Violence Plagued West Virginia Prison Before Bulger Killing

Long before notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger was killed at a federal prison in West Virginia, lawmakers, advocates and even prison guards had been sounding the alarm about dangerous conditions there. But there has been no public indication that federal prison officials have taken action to address the safety concerns, even as Bulger’s killing marks the third at the facility in the last six months.

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Hate-Crime Acquittal Roils LGBTQ Community in West Virginia

Living in one of the 20 states where it is not a hate crime to attack someone for being gay, Angel Harless had been optimistic about finding justice when federal prosecutors indicted the man who knocked her unconscious last fall in a West Virginia bar. After that trial ended on Aug. 29 in an acquittal for John Perry Taylor IV, her positivity has taken a sharper focus.

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Trump Avoids Mention of Manafort, Cohen at W. Virginia Rally

President Donald Trump avoided mention of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen at a Tuesday night campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia, and instead sought to rally his base ahead of the state’s looming, high-stakes Senate race.

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