RT America -- December 15, 2014

An unusual set of circumstances are leading residents of a North Carolina community to suspect the “suicide” of an African-American teenager may actually be a lynching. Authorities found 17-year-old Lennon Lacy having from two belts on a playground swing set on August 29th, but new evidence has lead the local NAACP chapter to suspect foul play. RT’s Manuel Rapalo takes a look at the case.

Congress is taking steps to undo the District of Columbia’s widely supported referendum legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Buried within the “cromnibus” bill passed by the House last Thursday is a measure blocking the implementation of the new pot regulations, which was approved by nearly 70 percent of DC voters in November. RT’s Manila Chan has more details.