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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cheat Sheet - ‘I Was Set Up by an Innocence Project’

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November 13, 2014
The crusaders at an Illinois branch of The Innocence Project, which is dedicated to freeing the wrongly imprisoned, have been accused of framing a man for murder. Jacob Siegel reports how its members got their hands dirty by trying to pin murder on one man, in order to free someone they were convinced was innocent.

In an executive order to be issued as early as next week, President Obama will order changes in the enforcement of the government's immigration rules. One part of the plan will allow parents of children who are American citizens or legal residents to obtain legal work documents and no longer fear being separated from their families, a move that could affect as many as 3.3 million people. It will also extend protections to those who came as undocumented children, which could affect an additional 1 million. The president will also reportedly address immigration for those with high-tech skills, increase border resources, and make clearer laws about those who are low priority for deportation. It will also include a memorandum that will make clear that deportations should continue for convicted criminals, recent border crossers, and foreigners who pose national-security risks. Republicans plan to fight it at every step, from budget negotiations to confirmation hearings for nominees.

The group's original purpose was to build up excitement and an email list of supporters for a possible campaign—then disband if and when she ran for president. Now it's not so sure. David Freedlander talks to the Democrats who say Ready for Hillary could provide a unique resource to an eventual campaign by acting as a super PAC field operation.

In response to Governor Jay Nixon's call for calm, Michael Brown's family attorneys took to the steps of the St. Louis County Courthouse on Thursday to say the governor should also be warning the police. "Law enforcement should have been equally condemned by the governor for this conduct at the same time he was admonishing the demonstrators. A strong message of zero tolerance should have been conveyed to all," attorneys for the family said. A decision by a grand jury about the police officer Darren Wilson is expected at the end of November. Nixon had told the press that he hopes there is calm, as that will determine how law enforcement responds, and that the Missouri National Guard will be "available if we determine it is necessary."

Tuesday night, Paper Magazine teamed up with Kim Kardashian's butt in an attempt to "break the Internet." Amy Zimmerman provides a guide to black exploitation, poems about slut-shaming, and full-frontal photos related to the cover shot.

Amazon, Hachette Make Nice
Publisher to set e-book prices.
FBI Turns Up Heat on FIFA
Even after organization says it's clean.
Gay Blood Donation Ban May End
After 31 years in place.
Robot Craft Safely Anchored to Comet
Philae is sending multiple pictures.
'Cake Boss' Star Arrested for DUI
Cops saw his car swerving.

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