Fired Officer Is Indicted in Breonna Taylor Case; Protesters Wanted Stronger Charges

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A grand jury weighing evidence in one of the country’s most contentious police shootings indicted a former Louisville police detective on charges of reckless endangerment on Wednesday for his role in the raid on the home of Breonna Taylor, but the two officers who shot Ms. Taylor six times faced no charges. […]

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Meet the State Senator Shifting California’s Workplace Culture

“Gender-based barriers are just totally anathema to what this country’s promise and responsibility is.” — California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. At age 7, Hannah-Beth Jackson — now a state senator in California — wanted to be a […]

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Chinese military calls US biggest threat to world peace

China’s Defense Ministry has blasted a critical U.S. report on the country’s military ambitions, saying it is the U.S. instead that poses the biggest threat to the international order and world peace By The Associated Press September 13, 2020, 6:50 AM • 3 min read BEIJING — China’s Defense Ministry on Sunday blasted a critical […]

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LA County schools won’t reopen until ‘after the election,” health director says

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer was recorded saying the country’s largest county would not reopen its schools until “after the election.” “We don’t realistically anticipate that we would be moving to either tier 2 or to reopening K-12 schools at least until after the election, in early November,” Ferrer said in […]

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Mexico runs out of death certificates as coronavirus death toll climbs

Parts of Mexico have run out of death certificates as the country’s death toll from the coronavirus continues to soar, according to reports. Health officials said Baja California, the State of Mexico and Mexico City began running out of the certificates two weeks ago. One million new certificates have been printed and are being distributed, they […]

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Hunter Biden’s deals ‘served’ China and its military, new documentary claims

Hunter Biden’s business dealings in China served the “strategic interests” of the country’s communist government and military — and may have imperiled American national security, claims a new documentary exclusively previewed by The Post. “Riding the Dragon: The Bidens’ Chinese Secrets” highlights several deals that Hunter Biden was involved in as a board member of […]

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Taiwan passport redesign emphasizes independence from China

Taiwan is planning on issuing new passports highlighting the country’s independence from China. On Wednesday, the Taiwanese foreign ministry released images of the new identification document that features “Taiwan” in large lettering on its cover and minimizes the English wording “Republic of China.” Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said that the shift was aimed to prevent confusion between travelers from […]

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Philippines’ Duterte to customs chief: ‘Shoot and kill’ drug smugglers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte publicly ordered the country’s top customs official to shoot and kill drug smugglers in one of his most overt threats during a deadly four-year campaign that has been the centerpiece of his presidency. Duterte has steadfastly denied authorizing extrajudicial killings but has repeatedly and openly threatened drug dealers with death. He […]

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Republican convention speakers tried to recast Trump as an inclusive leader.

On Tuesday night, Republicans cast the president as the country’s greatest protector — not only from mobs of protesters but also of free speech, economic opportunity and even faith itself. And they wanted viewers to know that he was not anti-immigrant or sexist. “This is a fight for freedom versus oppression,” said Tiffany Trump, the […]

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France offers to help Alexei Navalny after alleged poisoning as world leaders react

French President Emmanuel Macron has offered his country’s help to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny following his alleged poisoning, while other world leaders reacted to the sudden illness of the vocal foe of President Vladimir Putin. Macron told reporters Thursday that France offered the opposition leader and his family help with medical care or other unspecified protections. […]

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Kim Jong Un orders pet dogs to be confiscated in North Korean capital Pyongyang

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has ordered pet dogs to be confiscated in the country’s capital, saying the pooches represent Western “decadence’’ — but their owners fear Fido is really headed for someone’s dinner table. Kim issued the directive in July to round up the pets, claiming they were part of “a ‘tainted’ trend by […]

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A Crackdown in Belarus Backfires. Here’s What Videos Show.

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Belarus staged their biggest protest in the country’s history on Sunday, one week after a disputed presidential election extended the 26-year rule of Aleksandr G. Lukashenko. The uprising took a decisive turn last week as a slew of videos and photos circulated showing security officers brutally repressing demonstrators. The Belarusian authorities detained […]

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New Zealand to delay election until October, citing coronavirus resurgence

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced early Monday that the country’s general election will be delayed until October, citing concerns over a resurgent coronavirus. The postponement of the September 19 election until October 17 comes despite New Zealand being one of the most successful countries to curb the pandemic. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda […]

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Netanyahu on peace with Arabs: ‘If we join forces we can do wonderful things, limitless things’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrated his country’s recent peace agreement with the United Arab Emirates and hinted that deals with other countries in the region may be possible. In an interview with Fox News’ Eric Shawn, Netanyahu expressed hope for a prosperous future for Israel and its Arab neighbors, something that was once seen […]

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North Korea nuclear complex may have been damaged by recent flooding, US think tank says

Significant flooding along a river in North Korea that runs near the country’s main nuclear facility may have resulted in damage to the complex, a U.S.-based monitoring website said Thursday. Analysts at 38 North, a Washington-based think tank specializing in North Korea studies, said that commercial satellite imagery from Aug. 6 to Aug. 11 showed that […]

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Lives Lost: Woman who performanced Shakespeare on the street

She had all the makings of a rising star, someone who wrote, directed and acted in her own plays in her 20s and attended one of the country’s top drama schools around the same time as Meryl Streep and Sigourney Weaver. But unlike those stars, Margaret Holloway never made it to Broadway or Hollywood. Instead, […]

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Egg producer gouged prices when pandemic hit, lawsuit says

New York Attorney General Letitia James charges that one of the country’s largest egg producers illegally inflated prices when the pandemic hit New York, charging up to four times more per carton By The Associated Press August 11, 2020, 6:01 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — One […]

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Retail Chains Abandon Manhattan: ‘It’s Unsustainable’

For years, Bryant Park Grill & Cafe in Midtown Manhattan has been one of the country’s top-grossing restaurants, the star property in Ark Restaurants’ portfolio of 20 restaurants across the United States. But what propelled it to the top has vanished. The tourists are gone, the office towers surrounding it are largely empty and the […]

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Trey Yingst reports from Lebanon after prime minster, Cabinet resign following Beirut blast

Fox News correspondent Trey Yingst reported Monday that demonstrators in Lebanon say the resignations of the country’s prime minister and his cabinet following last week’s deadly explosion at Beirut’s port are “not enough.” Yingst said he had witnessed clashes between security forces and protesters who want to see a “larger overhaul of the government.” LEBANESE PRIME MINISTER RESIGNS AFTER CABINET STEPS DOWN IN […]

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Lives Lost: Parents hoped baby Kobe would play basketball

He was heralded in the Philippines as the country’s youngest COVID-19 survivor, a baby who’d become infected with and conquered the coronavirus during his first 16 days of life. To Ronnel Manjares and Trisha May Noche, he was Kobe Christ, their second child. Noche wanted her son to grow up playing basketball, just like his […]

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American Accused of Blasphemy Is Killed in Pakistan Courtroom

The United States urged Pakistan on Thursday to overhaul the country’s harsh blasphemy laws a day after an American citizen accused of violating them was fatally shot in a courtroom. The brazen killing has brought into sharp focus Pakistan’s much-maligned blasphemy laws, which critics say are often used to persecute and intimidate members of religious […]

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Jim Jordan tells Zuckerberg, Bezos, Cook and Pichai during hearing that ‘Big Tech’s out to get conservatives’

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, tore into the heads of some of the country’s largest tech companies on Wednesday – blasting the leaders of Google, Facebook and other tech giants as “out to get conservatives.” Speaking during a remote House Judiciary subcommittee meeting on anti-trust law, Jordan rattled off a list on instances where major tech […]

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British-Australian woman jailed in Tehran moved to Iran’s notorious and remote Qarchak prison

A British-Australian academic detained in Iran has been transferred to Qarchak prison, the country’s notorious desert jail, officials said Tuesday. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a lecturer in Islamic studies at Melbourne University, was sentenced in September 2018 to 10 years on espionage charges. She has denied the allegations. IRAN FIRES MISSILES FROM HELICOPTER AT REPLICA AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN STRAIGHT OF […]

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Najib Razak, Malaysia’s Former Prime Minister, Found Guilty in Graft Trial

BANGKOK — A Malaysian court on Tuesday found Najib Razak, the country’s former prime minister, guilty of corruption on charges stemming from the disappearance of $4.5 billion from a government investment fund he once controlled. The trial, the first of several related to the pilfering of funds from the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad fund, was […]

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N Korea’s Kim boasts of his nukes amid stalled talks with US

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said his country’s hard-won nuclear weapons were a solid security guarantee and a “reliable, effective” deterrent that could prevent a second Korean War By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press July 28, 2020, 1:52 AM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea […]

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Israel, Hezbollah trade fire in ‘security incident’ near Lebanese border

The Israeli military confirmed on Monday there had been a “security incident” on the country’s northern border with Lebanon and said its forces were engaged in “ongoing combat” with Hezbollah militants. Local media reported an exchange of fire in an area known as Chebaa Farms, which was captured by Israel during the 1967 Middle East […]

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