Racial Profiling From NC Sheriff's Office

In today's link roundup: A Justice Department investigation uncovers a troubling law-enforcement pattern. Plus: Why Usher shouldn't have confessed on OWN. 

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Feds accuse North Carolina sheriff's office of racially profiling: CNN reports that a two-year Justice Department investigation revealed that stops by Alamance County sheriff's deputies are sometimes part of a "pattern of racial profiling" aimed at searching for illegal immigrants, according to a statement this week by Thomas E. Perez, the assistant U.S. attorney general for the civil rights division. 

Jesse Jackson Jr. selling D.C. home: The Washington Post reports that the congressman, who has not been seen on Capitol Hill since his return almost two weeks ago, has put the Victorian-style townhouse on the market to help pay for mounting medical bills related to the depression that lead to his extended medical leave.

Robin Roberts on bone marrow transplant: "I feel the love": Three months after announcing to the world that she was suffering from the rare disease MDS, Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts told fans, "My body is so weak but not my mind," and thanked them for their support, saying, "I feel the love."

Why Usher shouldn't have confessed on OWN: "In 60 minutes, Usher never did answer a direct question with a direct answer, which was frustrating as a viewer and would be doubly so in the context of a relationship," Demetria L. Lucas writes at Clutch.

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