At 16, Huwe Burton confessed to killing his mother. He was still in shock from discovering her body when New York City police began to interrogate him. After hours of being threatened and cajoled, he told the police what they wanted to hear. He soon recanted, knowing he was innocent and hoping the justice system would clear him. Burton was convicted of second-degree murder in 1991 and received a sentence of 15 years to life. read more
As the temperatures rise and people go cool off in the water, the Brazos River Authority is making others aware of the dangers of amoeba found in Texas waterways. Naegleria fowleri, also known as the "brain-eating amoeba," grows as temperatures begin to rise and can be found in still bodies of water.
In a major campaign speech designed to counter critics of his democratic socialist ideology, the Vermont senator proposed a "21st century economic Bill of Rights" that would ensure the right to a decent job, health care, affordable housing, higher education, secure retirement and a clean environment.
Donald Trump has said he would accept damaging information on his opponent during the 2020 election campaign, even if it came from a foreign government. In an interview with broadcaster ABC News, the president denied this would count as meddling in an election. "They have information - I think I'd take it," he said.
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