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The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a death row inmate in a case concerning race discrimination in jury selection.
Timothy Tyrone Foster, an African-American, is on death row in Georgia for the 1987 murder of an elderly white woman, Queen Madge White. The jury that convicted him was all white. Twenty years after his sentence, his attorneys obtained notes the prosecution team took while it was engaged in picking a jury.
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the 7-1 decision. Justice Clarence Thomas was the dissenter.
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“BAGHDAD, May 22 (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launching of an offensive to retake the Islamic State stronghold of Falluja after the military told residents on Sunday to get ready to leave before fighting started.”
“Zero hour for the liberation of Falluja has arrived. The moment of great victory has drawn near and Daesh has no choice but to flee,” Abadi said on his official Twitter feed, using an Arabic acronym for the jihadist group.” MORE