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Convicted Robocaller Violates Probation With Plan To Run For Maryland Senate

In Maryland, a judge has ruled that a political consultant convicted in a robocall conspiracy violated his probation by filing to run for state Senate.

Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Emanuel Brown says Julius Henson must serve four months for the probation violation. Brown suspended his order for 30 days so Henson can appeal.

Henson filed to run for a Baltimore state Senate seat back on Feb. 20th. He served a 30-day jail term in 2012 after being convicted of conspiracy for the robocalls made on Election Day in 2010. He was also sentenced to three years of probation.

Prosecutors alleged the robocalls, made to about 110,000 Democratic voters in Baltimore and Prince George's County, were aimed at keeping black voters from the polls during Maryland's gubernatorial election.

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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

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WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government

The documents also allege that the U.S. targeted Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.

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