A.M. Links: Holder Contempt Vote May Be Cancelled, Roger Clemens Acquited, IBM's Sequoia Fastest Supercomputer in the World
A contempt vote against Eric Holder scheduled for tomorrow may be cancelled as the Department of Justice is offering new documents in the ongoing Congressional investigation of the gunwalking scheme Operation Fast & Furious. The Justice Department "has offered a serious, good faith proposal to bring this matter to an amicable resolution in the form of a briefing based on documents that the committee could retain," according to a letter from the attorney general to Congressman Darrell Issa.
- The former baseball pitcher Roger Clemens was acquitted of charges related to testimony he gave on steroid use to Congress. "It's been a long hard five years," Clemens said after leaving court.
- Adidas is being criticized for a new sneaker design that includes plastic shackles. "The design of the JS Roundhouse Mid is nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott's outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery," a spokesperson for the company said.
- Members of Occupy Oakland Patriarchy apparently protested against an anti-child sex worker conference.
- Pro-tip: If you're being chased by the police, calling 911 and telling them you're prepared to shoot is probably not a good idea. Nevertheless, the family of a 19 year old shot and killed by LAPD during a car chase are suing the city for $120 million.
- A new list reveals the fastest computer in the world is IBM's Sequoia, used to secure nuclear arms and simulate the human heart.
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