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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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GOP Leaves Little Doubt They’ll Prevent Government Shutdown

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans left no doubt that the House will approve legislation Thursday preventing a weekend partial government shutdown, erasing any suspense over an impending budget clash that would put a calamitous exclamation point at the end of the capital’s tumultuous year. “I feel good where we are,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters hours before his chamber planned to vote on legislation keeping federal agencies afloat through Dec. 22. Their money runs out at midnight Friday without approval of fresh funding, and Senate approval was also expected. The leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, whose members...

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John Conyers Son Was Arrested For Felony Domestic Violence

[ad_1] John Conyers III the son of former Rep. John Conyers set to replace his father was arrested earlier this year in Los Angeles on, “suspicion of domestic violence” according to NBC news. A “lack of independent witnesses” is what the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office came to in the case saying that, “it could not be proven beyond reasonable doubt that the victim’s injury was not accidentally sustained” when Conyers was trying to disarm his then-girlfriend. According to prosecutors, the victim didn’t show any signs of injuries other than a “small stab wound to a lower biceps and no other...

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Trumps Slurred Speech Is Trending Thanks To Trevor Noah

[ad_1] On “The Daily Show” Wednesday night, host Trevor Noah was the first of all late-night comics to sink his teeth into Donald Trump’s Jerusalem announcement – not about the controversial content, but about the president’s slurred delivery. As disturbing as the announcement had been, “it was even more disturbing to watch the conflict between Donald Trump’s teeth and his tongue,” Noah began. “What the hell is going on there?” Noah wondered after playing the clip of Trump slurring “United States” and other words. “It’s like someone hit him with a blow dart just before he went out to make the speech....

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Judge Weighs Two Decades In Prison For Ex-Cop’s Fatal Shooting

[ad_1] CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former South Carolina police officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death and should expect to spend about two decades in prison, a judge said Thursday as he prepared to sentence the ex-officer for a federal civil rights violation. Before U.S. District Judge David Norton announced the punishment, he had to decide whether Michael Slager’s shooting of Walter Scott in April 2015 was manslaughter or murder. After the judge’s decision, he said he’d work from guidelines that recommend Slager spend 19 to 24 years in prison. A formal sentence was...

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A Better Mammogram Huge Study Putting 3-D Scans To The Test

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray — and now U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer. It’s the latest dilemma in a field that already vexes women with conflicting guidelines on when to get checked: Starting at age 40, 45 or 50? Annually or every other year? The issue: Mammograms can save lives if they catch aggressive breast cancers early. But they also can harm through frequent false alarms and by...

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Drake’s Daddy Talks New Music & Seeing Talent In Drake

[ad_1] Your browser does not support iframes. When you think of Drake you think of his style, brand and most of all his music. But rarely ever do people think about his upbringing, specifically his famous daddy Dennis Graham. He has a new song out called Kinda Crazy which was featured in the Virginia Black commercial with his son Drake. “We did that in a Beverly Hills. It was quite a production,” explained Graham. Graham has been in the music business for a long time and other than his son Drake, he has family in the business like Larry Graham. Tom had to ask if ever played music with his cousin. “No...

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FBI Director Heads To Hill After Trump’s Attacks On Agency

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Christopher Wray faces a tough test four months into his leadership of the FBI: He must defend America’s top law enforcement agency against blistering attacks from President Donald Trump without putting his own job at risk. The competing pressures Wray faces will be on display Thursday when he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee. Democrats may push him to respond forcefully to Trump’s weekend tweets calling the FBI a biased agency whose reputation is “in Tatters — worst in History!” and urging Wray to “clean house.” Some Republicans will likely echo Trump’s concerns about what they see as...

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