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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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Watchdog: Thousands More Children May Have Been Separated

Thousands more migrant children may have been split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted international outrage last spring, a government watchdog said Thursday. It’s unclear just how many family separations ...

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Macron's ex-security aide in custody over passport use

A former security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron has been placed in custody as part of an investigation into his use of diplomatic ...

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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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Alexandre Benalla: Sacked Macron aide held over diplomatic passports

Former security aide Alexandre Benalla is in custody over his alleged use of diplomatic passports.

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Model who claimed U.S.-Russian collusion tape held in Moscow on prostitution charges

The Belarusan self-proclaimed “sex expert” Anastasia Vashukevich was taken into custody after being deported from Thailand.

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Deaths and detentions in 'new wave of persecution' in Chechnya, say LGBT activists

Dozens of people have been detained, and at least two have died in custody, as part of a fresh crackdown on LGBT groups in the Russian republic of Chechnya, activists said Monday.

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Iran State TV’s English Channel Says Anchorwoman Held in US

A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television’s English-language service has been arrested after flying into the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday. U.S. law enforcement agencies did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The reported detention of Press TV’s Marzieh Hashemi, born Melanie Franklin of New Orleans, ...

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ROC Nation’s Team Roc addresses racial injustices and instrumental in getting Memphis ‘hoodie arrests’ charges dropped

Montavious Smith says the entertainment and music publishing company was instrumental in helping him fight against a policy that saw him in police custody over wearing a hoodie. The post ROC Nation’s Team Roc addresses racial injustices and instrumental in getting Memphis ‘hoodie arrests’ charges dropped appeared first on ...

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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 ...

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VIDEO: Police arrest 250 lb white man for assaulting Black girl at mall in viral clip

Police have arrested a hulking 51-year-old white man who was caught on video punching a young Black girl in the face at the Asheville Mall in North ...

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American-Founded Liberian Academy's Investigation Looms Over Parents

Parents of students at an all-girl American academy in Liberia are anxiously awaiting an investigation into allegations that the charity failed to act on signs of a staff member’s sexual abuse.  A 2018 expose published by the U.S.-based research ...

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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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16 Years a Slave: Wealthy Dallas immigrant couple convicted of forced, unpaid labor in human-trafficking trial

A federal jury on Thursday found a Southlake Texas couple guilty of forced labor, harboring an alien for financial gain and conspiracy in keeping an African girl as an unpaid domestic in their home for 16 years. The couple, Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure, both 57, were taken into custody following the verdict, as their […] The post 16 ...

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Police Kill Armed Man at Oregon School Amid Custody Dispute

Police shot and killed a man who showed up Friday with a gun at an Oregon middle school amid a custody dispute, authorities said. No one else was injured. The man had been escorted from Cascade Middle School in Eugene when he began struggling and ...

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Jayme Closs: Man, 21, named in kidnapping and murder case

A suspect is in custody in the case of Jayme Closs, who was kidnapped after her parents' murder.

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Jayme Closs: Everything we know about Wisconsin teen's abduction and escape

A suspect, identified Friday as Jake Patterson, 21, was taken into custody in Douglas County and charged with kidnapping and murder.

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Migrant Teens Released From US Custody; Texas Tent City to Close

The U.S. government has moved out all the migrant teens who were living in a tent city in the Texas desert and is set to close it down, according to the organization running the facility. The temporary shelter became a controversial symbol of President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration. BCFS, a San Antonio nonprofit running the ...

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Q&A: How the Government Shutdown Might End

Somehow, some day, the nasty deadlock between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats that’s shuttered federal agencies for a record-tying 21 days will end. The only real questions are when, how and who will be crowned the winner in public opinion polls and ultimately by voters. Things got bleaker this week when House Speaker Nancy ...

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Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin Girl Found Alive; Suspect in Custody

A 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who went missing in October after her parents were killed has been found alive in a rural town about an hour from her home, authorities said Thursday. The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said on its Facebook page that Jayme Closs has been located and that a suspect was taken into custody. Sheriff ...

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North Carolina DA won’t press charges for death of Black man hogtied in police custody

A Greensboro, N.C., prosecutor has chosen not to charge local police for misconduct following the death of Black man who died after being placed in ...

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Mississippi sisters, 12 and 14, arrested after stabbing their mother to death

Two Mississippi sisters are in police custody after being charged for the fatal stabbing and killing their mother on Friday. —Grieving father ...

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Man With Hammer Attacks Schoolchildren in Beijing, Injuring 20

Officials said a maintenance worker at the school had been taken into custody. None of the children’s injuries were said to be life-threatening.

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Moscow: Russian's Detention Preceded Ex-Marine's Arrest

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday the United States had detained a Russian citizen a day after Moscow arrested the former U.S. Marine ...

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Texas man confesses to shooting and killing his three young children and wounding their mother with gunshot to the head

A 27-year-old Texas man is in custody after police said he made a disturbing 911 call admitting that he viciously shot a woman and his three kids. The post Texas man confesses to shooting and killing his three young children and wounding their mother with gunshot to the head appeared first on theGrio.

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'Stupidity and selfishness' led to deaths of two patients who drowned in van

"All I see is my mother, and I hear her screams and her cries."

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Italy crime: Gang rips open security van with diggers near Bari

Lorries and two diggers are used to steal €2.3m in a highway robbery in southern Italy.

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