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Mississippi police officers investigated after man dies after arrest

Mississippi police have been accused of causing injuries during the arrest of a man on misdemeanor charges that ultimately led to his death. According to WAPT-TV, Tuesday, George Robinson, died in a Jackson hospital, just two days after he was arrested and released by police during the manhunt for suspects in the shooting death of a pastor. ...

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After cover-up trial, police officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald to be sentenced

A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald‘s death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up in the fatal shooting of the black teen. Now another judge must decide how long the officer who pulled the trigger spends behind bars. Jason Van Dyke was convicted in October of second-degree ...

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New Caravan of Honduran Migrants Crosses Into Mexico

A group of Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining more than 1,000 people who departed Central America in recent days headed to ...

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Climate change: Belgium students skip school to demand action

Thousands of students skip school in Belgium to join a march demanding action on climate change.

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Storm Batters California for 3 Days, Causes 6 Deaths

The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims ...

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Mary Oliver: Pulitzer-winning poet dies aged 83

Oliver famously penned the line: "What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

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US Federal Workers Take On Odd Jobs to Make Ends Meet

When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in the current economy: She rented out a room on Airbnb. Other government workers are driving for ...

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Migrant Caravan Departs Honduras, and Trump Again Calls for a Wall

Up to 1,000 migrants are headed from Central America toward the United States, a group that has prompted President Trump to again say that only a wall could keep the country safe.

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‘I’m proud as can be of my Black ancestry’: Broadway star Carol Channing dies at 97

Iconic stage personality Carol Channing, who was best known for her role as Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” has died at 97. According to Variety, Tuesday, her publicist B. Harlan Boll wrote in a statement, “It is with extreme heartache, that I have to announce the passing of an original Industry Pioneer, Legend and Icon […] The post ...

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Migrant caravan: Hundreds of Hondurans set off on new trek

Migrants share their reasons for leaving Honduras as hundreds begin their trek towards the US.

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Hello Dolly's Carol Channing dies aged 97

The Broadway actress and singer died on Tuesday morning at her home in California of natural causes.

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Colorado Woman, Among 1st WWII Female Pilots, Dies At 96

A Colorado Springs woman who was among the first women to fly for the U.S. military during World War II has died at age 96. Bill Young told The Gazette that his mother Millicent Young died Saturday of complications related to chronic obstructive ...

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Trump: New Honduras Migrant Caravan Justifies Need for Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Tuesday that a new migrant caravan leaving Honduras justifies his demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border to keep them from surging into the United States. "A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras," Trump said on Twitter. He urged people to tell House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ...

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At Trump's Side, Border Patrol Union Leader in Spotlight

Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. His proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader’s profile while burnishing the image of the U.S. Border Patrol, a backwater in prior administrations when compared ...

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Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in heart on stage

The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk died on Monday, one day after he was stabbed in the heart and stomach by a man who rushed on stage during an open-air charity event, a police spokesperson confirmed to CNN.

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Lamin Sanneh, Scholar of Islam and Christianity, Dies at 76

Born on a river island in West Africa and inspired by Helen Keller, he wound up teaching at Yale and writing about the spread of religions in Africa.

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Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, dies after stabbing

Thousands are attending vigils for Pawel Adamowicz, who was attacked at a charity event on Sunday.

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France Dispatch: As Migrants Risk Crossing the English Channel, French Fishing Boats Pay a Price

A surge in migrants trying to cross the channel has led to a rise in break-ins of the fishing boats in a French port, as smugglers look for more seaworthy options to make the treacherous voyage.

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R. Kelly accuser Lisa Van Allen causes Jada Pinkett Smith to tear up on Red Table Talk

On the latest episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook series Red Table Talk, she welcomed Lisa Van Allen, one of R. Kelly’s most prominent accusers and things got very emotional as she began speaking about being manipulated by Kelly. “He’s a master manipulator,” Van Allen explained to Jada, Willow Smith and Jada’s mom, Adrienne ...

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Ex-South Africa striker Masinga dies

Former South Africa captain Lucas Radebe says the country has lost a "legend" following his compatriot Phil Masinga's death aged 49.

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Government Shutdown Day 23: Congress Gone, President Tweets

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history continues, entering its 23rd day Sunday. On Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter ...

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Shirley Boone, Philanthropist and Wife of Pat Boone, Dies

Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died. She was 84. She passed away on Friday surrounded by her ...

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Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies aged 89

The former Cambridge professor had received the highest honour in his subject - a Fields Medal.

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‘No Pathway’ to Grand Bargain Ending US Government Shutdown

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has all but given up efforts to negotiate a compromise to end the U.S. government shutdown that would fund a ...

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Nazi prison guard who lived in New York for decades dies at 95

A former Nazi labor camp guard who lived in the United States for decades after World War II has died in Germany, local officials said.

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Michael Atiyah, Mathematician in Newton’s Footsteps, Dies at 89

One of the 20th century’s leading mathematical theorists, he revealed a connection between math and physics not seen since the 17th century.

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Eugeniu Iordachescu, Who Saved Bucharest’s Churches, Dies at 89

A civil engineer, he helped rescue dozens of buildings from destruction in the 1980s by literally rolling them to safety.

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