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  • Exonerated Central Park Five members speak out: ‘Not too many things have changed since 30 years ago’

    Exonerated Central Park Five members speak out: ‘Not too many things have changed since 30 years ago’In 1989, five Black and Hispanic teens were falsely accused of raping and nearly killing Trisha Meili, a white woman jogging in Central Park. Known collectively as the Central Park Five, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise were convicted in two trials despite a lack of eyewitness testimony or DNA evidence and spent between six and 13 years in prison. Exonerated in 2002 after an investigation confirmed that a convicted murderer and rapist had committed the crime, the Central Park Five sued the city and state of New York, settling for millions.


  • Don't count on ever seeing Trump's 'Garden of American Heroes'

    Don't count on ever seeing Trump's 'Garden of American Heroes'Call me cynical, but I have a feeling the National Garden of American Heroes announced by President Trump on Friday will never get off — or into — the ground, even if he doesn’t put his son-in-law in charge of it. Establishing an official United States Hall of Fame will secure the reputations of Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin from the changing political winds, no less than the one in Cooperstown, N.Y., preserves for the ages the memories of Ted Williams and Roberto Clemente.


  • Supreme Court won't throw out ban on robocalls to cellphones

    Supreme Court won't throw out ban on robocalls to cellphonesA group of fundraisers, political organizations and pollsters filed a lawsuit alleging the prohibition was unconstitutional.


  • China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus

    China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirusChinese authorities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and accusing him of ruling "tyrannically", according to friends of the man. Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the government in China's heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing by more than 20 people, one of his friends said on condition of anonymity. Xu published an essay in February blaming the culture of deception and censorship fostered by Xi for the spread of the coronavirus in China.


  • We Fought a U.S.-China War in the South China Sea. The U.S. Navy Lost.

    We Fought a U.S.-China War in the South China Sea. The U.S. Navy Lost.For more than a hundred years, the U.S. Navy has been using naval wargames to test ships, tactics and strategy.


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