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Google Maps will speed up efforts to replace satellite image depicting slain teen’s body

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Google will fast-track its efforts to replace a satellite image from its map service that shows the body of a slain California teenager.

The Google Maps image shows police standing near the body of 14-yeart-old Kevin Barerra, who was found shot to death in 2009 along some railroad tracks in Richmond.

The teen’s father, Jose Barrera, said he found out about the image last week and has asked Google to remove it out of respect for his son.

“When I see this image, that’s still like that happened yesterday, and that brings me back to a lot of memories,” Barrera said.

Brian McClendon, vice president of the Google Maps service, said the company would make an exception to its policy and accelerate the replacement of the satellite image.

“Our hearts go out to the family of this young boy,” McClendon said in an email statement. “Since the media first contacted us about the image, we’ve been looking at different technical solutions. Google has never accelerated the replacement of updated satellite imagery from our maps before, but given the circumstances we wanted to make an exception in this case.”

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McClendon said he believed the image could be replaced within eight days, and he said he’d contacted the Barerra family to tell them the image would be replaced as quickly as possible.

Participants in a Reddit message board debunked a theory in April that another Google Maps image depicted a homicide as it was under way.

The satellite image appeared to show a bloody murder scene on a lakeside dock, but Reddit users zoomed in closely on the shot and determined it was only a wet dog.

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‘Fundamentally’ immoral: Federal asylum officers sue Trump administration over immigration policy

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On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asylum officers are filing suit against the Trump administration, alleging that the president's policy requiring asylum seekers be held in Mexico awaiting their hearing is a risk to their lives.

The officers told a federal court that the policy, which was implemented ostensibly to relieve overcrowding at U.S. detention facilities, is "fundamentally contrary to the moral fabric of our Nation and our international and domestic legal obligations."

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Here’s how Trump’s latest comments dredge up his nasty treatment of John McCain

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Speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition on Wednesday, President Donald Trump once again made comments revealing he has little interest in treading sensitively around his feud with the late Sen. John McCain.

He lamented that fact that, during his first two years as president, he struggled to get the votes he wanted for his agenda because he only had 51 (initially 52) Republicans in the Senate.

"And sometimes, you know, they had a little hard time with a couple of them, right?" Trump added, referring to GOP senators who didn't bow to his will. “Fortunately they’re gone now. They have gone on to greener pastures. Or perhaps far-less-green pastures. But they are gone. They are gone ... I’m very happy they are gone.”

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Alabama is prosecuting a pregnant woman for manslaughter for being shot in the stomach — but not her shooter

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On Wednesday, AL.com reported that Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old woman from Birmingham, Alabama, was indicted on manslaughter charges.

Her crime? Allegedly instigating a fight that led to her being shot in the stomach and losing her pregnancy. The woman who actually shot her, on the other hand — 23-year-old Ebony Jemison — is walking free after a grand jury rejected the case against her.

Immediately after the shooting, which allegedly stemmed from a fight over the baby's father and took place outside a Dollar General in Pleasant Grove, in December, prosecutors announced their intention to charge Jones for having a miscarriage.

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