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Bill Cosby’s reps compare rape conviction to Emmett Till’s lynching in combative ABC interview

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Appearing with “Good Morning America” host George Stephanopoulos, the spokespersons for comedian Bill Cosby attacked the guilty verdict a jury in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania delivered against their client, with publicist Ebonee Benson comparing the result to the lynching of Emmett Till.

Speaking with the host, spokesperson Andrew Wyatt got right to the point, saying, “This became a public lynching.”

Sitting with Benson in a Norristown studio, the two attacked the three guilty verdicts handed down over accusations of sexual assault.

“You’re saying all these women, all 60 of these women are lying?” Stephanopolous asked.

“May I ask a question?” Benson shot back. “Since when are all people honest? Since when are all women honest? We can take a look at Emmett Till, for example. Not all people are honest.”

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Wyatt then jumped into attack attorney Gloria Allred, saying she was selective in which Cosby victims she represented while adding a further racial component despite the fact that not all of Cosby’s accusers are white.

“What Gloria Allred was able to do, what she did, was take a salt and pepper shaker — she shaked [sic] out a lot of salt and sprinkled in a little black pepper,” Wyatt charged. “And the south came east. And that’s what we saw.”

Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old, was lynched in Mississippi in August 1955, after a white woman accused him of grabbing her by the waist and making crude comments in a grocery store. Years later his accuser recanted her charges.

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Nicolle Wallace explains Trump’s racist attacks are covering his cozy relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and Michael Cohen scandal

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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace began her Wednesday show saying that President Donald Trump has made it official by making his brand one of "racism." But it prompted her to wonder if his racist attacks against four congresswomen of color could be more about deflecting from other scandals.

Wednesday morning, MSNBC released a video of Trump partying with alleged child molester and rapist Jeffrey Epstein. Trump is seen groping women and slapping their posterior. The first round of Epstein's alleged crimes were downgraded by Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and he was given 13 months in a county jail for just 8 hours, six days a week.

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Trump wasn’t the first president to confront the Supreme Court – and back down

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A key presidential election is approaching. The U.S. Supreme Court hears a case with powerful political implications. The court rules, but the populist president doesn’t care. Our national commitments – to the Constitution, to morality, to the rule of law – seem at risk.Then, the president backs down. The nation survives.

This might be the story of President Trump’s short-lived threat to get a citizenship question on the census in defiance of the Supreme Court. Instead, it’s the story of President Andrew Jackson and Worcester v. Georgia, decided in 1832.

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Fatal drug overdoses drop in US for first time in decades

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Fatal drug overdoses in the US declined by 5.1 percent in 2018, according to preliminary official data released Wednesday, the first drop in two decades.

The trend was driven by a steep decline in deaths linked to prescription painkillers.

"The latest provisional data on overdose deaths show that America's united efforts to curb opioid use disorder and addiction are working," Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said, though he cautioned the epidemic would not be cured overnight.

The total number of estimated deaths dropped to 68,557 in 2018 against 72,224 the year before, according to the figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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