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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer accused of manslaughter in an unarmed black man's death says she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she fired from her handgun.
The sister of a woman who accused filmmaker Nate Parker of rape spoke Thursday of her disgust at his "perverse" inclusion of a sex attack in his directorial debut. Parker and his "The Birth of a Nation" co-writer Jean Celestin were accused of raping the student -- who subsequently committed suicide -- when the pair were roommates at Penn State University in 1999. "As her sister, the thing that pains me most of all is that in retelling the story of the Nat Turner slave revolt, they invented a rape scene," Sharon Loeffler wrote in a column for Variety magazine.
Nearly 7 million California workers will be automatically enrolled in a retirement savings account under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday in an attempt to address growing fears that many workers ...