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Justice Clarence Thomas breaks three-year silence in Mississippi case about racial bias in jury selection

Justice Clarence Thomas breaks three-year silence in Mississippi case about racial bias in jury selectionThe Supreme Court's senior justice, who seldom speaks during oral argument, broke a three-year silence to ask questions in a race discrimination case.



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Loesch: CNN's gun control townhall was an embarrassing display of bias

Loesch: CNN's gun control townhall was an embarrassing display of biasCNN townhall on gun control wins award; radio host Dana Loesch on the hostility she faced during the townhall.



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Justice Thomas speaks as U.S. top court confronts racial bias in jury selection

Justice Thomas speaks as U.S. top court confronts racial bias in jury selectionU.S. Supreme Court justices appeared poised to side with a black Mississippi death row inmate put on trial six times for a 1996 quadruple murder who accused a prosecutor of repeatedly blocking black potential jurors, though the court’s only black member sounded skeptical. Justice Clarence Thomas, who had not posed a question during an oral argument in three years, asked several in the case involving Curtis Flowers, 48, who has argued that his constitutional right to a fair trial was violated. Thomas, an idiosyncratic conservative and only the second African American ever appointed to the court, signaled through his questions he might vote against Flowers, who otherwise drew broad support among the other justices, both liberal and conservative.



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Trump says 'something must be done' about big tech alleged anti-conservative bias – while spending $3.5m in Facebook political ads

Trump says 'something must be done' about big tech alleged anti-conservative bias - while spending $  3.5m in Facebook political adsDonald Trump has accused major technology firms such as Facebook and Google of “radical left” bias – even as he is spending millions of dollars in political adverts on the platforms. In a post on Twitter – which he also included in his accusation – the president repeated a claim he and many on the right have made before, namely that big tech companies reduce or minimise access to conservative content. “Facebook, Google and Twitter, not to mention the Corrupt Media, are sooo on the side of the Radical Left Democrats.



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Trump renews attack alleging social media's political bias

Trump renews attack alleging social media's political biasU.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused social media platforms Facebook, YouTube and Twitter of favoring his Democratic opponents over him and his fellow Republicans. “But fear not, we will win anyway, just like we did before! #MAGA,” he said in a tweet. MAGA refers to Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc declined to comment.



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US lawmaker sues Twitter, alleging anti-conservative bias

US lawmaker sues Twitter, alleging anti-conservative biasA Republican congressman is suing Twitter claiming the online platform discriminates against conservatives by hiding their messages, and for allowing “abusive, hateful and defamatory” content about the lawmaker. The complaint was filed by Representative Devin Nunes, an ally of President Donald Trump, in a Virginia state court, and released online by Fox News. Nunes alleges that Twitter “shadow bans” conservatives — purportedly making their messages less visible — and failed to crack down on parody accounts such as “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and “Devin Nunes’ cow” which accused him of obstructing investigations into the president.



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AP Explains: Harvard bias lawsuit heading to trial

AP Explains: Harvard bias lawsuit heading to trialBOSTON (AP) — A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in Harvard University's admissions process is heading to trial in Boston's federal court.



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Facebook accused of conservative bias over Kavanaugh article fact-check

Facebook accused of conservative bias over Kavanaugh article fact-checkThe story of how a conservative website was allowed to demote a liberal article on the social media platform.



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Pakistan ex-PM banned in one seat as election bias claims persist

Pakistan ex-PM banned in one seat as election bias claims persistBy Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A Pakistani election tribunal disqualified outgoing Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday from running in his home constituency, dealing the latest blow to the party of ousted leader Nawaz Sharif. The ruling follows the arrest by an anti-corruption body of another member of Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after he was named to contest a seat. In the case of Abbasi, an election commission tribunal ruled that he did not declare an accurate value of his assets in his nomination papers.



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Trump claims FBI 'plotting' though report found no bias

Trump claims FBI 'plotting' though report found no biasWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump disputed findings by the Justice Department on Friday that former FBI Director James Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe was not politically motivated, declaring that there was "total bias" at the FBI and that the "top people" at the agency were "plotting against my election."



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