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United States

2019

12

Feb

US politician Ilhan Omar apologises over Israel tweet

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the entire Democratic leadership on Monday condemned Rep. Ilhan Omar for suggesting that Israel’s allies in American politics were motivated by money rather than principle, an extraordinary rebuke of a House freshman in the vanguard of the party’s left flank. The Minnesota congresswoman’s Sunday evening tweet — “It’s all about […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , WP

07

Feb

US appeals court blocks execution of Muslim inmate

Alabama may be violating the religious rights of a Muslim inmate set for execution by refusing to allow an imam at his death, a federal court said Wednesday in blocking the lethal injection. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals granted an indefinite stay for Dominique Ray, 42, a day before he was scheduled to […]

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Country: United States
Source: NTV , NZ Herald

07

Feb

U.S. blocks U.N. statement on Hebron monitors

The United States blocked a draft United Nations Security Council statement on Wednesday that would have expressed regret at Israel’s decision to eject a foreign observer force from the flashpoint Palestinian city of Hebron, diplomats said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said last week he would not renew the mandate of the Temporary International Presence […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Reuters

04

Feb

US fake university: India anger after students arrested

India has made a diplomatic protest to the US after 129 Indian students were arrested for enrolling in a fake university. The University of Farmington, advertised as based in Michigan state, was run by undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security to expose “pay-to-stay” immigration fraud. Prosecutors say those who enrolled knew that the […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC , BBC

04

Feb

Ralph Northam rejects calls for his resignation

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam attempted on Saturday to rationalize his decision to not step down after a racist photo surfaced from his medical school yearbook page. But even after hearing Northam tell his side of the story — that it wasn’t him in the picture — prominent Democrats are still calling on him to resign. […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Vox

01

Feb

Pentagon sending 3,500 additional troops to border

The Pentagon is sending an additional 3,500 troops to the U.S. southern border with Mexico to assist with border security measures. Representative Adam Smith (D-WA), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released the latest troop numbers after slamming the Department of Defense’s lack of transparency in a letter to Acting Secretary of Defense […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , VOA

31

Jan

FBI ends investigation into Vegas shooting without concluding gunman’s motive

The FBI ended its investigation into the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas without concluding the gunman’s motive. Aaron Rouse, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Las Vegas office, told the Associated Press the exact motive behind Stephen Paddock’s attack on Oct. 1, 2017 was still unknown after months of examination by agents and behavioral […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Hill

31

Jan

American prisoners coerced or tricked into providing voice-prints for use in eternal, secret, unchecked surveillance

In New York and other states across the country, authorities are acquiring technology to extract and digitize the voices of incarcerated people into unique biometric signatures, known as voice prints. Prison authorities have quietly enrolled hundreds of thousands of incarcerated people’s voice prints into large-scale biometric databases. Computer algorithms then draw on these databases to identify […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , The Intercept

29

Jan

ICE Courthouse arrests up 1700 percent in New York

Since the beginning of the Trump administration, the number of ICE arrests in New York City courthouses has increased by 1700 percent, according the new report. In 2016, ICE agents arrested only 11 undocumented immigrants at courthouses throughout the five boroughs. In 2017, the number climbed to 178, the Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) said. “Our […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Intercept

25

Jan

Florida secretary of state resigns over blackface photos

Florida’s newly appointed secretary of state, once described as a “glimmer of hope” for the state’s new administration, resigned Thursday after the emergence of photos from 2005 of him in blackface, apparently mimicking victims of Hurricane Katrina, the Tallahassee Democrat news outlet reported. The photos — obtained by the news outlet and presented to the office […]

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Country: United States
Source: Washington Post