Sharon Bernstein writes for Reuters.

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California Governor to Put Moratorium on Death Penalty

California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom speaks after being elected governor of the state during an election night party in Los Angeles. Nov. 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will impose a moratorium on the state's death penalty on Wednesday, granting reprieves to all 737 inmates on death row and closing the state's execution chamber, an administration source said.

Autopsy Refutes Police Account in Stephon Clark Shooting

A mourner holds photo of Stephon Clark during the funeral services at Bayside Of South Sacramento Church in Sacramento, Calif., March 29, 2018. Jeff Chiu/Pool via Reuters
 

An autopsy on an unarmed black man killed by police officers in California's capital last week shows that none of the eight bullets hit him in the front, contradicting the official version of events, a lawyer for the Stephon Clark's family said on Friday.

Charlottesville Mayor Targeted by Anti-Semitic Tweets After Criticizing White Nationalist Marchers

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Signer issued a statement on May 13, criticizing the torch-carrying marchers as either “profoundly ignorant” or aiming to instill fear.

“I smell Jew,” posted an anonymous Twitter user with the handle “Great Patriot Trump.” “If so, you are going back to Israel. But you will not stay in power here. Not for long.”