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Muhammad Ali’s attorney rejects Trump’s pardon offer: ‘There is no conviction for which a pardon is needed’

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The attorney of late boxing great Muhammad Ali on Friday dismissed President Donald Trump’s offer of a pardon for the three-time world heavyweight champion.

“We appreciate President Trump’s sentiment, but a pardon is unnecessary,” attorney Ron Tweel told local news station WHAS 11. “The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Muhammad Ali unanimously in 1971. There is no conviction for which a pardon is needed.”

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Trump floated an appeal for Ali on Friday morning when asked by reporters whether he was considering pardoning former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and longtime attorney Michael Cohen.

Trump said that he wasn’t thinking about pardoning either man, as neither has yet been convicted of a crime. He then floated Ali’s name, despite the fact that the late boxer’s conviction for draft evasion was overturned nearly 50 years ago.


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WATCH: Prisoners at Chicago correctional facility bang on the walls in solidarity with protesters

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On Friday, as protests raged across the nation over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chicago protesters were joined by the inmates of a correctional facility, who audibly banked on the walls in solidarity.

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Not sure if you can hear...but the people locked inside the correctional center are banging on the walls like crazy. #chicagoprotest pic.twitter.com/e4bMxtiAh9

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Rudy Giuliani hilariously ridiculed for cryptic tweet: ‘World’s most expensive lawyer strikes again’

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On Friday evening, President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani tweeted a single hash symbol.

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— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) May 30, 2020

Commenters on social media had no idea what Giuliani meant by tweeting this. But they had a lot of fun with it.

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GOP governor can keep secret COVID-19 nursing home outbreak information: judge

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The Republican governor of Arizona has won a legal victory to keep secret information on COVID-19 outbreaks in the state's nursing homes.

"A judge late Friday afternoon ruled that Gov. Doug Ducey's administration may keep secret information about the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes, saying the state's privacy laws trump Arizona's Public Records law," AZ Central reported Friday.

"Media outlets, including The Arizona Republic, had requested records that included the number of nursing home residents that had tested positive for the new coronavirus, as well as the number of residents that have been transferred to or from an acute care facility," the publication reported. "Coury ruled that because those requests were for 'medical information' they were 'confidential' under state law."

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