Devout Muslim inmate Domenique Ray challenged the State of Alabama's policy of only allowing a Christian Chaplain to be present during executions. On Wednesday, a federal appeals court granted a stay of execution, finding a strong likelihood that the prison had violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment by preferring one religion over another. But the next day, by a vote of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the execution to go forward. Ray's life ended Thursday night, by lethal injection. His imam watched from a separate room, The Associated Press reported. read more
Sources close to the president say he has repeatedly shrugged off the national debt, implying that he doesn't have to worry about the money owed to America's creditors -- currently about $21 trillion -- because he won't be around to shoulder the blame when it becomes even more untenable.
In a new study, five economists conclude that even with the increased demand for healthcare services that would result from a Medicare for All system, overall healthcare spending would be reduced by nearly ten percent (10%), or $310 Billion per year, while providing universal and stable coverage.
Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump's campaign, the Guardian has been told. A well-placed source has told the Guardian that Manafort went to see Assange around March 2016 read more