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Ralph Yarl Shedding ‘Buckets of Tears,’ Shooter Out on Bond

As 16-year-old Ralph Yarl struggled to come to grips with being shot for going to the wrong house to pick up his younger brothers, the White Kansas City, Missouri, homeowner who shot the Black teenager turned himself in on Tuesday, April 18.

Council Shutdown Occurs After Disgraced Council Members Won’t Resign

Last week, a recording anonymously posted on the social media site Reddit rocked the Los Angeles City Council.  On the recording, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Ron Hererra, City Council President Nury Martinez (District 6), and City Council members Kevin de León (District 14) and Gilbert Cedillo (District 1) can be heard discussing redistricting using crass terms and divisive, racist language.

Detention Woes Continue for Brittney Griner

WNBA star Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia for over 120 days and the news surrounding her case continues to be grim. A scheduled phone call that she was supposed to have with her wife Cherelle on Saturday never happened due to a “logistical error” by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. The call was supposed to take place on the couple’s fourth anniversary.

Biden nominates 9 candidates for federal prosecutor posts

President Joe Biden is nominating nine lawyers to run U.S. attorney’s offices across the country, a diverse group of candidates in the latest round of picks for the top law enforcement positions.

The nominations, announced by the White House on Tuesday, are expected to run the federal prosecutors’ offices in Hawaii, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Colorado, Ohio, Vermont and the U.S. Virgin Islands. They would include several historic firsts, including the first Black female attorneys to lead their districts, the Biden administration said.

Review: Anita Hill urges us all to battle gender violence

“Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence” by Anita Hill (Viking)

Anita Hill didn’t care if President Joe Biden apologized or not, but she found his aversion to doing so rather dramatic.

This is one anecdote from her new book, “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence.” It was released Tuesday.