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Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji – Stands Up For Them) In what seemed like a virtual nightmare a misogynist bigot was elected as the President of the United States. Of course he is called the “President-Elect” until he is sworn in, but the ceremony itself is just a formality

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A University of Oklahoma student has been temporarily suspended on suspicion of sending racist messages, including threats of lynchings , to black freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, the two universities said on Saturday. The messages were sent to more than 150 students at the University of Pennsylvania, Trump’s alma mater, and included racial slurs and pictures of Africa-Americans being hanged, students told local media. “This is absolutely vile material and completely offensive to everyone on our campus,” University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann said in a statement

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Donald Trump gave an important and revealing speech in Pennsylvania  this week, although the significance may have been less what he said and more who said it with him.

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An Oklahoma woman who was convicted of pushing her husband to his death from a 25-story window in 2011 has been found dead in prison. Amber Hilberling, 25, was found in her McLoud cell Monday evening. She was a little more than three years into a 25-year sentence for second-degree murder , jailhouse records show.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton paid a visit to a historic black church on Sunday, mixing Bible verses with frank talk about the “implicit bias” and systemic racism that still exists in America.  Clinton took to the pulpit at Little Rock AME Zion Church , a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, whose members have been involved in protests against the police shooting of Keith Scott , a 43-year-old black man, on Sept. 20.  The candidate spoke about Scott’s death, and the death of Terence Crutcher , a black father from Tulsa, Oklahoma who was killed by police days earlier.  She also mentioned the stories of two young residents of Charlotte, Taje Gaddy, 10, and Zianna Oliphant, 9, who testified before Charlotte’s City Council last week

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California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Thursday signed a bill into law scaling back a controversial practice that allows police in the state to permanently seize people’s cash and property without obtaining a conviction or even charging someone with a crime.

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Controversy persists about twenty-eight pages of the 9-11 Commission’s official report that remain classified. Former U.S.

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The U.S. electric sector is on track to meet the Clean Power Plan, according to a new NRDC analysis released yesterday

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Turns out, Paris isn’t the only city with love in the air. According to OpenTable , there are a hand full of cities in the U.S

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Republican presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump speaks at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Jan. 19, 2016.

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Once upon a time, the white working class was the colossus of U.S. politics.

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Talk about sore losers. The Canadian pipeline company TransCanada announced this afternoon that it is suing Obama Administration over its decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. The lawsuit won’t do anything to help get the pipeline built, it’s too late for that.

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Uh, What Even Is This Stephen Curry Shot?

12Nov

The Golden State Warriors, reigning world champions, are 9-0 and beating teams by an average of 17.6 points per game.

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ImageContent(562d67a8e4b0ec0a3894da98,562d67241400002200c7ac75,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562d67241400002200c7ac75,Some(),Some(jpeg)),ASSOCIATED PRESS,) STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A woman facing second-degree murder charges after authorities said she plowed a car into the crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade may suffer from a mental illness and was not drinking alcohol before the crash, her lawyer said on Sunday.

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To win the Democratic Presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders must take a reasonable portion of the African American and Hispanic vote away from Hillary Clinton.

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Friday Talking Points — Bye-Bye, Rick!

12Sep

Breaking news! Rick Perry drops out of presidential race! This news broke after almost all of this column was written, so we’re just going to add this bit at the top to snarkily wish Rick Perry well in his future endeavors. I must admit I got it wrong when I predicted a few weeks ago that Perry would stay in the race longer than Jim Gilmore, George Pataki, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun betting who will drop out next! With Perry gone already, I predict that Gilmore will be next, seeing as how he didn’t even make it onto next week’s CNN kid’s table debate.

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles is not blowing through his multimillion-dollar NFL paycheck.  The football star told ESPN that he and his wife live on a $60,000-a-year budget , “give or take,” with the rest going to strategic investments and retirement savings. He consulted with a financial advisor after signing a $3.6 million contract in 2012 with $1.422 million guaranteed.  “Then you know how much you can invest, how risky you can be,” the 27-year-old, who drives a Mazda, told ESPN. “Then, when I was hitting the same budget over three, four, five months, it was all right, this is what your budget is and I had some spending money.” “When I come to work, I don’t think about the money, man,” he added

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First, we would like to thank the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, for the three pages it dedicated to our Petition for Investigation in the AT&T-DirecTV merger Order. What a shame it got the facts wrong and spent the time mostly making up garbage we never said or implied, or that the Agency is either in bed with the carriers or is in denial that it screwed up before, or was in a rush to push through the merger, or all of the above

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Friday Talking Points — The Debate Debate

01Ago

In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season — the dog days of August when Congress scarpers off for five or six weeks to have fun in the sun at taxpayer expense, and the political chattering classes have so little material to work with that they pick one silly issue and just absolutely obsess over it. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we’re right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in — the silly subject we’re all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump. Whether this obsession takes the form of crushing depression (headline: ” A GOP Led By Donald Trump Will Fail, And Deserve It “) or unconcealed glee (headline: ” Christmas Comes Early This Year — Anticipating The Gift Of A Trump-Fueled GOP Debate “) depends, of course, on the viewpoint of the pundit.

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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court was set on Wednesday to hear arguments in a case brought by three death row inmates challenging Oklahoma’s method of execution by lethal injection as a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment

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(Reuters) – Oklahoma geologists have documented strong links between increased seismic activity in the state and the injection into the ground of wastewater from oil and gas production, a state agency said on Tuesday.

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President Barack Obama released a statement on Sunday commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, saying that “the passage of time will never extinguish the pain we feel.” “Twenty years ago today in Oklahoma City, two terrorists attacked their own country, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds more. We will never forget the men and women who lost their lives in the bombing that day,” Obama said in the statement. “The passing of time will never extinguish the pain we feel

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How long can we expect to see new reports and videos of unarmed Black men being shot by police in incidents all across the country? Aspects of two of the most recent shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and North Charleston, South Carolina, suggest some answers to the question, and the answers do not bode well

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A sheriff’s deputy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, unintentionally killed a suspected black market gun dealer, shooting him with a pistol when the officer meant to draw a Taser, the sheriff’s office said Friday . Eric Harris, 44, died Thursday after the deputy shot him once

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A federal judge has ordered Alabama to stop executions until the U.S. Supreme Court rules whether the method of lethal injection the state uses is cruel and unusual punishment

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The Florida Supreme Court stopped Thursday’s scheduled execution of a convicted killer amid questions over whether the state’s lethal injection drugs constitute cruel and unusual punishment. The state high court on Tuesday evening ordered a stay of execution for Jerry William Correll, scheduled for 6 p.m

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Oklahoma’s prison system chief says the state has the drugs it needs to execute four inmates early next year and plans to administer the same three drugs used in a botched execution this spring. Department of Corrections Director Robert Patton told a federal judge Friday the agency plans to use the exact formula used successfully in 11 executions in Florida, one that he believes is “humane.” More…

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While many speculate about who will make it on the 2016 presidential ticket, Voto Latino co-Founder Maria Teresa Kumar isn’t so sure there’s a Latino candidate ready for the task. In a Washington Post magazine interview published on Friday, Kumar spoke about her work with the nonpartisan organization, the growth of the Latino population and possible Latino candidates for the White House.

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Filed under: Baloncesto , NBA NBA Temporada 2012 Rajon Rondo completó un triple doble y los Celtics de Boston recetaron a Miami su derrota con mayor diferencia en la temporada al vencer al Heat por 91-72. Los Celtics superaron al Heat por 31-12 en el tercer cuarto, ampliando una ventaja de 49-44 en la primera mitad a 80-56

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