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Actress Piper Perabo cites MLK to explain today’s big verdict in Arizona

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On Tuesday, in response to the hung jury in the Scott Warren case, actress Piper Perabo declared justice to have been achieved, quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”:

Warren, an Arizona teacher and immigrant rights activist affiliated with the group No More Deaths, was arrested in May 2018 and charged with conspiracy to transport and harbor migrants, because he was providing food, water, and shelter to two destitute people in the desert. He faced up to 20 years in prison for his actions.

Warren’s arrest sparked outrage nationwide, as he had not personally induced anyone to illegally cross the border and his only offense was helping people who were already in the U.S. survive deadly desert conditions. It did not help that his arrest came shortly after viral footage showed border patrol agents kicking over water jugs left to help hydrate migrants.

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The jury was unable to reach a verdict after 15 hours of deliberations. Federal prosecutors have not yet said whether they plan to retry the case.

“The question of whether we stand with undocumented people and protect the basic tenets of a healthy society is for each of us to answer,” said Catherine Gaffney, another volunteer of No More Deaths, in response to the verdict.

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‘Dangerous linguistic power’: A historian explains how Trump weaponizes nicknames

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Is Donald Trump the modern day Earl Long?

A three-time Louisiana governor, Long mastered the art of political ridicule seven decades ago by weaponizing nicknames. The hilarious names Long pinned on his rivals, and the rollicking stories he told about them, riveted audiences bored by puffed-up rhetoric.

While Long’s stunts may be remembered as silly hijinks, there was a sly, often deadly serious, purpose to his technique. He used it to get voters to laugh at his foes and to put them on the defensive––a place politicians never want to be. Tucked within Long’s jests were razor-sharp attacks aimed at exploiting opposition weaknesses––hidden swords inside a pea-patch cloak.

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Walmart got a $2.2 billion tax cut — now it’s laying off workers

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Walmart announced it will lay off hundreds of workers in North Carolina despite receiving billions in tax cuts that the Republican Party and President Trump claimed would spur job growth.

The giant retailer will lay off about 570 employees and close its corporate office near the Charlotte airport, despite signing a 12-year lease just four years earlier, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.

The work done at the Charlotte facility will be outsourced to a firm in Arkansas, according to the report.

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Melania Trump ripped for bragging about helping children while her husband runs concentration camps for kids

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Melania Trump was ripped on Monday for pushing her signature "Be Best" campaign against bullying while her husband, President Donald Trump, runs concentration camps for children along the southern border.

"Looking forward to collaborating with all of our #BeBest Ambassadors. Delighted to be working alongside so many people both inside and outside of government to better the lives of children everywhere!" Melania Trump tweeted Monday.

The response was some of the harshest since she wore an "I Don't Care" jacked to visit the border.

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