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Chef Mario Batali Pleads Not Guilty To Assault Charge
Batali's lawyer has said the charge is "without merit" and Batali expects to be vindicated.
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Walt Disney World Employee Tried To Arrange Sex With 8-Year-Old Girl: DOJ
Authorities said the suspect showed up at a hotel in Orlando, Florida, carrying condoms and a child-sized pink dress.
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The Problem With Saying 'Happy Memorial Day'
Many see this seemingly harmless phrase as quite the faux pas.
Lawmaker Urges Ben Carson To Resign After Disastrous House Testimony
“He’s proven himself to be deceitful & inept as HUD Secretary,” Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) said Thursday, echoing similar criticisms of his competency.
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Man Faces Felony Charges For Allegedly Slaughtering A Runaway Pet Pig For Meat
The police had asked Californian Jeffrey Cody Miller to help watch over the pig while they tried to find its owner.
Video Shows Cop Shooting Unarmed Man Through Police Car Window
The victim's family said that he has special needs and often panhandles for change.
Torrington Police Department
Fugitive Refuses To Surrender Unless 15,000 People 'Like' His Wanted Photo
By Pat Eaton-Robb, AP
Jose Simms said he wanted to give Connecticut police "a little incentive for all the hard work they put in to catch me."
Utah Commissioner Nathan Ivie Comes Out As Gay In Facebook Video
By Morgan Smith, AP
The GOP lawmaker, who is Mormon, hopes his story will remind others that "it’s OK to live authentically."
Forgotten Farmers: African-American Land Loss
Although slave labor created the economic basis of U.S. agriculture, the long-term effects of racism and systemic discrimination from U.S. Department of Agriculture programs continue to sideline African American farmers from land ownership.
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How Black Farmers Are Trying To End Centuries Of Racism In America's Food System
Prejudice, violence, and poverty have pushed black farmers off their land. A growing movement is calling for reparations.
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Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Faces Assault Charge In Boston
The Friday arraignment comes after Batali was publicly accused of sexual misconduct by several women in 2017.
Man Indicted After Being Accused Of Killing Nipsey Hussle
A grand jury indicted 29-year-old Eric Ronald Holder Jr. on charges that include murder related to the rapper's death in Los Angeles. He pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.
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Police Investigating Students For Allegedly Tainting Crepes With Bodily Fluids
At least eight middle school kids in Ohio could face felony assault charges depending on the results of a forensic investigation.
Arizona Prisons Ban Book On Black Men In The Justice System
“Chokehold: Policing Black Men" examines law enforcement and mass incarceration through its treatment of African American men.
Ex-NFL Player Kellen Winslow Jr. Accused Of Raping 3 Women
Prosecutors said Winslow raped a homeless woman and two others. The 35-year-old has pleaded not guilty to 12 counts.
Dangerous Storm Spurs Tornadoes In Southern Plains
An intense storm system swept through Oklahoma, western Texas and southern Kansas on Monday, spawning several tornadoes that caused some damage.
NXIVM Guru Keith Raniere Wanted Women To Be 'Hungry Dogs': Witness
By Tom Hays, AP
A former devotee testified in court that Raniere would make female members paddle each other if they disobeyed him.
San Francisco District Attorney Condemns Raid On Journalist's Home
The city's police raided a reporter’s home in a probe of leaked information about Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s death.
Convicted Russian Agent Maria Butina Pleads For Money In Video From Jail
Butina, who is serving 18 months in jail, is asking for the public's help to pay her legal fees.
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House Explosion Leaves One Dead, Two Injured In Southern Indiana
Only the home's foundation and what appears to be its basement remained after it exploded in Jeffersonville just before 5 a.m. Sunday.
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Navy Submarine Sailors Kept 'Rape' Lists Of Female Colleagues, Military Probe Finds
One woman told investigators the lists made “her question all males on the boat."
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Trayvon Martin's Mom, Sybrina Fulton, Is Running For Miami-Dade County Commission
Fulton became a passionate gun control and anti-poverty activist after the shooting death of her unarmed teenage son.
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Kirsten Gillibrand Claims Anti-Abortion Laws Are Not Christian
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, who identifies as Catholic, said that free will is a core tenet of Christianity.
White Students Wear Cornrows And Bandanas As Costumes For High School ‘Thug Day’
The outfits sparked controversy online, with many criticizing the students for appropriating and mocking black culture.
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Veteran Was Hiking Appalachian Trail To Overcome PTSD When Fatally Stabbed
“To survive those deployments in Iraq and to die like this is just devastating,” Ronald Sanchez's former wife said.
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Chelsea Manning Jailed For Refusing Grand Jury Testimony
The former Army intelligence analyst said she would rather "starve to death" than cooperate with prosecutors.
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