In his new book, the literary scholar presents an absorbing, necessary look at the "Redemption" era, in which the hard-fought gains of African-Americans were rolled back by embittered Southern whites.
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Attorney General William Barr plans to give Congress the Mueller report in mid-April, but with some redactions. Democrats insist they should get the full report and the fight could end up in court.
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It's the first court case for Najib related to broader allegations involving the misuse of billions of dollars. Much of that money was raised by the U.S. bank Goldman Sachs, which also faces charges.
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Critics are raising questions about her comment that "most African ladies' first sexual experience is rape."
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The punishments are part of Brunei's Islamic penal code, first announced in 2013. While the new laws stipulate the death penalty for certain offenses, Brunei has not executed anyone in decades.
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He had earlier promised to leave before April 28, but pressure from the military and continued demonstrations accelerated his departure.
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The top-line conclusions are already out — the special counsel didn't establish collusion or obstruction, according to the attorney general. But there might be so much more to learn.
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A growing number of residents in New York City qualify for a first-in-the-nation program to provide free legal services to low-income tenants facing eviction.
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The Super Rugby team said Wednesday it would consider changing its name after shootings at two Christchurch mosques last month, as a result of its brand's association with religious war.
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President Nicolás Maduro, through allies, is ratcheting up legal and political pressure on the opposition leader by removing his parliamentary immunity.
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Scientists infected the cats with toxoplasmosis and later killed them. Bipartisan members of Congress complained about the practice and the agency ended the program.
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Artificial Lawyer: “Research by investment bank, Investec, has found that around $1bn was invested into legal tech and related NewLaw businesses in 2018 alone (see below), at least in the major markets. Moreover, capital is expected to keep flowing into this sector in 2019 with consolidation seen as a likely driver of further change. The bank has divided the current market into four groups:
- Legal Tech consolidators
- NewLaw/Law Company consolidators
- eDiscovery/Doc Review/LPOs
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Google Blog: “…A year ago, we launched News Consumer Insights: a report built on top of Google Analytics that helps news organizations of all sizes understand and segment their audiences with a subscriptions strategy in mind. Thousands of news organizations around the world, including BuzzFeed News, Business Insider, Conde Nast and Village Media, have used this tool to measure, understand and grow their businesses. Today, we’re launching a new, free insights tool called Realtime Content Insights (RCI), built to help newsrooms make quick, data-driven decisions on content creation and distribution. Journalists will be able to identify which articles are the most popular across their audience and what broader topics are trending in their regions. RCI also helps newsrooms visualize their data with a full screen display mode. It’s now available for publishers using all versions of Google Analytics…”
Introducing News Inside – Marshall Project launches a print publication that will be distributed in prisons and jails
The Marshall Project – By Lawrence Bartley – “As I was trying to win parole last year, a friend suggested that I submit an essay to The Marshall Project for a series called “Life Inside.” I was in the midst of five parole hearings, a verbal and emotional ordeal with years of my life on the line. I was stressed. I had no desire to share. But after a little nudging and a lot of struggle, I managed to spill my feelings about the prospect of freedom after 27 years in the system. It was the publication of that essay that led to me walking through the office doors of The Marshall Project two months later—having finally won parole—to talk with their staff about my experiences. That conversation led to me joining their team and to the creation of News Inside—a collection of TMP’s award-winning journalism that relates directly to incarcerated lives. In the past month, we began distributing the pilot edition of this print publication to prisons and jails; to date it is circulating in 30 facilities in 19 states. I wanted to share our rich articles with my information-poor former community, particularly those who believe study is a chance for redemption, who sacrifice sleep and risk a misbehavior report to pore over textbooks under shaded lamps after lights-out, who struggle to find resources to expand their minds…”
Lifehacker: “There are more efficient ways of keeping track of important foreign language vocabulary than a hand-held dictionary. If you’re learning a new language or making basic translations, try using the Google Translate formula in Google Sheets for an easy access list of what you know—or want to know…”