Florida Supreme Court rules police can use ‘Stand Your Ground’ defense after on-duty shootings – ThinkProgress

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The Florida Supreme Court handed a significant victory to the gun lobby and police Thursday, ruling that officers can use the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law as defense if they kill citizens while on duty. Stand Your Ground is … Continued

Trump’s EPA promotes its clean water rollbacks with an article from outlet backed by GOP megadonor – ThinkProgress

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently promoting its recent environmental rollback using an op-ed published in a news outlet owned by a Republican megadonor. The column, published by The Las Vegas Review-Journal Editorial Board with the headline “There goes … Continued

Even with guilty plea, Russia claims Maria Butina is innocent – ThinkProgress

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Russian national Maria Butina pleaded guilty Thursday to acting on behalf of the Russian government in her efforts to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA) and make inroads with top Republican officials. But in Moscow, the plea deal means little. Russian … Continued

Outraged over Khashoggi’s murder, Senate votes to end U.S. support of Saudi Arabia in Yemen war – ThinkProgress

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to cease military assistance to Saudi Arabia and its coalition airstrikes in Yemen, which have resulted in the deaths of thousands of civilians and a massive humanitarian crisis in the impoverished country. Moving with … Continued