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2019

06

Dec

Corrections officer class gives Nazi salute

A number of employees of the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation have been suspended amid an investigation into a photograph showing a training class apparently giving a Nazi salute, officials said. The image shows the class members each with a raised arm as the text above reads “HAIL BYRD!” The faces of the […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , CNN

05

Dec

What the C.I.A.’s torture program looked like to the tortured

Drawings done in captivity by the first prisoner known to undergo “enhanced interrogation” portray his account of what happened to him in vivid and disturbing ways. One shows the prisoner nude and strapped to a crude gurney, his entire body clenched as he is waterboarded by an unseen interrogator. Another shows him with his wrists […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , NYT

02

Dec

ICE set up a fake university, then arrested 250 people to whom it gave visa papers

It has been 11 months since unsealed federal court documents revealed that U.S. immigration officials created a fake university to lure foreign-born college students who were trying to stay in the country on student visas that might not have been legal. The University of Farmington, a fictitious school that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement marketed […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , MySanantonio

26

Nov

Three US friends freed after spending 36 years in prison for murder they didn’t commit

Three teenagers from Baltimore, wrongfully convicted of killing a school student in cold blood, have been exonerated after spending more than three decades of their lives in jail. Childhood friends Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, and Andrew Stewart were arrested in 1983, when they were 16, and subsequently convicted of gunning down a 14-year-old student at […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , RT

25

Nov

Trump Administration Separates Some Migrant Mothers From Their Newborns Before Returning Them to Detention

It has been almost a year since President Donald Trump signed the executive order purporting to end his policy of separating parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border. However, his administration’s broader zero-tolerance policy continues today—and because of it, a particularly heinous form of family separation is playing out in Texas. As Rewire.News reported in part one of this […]

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Country: United States
Source: Rewire

20

Nov

New York City has more than 114,000 homeless students

More than 100,000 New York City students were homeless last school year, according to a survey from the education nonprofit Advocates for Children. The New York Daily News reports that the survey found that a little more than 114,000 students in city public and charter schools – one out of every 10 – lived in a shelter or doubled […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , Asumag

20

Nov

More than 100,000 children in migration-related US detention: UN

More than 100,000 children are currently being held in migration-related detention in the United States, often in violation of international law, the UN said Monday. Lead author of the United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, Manfred Nowak, said the figure refers to migrants children currently in custody who reached a US border […]

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Country: United States
Source: EN , AFP News

19

Nov

US eases view of Israel’s illegal W. Bank settlements

The U.S. on Monday reversed course on its position regarding Israeli settlements built in the occupied West Bank, breaking with over four decades of precedent in saying that they will no longer be viewed as illegal “per se.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the move away from the State Department’s 1978 legal opinion which […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC , AA

15

Nov

Woman told to remove hijab before Denver Nuggets game

A Muslim woman said she was discriminated against before an N.B.A. game in Denver when she was told that she had to remove her hijab. The woman, Gazella Bensreiti, 36, a receptionist from Westminster, Colo., said in an interview on Thursday that she was headed to pick up her ticket at will call at the Pepsi Center for a Denver Nuggets […]

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Country: United States
Source: NYT

15

Nov

Brooklyn school forced Muslim child to watch others eat during religious fast

A public school employee in Brooklyn allegedly forced a Muslim child to watch children eat while he fasted during one of the most important religious holidays in the Muslim calendar, according to a civil rights complaint filed on Wednesday. On May 14, while a 9-year-old Muslim student at Public School 264 Bay Ridge Elementary School for the […]

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Country: United States
Source: Politico , TRT Haber