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‘Beg to be tried as a white man’: Disgust follows Roger Stone’s light sentence — while people of color sit in jail for less

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Judge Amy Berman Jackson was the target of serious attacks by President Donald Trump’s supporters and Roger Stone himself. When the Justice Department encouraged seven to nine years in prison for Stone, Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr freaked out, rewriting the sentencing memo that was ultimately ignored by the new prosecutors.

But Stone wasn’t given the hefty sentence that Trump and his followers assumed Stone would get. Instead, he got a fairly light sentence of just over three years.

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Leading up to the sentence, Berman Jackson was blasted on Twitter. So, it’s unclear how Trump and his followers will manage to attack the judge for the sentence. Some still managed to do it, saying Stone shouldn’t have been sentenced to any time at all.

Former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance said on MSNBC that she doesn’t anticipate any appeals court would overturn the sentence.

You can see below the frustration and anger from those on Twitter after Stone’s light sentence was handed down.

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Twitter blocked coronavirus ‘misinformation’ from Rudy Giuliani and another right-wing internet troll: report

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President Donald Trump's favorite social media platform blocked COVID-19 misinformation from two of his biggest supporters.

CNN correspondent Oliver Darcy reports Twitter confirmed accounts for Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk were “temporarily locked for violating the Twitter Rules regarding COVID-19 misinformation.”

Trump has repeatedly spread Kirk's tweets to his followers.

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Italy’s COVID-19 death toll tops 10,000 despite long coronavirus lockdown

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The coronavirus toll in Italy shot past 10,000 on Saturday and showed little sign of slowing despite a 16-day lockdown.

The 889 new fatalities reported in the world's worst-hit nation came a day after it registered 969 deaths on Friday -- the highest single toll since the COVID-19 virus emerged late last year.

Italy now looks certain to extend its economically debilitating -- and emotionally stressful -- business closures and the ban on public gatherings past their April 3 deadline.

"Is it time to reopen the country? I think we have to think about it really carefully," civil protection service chief Angelo Borrelli told reporters.

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Joe Biden has one key coronavirus question he wants answered: ‘Where are the tests, Mr. President?’

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Despite the inability to hold campaign rallies, the 2020 presidential campaign is continuing in spite of the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.

With the response to coronavirus being the top public policy discussion in America, all eyes are focused on President Donald Trump's actions.

Trump had promised the nation that he would set up COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites in the parking lots of big-box retailers but has so far failed to deliver.

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