Computer-generated risk assessments are increasingly common in US courtrooms. Black defendants are much more likely to be pegged "higher risk," regardless of other factors.
William Rivers Pitt of Truthout: Donald Trump dredged up the Clinton-era Vince Foster conspiracy theory and threw it against the wall like the rancid viscera of old roadkill.
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Peter Sleeth is a veteran investigative reporter who covered the Iraq war for The Oregonian and helped the paper win a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for breaking news. Now freelancing, his most recent piece for the Oregon Historical Quarterly is a profile of progressive-era activist Tom Burns.