Daily Archive: August 16, 2013

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International

Pistorius to be indicted, trial in early 2014

In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 photographers take photos of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius as he stands in the dock during his bail hearing at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe-file) by Gerald ImrayAssociated Press Writer JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will be indicted for premeditated murder on Monday and the double-amputee Olympian will go on trial in early 2014, about a year after shooting dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In a somber twist, the world-famous athlete will be served with the murder indictment on the day Steenkamp would have celebrated her 30th birthday.

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Entertainment

15 years later, Oprah is back in the movies

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox) by Jake CoyleAP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The day before Oprah Winfrey began shooting “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” she was at the White House, talking to the president. Her access to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (this particular trip was for a 2012 campaign interview) is considerably greater than her character’s in the film. She plays Gloria Gaines, the wife of a long-serving White House butler (Forest Whitaker), whose service spans seven presidents and decades of civil rights sea changes.

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Opinion

Supreme Court weakens worker rights

MARC H. MORIAL (NNPA)—“The Court’s disregard for the realities of the workplace means that many victims of workplace harassment will have no effective remedy.”—Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court