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Alabama Dept. of Corrections
February 07, 2019 - 12:22 pm
A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked the execution of a Muslim inmate in Alabama after the state refused to allow his imam to be at his death instead of a Christian prison chaplain.
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FILE - In this June 7, 2018 file photo, Alice Marie Johnson, left, and her daughter Katina Marie Scales wait to start a TV interview on in Memphis, Tenn. Johnson, an inmate whose life sentence was commuted thanks in part to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West, now has a book deal, along with a deal for film and television rights. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, that Johnson's "After Life: My Journey From Incarceration to Freedom" comes out May 21. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz, File).
February 06, 2019 - 12:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate whose life sentence was commuted thanks in part to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West has a book deal, along with deals for film and television rights. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Wednesday that Alice Marie Johnson's "After Life: My Journey...
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Dreamstime
February 06, 2019 - 12:46 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A fertility study finds smoking pot is associated with having a higher sperm count. RELATED: Amid national shift, Baltimore to stop prosecuting marijuana cases | Opioid addiction now eligible for NJ medical marijuana program | Higher education: SUNY to offer minor in...
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AP
February 06, 2019 - 12:15 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia sank deeper into political turmoil Wednesday when another top Democrat — Attorney General Mark Herring — admitted putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was a college student. With Gov. Ralph Northam's career in peril over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school...
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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 06, 2019 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump called on Washington to cast aside "revenge, resistance and retribution" and end "ridiculous partisan investigations" in a State of the Union address delivered at a vulnerable moment for his presidency. Trump appealed...
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In this pool image from video, Stacey Abrams delivers the Democratic party's response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 from Atlanta. Abrams narrowly lost her bid in November to become America's first black female governor, and party leaders are aggressively recruiting her to run for U.S. Senate from Georgia. Speaking from Atlanta, Abrams calls the shutdown a political stunt that "defied every tenet of fairness and abandoned not just our people, but our values." (Pool video image via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams harnessed the frustration of Democrats on Tuesday with a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump for abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord. Just months after narrowly losing her bid to become America's first black woman governor, the...
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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2019 - 12:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The women of the House wore white. The men wore dark suits. And the contrast laid bare the growing gender gap between Democrats and Republicans. Wearing the color of the suffragists, the Democratic women of the House put on a stunning display of solidarity during the State of the...
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holocaust survivor state of the union
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February 05, 2019 - 11:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a joyful, bipartisan moment, lawmakers briefly interrupted the State of the Union to serenade a survivor of October's Pittsburgh synagogue shooting with an impromptu version of "Happy Birthday." Judah Samet is also a Holocaust survivor and celebrated his 81st birthday Tuesday...
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Trump State of the Union
Xinhua/Liu Jie
February 05, 2019 - 10:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to people at risk. Briefing reporters ahead of Trump's State of the Union speech, Health and Human...
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February 05, 2019 - 7:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A government watchdog says President Donald Trump's four trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in early 2017 cost taxpayers nearly $14 million. The Government Accountability Office says in a report Tuesday that travel and accommodations, Secret Service expenses, deployment of bomb-...
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