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Bowe Bergdahl asks President Obama for pardon to avoid being tried under Trump: Report

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has petitioned the Obama White House for a pardon in hopes of avoiding being tried on charges of desertion and misbehavior during the Donald Trump administration, according to new reports. Attorneys for the disgraced soldier recently filed clemency applications on his behalf with the White House, Justice Department and the Pentagon, the New…

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Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, ‘horrified’ over death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

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NEW YORK — The mother of Eric Garner, who died after screaming “I can’t breathe!” in 2014 while in a banned NYPD chokehold, was “horrified” to hear those words repeated by another black man dying at the hands of police, this time in Minneapolis, she said Wednesday.“To hear him utter the same dying declaration as my son Eric,” Gwen Carr said in a statement about the video of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died Monday after a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground for several minutes. “It’s painful but true that black lives continue to be destroyed by police officers in many... (more…)

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‘Do you understand now?’ LeBron James says George Floyd’s death was the reason Kaepernick knelt

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LeBron James and several celebrities joined the chorus of protesters calling for justice in the death of George Floyd.The NBA superstar posted a side-by-side photo of Floyd with an officer’s knee in his neck and Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem.“This is Why,” read the image’s title, a clear reference to Kaepernick’s contentious protest of racial injustice during the 2016 NFL season.“Do you understand NOW!!??!!?? Or is it still blurred to you??” James wrote in the caption.Floyd died Monday after a confrontation with Minneapolis police ended in a white officer’s knee held aga... (more…)

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Trump White House hammered for covering up their own economic projections as jobs vanish

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The Trump White House has decided against releasing midyear economic projections this summer, breaking precedent at a time when unemployment is expected to top 20 percent.

The Washington Post reports that the administration is not releasing updated economic projections that "would almost certainly codify an administration assessment that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a severe economic downturn" with massive job losses that have topped 36 million in just two months.

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