punted to the grand jury.” “Her giving the grand jury the duty to issue the indictment shows that she does not have any fidelity...

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MSNBC decides to bring back Sam Seder after controversy

[ad_1] In a dramatic reversal, MSNBC has decided to bring back Sam Seder as a contributor, days after the two sides parted ways over an old tweet of Seder's that had drawn right-wing criticism. Seder, a progressive commentator who also hosts his own daily radio show, said that he will accept the network's offer. "I appreciate MSNBC's thoughtful reconsideration and willingness to understand the cynical motives of those who intentionally misrepresented my tweet for their own toxic, political purposes," Seder said in a statement. "We are experiencing an important and long overdue...

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