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Brett Wilkins

Editor-at-Large based in San Francisco, CA, United States. Joined on Jun 15, 2012
Expertise in Politics, Travel, Food, dining & restaurants, Nightlife, clubbing



Is Alabama trying to disenfranchise black voters?

Montgomery - After enacting a strict voter identification law that has disproportionately affected black people, Alabama is closing 31 DMV offices, including those in every single county where blacks comprise more than 75 percent of registered voters.

California governor signs controversial assisted suicide bill

Sacramento - California Governor Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation on Monday, allowing physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients who wish to end their own lives.

U.S. general admits no direct danger to troops when hospital hit

Kunduz - The commander of United States forces in Afghanistan has admitted that the military incorrectly reported that its troops were under direct threat when an American warplane attacked a charity hospital in Kunduz, killing at least 22 innocent civilians.

Artist killed while painting anti-violence mural in Oakland

Oakland - A California muralist was shot and killed on Tuesday morning while painting an anti-violence community art piece in Oakland.

Pope declares Junípero Serra, who enslaved Indians, a saint

Washington - The Pope's canonization of 18th century Spanish missionary Father Junípero Serra has outraged indigenous Californians, who point to the forced labor, beatings and forced religious conversions of their ancestors as proof that he is no saint.

Ex-hedge fund manager buys rights to AIDS drug, hikes price 5500%

A former hedge fund manager and the pharmaceutical company he founded are raising eyebrows and ire after raising the price of a drug used to fight life-threatening infections from $13.50 to $750 per tablet.

Saudi man sentenced to 'death by crucifixion' for protesting

A prisoner in Saudi Arabia who was arrested when he was 17 years old for the crime of protesting the kingdom's authoritarian monarchy and illegal weapons possession will likely be beheaded and crucified after a court dismissed his final appeal.

Cops: Florida man reached inside, disemboweled, woman during sex

Sunrise - A South Florida man was charged with murder on Sunday after he allegedly admitted to police that he disemboweled his girlfriend in a tequila-fueled rage because she said her ex-husband's name during sex.

U.S. troops ordered to ignore child sex slavery in Afghanistan

US troops in Afghanistan have been instructed to ignore rampant child sex slavery and rape committed by friendly Afghan warlords, even when abuses occur on American bases, because it is part of the local culture.

Police knew Ahmed Mohamed didn't have a bomb, arrested him anyway

Irving - Police in the Dallas suburb where a 14-year-old Muslim student was apprehended for bringing a homemade clock to his high school now say they knew all along that the child did not have a bomb, but arrested him anyway.

Reykjavik city council boycotts goods from 'apartheid' Israel

City leaders in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, have voted in favor of a boycott of Israeli goods to protest the ongoing illegal occupation of Palestinian land and the Jewish state's "racial apartheid government."

'People died in our cars': GM announces $900M ignition settlement

Detroit - US automaker General Motors will pay $900 million dollars to settle criminal charges related to faulty ignition switches in its vehicles that resulted in scores of deaths.

India: Women tea workers victorious in Kerala strike

Munnar - A nine-day strike by thousands of tea workers, mostly women, in India's southern Kerala state ended earlier this week after company managers at the plantation where they work agreed to meet their demands.

Native American student says genocide-denying prof expelled her

Sacramento - A Native American student at Cal State Sacramento claims a history professor who denies the European genocide of indigenous North Americans tried to have her expelled from his course.

Exploding meteor over Bangkok fuels fears of apocalypse

Nonthaburi - Video of a mysterious exploding fireball over the skies near Bangkok, Thailand on Monday lit up social media, with some superstitious doomsayers warning that the event portends an imminent apocalypse.

FBI admits to spying on Burning Man festival

Gerlach - Newly-released documents reveal the Federal Bureau of Investigation spied on Burning Man, the weeklong art and music festival in the northern Nevada desert.

KY clerk who refuses to marry gays found in contempt, jailed

Ashland - A county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs was found in contempt by a federal judge on Thursday and sent to jail.

California to end unlimited solitary confinement for gang leaders

In a major victory for the prison reform movement, California agreed on Tuesday to end the indefinite solitary confinement of imprisoned gang members.

Video appears to show Texas cops shooting man with hands raised

San Antonio - Video footage shot by a bystander appears to show sheriff's deputies in Texas repeatedly shooting an unarmed and apparently surrendering man with his hands raised in the air.

Va. man jailed 4 months for alleged $5 theft found dead in cell

Portsmouth - A young Virginia man jailed since April without bail for allegedly shoplifting $5 worth of snacks and soda from a convenience store has been found dead in his cell.
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