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The family of slain mayoral candidate Marco McMillian released a statement saying:
We know that Marco was brutally murdered. His body was found on Wednesday, February 26, 2013, beaten, dragged and burned (set afire). This was reported in our meeting with the local coroner on two occasions. We were informed that the official autopsy report could take two to four weeks to complete. We feel that this was not a random act of violence based on the condition of the body when it was found. Marco, nor anyone, should have their lives end in this manner.
More info here.
The AFP reports that “a 75-year-old Japanese man died after 25 hospitals refused to admit him to their emergency rooms 36 times over two hours, citing lack of beds or doctors to treat him, an official said Tuesday.”
Yesterday Human Rights Watch released a report saying Yemen’s government should stop seeking and carrying out the death penalty for child offenders, according to Huff Post World.
IN OTHER NEWS
Yesterday Think Progress published an article criticizing the marketing of e-cigarettes.
And finally, yesterday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released a guidebook to assist coaches, student athletes and administrators in creating an LGBT-inclusive environment in the world of college sports, according to an article in Queerty.
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