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12:41 PM / Thursday January 23, 2020

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Movita Johnson-Harrell sentenced to 3 months in jail for public corruption crimes

January 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell Former State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 3 months in prison on Thursday. She will finish out the rest of the year on house arrest. Prosecutors charged the state representative from Philadelphia with enriching herself by stealing money from a nonprofit organization she founded to…

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Michelle Carter, of texting suicide case, freed from jail

January 23, 2020

Photo above: Bristol County Sheriff’s Office By Phillip Marcello BOSTON (AP) — A woman convicted of manslaughter for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in text messages that included, “Just do it, babe,” was released from jail Thursday. Michelle Carter was released more than three months early from a county jail in Massachusetts, where…

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Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

January 15, 2020

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and NICHOLAS RICCARDI DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some key takeaways from Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses: CIVILITY AND SUBSTANCE OVER FIGHTING AND FRICTION After the United States’ killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Democrats were bracing for fights over foreign policy. Instead, a whole lot…

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Pelosi to send impeachment to Senate for historic trial next week

January 11, 2020

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICKWASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will take steps next week to transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, ending a three-week standoff but confronting the Senate with only the third trial in U.S. history to remove a chief executive. In a letter to…

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Philadelphia names 1st black female police chief

December 30, 2019

Photo: Daniel Outlaw from Portlandoregon.gov Philadelphia appointed a new police chief to lead the troubled department that has been plagued by sexual harassment lawsuits and racial discrimination — issues she will be suited to tackle with “conviction,” Mayor Jim Kenney said Monday. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney announced his choice of Portland Chief Danielle Outlaw to…

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Rep. John Lewis diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer

December 30, 2019

Rep. John Lewis recently learned from doctors that he must undergo treatment for pancreatic cancer. He released this statement today regarding his prognosis and his plans to continue to serve the people of the 5th Congressional District of Georgia: “I have been in some kind of fight – for freedom, equality, basic human rights –…

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Eddie Murphy’s “Saturday Night Live” return is a ratings win

December 29, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eddie Murphy delivered an early holiday gift to “Saturday Night Live.” With Murphy aboard as host after a decades-long absence, the NBC show earned its biggest audience since 2017. Just shy of 10 million viewers tuned in to see Murphy back on the late-night comedy show that helped launch his career….

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Hundreds of accused priests left off clergy abuse list

December 29, 2019

Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on a sex offender registry. And yet the former Catholic priest was only just this month added to a list of clergy members credibly…

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Whoops! UK publishes celebrity home addresses by mistake

December 29, 2019

LONDON (AP) — British officials have apologized after mistakenly publishing the home addresses of more than 1,000 people who received special honors including singers Elton John and Olivia Newton-John. The list also included Oscar-winning film directors, senior politicians and diplomats, popular athletes and people in sensitive defense roles. The addresses were published online for about…

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