After almost a year of investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice says it will not charge the two Baton Rouge police officers who fatally shot Alton Sterling in the early hours of July 5, 2016. The shooting death of 37-year-oldterling — who was black — by two white officers sparked riots and police killings and a federal investigation. With that investigation coming to a close without an indictment, it is anyone’s guess whether more violence will follow under the Black Lives Matter (BLM) banner.

The leader of al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen said that his followers are now allied to the U.S.-backed forces fighting against Shia rebels known as Houthis.

Democrats on the California Health Committee panel of the State Senate voted to advance a measure that would ultimately create a single-payer healthcare system, guaranteeing coverage without any out-of-pocket expenses for California residents, including non-citizens.

Once again, an off-the-cuff remark by President Trump is being challenged by his critics. But do they have good reason to criticize him this time?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will argue in court today that the warrant used by the FBI in the now infamous “Playpen” child pornography case was unconstitutional. EFF — an organization dedicated to preserving digital liberty — is concerned about the precedent this case will set if the warrant is allowed to stand.

 

 

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