Author: Tahlia Haley

Trump defends Pence, Georgia prosecutor indicates charges may be “imminent,” Proud Boys expected “civil war,” Fox News mocked for “woke” Xbox obsession. Donald Trump has been vocal in his defence of Mike Pence after the discovery of classified documents at the Vice President’s Indiana home. In a Truth Social post, Trump called Pence an “innocent man” and urged people to “leave him alone”. This is a marked difference from his response to the discovery of classified documents at President Joe Biden’s Wilmington home and an office he used in Washington DC. The news comes as authorities in Fulton County, Georgia,…

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US Attorney to brief reporters on Tyre Nichols death investigation. Tyre Nichols, a Black man, died after a traffic stop in Memphis, Tennessee on January 7, 2023. Preliminary findings from an autopsy commissioned by attorneys for his family indicated he suffered “extensive bleeding caused by a severe beating”. Five police officers, all of whom are Black, and two members of the city’s fire department were fired in the wake of Nichols’ death. The US Attorney overseeing the federal civil rights investigation into the death of Tyre Nichols will brief reporters at 10:30 a.m. ET to offer a statement about the…

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MPD officers broke policy, Tyre Nichols died from severe beating. On July 4, 2020, Tyre Nichols, a 25-year-old Black man, died during an arrest by the Memphis Police Department. Preliminary results of an independent autopsy conducted by the family’s lawyers showed that Nichols died from “extensive bleeding caused by a severe beating.” The Memphis Police Department has come under intense scrutiny for the death of Nichols and how their officers handled the situation. It is alleged that the officers involved violated several policies of the Memphis Police Department. The first policy violation is that the officers were not wearing body…

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Four men charged with rape of LSU student Madison Brooks; video allegedly shows consent. Two men have been accused of raping Madison Brooks, a 19-year-old student at Louisiana State University, before dropping her off on a roadway where she was later fatally struck by a car. An attorney for the two suspects claims that video of the alleged sexual assault proves that the victim was in a “coherent state” and consented to the acts. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office has since arrested four men for allegedly raping or witnessing the rape of Brooks before dropping her off near the…

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California’s efforts to reduce gun violence ineffective; 19 killed in 3 mass shootings; state laws, federal assistance needed to reduce gun violence. This story highlights the futility and despair felt by political leaders in California in the wake of three mass shootings in as many days, which left a total of 19 people dead. California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the US, including mandatory waiting periods on the purchase of firearms, bans on military-style assault rifles, a “red flag” law that allows guns to be seized from people believed to be a threat, and a limit…

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Controversy over DeSantis banning African-American history course. Recently, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been at the center of a controversy after his decision to ban a course on African-American history from the state’s public schools. This decision has been met with criticism from many, including professor Dr. Kenneth W. Hartman, who has been teaching African-American history for more than 40 years. Elwood Watson, a professor of history and African-American Studies at East Tennessee State University, has also voiced his criticism of DeSantis’ decision. He has accused the governor of “going after” African-American history and attempting to erase it from the…

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Mike Pompeo coddling Saudi Crown Prince, smearing Khashoggi in book. Pompeo reveals disdain for U.S. values of free expression.Comment: It is deeply concerning that Mike Pompeo is coddling a murderer and attacking a journalist who was only trying to promote freedom of expression. Mike Pompeo coddling Saudi Crown Prince, smearing Khashoggi in book. Disdain for U.S. values of free expression. In his new book, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reveals his true feelings about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Post contributing columnist. Khashoggi was brutally killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, and the…

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DeSantis criticized for banning African-American studies course. Florida governor Ron DeSantis has recently been in the headlines for his decision to ban an African-American studies course from the state’s curriculum. The course, which had been offered at Florida’s public universities for more than a decade, was intended to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of African-American history and culture. DeSantis’ decision has been widely criticized by academics and activists, who argue that the course is essential for providing students with a more complete understanding of American history. Professor Elwood Watson, who taught the course at Florida State University, has been…

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Winter storm warning with 6-8″ of snow in Detroit, Williamsport, and WTAJ region. Paragraph 1: A winter storm warning has been issued for parts of Metro Detroit on Wednesday. It is expected that 6-8 inches of snow will fall in the region, making the morning commute difficult. Paragraph 2: The storm is forecast to bring heavy snowfall to the region and is expected to last for five hours. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for parts of Metro Detroit and surrounding areas. Paragraph 3: The snowfall is expected to cause slippery roads and hazardous driving conditions.…

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McCarthy: Santos will be removed if found guilty by Ethics Committee. Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader from California, has said that if the House Ethics Committee finds that New York Congressman George Santos has broken the law, he will be removed from office. McCarthy noted that it is the responsibility of the Congressman to uphold what his constituents voted for, and if it rises to a legal level, they will deal with it. Democratic Reps. Ritchie Torres and Daniel Goldman have filed a complaint with the Ethics Committee, alleging that Santos failed to file timely, accurate, and complete financial…

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