Goddard University students have selected Mumia Abu-Jamal as their commencement speaker at a ceremony to be held in Plainfield Vermont on October 5th. Fox News & the Philadelphia Inquirer are leading with the story.
On December 31, 2013, the Bureau of Prisons submitted a request to District Court Judge Koeltle for compassionate release for unjustly-imprisoned attorney Lynne Stewart. Lynne is battling stage 4 cancer while incarcerated after having her original sentence increased from 28 months to 10 years. The request clears the way for her release in less than a week so she may receive medical treatment under the care of friends and family.