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Sunday May 14th, 2017 morning edition

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His face is framed by an 8-by-4 inch window that separates the inmates at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison from their visitors.

Carter’s story is all too familiar in Louisiana, where 85 percent of people accused of a crime are poor.

Louisiana is the only state that funds its public defenders this way, and with 250,000 annual cases, the system has collapsed.

The crunch is so severe that three-quarters of public defender districts quit accepting certain new clients last year.

The plaintiffs are requesting the creation of a court-appointed monitor to oversee statewide public defense until reforms are enacted to fix it.

That’s why the defendants include the governor, current members of the Louisiana Public Defender Board, and State Public Defender Jay Dixon.

As the public defender leaned next to Carter to privately explain what the district attorney is offering, Carter just shook his head. »

Trump’s Expected Pick for Top USDA Scientist Is Not a Scientist

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Sam Clovis speaks during a news conference with Donald Trump ahead of a rally in Dubuque, Iowa on Aug. 25, 2015.

Clovis has never taken a graduate course in science and is openly skeptical of climate change.

Under her leadership, the USDA also created “Climate Hubs” across the country to help localized solutions for adapting to climate change. »

Guy Sucks At Photoshop, Spends 10 Years Mastering Microsoft Paint To Illustrate His Book

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Pat Hines, who couldn’t be bothered to learn Photoshop and illustrated his ebook using good old Microsoft Paint, is the proof.

“I suck at Photoshop and other programs, and have worked exclusively in Microsoft Paint for over ten years… I honed my craft working long overnights at a hospital reception desk…,” the guy writes.

“I suck at Photoshop and other programs, and have worked exclusively in Microsoft Paint for over ten years…”. »

Novel tissue-engineered islet transplant achieves insulin independence in type 1 diabetes

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Islet transplantation has demonstrated the ability to restore natural insulin production and eliminate severe hypoglycemia in people with type 1 diabetes.

This was the first successful tissue-engineered "mini pancreas" that has achieved long-term insulin independence in a patient with type 1 diabetes.

Islet transplantation has allowed many patients to live without the need for insulin injections after receiving a transplant of donor cells. »

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Raises Nearly $225,000 for Children's Charity

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The first Charity Invitational and livestream event for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was a huge success, raising almost $225,000 to support the recovery of hospitalized children.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Charity Invitational, which was announced last month by the game's creator, Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene, took place on May 4.

For loads of tips and tricks when playing Bluehole Studio's last-man-standing shooter, check out IGN's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds wiki guide. »