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  1. Commentary: John McCain: a study in white privilegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2018 | Manhattan Mercury

    This is not news - and it is nothing against the man, Sen. John McCain - but the New York Times obit on McCain, written by Robert D. McFadden, inadvertently serves as a template for how white privilege works. His mom is an oil heiress , and his father and grandfather were admirals in the Navy.

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  2. Manafort asks to move upcoming trial, cites publicity in DCRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | Manhattan Mercury

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort asked Wednesday to move his upcoming trial out of the nation's capital, with his lawyers citing "intensely negative news coverage" and potential juror bias against him. "While federal courts often address issues of pretrial publicity in high-profile cases, it is difficult to conceive of a matter that has received media attention of the same magnitude as the prosecution of Mr. Manafort," the lawyers wrote in asking to relocate the trial to Roanoke, Virginia.

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  3. Jury in Manafort trial: What if we can't agree on 1 count?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | Manhattan Mercury

    The jury in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort asked the judge Tuesday what it should do if it cannot reach a consensus for a single count in the case. Jurors posed the question to U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III on their fourth day of deliberations, asking how they should fill in the verdict form if they are unable to agree on one of the charges.

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  4. Jury begins 3rd day of deliberations in Manafort fraud trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | Manhattan Mercury

    Federal prosecutors in the trial in Alexandria, Virginia, allege that Manafort hid tens of millions of dollars in foreign income. They also say he lied on loan applications to obtain millions more to maintain a lavish lifestyle.

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  5. 10 takeaways from Wake Forest's first scrimmage of fall campRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | Manhattan Mercury

    Under the lights for the first time, some facets of Wake Forest's football team looked the same as they do in the early mornings next to McCreary Field House during practices. The Deacons ironed out a few things Saturday night at BB&T Field, though they were missing some key pieces - most notably standout receiver Greg Dortch, who was held out as a precaution.

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  6. 'Put aside' rebuff of prosecutors, judge tells Manafort juryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | Manhattan Mercury

    This courtroom sketch depicts Rick Gates on the witness stand as he is cross examined by defense lawyer Kevin Downing during the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on bank fraud and tax evasion at federal court in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. U.S. District court Judge T.S. Ellis III presides.

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  7. Gates says Manafort told him to be truthful to FBIRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | Manhattan Mercury

    This courtroom sketch depicts defense lawyer Kevin Downing asking questions of Rick Gates, as former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, bottom front left, listens during Manafort's trial on bank fraud and tax evasion at federal court in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. U.S. District court Judge T.S. Ellis III presides.

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  8. All eyes on 'right-hand man' in Manafort trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2018 | Manhattan Mercury

    The bookkeeper said Paul Manafort submitted fake financial documents. The accountant testified he hid foreign bank accounts.

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  9. Here's why Trump is getting so freaked out by the Manafort trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | Manhattan Mercury

    "President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort went on trial Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va., where prosecutors charged that his personal fortune was propped up by years of lies to tax authorities and banks. "The first trial to arise out of the investigation run by special counsel Robert Mueller got off to a fast start Tuesday, as a six-man, six-woman jury was picked - and opening statements delivered - in less than a day.

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  10. Jury selection underway in Manafort trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | Manhattan Mercury

    Jury selection got underway Tuesday in the trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, on tax evasion and bank fraud charges. Manafort, who is already in custody and could spend the rest of his life in jail, appeared in the federal courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia, in a dark suit with his wife, Kathleen.

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  11. Manafort trial to focus on lavish lifestyle, not collusionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | Manhattan Mercury

    The trial of President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman will open this week with tales of lavish spending, secret shell companies and millions of dollars of Ukrainian money flowing through offshore bank accounts and into the political consultant's pocket. What's likely to be missing: answers about whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election, or really any mention of Russia at all.

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  12. Safely strip the paint from an old brick houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | Manhattan Mercury

    Q: I live in a brick house from the 1880s. Thirty-five years ago, it was painted for the first time.

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  13. Wonder Woman 1984 starts filmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2018 | Manhattan Mercury

    The sequel to the immensely popular DC Extended Universe superhero movie 'Wonder Woman' is set to hit theatres in November next year, and on Wednesday camera's began rolling on the hotly anticipated flick. Starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian warrior once again, Wonder Woman's next big screen adventure sees her battle an all new foe, The Cheetah, played by Kristen Wiig.

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  14. Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2017 | Manhattan Mercury

    Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren't reported to the national background check system. New York City, San Francisco and Philadelphia said in court papers that the military's broken system for relaying such information helped spur the massacre of 26 people inside a Texas church last month. 1 comment

  15. To veterans on behalf of the Big First: Thank youRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | Manhattan Mercury

    Few people know the story of Alvin King, a shoe salesman from Emporia, but we all know his legacy. In 1953, King, who at the time was grieving the loss of his nephew, John, proposed that Nov. 11 be a day to not only remember the armistice of World War I, but to honor all veterans.

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