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Bill Clinton Spars With Black Lives Matter Protesters:

Bill Clinton traded verbal shots in a feisty 15-minute exchange with Black Lives Matter protesters in Philadelphia on Thursday, as he defended his wife’s presidential bid.

The protesters shouted that “black youth are not super predators,” taking issue with a phrase then-first lady Hillary Clinton used in a 1996 speech about violent crime committed by young people. They heckled Bill Clinton for the 1994 crime bill he signed into law as president that cracked down on gangs but also put more non-violent offenders in prison for longer stays.
“You are defending the people who killed the lives you say matter,” the former president told protesters.
La'Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon were the final two contestants on season 15 of "American Idol."

American Idol’ crowns final winner

“American Idol” ended its run Thursday night with a win that left even the judges surprised.

Mississippi farm boy Trent Harmon beat out fellow Mississippi resident La’Porsha Renae to become the winner of “Idol’s” 15th and final season.
Renae had been heavily favored to win, having spent almost the entire season being lauded by the judges and fans for her strong vocals. But Harmon, another fan favorite, gave her more than a run for her money during Wednesday night’s competitive show.

An article from The Advocate on Thursday pointed out that openly gay "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts is on the cover of Mississippi's official tourism guide. Gay rights groups have slammed the state's new "religious freedom" law as discriminatory.

Mississippi Tourism Industry Faces Criticism, Braces For Backlash:

How do you persuade tourists to travel to your state when there’s a growing chorus of criticism over a new law many gay rights groups slam as discriminatory?

That’s an issue the travel industry in Mississippi is facing after Gov. Phil Bryant signed a controversial religious freedom bill Tuesday.
Here’s a look at some high-profile criticisms of the new law, and how some tourism officials are responding.
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