Outside the outbreak: Taliban suicide bomber kills 9 troops, defense attorneys in Arbery shooting say don’t rush to judgment


    Defense attorneys: Don’t rush to judgment in Arbery shooting

    Attorney Jason Sheffield. left, and his law firm partner, Robert Rubin, respond to questions from the press outside their office on Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Decatur, Ga. After a video of the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery emerged on social media, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, on Wednesday, arrested Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34, and they were jailed on murder and aggravated assault charges. The attorneys are representing Travis McMichael. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

    The defense attorneys for Gregory and Travis McMichael, the father and son charged with aggravated assault and felony murder in the Feb. 23 fatal shooting Ahmaud Arbery, urged the public not to rush to any conclusions and stated their clients had been vilified.

    “Right now we are starting at the end,” attorney Jason Sheffield told the Associated Press. “We know the ending. What we don’t know is the beginning.”

    ESPN to show film about Game 6 of 1998 NBA Finals

    FILE -This June 14, 1998 file photo shows Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan looking up at the score during the third quarter of their NBA Finals game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s docuseries detailing the 1998 and final season of the Chicago Bulls championship dynasty, has served as a reminder to basketball fans of the greatness of Michael Jordan on the court. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    ESPN announced it will show “Game 6: The Movie” on Wednesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. MST. The movie will cover the Chicago Bulls’ sixth championship and comes after the docuseries “The Last Dance” finished airing on May 17.

    The Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz 87–86 as Michael Jordan hit the game-winning basket with 5.2 seconds remaining to cap their sixth championship in eight seasons.

    Democrats investigating Trump firing of State Dept. watchdog

    FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo State Department Inspector General Steve Linick leaves a meeting in a secure area at the Capitol in Washington. A senior department official said President Donald Trump removed Linick from his job as State Department’s inspector general on Friday, May 15, 2020, but gave no reason for his dismissal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    President Donald Trump fired inspector general Steve Linick last Friday, inciting backlash from Democrats who called the move an illegal form of retaliation. Linick had recently opened an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his office had issued multiple reports critical of the Trump administration’s handling of personnel matters.

    “We unalterably oppose the politically-motivated firing of inspectors general and the President’s gutting of these critical positions,” the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee wrote in a letter to the administration announcing their investigation.

    Taliban suicide bomber kills 9 troops in eastern Afghanistan

    Afghan security forces inspect the site of a bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 18, 2020. A suicide bomber in a stolen military Humvee targeted a base in eastern Afghanistan belonging to the country’s intelligence service early on Monday, killing many members of the force, Afghan officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    At least nine members of Afghanistan’s intelligence service were killed early on May 18 after a suicide bomber in a stolen military Humvee targeted a base near the city of Ghazni. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

    The attack came a day after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political rival, Abdullah Abdullah, signed a power-sharing agreement and a month and a half after the Taliban signed a peace agreement with the U.S. that called for American and NATO troops to leave Afghanistan

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