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Trump Compares Turks and Kurds to ‘Two Kids’ Fighting

DALLAS — President Trump insisted on Thursday night that he was smart to let Turkey attack America’s Kurdish allies in northern Syria, comparing the two warring sides to children on a playground who need to slug it out before settling their differences. Speaking at a campaign rally hours after Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary […]

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Black Woman Wins $205,000 Settlement After Charging Texas Cop Yanked Out Her Tampon in the Middle of the Street

A woman has agreed to accept a payout of $205,000 from the city of San Antonio to settle her suit charging that her constitutional rights were violated when a cop not only performed a vaginal cavity search in the middle of the street, but yanked out her tampon in the midst of it. Natalie Simms’ […]

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Sacramento Kings’ Harrison Barnes to Pay for Atatiana Jefferson’s Funeral

Harrison Barnes, playing for the Sacramento Kings. The NBA star says he and his wife will pay for the funeral of Atatiana Jefferson, the woman whose shooting death by a Fort Worth, Texas, cop has led to his being charged with murder. Jefferson’s funeral is set for Oct. 19, 2019 in Dallas.Photo: Rob Carr (Getty) […]

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Trump Visits Texas, Where the Fallout From a Secret Tape Awaits Him

AUSTIN, Texas — With President Trump arriving in red-state Texas for a campaign rally in Dallas on Thursday, the Republican Party in the state faces a host of troubles. The Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives is engulfed in scandal. Six of the state’s 23 Republican members of the United States House of Representatives say they […]

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#AtatianaJefferson: Evidence Points to a Frightened Woman Taking Up Arms to Protect Herself and Her Young Nephew

An 8-year-old’s eyewitness account of what preceded his aunt being violently taken from him in an instant, felled by a police officer’s bullet, points to a woman who took out her gun to protect herself and her nephew from a possible intruder skulking about their yard in the middle of the night. Atatiana Jefferson’s 8-year-old […]

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Former Fort Worth Officer Who Fatally Shot #AtatianaJefferson Released on Bond

A former police officer who’s been charged with murder after fatally shooting a black woman in her own home as she played video games was released on bail Monday. From the Hill: Aaron Dean, 34, posted bond Monday night after his arrest, the Associated Press reported, citing jail records. He had been held on a […]

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#AtatianaJefferson: Texas Cop Who Shot and Killed the 28-Year-Old Black Woman Is Charged With Murder

The Fort Worth, Texas, cop who shot into Atatiana Jefferson’s bedroom window and killed her as she was playing a video game with her 8-year-old nephew was arrested and charged with murder Monday. Aaron Dean, who resigned from the force earlier Monday before charges were announced, was being held in jail without bond, according to […]

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Two Years After Hurricane Harvey, One Group Says It Has Been Overlooked: Renters

VICTORIA, Texas — The State of Texas has been disbursing $5 billion in federal dollars to help repair homes, businesses and infrastructure damaged in Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. Ruth Ortiz will get none of it. She and her lawyers say the Harvey recovery has discriminated against flood victims like her: renters. Ms. Ortiz, 36, […]

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A Supreme Court Abortion Case That Tests the Court Itself

Under the rules that normally govern the American judicial system, the Louisiana abortion law at the center of a case the Supreme Court added to its docket last week is flagrantly unconstitutional. My goal in this column is to make visible not only the stakes in the case but also Louisiana’s strategy for saving its […]

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Texas Stays Execution of Jewish Man After Judge Is Accused of Anti-Semitism

For more than 15 years on death row, Randy Halprin filed challenge after challenge to his sentence. The denials began to stack up. Finally, on Friday, one of his appeals persuaded Texas’ highest court to stay his execution, which had been scheduled for Oct. 10. Mr. Halprin’s lawyers had found several people who said that […]

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Amber Guyger’s Judge Gave Her a Bible and a Hug. Did That Cross a Line?

The trial was over at last. After days of emotional testimony in a case that gripped and divided the nation, a white former Dallas police officer had been sentenced to 10 years in prison for murdering a black man in his own apartment. The shouts of protest that had filled the courthouse hallways had quieted. […]

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Crystal Mason, Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Unknowingly Casting an Illegal Ballot, Speaks Out on Newfound Activism

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Crystal Mason never intended to become an activist. But after being sentenced to five years in prison for unknowingly casting an illegal ballot in the 2016 election, Mason committed herself to advocate for voting rights: On the day she was released from prison, Mason writes in a new op-ed for […]

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Weeknight Dinner Around the World

Bangkok, Thailand Wasa Khuhaprema, center, prepares dinner for her family, including her parents, with help from her two young sons; the boys cook at least one night a week. This night, they ate an omelet with carrots, stir-fried minced pork and eggplant, and southern Thai sour curry with cauliflower. Family members are expected to clean […]

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Dallas Cop Who Got Fired After Killing a Black Man Minding His Own Business in His Own Home Cries Self-Defense as Murder Trial Begins

Amber GuygerPhoto: Kaufman County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office (via AP) The Dallas cop who got fired after she shot and killed a black man in his own home, saying she mistook his apartment door for her own, is claiming self-defense as her murder trial gets underway. Amber Guyger had been on the Dallas police force for about […]

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