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Last Words of Serial Killer Executed After Killing Six Gay Men: 'You Don't Wake Up And Decide to Become a Serial Killer' 25.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Bowles appeared on "America's Most Wanted" multiple times and made the FBI's Most Wanted List just days before being brought in for questioning.
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If Trump were the raving mad King of Liechtenstein all of this would be comical 24.8.2019 Raw Story
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House. This week, […]
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Cancer Treatment For Second Time In A Year 24.8.2019 Outside the Beltway
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent three weeks of cancer treatment earlier this summer. The second such treatment in a year, and the fourth in the last twenty years.
Court delivers brutal ruling against Kim Davis — the Kentucky clerk who blocked same-sex marriages 24.8.2019 Raw Story
In 2015, Christian fundamentalist Kim Davis (who was serving as clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky at the time) was praised by the right wing after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — a violation of federal law. The U.S. Supreme Court had just, in effect, legalized same-sex marriage all over the country with […]
Editorial: The Trump administration is trying to make it harder to fight housing discrimination 24.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The proposal could have far-reaching effects across the housing industry, which is fraught with a long history of segregation and discrimination that continues to this day, often in insidious ways.

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Referendum on St. Paul’s trash system readied for voters 24.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The St. Paul City Council unanimously approved ballot language at its special meeting Friday to ask voters whether they want to continue with the city's centralized trash collection system. The vote followed a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court that the issue should go to voters.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas 24.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The Supreme Court justice was treated for a tumor, her fourth bout with cancer.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated again for cancer 24.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The 86-year-old justice just wrapped up weeks of treatment after a new cancerous tumor was found on her pancreas. Doctors say there's no evidence of cancer elsewhere.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated For Cancerous Tumor On Her Pancreas 24.8.2019 Crooks Liars
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been treated for cancer -- again. The Supreme Court released a statement Friday morning informing the public of her treatment for a tumor on her pancreas. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today completed a three-week course of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. The focused radiation treatment began on August 5 and was administered on an outpatient basis to treat a tumor on her pancreas. The abnormality was first detected after a routine blood test in early July, and a biopsy performed on July 31 at Sloan Kettering confirmed a localized malignant tumor. As part of her treatment, a bile duct stent was placed. The Justice tolerated treatment well. She cancelled her annual summer visit to Santa Fe, but has otherwise maintained an active schedule. The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans. No ...
Trump administration urges US Supreme Court to declare firing a worker for being gay is legal 24.8.2019 Raw Story
The Trump administration has just urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that firing an employee simply because they are gay is perfectly legal. The request comes in the form of a 34-page amicus brief, which was not required, but voluntary. The brief, signed by Trump Solicitor General Noel Francisco, tells the Court it is […]
Trump Administration Argues LGBT Discrimination Is Legal Because Gay Men and Gay Women Are Treated Equally Poorly 24.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Trump administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court on Friday arguing that employers should be allowed to discriminate against, or even fire, their lesbian, gay and bisexual employees simply due to their sexual orientation.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Trends as Supreme Court Justice's Pancreatic Cancer Treatment is Announced 24.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The news that the Supreme Court justice was treated for cancer was at the forefront of conversation on social media on Friday.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for cancer 24.8.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
The 86-year-old is the most senior liberal justice at the Supreme Court.
Doctors treat Ruth Bader Ginsburg for tumor on her pancreas: SCOTUS spokesperson 24.8.2019 Raw Story
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week had underwent a procedure to treat a tumor from her pancreas, a court spokesperson tells Washington Post reporter Robert Barnes. According to the Court, “the tumor was treated definitively” with radiation “and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body.” the 86-year-old Ginsburg late last […]
‘American Carnage’: How Mike Pence uses his brand of right-wing evangelical Christianity to play Trump 23.8.2019 Raw Story
In February of 2018, Donald Trump’s former political guru Steve Bannon told Bloomberg News that in the 2016 election, “The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with shit.” Bannon was proven correct in his strategy of how Trump’s racist, authoritarian pseudo-populist movement could win […]
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Op-Ed: Banning people from living in homeless encampments isn't a cruel and unusual punishment 23.8.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The 9th Circuit court ruling striking down anti-camping ordinances will harm the very people it purports to protect.

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How Democrats missed a key 15-day ‘window’ to get Trump’s taxes — and they may now be blocked until after 2020 23.8.2019 Raw Story
When Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives in 2018, they pledged to start holding President Donald Trump accountable — including, notably, by obtaining his tax returns. But House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal has been reluctant to aggressively use his authority in demanding the documents, as a new Washington Post report […]
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In the same breath, Louisiana Republican takes swipe at both gender minorities and abortion access 23.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA), attacked both abortion rights and the transgender community, in a new ad he rolled out on Thursday for his campaign to be elected the next governor of Louisiana. In his advertisement, Abraham declares what he pronounces to be “the truth,” proclaiming that life begins at conception and that President Trump “is doing […]
North Dakota court overturns life term in cut from womb case 22.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The state’s highest court ruled that William Hoehn, who was given a life-term in prison for his role in the 2017 death of Savanna Greywind, must be resentenced.
Aaron Burr is still ruining America in 2019, with help from Mitch McConnell 22.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), perhaps fearing a future with his party in the minority, published an op-ed in The New York Times on Thursday that offers his best defense of the filibuster — the process that allows a minority of senators to veto legislation unless the bill is supported by a 60-vote supermajority. […]
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