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Nov

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Hate crimes -especially against Muslims- in the United States increased last year, the FBI says

The number of reported hate crimes in the United States has risen for the second straight year in 2016, according to statistics released by the FBI. The number of hate crimes in 2016 was 6,121 – about a 5% jump from 2015. About half of those incidents were motivated by race, the agency says. The […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC

17

Nov

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Texas cop shoots unarmed black man for entering his own truck

The Mesquite, Texas police department and the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office are investigating Mesquite officers who shot and injured an unarmed Black man the cops suspected of breaking into a truck that it turns out belonged to the suspect, WFAA-TV reported. “That truck was his. How can you burglarize your own car?” said Lyndo Jones’ attorney Justin Moore, […]

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Country: United States
Source: NEWSONE

16

Nov

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Tennessee deputies tortured 19-year-old inmate with Tasers while he was strapped to a chair

A trio of US police officers have been suspended after footage appears to show them torturing a teenager with a taser while he pleads with them to let him die instead. Eighteen-year-old Jordan Elias Norris, who was arrested on weapons and drugs charges in November 2016, has now filed a lawsuit against the deputies – […]

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Country: United States
Source: Newshub

15

Nov

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Tennessee teacher suspended for posting Snapchat video of student having hijab removed

A teacher has been suspended after removing a pupil’s hijab headscarf in front of her classmates. Footage was posted to Snapchat at a school in Nashville in the United States, with the use of the caption “pretty hair”. Other children in the footage can be seen playing with the girl’s hair, while a second video goes under […]

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Country: United States
Source: Mirror

14

Nov

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RT forced to register as a foreign agent in the U.S.

The company that owns Moscow-based media outlet RT just registered as a foreign agent with the U.S. Department of Justice. T&R Productions, LLC filed paperwork under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) registering as an agent for a Russian government entity, according to the DOJ. This entity, ANO TV-Novosti, is responsible for worldwide broadcasts of […]

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Country: United States
Source: Mashable

13

Nov

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Report: Green Beret killed by SEALs after he discovered alleged theft

The Navy SEALs being investigated in the strangulation death of Army Sgt. Logan Melgar offered the Green Beret a cut of some dirty military money he’d discovered they were pocketing — but he refused, according to a report. Sources told the Daily Beast that Melgar discovered their scheme — which involved skimming cash from a fund used to pay […]

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Country: United States
Source: New York Post

10

Nov

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Twitter illegally locks Turkish columnist’s account over his warning against a new military coup in Turkey

Turkish columnist Fatih Tezcan said Thursday that his account was locked by Twitter due to his anti-coup tweet. Tezcan wrote in his tweet that if the US attempts to stage a coup again, Turkey will definitely respond harshly to that. Twitter has locked his account because of this tweet and gave the following explanation as […]

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Country: United States
Source: Yekvücut

09

Nov

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US to scrap Central American child refugee program

The United States will no longer accept applications for its special child refugee program, which had allowed minors fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to apply for asylum in the US before leaving their home countries. President Donald Trump’s administration had informed Congress in September that it intended to scrap the Central American Minors […]

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Country: United States
Source: Deutsche Welle

06

Nov

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Female Miami Hurricanes fan punched in face by cop

A video shared on social media shows a Miami-Dade police officer punching a woman who had slapped him twice as officers ejected her from Hard Rock Stadium during the University of Miami football game against Virginia Tech. Saturday night’s incident at the nationally televised game was posted on the Instagram account The 5th Year/Barstool Sports. […]

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Country: United States
Source: Miami Herald

02

Nov

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Lawmakers Warn Tech Executives More Regulation May Be Coming for Social Media

Lawmakers on Wednesday warned at a hearing featuring executives from three technology giants that they are considering stricter regulations on social-media platforms, expressing deep concern about the tech companies’ failures at preventing foreign actors from using such platforms to amplify political tensions during the 2016 election and beyond. Officials from Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Wall Street Journal