Archive for March, 2017

Woman Dies after Her Arm Gets Stuck in Donation Bin

Woman Dies after Her Arm Gets Stuck in Donation Bin

A woman died after she got her arm caught in a clothing donation drop-off bin and could not get it loose. The woman, Judith Permar of Mount Carmel, PA, was described as short, and apparently had brought a stepladder with her to use to reach into the bin. The stepladder collapsed under her, causing her […]

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Arkansas to Commemorate Lee and MLK on Different Days

Arkansas to Commemorate Lee and MLK on Different Days

The state of Arkansas will no longer commemorate Confederate General Robert E. Lee and civil rights leader Martin Luther King (MLK) on the same day. In March, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed legislation to end the practice. Only MLK will be honored with a state holiday on the third Monday in January. Lee will now be […]

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IRS Revokes Tax-Exempt Status for White Nationalist Group

IRS Revokes Tax-Exempt Status for White Nationalist Group

The National Policy Institute (NPI) has lost its tax-exempt status as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. The group failed to comply with IRS criteria to maintain tax-exempt status in that it did not file tax returns for three consecutive years. NPI is a fringe movement whose leader, Richard Spencer, received news coverage because of his […]

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Governor Removes Prosecutor for not Seeking Death Penalty

Governor Removes Prosecutor for not Seeking Death Penalty

  After the State Attorney for Orange (Orlando) and Osceola counties, Florida, announced that during her tenure her office would not seek the death penalty in any cases, the governor removed her from a high profile first degree murder case involving an accused cop killer.  In her announcement, State Attorney Aramis Ayala said that after […]

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New Orleans Can Remove Confederate Monuments

New Orleans Can Remove Confederate Monuments

After more than a year of a campaign to remove government-sanctioned Confederate symbols from public spaces across the South, a federal court has ruled that the city of New Orleans (LA) can remove three such monuments. Last year, the New Orleans City Council declared the monuments a “public nuisance” and voted to have them removed […]

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