Monthly Archives: August 2018

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Man charged with making death threats over Trump editorials

The Associated Press

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A Los Angeles man upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media was arrested Thursday on charges he threatened to kill the newspaper’s journalists, who he called an “enemy of the people,” federal prosecutors said. Continue reading

Aretha Franklin’s funeral to fuse spirit with star power

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Tributes surround Aretha Franklin’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the wake of her death. Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images

Organizers of Aretha Franklin’s funeral insist it will be a service, not a show. Yet the Queen of Soul’s final send-off on Friday certainly will encompass many elements, emotions and grand entrances that were hallmarks of her more than six decades on sacred and secular stages. Continue reading

Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald Crying Fake Tears As Trial Nears, Black Teen’s Family Says

By Nigel Roberts

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With jury selection less than one week away, the former Chicago police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in 2014 was appealing for mercy from the court of public opinion before he has to face a judge. Continue reading