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This Man Is on Death Row for Killing His Alleged Rapist

Terry Williams's death sentence is the product of prosecutorial misconduct, a judge's conflict of interest, and a life of sexual abuse. On Monday, the US Supreme Court hears his story.<p>On January 26, 1984, Terrance "Terry" Williams bludgeoned and stabbed 50-year-old Herbert Hamilton to death. …

Crime

The 5 most controversial Supreme Court fights coming up

Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, ostensibly settling one of the biggest civil-rights questions of our time. This fall is stacked with even more controversial, politically charged cases.<p><b>Abortion clinics</b><p>Perhaps the most politically volatile coming …

Same-sex Marriage

Public (School) Enemy Number One: How Structural Racism Undermines New Orleans Public Education

Let there be no mistake. Public enemy number one in New Orleans' public schools is structural racism.<p>Despite the various narratives of progress, black and brown kids across our city--almost regardless of school, age, neighborhood, or income--are punished, threatened, failing, and producing …

Education

The Invincible Trump

As the controversies pile up, Trump’s favorability soars.<p>What hasn’t killed Donald Trump has only made him stronger.<p>Right off the bat, there was the shocking statement about the Mexican government sending over immigrant “rapists.” Then came the challenge to John McCain’s war hero status, a low blow …

Donald Trump

Man, 18, charged with murder of Queensland teenager Jayde Kendall

Queensland police have charged an 18-year-old man with the murder of Jayde Kendall, 16, from Gatton west of Brisbane.<p>Jayde's body was found in Upper …

CNN's Don Lemon Grills Ben Carson: Rethink Gun Control

CNN anchors on Wednesday night hit two Republican presidential candidates on the subject of gun control, wondering if Tuesday's horrific shooting in …

Teacher describes handling gun-wielding teen hostage taker

"I knew if I lost my composure, this is going to end badly," Smith told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday. "He told me I was going to die today and I believed that."<p>That the hostage crisis ended with no one killed or even hurt at Philip Barbour High School is largely due to Smith, whose …

High School

Take That, AT&T! Sprint Offers DirecTV Customers One Year Of Free Wireless Service

Sprint announced today that in “celebration” of the DirecTV/AT&T merger, it would give any DirecTV customer buying a new line or plan one year of free service.<p>It’s just the latest in a series of salvos against other carriers by the struggling wireless provider. T-Mobile is poised to overtake it as …

Customers

Man Arrested Over Viagra, Sues for Humiliation

A Brooklyn man was arrested for possessing Viagra—now he’s suing for ‘emotional trauma, embarrassment, and humiliation.’<p>The FDA may have legalized …

History and Law Agree: No Birthright Citizenship

Conservative Republicans have been saying for years that the Constitution only guarantees birthright citizenship to some children born in this …