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2019

21

Jun

72 Philadelphia police officers placed on desk duty over offensive social media posts

The Philadelphia Police Department has pulled 72 officers off their regular duties as authorities investigate inflammatory social media posts revealed in a database that found thousands of offensive postings by current and former officers, the city’s police commissioner said Wednesday. Police officials in Philadelphia are describing the action as the largest removal of officers from […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , NPR

20

Jun

Indian migrant girl, 6, died in Arizona desert as mother sought water

A six-year-old girl from India died of heat stroke in an Arizona desert after her mother left her with other migrants to go in search of water, a medical examiner and U.S. Border Patrol said on Friday. The girl, Gurupreet Kaur, soon to celebrate her seventh birthday, was found by U.S. Border Patrol west of […]

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Country: United States
Source: Sputnik , Reuters

19

Jun

Trump says millions in U.S. illegally to be deported starting next week

President Trump says millions of people living in the country illegally will be deported, beginning next week. In a pair of tweets Monday night — the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid — Mr. Trump said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would next week “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , CBS

19

Jun

Pompeo blocks inclusion of Saudi Arabia on US child soldiers list

Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts’ findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using underage fighters in Yemen’s civil war, according to four people familiar with the matter. The decision, which came after a fierce […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News

14

Jun

He murdered 3 Muslim college students, but no one wanted to call it a hate crime

On June 12, a North Carolina man was sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison for the 2015 murders of three young Muslims ― a crime that was initially framed as a parking dispute in spite of the perpetrator’s anti-Muslim and anti-religion social media posts. Craig Hicks, 50, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Huffpost

11

Jun

Mike Pompeo tells Jewish leaders he would ‘push back’ against Corbyn

Labour has accused Donald Trump’s top official, Mike Pompeo, of trying to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister, after he was caught on tape telling Jewish leaders that he would “push back” against the party’s leadership. In a recording leaked to the Washington Post, the US secretary of state was asked what he would do […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , The Guardian

06

Jun

Trump officials approved Saudi nuclear permits after Khashoggi murder

The Trump administration twice approved licenses for the export of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia after the murder of the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, it emerged on Tuesday. In response to repeated requests, the US Department of Energy informed the Senate on Tuesday that, of a total of seven permits for nuclear technical expertise […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Guardian , Euro News

04

Jun

Cuyahoga County Jail officers hit, use pepper foam on restrained female inmate

Stunning video has been released that shows two corrections officers hitting a woman and then unloading half a can of pepper foam in her face. The incident occurred back in July 2018 inside the Cuyahoga County Jail. The video led to the corrections officers being indicted and criminally charged this past April. Now the public is […]

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Country: United States
Source: CNN , Fox 8

31

May

Trump to threaten Mexico with tariffs over immigration

US President Donald Trump is preparing to threaten Mexico with tariffs to put pressure on the country to crack down on individuals seeking asylum in the United States, although some White House officials are trying to talk him out of the move, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Trump earlier on Thursday told reporters he […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Aljazeera

31

May

$6.75 million settlement paid to family of Milwaukee inmate who died of dehydration

The children of Terrill Thomas, who died of dehydration in a Milwaukee jail in 2016 after correctional officers turned off his cell’s water supply for a week, will receive $6.75 million in a settlement with Milwaukee County and Armor Correctional Health Services, a private company that provided health care at the jail. The settlement, reached in […]

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Country: United States
Source: Independent , NewYork Times