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Supreme Court troubled by jury selection bias in Mississippi

Posted earlier today in National

Deeply troubled by a Mississippi prosecutor's pattern of excluding African-American jurors, the Supreme Court seemed in broad agreement Wednesday that a black death row inmate's conviction and death sentence at his sixth murder trial could not stand.



AP-NORC Poll: Most at least partly confident in Russia probe

Posted earlier today in National

As the special counsel investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign winds down, a new poll finds that most Americans are at least moderately confident that Robert Mueller's probe has been fair and impartial.



Trump says public should see 'ridiculous' Mueller report

Posted earlier today in National

President Donald Trump said he believes special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as "ridiculous."



Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019

Posted earlier today in National

The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes this year, reflecting a dimmer view of the economy as growth weakens in the United States and abroad.



Alabama editor promoting KKK revival says he's selling paper

Posted earlier today in National

An Alabama newspaper owner who promoted a revival of the Ku Klux Klan said Wednesday that he had a deal to sell the business just days after the departure of the African-American employee he tapped to run the weekly.



After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans 'military-style' guns

Posted earlier today in National

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last week.



Poll: US divided on college vs pro sports betting

Posted earlier today in National

Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family?



NZ leader vows to 'absolutely deny' mosque gunman a platform

Posted 3/19/2019 in National

The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would do everything in her power to deny him a platform for his racist views.



Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 3-19-19

Posted 3/19/2019 in National



High profile arrest led Alabama police to genealogy testing

Posted 3/19/2019 in National

A truck-driving preacher arrested for killing two teenage girls from Alabama nearly 20 years ago was found by the same genealogy database techniques used to apprehend the suspected "Golden State Killer" last year.



Reality TV star 'Mama June' arrested in Alabama

Posted 3/19/2019 in National

Reality television star June "Mama June" Shannon has been arrested on drug charges in Alabama.



DC-area sniper shootings case to have Supreme Court hearing

Posted 3/19/2019 in National

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002.



White House foresees long economic boom where others don't

Posted 3/19/2019 in National

Contrary to the views of most economists, the Trump administration expects the U.S. economy to keep booming over the next decade on the strength of further tax cuts, reduced regulation and improvements to the nation's infrastructure.



Cyclone's death toll into the hundreds in southern Africa

Posted 3/19/2019 in National

Hundreds are dead, many more are missing and thousands are at risk from massive flooding in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi caused by Cyclone Idai and persistent rains.



Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

Posted 3/19/2019 in National

A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht, raising the specter of another extremist attack only days after the murderous rampage in New Zealand.



Should media avoid naming the gunmen in mass shootings?

Posted 3/18/2019 in National

A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face with the magazine cover.



Some lawmakers worry about allowing sports bets on phones

Posted 3/18/2019 in National

For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there's an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they allow it?



Mourners pay tribute to New Zealand victims, await burials

Posted 3/18/2019 in National

Thousands of people paid tribute Sunday at makeshift memorials to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, while dozens of Muslims stood by to bury the dead when authorities finally release the victims' bodies.



Be Kind, Please Rewind: Oregon Blockbuster is last on Earth

Posted 3/18/2019 in National



Left or center? Democrats mull best options to beat Trump

Posted 3/18/2019 in National

As she waited to meet former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at a recent house party in Dubuque, attorney Connie O'Connor was anxious about the liberal direction of the Democratic presidential primary.



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