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Lauren Mullender

Lauren Mullender
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The Story of Stunning Corruption in Baltimore’s Police Department

The police department responsible for the suspicious death of Freddie Gray in 2015 is in the midst of a startling corruption case. It began in 2011, when a 19-year-old woman overdosed in Harford County, Maryland and authorities traced the drugs back to a Northeast Baltimore drug crew. During their investigation, authorities found that a Baltimore police officer was actively involved with this crew. This led to the group of officers at the center of the scandal:

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Trump Set to Recognize Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

Donald Trump is expected to announce the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, beginning the process of moving the U.S. Embassy to the city. This move comes despite recommendations to the contrary from a number of world leaders, including Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and French President Emmanuel Macron, among others. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Arab League head Ahmed Aboul-Gheit also warned against the move. Trump

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Trump Travel Ban

The Supreme Court has decided to allow the Trump Administration to enforce the third version of its “Muslim ban” which blocks travel to the U.S. from six majority-Muslim countries. Justices say that the policy will be able to take effect despite legal challenges in lower courts. The ban will apply to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. The order was previously blocked in lower courts, who ruled that the Trump administration could only prohibit

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Alabama Senate Race Tightens As Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Surface

Roy Moore, a Republican Senate candidate best known for his controversial beliefs and tumultuous political history, was accused of sexual misconduct in a Washington Post story published on Thursday. The report details allegations from four women, all of whom say that Moore pursed romantic or sexual relations with them when they were teenagers. These encounters took place close to 40 years ago when Moore would have been in his early thirties. The most disturbing of

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Judge Clears Terence Crutcher Shooting From Ex-Officer’s Record

As if acquitting ex-police officer Betty Shelby of charges associated with the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man was not bad enough, Oklahoma District Judge William LaFortune has now ruled in favor of expunging the first-degree manslaughter charge from her record. This effectually erases the incident from Shelby’s history, as if the shooting never happened. The judge has also ordered that any documents related to the case be sealed, meaning they will only be accessible

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Richard Spencer Slated To Speak at University of Florida

Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer, head of the National Policy Institute (NPI), a white supremacist think tank, is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida later this week. Spencer was scheduled to speak at the university in September, but after the death of Heather Heyer amid violence in Charlottesville, UF cancelled the event. However, Gainesville-based lawyer, Gary Edinger, threatened the school with a lawsuit, claiming that denying the event was a violation of the First Amendment.

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Trump Administration Guts Obamacare Contraception Mandate

On Friday, the Trump Administration made the decision to gut the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate, which allows access to birth control through employer insurance at no out-of-pocket cost. The mandate saved women $1.4 billion in 2013 alone. While it does not get rid of the mandate altogether, the new rule, set to take place immediately, does create a huge loophole, allowing any employer to refuse to cover contraception, as long as they cite religious

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Trump Throws Paper Towels at Hurricane Victims

After making remarks about how the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico without food, water, electricity or fuel “want everything done for them” and are “throwing the budget out of whack,” Donald Trump, alongside his wife Melania, finally visited the island on Tuesday to observe ongoing relief efforts. Trump stopped at Cavalry Chapel in San Juan and was greeted with cheers from over 200 locals gathered there. He handed out food and flashlights to

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Congress Is Considering a Bill That Attacks the Civil Rights of People With Disabilities

Congress is considering the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, a disastrous bill that reforms the decades-old Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This bill attacks the civil rights of people with disabilities and should under no circumstances be signed into law. Passed in 1990, the ADA is a federal law that, according to the ADA National Network, “prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and

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