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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Ted Cruz Names Carly Fiorina As His Running Mate, Former Speaker Of The House Sentenced To 15 Months In Hush Money Case

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Ted Cruz Names Carly Fiorina As His Running Mate

Sen. Ted Cruz picked Carly Fiorina as his Republican running mate, if he is elected as the Republican Presidential nominee.

He made the announcement in Indianapolis just one day after Donald Trump had sweeping victories in five states. Those wins mathematically eliminated Ted Cruz from the race.

Former Speaker Of The House Sentenced To 15 Months In Hush Money Case

federal judge in Chicago sentenced former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to fifteen months in prison for violating banking laws in connection with a cover-up for child molestation.

Hastert, who had a stroke several months ago, was paying a man to be silent about being sexually abused by the disgraced politician decades ago when he was a high school wrestling coach.

The statute of limitations for that crime has passed, but the judge also ordered Hastert to enroll in a sex-offender treatment program.

In a statement before the sentencing, Hastert said, “I want to apologize to the boys I mistreated when I was their coach. What I did was wrong, and I regret it. They looked up to me, and I took advantage of them.”

Prince’s Music Sales Soar After Death

It’s been one week since the untimely passing of Prince.

In memory of the icon, Prince’s $10 million dollar Paisley Park mansion may be transformed into a Graceland-like museum for fans to visit and enjoy, but until that happens, Prince fans still have his music to experience over and over again.

Since his death, listeners have purchased 2.3 million of his tracks; 239,000 albums were sold on the day Prince died and over this past weekend, another 399,000 albums were added, thrusting “The Purple One” back into Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

Justice Reform Now

Last month, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 61 non-violent drug offenders. The move is part of his ongoing mission to reform the criminal justice system, but the President is not on this mission alone.

The Justice Reform Now event is a bi-partisan effort to continue the conversation about the ongoing negative impact of federal sentencing policies and the need for reform.

Matt Haney, Co-founder and Policy Director of #cut50, Jason Hernandez and Ramona Brant. They are both Obama clemency recipients and are now formerly incarcerated advocates.

 

The Return: New Film Examines Re-Integrating Ex-Felons Into Civilian Life

man who returned to life after prison and the filmmaker who documented it talked about their Tribeca Film Fest award-winning documentary The Return during Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now with guest host Van Jones. 

The film follows the personal stories of several formerly incarcerated individuals as they transition back into life after prison, which at times can prove to be extremely difficult.

Despite boasts of being the best country with the most opportunities, the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world.

Chante Moore Talks New Book, “Will I Marry Me?”

Chante Moore is a sassy, sultry soprano who’s vocal range has made her a staple in the music industry for over twenty years. Now, the Grammy-award winner is looking to continue her run with new music, while also branching out into the book world.

“Will I Marry Me?,” is a series of intimate stories about the singer’s life and journeys in love.

All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast.

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