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  • Federal Court Upholds Overturned Conviction for ‘Making a Murderer’ Defendant Brendan Dassey

    A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that overturned the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, who was featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” The ruling marks a major victory for Dassey, now 27, whose confession became a key subplot in the series. Dassey was convicted in 2007 in the slaying of Wisconsin photographer Teresa Halbach. In 2005, Dassey, then 16, confessed to authorities that he assisted his uncle, Steven Avery, in raping and killing Halbach. Her charred […]

  • Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Removed From Endangered Species List

    The Yellowstone grizzly bear population has recovered enough to be delisted from the endangered species list, the US Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke called the recovery “one of America’s great conservation successes.” “As a kid who grew up in Montana, I can tell you that this is a long time coming,” he said in a statement. “[It’s] very good news for many communities and advocates in the Yellowstone region.” The bears received endangered species […]

  • Bill Cosby to Hold Town Halls to Educate Young People on Sexual Assault Laws

    Bill Cosby will hold a series of town halls to educate young people on sexual assault, his publicists said. Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson were on “Good Morning Alabama” Wednesday and said Cosby “wants to get back to work” and is planning town halls that could start as early as next month. “This issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today,” Wyatt said. “And they need to know what they’re facing — when they’re hanging out and […]

  • Obama: Senate Legislation Is ‘Not a Health Care Bill. It’s a Massive Transfer of Wealth’

    President Barack Obama on Thursday spoke out against a proposed GOP Senate bill that dismantles the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. “I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party,” Obama wrote in a Facebook post. “Still, I hope that our Senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what’s really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any […]

  • 4 Conservative GOP Senators Announce Opposition to Health Care Bill, Putting Passage in Doubt

    Four conservative Republican senators announced Thursday that they opposed the current version of GOP Senate leadership’s health care bill as written. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah said in a joint statement they’re “not ready to vote for this bill.” “Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is […]

  • Demonstrators Dragged Off by Police as Disability Advocates Protest Outside Sen. McConnell’s Office

    Several dozen protesters were arrested Thursday after they gathered and chanted outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office over the GOP health care bill. “Don’t touch Medicaid, save our liberty,” the protesters chanted outside his office. The protest was organized by ADAPT, a national disability rights organization. In a statement, they said about 60 protesters gathered for a “die-in” to fight back on the health care bill, which will drastically cut back federal support of Medicaid. “The American Health Care […]

  • Conn. Special Ed Teacher Accused of Sex With Student: ‘You’re Not Going to Be Happy With What You Find on My Phone’

    A high school special education teacher in Connecticut has allegedly admitted to having sex with one of her students. The Bridgeport teacher, identified as Laura Ramos, has been charged with second-degree sexual assault, WFSB reported. According to court paperwork, a student brought all of this to light, and Ramos denied having a relationship with a student at first, but then later changed her story. The arrest warrant states that two weeks ago a student witness went to school officials saying […]

  • ‘He Was Going to Set the World on Fire’: Otto Warmbier Remembered, Mourned at Funeral Service

    After the bagpiper led 2,500 mourners out of the high school but before Otto Warmbier was laid to rest Thursday, his former guidance counselor stopped to remember the 22-year-old who died last week after 17 months of detention in North Korea. This tight-knit community near Cincinnati had spent nearly a year and a half “holding our breaths, praying for a quick release, rallying around the Warmbiers as much as possible” amid a dearth of information about the college student’s fate, […]

  • Popular French Fashion Blogger Dies After Whipped Cream Canister Explodes, Prompting Warning From Family

    A popular social media fitness personality died after what can only be described as a freak accident involving a whipped cream canister. Rebecca Burger was a French fitness blogger and competitor with more than 150,000 Instagram followers. According to a cautionary Instagram post written by her family, a pressurized whipped cream dispenser exploded, hitting the 33-year-old in the thorax and sending her into cardiac arrest Sunday. “This is an example of the whipped cream siphon that exploded and hit Rebecca’s […]