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Trump Freak-Out! Celebrity Edition 29.5.2017 NewsBusters
It’s not just the press that are freaked out by Donald Trump. Talk show hosts and celebrities from Stephen Colbert to Robert DeNiro, Katy Perry and Rosie O’Donnell are losing their minds over the new president: DeNiro claimed Trump was worse than con-man Bernie Madoff: “He’s a pig”; Perry claimed Trump’s election brought “a lot of trauma for me; Colbert infamously characterized Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin in the most obscene terms; and O’Donnell sounded like she was fomenting a revolution: “We have never had this kind of treasonous madness in power before. Desperate times - desperate measures.” The following are just some of the worst celebrity freak-outs from the past few ...
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Bangladesh reinstalls justice statue that irked Islamists 28.5.2017 Washington Post: World
Authorities in Bangladesh reinstalled a Lady Justice statue near the country’s Supreme Court, two days after its removal following complaints by Islamist hard-liners.
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Judge tosses life sentences of D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo 28.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.

In his ruling issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk, Va., said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing...

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This week at progressive state blogs: Killer budgets; the GOP's phony 'moderates'; dumb ads in GA 28.5.2017 Daily Kos
This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Here is the May 20 edition.   Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement with—or endorsement of—its contents. Poor children don’t have a megaphone. They can’t create  a dark money-funded group to pay for TV ads  that attack lawmakers for their ideas. Yet, Oregon’s most vulnerable kids have an outsized stake in the current tax and budget negotiations in the legislature. Many children in families receiving rudimentary cash and job training assistance through Oregon’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program would pay a steep price with budget cuts, should a revenue solution fail to materialize. Sadly, this is nothing new. Whenever the state faces a shortfall, the TANF program often ends up on a budget cuts ...
Travel ban case: barometer of presidential power 27.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Supreme Court may soon decide how courts are supposed to view presidential power in the age of Donald Trump. The administration has promised a high court appeal of a ruling blocking the president’s ban on visitors from six majority Muslim countries. The case could be a major test for the young administration and for a court that has its 5-4 conservative majority restored with the confirmation of Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch as the ninth justice. First, the justices must agree to i...
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Supreme Court travel ban case could test Trump's reach 27.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Supreme Court may soon decide how courts are supposed to view presidential power in the age of Donald Trump. The administration has promised a high court appeal of a ruling blocking the president’s ban on visitors from six majority Muslim countries. The case could be a major test for the young administration and for a court that has its 5-4 conservative majority restored with the confirmation of Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch as the ninth justice. First, the justices must agree to i...
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Supreme Court travel ban case could test Trump's reach 27.5.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court may soon decide how courts are supposed to view presidential power in the age of Donald Trump....
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These Stunning Photos Show the Real Cost of a Pipeline 27.5.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As police in riot gear swept the last protesters from camps near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in late February, two dozen men and women arrived in this small ranching and lumber town 1,200 miles to the northwest. They were armed with maps, posters, doughnuts and coffee, and hoped to sell locals on an oil pipeline—one larger and potentially more hazardous than the Dakota Access. They wore its name on their matching green jackets: Trans Mountain. Town officials were already on board. They had signed on in exchange for about $330,000 (420,000 Canadian dollars) from the pipeline's American owner, Kinder Morgan Inc. But a few miles downriver, the Lower Nicola Indian Band was putting the company's offer to a vote the following day. The 14 other First Nations directly on the pipeline route already had agreed to welcome crews onto their reserves in exchange for money and jobs from the company. ...
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Life-Without-Parole Sentences For D.C. Sniper Thrown Out By Judge 27.5.2017 NPR News
The judge ruled Friday that, because the Supreme Court has found mandatory life for juveniles unconstitutional, two sentences being served in Virginia by Lee Boyd Malvo must be reconsidered.
Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo 27.5.2017 AP Top News
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings....
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White House considering vetting Trump’s tweets: report 27.5.2017 The Hill
Trump's team is considering vetting his social media posts as part of wholesale changes.
Allies of Brazil’s Temer prepare for ‘the day after’ 27.5.2017 Washington Post
Allies of Brazil’s Temer prepare for ‘the day after’
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Federal judge tosses life sentences for convicted Virginia sniper 27.5.2017 Washington Post
The judge ordered new sentencing hearings, citing a Supreme Court ruling that bars mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles.
Corporate lifeline? 27.5.2017 Hindu: Opinion
 It is becoming increasingly clear that the crisis our public sector banks are facing is being used as a convenient smokescreen to push through corporate interests (“A flawed rescue act”, May 25). The...
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Gianforte’s victory in Montana reflects rising tribalism in American politics 26.5.2017 Washington Post
After Greg Gianforte's comfortable six-point victory in a special congressional election, Republican congressional leaders are making clear there will be no meaningful consequences for his behavior.
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The American experience with eminent domain - and its possible lessons for others 26.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The American experience with eminent domain - and its possible lessons for others
Trump's latest tantrum will hurt hundreds of thousands of people. Here's how. 26.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Trump's latest tantrum will hurt hundreds of thousands of people. Here's how.
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Greek statue relocated in Bangladesh after Islamist outcry 26.5.2017 Hindu: News
The statue of a Greek Goddess clad in a saree in front of the Bangladesh’s Supreme Court was today relocated to a different location within the premises after an outcry from the religious radicals wh...
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Donald McGahn, top lawyer in White House, sits at the center of controversy 26.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Lawyers are dissecting the performance of White House counsel Donald McGahn - and the top lawyer at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is getting mixed reviews amid several Trump administration controversies.
B'desh removes 'un-Islamic' Lady Justice statue at SC premises 26.5.2017 New Kerala: World News
B'desh removes 'un-Islamic' Lady Justice statue at SC premises
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