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2018

24

Apr

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US public library exhibits Islamophobic poem insulting Muslim women

A public library in the U.S. state of Illinois has received harsh criticism on social media after exhibiting on Saturday an Islamophobic poem written on a Confederate flag background that insults Muslim women. The poem, written by Professor George Miller, chair of the philosophy department at Lewis University, says “Hijab to me means jihad, so […]

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Country: United States
Source: Daily Sabah

19

Apr

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US academic investigated for calling Barbara Bush ‘racist’

California state university is investigating comments made on Twitter by an English professor who called former first lady Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” shortly after her death Tuesday at age 92. “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal,” Randa Jarrar wrote on Twitter. […]

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Country: United States
Source: Akşam , The Standard

18

Apr

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ICE detained Tennessee journalist because of his reporting, lawyers say

Lawyers for a journalist who was arrested in Tennessee and then placed in an immigration detention facility said Monday that the government was trying to suppress his reporting and violated his rights of freedom of speech and the press. Attorneys with the Southern Poverty Law Center have asked a federal court to release Manuel Duran […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Denver Post

16

Apr

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Two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks for doing nothing

Two black men were arrested and escorted out of a Philadelphia Starbucks on Thursday after staff called the police to report they refused to leave; the men hadn’t ordered anything and were reportedly waiting for a business associate to arrive. The staff reportedly called 911 because Starbucks does “not allow nonpaying people from the public […]

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Country: United States
Source: Vox , BBC Türkçe

12

Apr

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Sacramento DA gets $13,000 from police unions days after Stephon Clark’s death

Sacramento County’s top prosecutor received $13,000 in campaign donations from two local law enforcement unions just days after Stephon Clark was killed by Sacramento police who shot the unarmed African American man, campaign finance records show. The unions and Anne Marie Schubert’s camp call the donations’ timing less than a week after Clark’s death on […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Sacramento Bee

04

Apr

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‘I can’t breathe!’ Shock video shows cop choking man during jaywalking arrest

A white police officer whose body-camera video recorded him beating a black pedestrian he accused of jaywalking has been arrested on assault charges in North Carolina. The Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office announced that Christopher Hickman was arrested late Thursday. He was charged with assault by strangulation, assault inflicting serious injury and communicating threats. A […]

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Country: United States
Source: WITN

03

Apr

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US-led coalition admits to killing 855 civilians in Iraq, Syria

The U.S.-led coalition admitted to killing at least 855 civilians in airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in the past four years. “To date, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses at least 855 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve,” CENTCOM said in the monthly civilian casualty report. The […]

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Country: United States
Source: Daily Sabah

02

Apr

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Louisiana will not charge police in Alton Sterling shooting

Louisiana will not charge two white police officers who in 2016 fatally shot Alton Sterling, one of series of black men slain by police that sparked protests across the United States, because evidence showed their actions were justified, a state official said on Tuesday. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, a Republican, said Baton Rouge officers […]

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters

02

Apr

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U.S. visa applicants to be asked for social media history: State Department

In a broad expansion of the information gathered from applicants for U.S. visas, the federal government is proposing to collect social media identities from nearly everyone who seeks entry into the United States, according to a State Department filing on Friday. The proposal, if approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), would require […]

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters

29

Mar

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Houston officer kills unarmed man walking with trousers down

Police dashcam video shows Danny Ray Thomas, 34, walking towards the officer on a road in Houston, Texas, last Thursday before a gunshot rings out. Deputy Cameron Brewer repeatedly shouts “get down on the ground” before firing. Both the officer and victim are black. Mr Thomas’ family say he suffered from depression after his children […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC