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Obama withdraws nomination of top DOJ civil rights lawyer

Source: MSNBC

The White House is officially in search of another nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division after formally withdrawing the nomination of Debo Adegbile. Adegbile’s confirmation was shot down in March after senators objected to legal work he did with the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund.

During his time working for the NAACP, Adegbile worked on a team that defended Mumia Abu-Jamal, a Philadelphia man convicted of killing a police officer in 1981. Abu-Jamal was spared the death penalty because an appeals court ruled that instructions given by the trial judge to jurors were unconstitutional.

While President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had previously said they would continue to support his nomination, Adegbile announced he would instead become a partner at the law firm WilmerHale.

The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department currently has several high profile investigations to conduct; in addition to investigating racial profiling by the Ferguson, Missouri police department, the office has still not finished its probe into the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/obama-withdraws-nomination-debo-adegbile-doj-civil-rights-lawyer

Senate Repubs kill Paycheck Fairness Act

5:31pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act;

Not Invoked: 52-40

Airplane, lightning bolt, and rainbow collide for a stunning accidental photograph

German pilot Birk Möbius was snapping a few photographs of an incoming Boeing 777 near Leipzig on Sunday when a spectacular rainbow appeared. Möbius asked a colleague to help him count down to when the plane crossed the path of the rainbow and at that moment, he took a photo.

Capturing a plane crossing the path of a rainbow would have been a great photo on its own, but Möbius told a German newspaper, “I looked at the screen and immediately got goose bumps.”

The amateur photographer realized he had captured a bolt of lightning that he didn’t even noticed occurring when he took the photo…

Incredibly, not only had the bolt of lightning run exactly in line with the rainbow, it actually struck the plane.

If you look closely, you’ll notice the lightning bolt seems to disappear and then reappear just to the right. While the low resolution of the photograph makes it difficult to make out the plane, it’s clear the lightning enters one wing and exits the other.

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