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19

Jan

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Hate crimes rise in 9 major US cities in 2017, preliminary data show

The number of hate crimes in major U.S. cities rose for the third consecutive year last year, driven by attacks on Jews, Muslims, blacks and LGBT people, preliminary police data exclusively provided to VOA show. At least 1,056 hate crimes were committed in nine of nation’s largest cities in 2017, an increase of 18 percent […]

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Country: United States
Source: Voice of America

19

Jan

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Ohio teen Joseph Haynes killed by police in court

A teenage boy has been shot and killed by police after a juvenile hearing at an Ohio court during an altercation, local officials said. Joseph Haynes, 16, was appearing for a hearing about a firearms charge against him at the Franklin County court in Columbus on Wednesday when a deputy sheriff struck him with a […]

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Country: United States
Source: Al Jazeera

18

Jan

A makeshift memorial of flowers and a photo of the victim of the car attack is on display at the attack site  in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Murders by white supremacists in US more than doubled in 2017

Murders committed by white supremacists more than doubled in the US last year, accounting for the majority of extremist killings, according to a report. Far-right radicals were responsible for 20 of the 34 extremist murders in 2017, said the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Eighteen of those were carried out by white supremacists, who killed twice as many people […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Independent

18

Jan

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US border patrol routinely sabotages water left for migrants, report says

U.S. Border Patrol has been accused of causing the deaths of hundreds of migrants a year by destroying food and water supplies left for them in the brutal Arizona desert by humanitarian groups. On Wednesday, two humanitarian groups released a report, detailing how they’ve distributed more than 31,000 gallons of water along dangerous migrant paths in […]

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Country: United States
Source: Daily Mail

12

Jan

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Trump calls Haiti and African countries ‘shithole’ nations

In an extraordinary Oval Office exchange, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. should permit immigrants from “shithole countries” as he rejected a plan by a bipartisan group of senators that would have changed rules affecting entrants from Africa and Haiti, according to three people briefed on the conversation. The White House did not […]

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Country: United States
Source: WFLA

10

Jan

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Teacher handcuffed after speaking out about pay at Vermillion schools meeting

A Louisiana teacher who spoke out about teacher pay at a school board meeting was handcuffed by a law officer as she screamed on the floor while the officer tried to gain control of her in a brief struggle. In dramatic video posted by KATC-TV, the teacher yells at the officer that he’d just pushed her […]

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Country: United States
Source: CBC News

09

Jan

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US: Supreme Court cites juror’s racism in death penalty reprieve

The Supreme Court gave a death row prisoner in Georgia hope for a different fate Monday because of a juror’s racist comments. The court ruled 6-3 that convicted murderer Keith Tharpe deserved another chance in federal court to prove that his death sentence was tainted by the white juror’s reference to Tharpe as a “n—–” and other […]

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Country: United States
Source: USA Today

05

Jan

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US: Police pepper sprayed child during inauguration

Police officers “knocked down” a 10-year-old boy and exposed him and his mother to pepper spray during a rally against US President Donald Trump’s inauguration, according to amendments to a lawsuit filed by a civil rights organisation. The lawsuit, which was originally filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia (ACLU-DC) on behalf of […]

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Country: United States
Source: Al Jazeera

05

Jan

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Trump lawyer tries to block publication of new tell-all book about White House

A lawyer for President Trump is attempting to stop publication of a forthcoming book about the Trump White House from author Michael Wolff, and is demanding the author and his publisher “cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination” of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.” Beverly Hills-based lawyer Charles Harder […]

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Country: United States
Source: Washington Examiner

04

Jan

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Woman who declared her gun range a ‘Muslim Free Zone’ announces bid for Arkansas governor

A gun rights activist who once dubbed her shooting range a “Muslim Free Zone” has announced her bid for governor of Arkansas. Jan Morgan, a former journalist turned gun range owner, said in a campaign video that she would be challenging the state’s current, Republican governor in the GOP primary in May. Ms Morgan described herself as […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Independent