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Alabama's Chief Justice Is On Trial For Ethics Charges ... Again

Moore said he was only correctly noted that the Alabama Supreme Court hadn't yet ruled on what to do in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision. Moore was booted from the bench by the Court of the Judiciary the first time in 2003 for defying a federal court order telling him to remove a granite Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building.

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Supreme Court will decide if law prohibiting derogatory trademarks is unconstitutional

The case in question involves a Portland-based band called The Slants, who were denied a trademark because their band name is a racist term for people of Asian descent. Any name cancellation for the Redskins wouldn't go into effect until the team has exhausted the appeals process. The band's request was declined after concerns were raised that its name is disparaging to Asian-Americans.

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California governor vetoes bill to expand parental leave

Jerry Brown has given his state the most transgender-friendly restroom access laws in the U.S. Speaking to Time , the assemblyman downplayed the social justice angle of the law, saying "it's ultimately a matter of convenience for the largest number of people", and stressing that it will also help parents and caretakers - not to mention women in general.

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Boy, 6, remains in critical condition after S.C. school shooting

The judge agreed to that, and ordered the teen to be held in jail. One of the shooting victims, 6-year-old Jacob Hall, is on life support at Greenville Health System Children's Hospital. After the shooting, the school announced that it would be closed for the remainder of the week. His lawyer, Frank Epps, noted that the teen has given a statement to law enforcement and asked that investigators not question him again without his lawyer present.

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Trump Tweets About Former Miss Universe Stating That She's 'Disgusting'

The images, posted this week to a newspaper's website, are grainy and does not include nudity. Shaming Ms Machado over intimate details from her past could be particularly risky as Mr Trump tries to win over more female voters, many of whom dislike such personal attacks.

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Supreme Court takes up trademark case that could impact Washington Redskins

Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to deny or cancel a trademark if it is "disparaging" of persons, institutions or national symbols". But Tam said the point of the band's name is just the opposite: an attempt to reclaim a slur and use it "as a badge of pride".

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California governor signs worker retirement bill

The measure is anticipated to impact as many as 7 million private sector workers in California who did not previously have access to tax-advantaged retirement savings accounts in the workplace. For workers who are less than enthusiastic about trusting their retirement security to the government, private alternatives remain available. While similar to California's public-employee pension plan, it will not be guaranteed by state taxpayers.

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Supreme Court to hear case over deportations

The Asian-American dance rock band sued after the federal government, through its U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, censored them. The case will mark the first time since 2009 that the court has considered the reach of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which gives educational rights to some 6.5 million children.

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'Unhinged': Clinton slams Trump over beauty queen Twitter tirade

Trump seemed flustered and could only respond with a complete non sequitur - a defense of the many ugly things he has said about comedian Rosie O'Donnell, maintaining that "I think everybody would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her".

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Arizona Republic joins reliably Republican papers in 'historic' endorsement of Hillary Clinton

Clinton is flawed in plenty of real ways, but she is also the victim of a hate debt that began piling up in the 1990s, undisrupted by most conservative public figures. The Cincinnati Enquirer , which has supported Republicans for president for almost a century , endorsed Clinton , as did the Houston Chronicle . She does not casually say things that embolden our adversaries and frighten our allies.

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Wells Fargo illegally repossessed 413 service members' cars

Army's Legal Assistance Program alleging that Wells Fargo had repossessed Army National Guardsman Dennis Singleton's used auto in Hendersonville, North Carolina, while he was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan to fight in Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Hurricane Matthew now a Category 5 hurricane, first since 2007

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Matthew had maximum sustained winds near 160 miles per hour Friday night. Forecasters say Hurricane Matthew will turn to the north and any impact on the Cayman Islands will be minimal. The government of Jamaica has issued a Hurricane Watch for Jamaica. Matthew is moving toward the west-southwest near 12 miles per hour. The expected track of Hurricane Matthew between today and Sunday.

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Koster's income declined during term as Missouri AG

Koster, who began his opening statement by saying he hoped candidates would "set aside political rhetoric today", was able to get the last word in his closing statements. The victor of the five-way race will replace Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat who has served two terms and is barred from seeking re-election. The question, he said, is "do you trust the government of the state of Missouri and career politicians like Chris Koster to invest your money wisely".

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Katy Perry Says She'll Vote Naked For Hillary Clinton

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. National Voter Registration Day was this week and, to help get out the vote, singer Katy Perry announced on Instagram she would use her body "as click bait to help change the world". "Because it's not where you come from but what you grow into". But the female police officer answered her that she apparently had been misinformed asking her "Did you read it or did you briefly just scan it?" Madonna's tweet comes on the heels of Katy Perry promising and ...

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Clinton won Google searches, Trump dominated Twitter during first presidential debate

Indeed, a poll released Wednesday - the first by a major firm since Monday night's debate - showed Clinton received a modest bounce. The face-off between Clinton and Trump also dominated social media, pulling in 17.1 million Twitter interactions from 2.7 million people in the US.

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Attorney Says Shelby Had 'Auditory Exclusion' When She Shot Crutcher

A drawing of Crutcher is at left. Ayeahel Ores, of Tulsa, sings during the funeral service for Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Okla ., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. He told that crowd that 'it could have been me, ' before reciting the names of black residents who died after police encounters nationwide in recent years.

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Prosecutor Preet Bharara: Trial will show state corruption 'in gory detail'

The highest-profile defendants charged are Joseph Percoco, a close ally of the governor's since they both worked in Mario Cuomo's administration; Todd R. Two months after they closed on the house, Percoco's wife took a year-long, unpaid leave from her job as a public school teacher in New York City.

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Unanswered questions surround Charlotte police shooting

When asked if there was any other surveillance video that captured the scene, Emken said police are not aware of any and have not collected any surveillance tapes from the apartment complex or from CATS or any other private or public agency.

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Long wait, short encounter before deadly police shooting

The unarmed black man was shot by an officer when he grasped a vape smoking device with both hands and pointed it the officer. Some got into fights with drivers who were angry over blocked traffic, at times breaking auto windows and in one case pushing a man off his motorcycle, police said.

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McAdoo: Odell Beckham needs to be "less of a distraction"

As for what he felt about it, Richburg said, "I can't say anything about the call". "We got it in us". He had to speak to Beckham twice about his behavior on the sideline, which is something no coach wants to do during a game, let alone on two separate occasions.

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NY bombing suspect could face hearing in hospital bed

He faces federal charges in both states for a Saturday night bombing in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood that injured 31 people and a pair of blasts in New Jersey . New Jersey Congressman Albio Sires confirms Rahami sent an email from Pakistan to Sires' office, wanting to know the status of an entry visa and passport for his wife.

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Orthodox delegation stays away from pope's Mass

Pope Francis prayed that Jesus would transform the suffering of "the many innocent victims: the children, the elderly and the persecuted Christians" and heal the wounds of "abused persons, deprived of freedom and dignity". That suggested that with parliamentary elections planned for next week, politicians might have been reluctant to alienate any hardline Orthodox voters with their presence.

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Police lock down a Denver hospital complex amid gun report

Melissa Taylor, spokeswoman for the Denver Fire Department, says firefighters are staging at the hospital per their standard response. Police swarmed the medical facility after receiving multiple calls, starting at 4:17 p.m., of shots fired, Campbell said.

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Hundreds gather for Terence Crutcher's funeral

The incident, which was captured on police videos, has intensified scrutiny over the use of excessive force and claims of racial bias by US law enforcement officials against minorities. Solomon-Simmons, in his speech at the funeral on Saturday, made reference to those words, saying "Terence was a great dude, let's give it up for Terence".

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Feds seek witness accounts of deadly train crash

That lead auto, also called the cab vehicle or the controlling vehicle, is pinned under the roof of Hoboken Terminal's train shed, which collapsed after the train went airborne, striking the roof's support columns. Weatherhead-Saul said she was standing in a vestibule in the train's lead auto, and the people standing around her all noticed that the train continued moving at full speed, she said.

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Santa Cruz County, California, Horses Displaced by Wildfire

It's unclear if the threatened buildings were homes or smaller structures. The Santa Cruz County Equine Evacuation Team, a division of the Santa Cruz Office of Emergency Services, began transporting horses belonging to owners residing in the designated area once the evacuation order was given, the team's website said.

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And why Terence Crutcher's family believes this is a "small victory".

Shelby's lawyer has said Mr Crutcher was not following police commands and she opened fire when he began reaching into the window of his vehicle. "This is a small victory", Crutcher's twin sister , Tiffany, told reporters. Crutcher died of a penetrating gunshot wound to the chest, Oklahoma medical examiners said, adding that a toxicology report has not yet been completed.

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Giants' center Weston Richburg ejected after second unsportsmanlike..

The referee and his field judge, Rick Patterson, called over Odell Beckham Jr ., then Josh Norman, to warn them that anything close to the shenanigans the receiver and cornerback were involved in last December simply won't be allowed Sunday.

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Weld: Clinton might be most qualified candidate

When Matthews pointedly asked, "Who's your favorite leader?" Johnson's running mate, former Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld, tried to save him by mentioning the former Mexican President's name-Vicente Fox, to which Johnson quickly agreed.

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Injuries pile up for Redskins in victory

Assuming Jennings is out or limited, for another game and perhaps longer, Orleans Darkwa becomes New York's de facto No. 1 running back. And although no update was offered on either following the loss, head coach Ben McAdoo implied additional tests are on tap for both players.

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On service, Clinton separates Trump from past GOP presidents

With the presidential election right around the corner, the candidates are turning up the heat. Hillary Clinton is criticizing Donald Trump's Twitter tirade against a former beauty pageant victor, calling it "unhinged, even for him". Clinton commented on her Twitter account: "What kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?" She didn't discuss immigration or dive into the racial tensions the country is now experiencing, but she did elude to how ...

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Debate commission says Trump's debate microphone was faulty

Considering that the 1-point lead was from Rasmussen Reports , which typically produces Republican-leaning results, the polls show a reasonably clear consensus so far of Clinton being up by 3 to 5 points nationally. Clinton gained ground , which is no surprise. I tell you we're in such a rigged system. Are they heading into the third party camps? Trump, at Monday's debate, did say "the single greatest problem the world has is nuclear armament, nuclear weapons" but did not refute his past ...

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Lawyer: Officer Who Shot Terence Crutcher Was Unaware She Had Backup

Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby appeared in Tulsa County District Court Friday morning but said nothing other than "yes" to indicate she was present in the courtroom, according to the Tulsa World . Auditory exclusion is the phenomenon that Wood claimed Shelby experienced. Attorney Scott Wood told reporters Thursday, "She didn't hear the gunshot, didn't hear the sirens coming up behind her just prior to the shot".

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Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended For Remainder Of Term

Friday's decision comes on top of almost two years' worth of repeated clashes between the state and federal judiciary over whether same-sex couples have a right to Wednesday in Alabama. The Court of the Judiciary (COJ), which was charged with trying Moore, "lacked the unanimous votes to remove the Chief, so the majority instead chose to ignore the law and the rules".

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Ray Lewis on Terence Crutcher - Colin Kaepernick is Most Hated Athlete

Now, they have to prove it. Tulsa police released two videos on Monday, one from a helicopter and the other from a dashboard camera in a patrol auto, which show Crutcher holding his hands in the air shortly before he was shot in the chest next to his vehicle.


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