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Charlottesville attacker gets second life sentence

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/16/19, 10:06 am

A judge in Virginia on Monday sentenced James Alex Fields Jr. to life plus 419 years in prison for deliberately driving his car into a group of counterprotesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. The state sentence followed last month’s life sentence issued for 29 federal hate crimes for the incident that killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injured two dozen others.

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Pompeo to form human rights panel

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/09/19, 10:53 am

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced he is forming a new advisory panel to review the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy.

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Billionaire arrested on sex trafficking charges

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/08/19, 12:28 pm

Billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is scheduled to face a federal judge in Manhattan on Monday on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy dating to the early 2000s. Police arrested Epstein in New York on Saturday. He is accused of abusing dozens of underage girls as young as 14 at his homes in Florida and New York, prosecutors said Monday.

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