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Mariah Carey and ex-manager accused by ex-assistant of abuse

The singer's former assistant accuses them of subjecting her to "severe sexual harassment and discrimination". /
‘Too dark’: Kansas district faces lawsuit after student banned from dance team events because of skin color

Camille Sturdivant, is suing Blue Valley School District in Johnson County, Kansas, for racial discrimination after she was told her skin was too dark to perform in certain dance routines, according to The Kansas City Star. Sturdivant, who was one of the 14 members on the Dazzlers dance team at Blue Valley Northwest High School […] The post ...

Car bomb kills at least 8 in Colombia

At least eight people were killed Thursday after a car bomb detonated in the Colombian capital of Bogota, the country's Health Ministry told CNN en ...

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Bogotá blast: Deadly car bomb rocks Colombia capital

A large explosion kills at least nine people outside a police academy in Bogotá.

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ISIS Attack in Syria Kills 4 Americans, Raising New Worries About Troop Withdrawal

Critics of President Trump’s drawdown plans said his claim of victory over the Islamic State may have emboldened its fighters and encouraged the ...

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Suicide blast kills four Americans in Syria, a sign of remaining extremist danger

The suicide attack in Manbij was the first such attack since President Trump announced a plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

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Restaurant denies dress code rules of ‘no baggy pants and chains’ designed to bar people of color after bad Yelp reviews

At what point does a dress code for an upscale cross over into discrimination? That’s the question being considered in Jersey City, NJ, where users of the online review site Yelp are saying the dress code for a new restaurant is being used to keep ...

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For Uber, Lyft, Others, Government Shutdown Slows IPOs

The partial government shutdown is slowing plans by some companies to issue stock to the public and potentially cutting off a key source of capital for the financial markets. The shutdown, now in its fourth week, has all but darkened the Securities and Exchange Commission, the government agency that oversees the markets. Most of the SEC's ...

Double-decker bus crash in Ottawa kills 3, injures at least 20

A double-decker bus crashed in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday, killing three people and injuring at least 20, Mayor Jim Watson said at a news conference.

Bus crash kills 7 in Cuba

Officials in Cuba are investigating the cause of a bus crash that left seven people dead in the eastern party of the country, state media reported.

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Alps snow: Avalanche kills three skiers near Lech, Austria

Three German skiers die and one is missing after an avalanche near the Austrian ski resort of Lech.

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Paris Explosion at Bakery Kills at Least 4 and Injures Dozens

The Paris police said the blast that injured at least 47 people, 10 critically, was probably caused by a gas leak.

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Chinese coal mine roof collapse in Shaanxi kills 21

Twenty-one miners die and 66 are rescued at the mine near Shenmu in China's Shaanxi province.

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Taliban Attack on Checkpoint Kills 5 Police in Afghanistan

At least five Afghan security forces were killed after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the southern province of Kandahar.

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Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre

The victims include two firefighters who were responding to a gas leak when a huge explosion happened.

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Faith-Based Shelter Fights to Keep Out Transgender Women

A conservative Christian law firm that has pushed religious issues in multiple states urged a U.S. judge Friday to block Alaska’s largest city from ...

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Retired US Military Chiefs Fight Trump Trans Ban

Four senior retired U.S. military officers on Tuesday blasted a legal ruling backing President Donald Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving ...

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SA train collision leaves 600 injured

A train collision in South Africa's capital Pretoria kills at least three and injures more than 600.

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South Africa Train Crash Kills at Least 3 and Injures 300

The authorities were investigating the cause of the collision, the latest in a series of train accidents in South Africa.

Storm kills 3 in Thailand, moves into Andaman Sea

Tropical Storm Pabuk has been downgraded to a depression and is moving into the Andaman Sea after claiming three lives as it swept across Thailand, Thai authorities said Saturday.

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Afghanistan gold mine collapse in Badakhshan kills 30

The makeshift mine collapsed trapping villagers seeking gold in north-eastern Badakhshan province.

Is the Kerala temple battle about gender, law or religion? Unfortunately, all three

To call it big would be an understatement. On Tuesday, a human chain stretching for more than 600 kilometers (372 miles) was formed by millions of ...

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Court Backs Curbs on Transgender Military Service 

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a Trump administration policy of restricting transgender people from serving in the military. The ...

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House Democrats Urge Sweeping Reforms to Boost Voting Access

House Democrats are unveiling a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that targets what they call a “culture of corruption in Washington” ... /
Beverly Hills police chief accused of discrimination forcing city to settle for millions

  Beverly Hills will shell out $2.3 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit lodged by a former high-ranking police officer against its police chief. Chief Sandra Spagnoli, who has a nearly 33-year career in law enforcement, faces accusations of misconduct for allegedly calling yarmulkes worn by observant Jews “funny little hats,” asking if ...

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Jazmine Barnes: Texas drive-by gunman kills girl, seven

Houston cops are searching for a man who opened fire on a family in their car in a random attack.

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Denmark Train Accident Kills 6 and Shuts Down a Major Transit Artery

The disaster occurred as a passenger train and a freight train passed each other on a windswept bridge, but it was not immediately clear what happened.

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