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Former KKK Leader David Duke Says He May Run Against Steve Scalise

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Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke said Wednesday that he was considering running against Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) as the congressman tries to distance himself from an appearance he made at a conference hosted by Duke’s white supremacist group more than a decade ago. Scalise has faced heavy criticism after it emerged that he had spoken at a conference ... Read More »

Partner of Akai Gurley, who was fatally shot by rookie NYPD cop in Brooklyn stairwell, plans to sue city for $50M

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The domestic partner of an unarmed man fatally shot by a rookie cop in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project will take the first legal step Thursday in filing a $50 million lawsuit against the city, the Daily News has learned. Akai Gurley’s death was a tragedy of errors, recklessness and negligence, according to lawyer Scott Rynecki. “There was ... Read More »

Arkansas lawmakers reject moving day honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

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A bid to end Arkansas’ practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day was rejected by lawmakers Wednesday after opponents said the move would belittle Southern heritage. The proposal would have removed Lee from the state holiday honoring King. Arkansas is one of three states to jointly celebrate ... Read More »

What’s in a Name: Senate Subcommittee Drops ‘Civil Rights and Human Rights’ From Name

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As our nation grapples with immigration reform, the deaths of unarmed black citizens at the hands of law enforcement, voter disfranchisement and the United States Supreme Court’s possible nullification of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, I am disheartened by the decision made by Senator John Cornyn, the incoming Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights ... Read More »

High-profile lawyer Sandy Rubenstein returns to courtroom for first time since rape accusation

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Sandy Rubenstein is back. The famous civil rights attorney returned to the courtroom for the first time since he was accused, and then cleared, of a rape at his penthouse apartment. “I’m back,” said a toned-down Rubenstein. He was in Manhattan Supreme Court Wednesday morning to accompany the widow of MTA bus driver William Pena as she attended the court ... Read More »

Correction Officer union chief runs it ‘the way Castro ran Cuba’

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Correction Officers union president Norman Seabrook runs his union “the way Castro ran Cuba” and that has to stop, a fellow labor official said Wednesday as he filed a lawsuit against his boss. William Valentin, 45, of Suffolk County said in Manhattan Supreme Court papers that Seabrook violated union bylaws earlier this month when he tossed Valentin from his post ... Read More »

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