Thursday, April 6, 2017

Spokane judge invokes Trump's 'pussy' grabbing, Senate filibuster likely to fail, and more headlines

Posted By on Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 9:20 AM


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NEWS: In weighing whether a teenager was sexually motivated when he grabbed a 15-year-old girl's genitals, a Spokane judge invoked President Trump's "pussy"-grabbing example.

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IN OTHER NEWS:

• Children of a woman shot to death by her husband have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man, who is their adoptive father. Dwayne Thurman, a former military member and reserve sheriff's deputy, claims he accidentally shot and killed his wife, Brenda Thurman, while he was cleaning her pistol. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is still weighing criminal charges against Thurman. (Spokesman-Review)

• Senate Democrats' unprecedented attempt to block Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, with a filibuster will likely be in vain. Republicans have vowed to exercise the so-called "nuclear option" of changing longstanding chamber rules to sidestep Democrats' attempts to obstruct. A final vote is expected Friday. (New York Times)

• How the Seattle Police Department investigates hate crimes. (Seattle Times)

• The headless body found in the Snake River belonged to a man who had been missing since 2008. (KXLY)

• Before baseball players were superstars making millions, they hustled for extra cash as vaudeville entertainers. (The Atlantic)
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