Australian gunman who admitted killing 51 worshippers in mosque dismisses lawyers, will represent himself: report

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — The Australian white supremacist who admitting killing 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques has dismissed his lawyers and will represent himself when he is sentenced next month. Brenton Harrison Tarrant had pleaded guilty in March to 51 charges of murder, 40 of attempted murder and one […]

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2 arrested, 2 wanted after 11-year-old killed on July Fourth

Two men have been arrested and two others are wanted in connection with the killing of an 11-year-old boy who was shot during a Fourth of July cookout in Washington By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press July 10, 2020, 8:24 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — Two men have […]

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Taliban, despite ‘peace’ talks, led the world by far in 2019 terrorist attacks, study finds

Almost 8,500 terrorist attacks took place in 2019, killing more than 20,300 people – some 5,460 were known perpetrators and 14,840 were victims, according to a report released this week by the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) as part of its Global Terrorism Database (GTD). But even as talks intensified between […]

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Jodie Comer is getting canceled over supposed Trump-supporting boyfriend

“Killing Eve” star Jodie Comer is in hot water on Twitter. The 27-year-old is facing “cancel” cries online after social-media users discovered that she’s possibly dating a Republican who supports Trump. This comes amid her vocal support of several progressive causes, such as Black Lives Matter and Pride. Twitter sleuths linked the actress, who plays […]

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Sanity trial in newspaper shooting postponed amid pandemic

Hearings and a jury trial to determine criminal sanity for a man who pleaded guilty to killing five people at Maryland newspaper have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic By The Associated Press July 8, 2020, 10:48 AM 2 min read ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Court proceedings to determine criminal sanity for a man who […]

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Prominent Artists and Writers Warn of an ‘Intolerant Climate’

The killing of George Floyd has brought an intense moment of racial reckoning in the United States. As protests spread across the country, they have been accompanied by open letters calling for — and promising — change at white-dominated institutions across the arts and academia. But on Tuesday, a different type of letter appeared online. Titled “A […]

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Aggressive seaweed smothers one of world’s most remote reefs

Researchers say a recently discovered species of seaweed is killing large patches of coral on once-pristine reefs and is rapidly spreading across one of the most remote and protected ocean environments on earth. A study from the University of Hawaii and others says the seaweed is spreading more rapidly than anything they’ve seen in the […]

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Behind the top-secret Russian military intelligence unit accused of paying insurgents to kill Americans in Afghanistan

Some call it “Putin’s assassination squad.” Some say, “Russian killing squad.” In any case, there is a Russian clandestine military intelligence unit known as the 29155, and it is believed to behind a string of scandals – most recently, a reported scheme to pay bounties to Afghan insurgents to kill U.S. troops. So what exactly is […]

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Cyclone kills 9, causes floods and damage in southern Brazil

RÍO DE JANEIRO – A cyclone hit the southern region of Brazil on Tuesday, killing nine people and causing floods. The fatalities were reported in the state of Santa Catarina, where two people are also missing, according to civil defense officials. Three of the deaths occurred in Tijucas, a coastal city on the outskirts of Florianópolis, […]

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Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing, US calls it ‘propaganda stunt’

Iranian officials angry over the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani have now reportedly issued an arrest warrant for President Trump – but the U.S. is calling it a “propaganda stunt”. The announcement was made Monday by Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr, who told the state-run IRNA news agency that Trump and 35 others are facing “murder and terrorism charges” in connection to the Jan. 3 attack in Baghdad that killed the leader of […]

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Louisville protest shooting victim remembered for kindness

A man gunned down during a Louisville protest over the police killing of Breonna Taylor was remembered at a vigil for amplifying calls for peace and helping victims of racial injustice By The Associated Press June 29, 2020, 3:44 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LOUISVILLE, Ky. […]

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Suspect in killing at Louisville protest in custody

The suspect arrested in the shooting death of a man during a Louisville protest over the police killing of Breonna Taylor had taken part in demonstrations but was disruptive and had been asked by other protesters to leave, authorities and protesters said Sunday. The man, identified by an arrest citation as Steven Nelson Lopez, was […]

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2 dead after shooting at business center in California

Authorities say a man drove into a distribution center and started shooting at people Saturday, killing an employee and wounding four others before he was killed by police By The Associated Press June 28, 2020, 5:54 AM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RED BLUFF, Calif — A […]

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Garrett Rolfe: Why Cop Who Killed Rayshard Brooks Faces Mandatory Life In Prison

The former Atlanta cop who has been charged with felony murder for killing Rayshard Brooks could spend the rest of his life behind bars. A Georgia attorney breaks down the case. Garrett Rolfe – the former cop who was fired after he shot Rayshard Brooks in the back in an Atlanta Wendy’s parking lot on […]

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We Talked to More Than 50 Democratic Officials. Almost All Want to Divert Police Funding.

WASHINGTON — A month after the killing of George Floyd by the police in Minneapolis ignited a wave of nationwide protests, Democratic Party officials are expressing broad support for significantly reallocating funds away from police departments, with positions that go well beyond that of the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Joseph R. Biden Jr. Interviews with […]

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DA: Walmart mass shooting suspect will face new charges

The man accused of killing 22 people at a Walmart in Texas is expected to be reindicted Thursday as he faces another murder charge in the mass shooting that targeted Mexicans, prosecutors said. Patrick Crusius of Allen, Texas, is currently being held without bond on one count of capital murder of multiple people under Texas […]

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Suspects in Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing Are Indicted on Murder Charges

ATLANTA — The three white men arrested in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who was chased while running in a South Georgia neighborhood, have been indicted on murder charges by a Georgia grand jury, the prosecutor in the case announced on Wednesday. The men — Gregory McMichael, 64; his son Travis McMichael, […]

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Earthquake Shakes Mexico, Killing at Least Four

MEXICO CITY — A strong earthquake shook southern Mexico Tuesday morning, killing at least four people, causing buildings hundreds of miles away to sway and prompting residents to flee homes and workplaces to seek safety on the streets. The earthquake’s magnitude was 7.5, according to Mexico’s national seismological service, and was centered in the Pacific […]

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Chrystul Kizer, Teen Charged With Killing Sexual Abuser, Is Released on Bond

Chrystul Kizer, a 19-year-old who was charged in the 2018 killing of a man who prosecutors said sexually abused her, was released from a Wisconsin jail on Monday after a bail fund in Chicago paid her $400,000 bond. Ms. Kizer was 17 when she shot Randall Volar, 34, in Kenosha, Wis., on June 5, 2018. […]

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After 7 Are Killed in Alabama, Two Men Are Arrested in Oregon

Two men accused of killing seven people in northern Alabama this month have been arrested in Oregon and are awaiting extradition on capital murder charges, the authorities said. The men, John Legg, 19, of Danville, Ala., and Frederic Rogers, 22, of Hartselle, Ala., were arrested on Sunday, accused of fatally shooting four men and three […]

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Lawmakers use protest momentum to push state racial reforms

The racial reckoning sweeping the country after the killing of George Floyd in police custody has generated momentum at state capitols for widespread reforms addressing a range of inequities. Lawmakers have floated proposals to address affirmative action, racial disparities in school funding and health care, criminal justice reforms and even study reparations for slavery. The […]

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In Minneapolis, Looking for Police Recruits Who Can Resist Warrior Culture

MINNEAPOLIS — Even as the Minneapolis Police Department reels in the aftermath of its officers’ involvement in the killing of George Floyd, the department has been recruiting a new crop of trainees who will face the same challenge of every rookie: navigating the dramatic difference between what is preached at the academy and what is […]

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How black history is taught in schools faces new scrutiny

For decades, when it was discussed at all, the killing of hundreds of people in a prosperous black business district nearly a century ago was referred to as the Tulsa race riot. Under new standards developed by teachers, Oklahoma students are urged to consider the differences between labeling it a “massacre” or a “riot,” which […]

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Chicago Police arrested more people for protesting than looting in early days of unrest, contradicting city claims

A protest march over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis made its way through downtown Chicago on May 29, eventually closing off Ida B. Wells Parkway near the beginning of the Eisenhower Expressway. | Maudlyne Ihejirika/Sun-Times Just 20% of arrests during the first few days of unrest were for looting-related crimes, contradicting earlier statements […]

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Minnesota Freedom Fund Grapples With $30 Million and a Leadership Crisis

In the weeks following the killing of George Floyd, tens of millions of dollars have flowed into small nonprofit organizations in Minnesota. Now many donors would like to know how those funds will be distributed. The Minnesota Freedom Fund, a bail fund that earlier this month only had one full-time employee, has raised more than […]

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