NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Trump’s Muslim Ban Sparks Nationwide Protest, Emmitt Till’s Accuser Says She Lied, Can Sessions Be Barred From Becoming The Next AG?

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Thousands of protesters amassed at airports and on city streets across the country against what, by all accounts, was President Donald Trump making good on his campaign promise to ban Muslims from the U.S.

The ban caused chaos and confusion over the weekend as hundreds of people, including refugees, and those with permanent resident status were detained in U.S. custody or prevented from flying to the U.S. from overseas.

The nations impacted by the order includes Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Yemen and Syria. Passport holders cannot travel to the U.S. for three months while refugees fleeing Syria are indefinitely banned.

Emmett Till’s Accuser Admits She Lied

The woman who accused Emmett Till of physically and verbally abusing her, which led to his murder, now says she lied about the entire attack.

Carolyn Byant Donham accused Till, who was only 14 years at the time of physically and verbally assaulting her in 1955 in Mississippi.

Donham’s then-husband, Roy Bryant, and his half-brother, J.W. Milam, tortured and murdered Till, but an all-white jury acquitted them of all charges.

The Associated Press reports Donham told Historian Timothy B. Tyson she lied about the attack in an interview with him in 2007.
His book, “The Blood of Emmett Till” comes out next week.

Protests Block Attorney General Nominee, Can Sessions Be Barred From Becoming The Next AG? 

The confirmation of Attorney General nominee Senator Jeff Sessions has been temporarily stalled. But can Sessions be barred from becoming the country’s next top lawyer? Will Democrats stand up and oppose Sessions’ nomination?

Wade Henderson, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Kristen Clarke, President, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and legal analyst Monique Pressley discuss on NewsOne Now.

 

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

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