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Debra Brown | Friday July 21st 2017

Jordan Edwards

In the news this week By Team ATPB

With the state of current affairs in the US and around the world, we’re staying up to date on as much news as we can. Like many of you, we devour everything that is published on the Trump administration in an effort to keep informed about its horrible policies and so that we can share them with everyone we know (read about them every month in Nia’s “F*ck Donald Trump” series). Here’s a list of the articles and headlines about Trump and beyond that caught our attention this weekend. Check back every Monday and Friday for weekly updates. And, please share any articles that catch your attention, because sharing information is one of the most important things you can do at this moment.

 

Texas grand jury indicts former police officer in shooting death of Jordan Edwards.

A Dallas County grand jury indicted former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver on a murder charge and four additional counts of aggravated assault for the April 2017 shooting, prosecutors said. Body camera footage released after the shooting prompted local law enforcement to change its story about the series of events that led to Edwards’ death.

 

U.S. Lifts Laptop Ban on All Airlines.

Customers flying to the United States from airports in Muslim-majority countries affected by the ban can once again bring their laptops and other electronic devices on board, the New York Times reports.

 

Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Senator John McCain, a former Navy pilot, 80, was captured and held as a prisoner during the Vietnam War. The 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for his independent streak over more than three decades representing Arizona in the Senate.

 

O.J. Simpson will be released on parole from a Nevada prison as soon as Oct. 1.

The 70-year-old football legend served nine years for charges stemming from the armed robbery of a sports memorabilia dealer in a Las Vegas hotel in 2007.

 

Burundi Teens Missing After Robotics Competition in D.C. Seen Crossing Into Canada.

A search for all the teens is ongoing, but police have no indication of foul play in their disappearance, Metropolitan Police spokeswoman Aquita Brown said. There was no official indication Thursday that any of the teens were trying to avoid returning to their homes in Africa, but a leader in the Burundian community in the U.S. suggested that they may be intending to seek asylum.

 

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