29-year-old former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw - convicted on four counts of first-degree rape and 14 other charges related to sexual abuse of women in the low-income neighborhoods he patrolled - has been sentenced to 263 years in prison.
The drying out of Bolivia’s second largest lake, Poopo, provides not just an opportunity for potty humor in headlines, but a glimpse at the coming, stark reality of climate change and its economic, social and humanitarian impact.
A number of prominent Republicans, including Orrin Hatch, the most senior GOP Senator, expressed their distaste for Ted Cruz and his candidacy on CNN, singling out his divisive tactics and the scapegoating of fellow party members as a corrupt “Washington cartel."
[ @lons: In addition to these setbacks, Cruz is also facing yet another challenge to his eligibility, this one from a Harvard law professor! ]
The Flint, Michigan, water crisis and the effectiveness of the state and federal government’s response will be considered in a hearing by the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 3, where Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to testify.
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