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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 5:00pm
All 6 Baltimore Police Officers Indicted Over Death of Freddie Gray
Baltimore City state's attorney Marilyn Mosby announced late Thursday afternoon that all six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray. The officers will be arraigned on July 2, said Mosby. The Associated Press reports : The charges returned by the grand jury were similar to...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 9:15am
Pentagon Spin on ISIS Victory in Iraqi City of Ramadi Called 'Delusional'
Statements from the Pentagon and the Obama administration attempting to downplay the significance of the defeat of Iraqi forces by Islamic State fighters in the city of Ramadi in recent days is being called "ludicrous" and "delusional" by military experts, according to reporting by McClatchy. The...
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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 3:00pm
In 'Cruel and Inhuman' Verdict, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death
A federal jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on Friday. The 21-year-old was convicted last month of 30 charges stemming from his role in the Boston Marathon bombing. The jury of seven women and five men took 14 and a half hours over three days to render its decision. According to the Boston...
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 4:15pm
Police Officer Not Charged in Tony Robinson Shooting Death
Matt Kenny, the officer who shot and killed unarmed biracial teen Tony Robinson in Madison, Wisconsin on March 6, will not be charged in his death. "I conclude that this tragic and unfortunate death was the result of a lawful use of deadly police force and that no charges should be brought in the...
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:30pm
'Still Not Satisfied': Torture Survivor Speaks on Chicago's Historic Reparations Deal
Last week, Chicago approved a landmark reparations package for survivors of police torture under police commander Jon Burge, making it the first city in the United States to pass such a deal. In this video segment , The Real News Network interviews Darrel Cannon, a survivor of police torture who...
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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:30am
Swedish Court Refuses to Lift Warrant Against Julian Assange
The Swedish Supreme Court has rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's appeal to lift the arrest warrant against him. Assange still faces arrest if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy where he has been living in political asylum since 2012. He has said he fears being extradited to the U.S., where...
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Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 2:00pm
European Union Advancing Plans for Military Response to Migration Crisis
At a time of historically high human displacement, and lagging humanitarian response , the European Union is advancing plans to stage military attacks in a bid to prevent migrants from traversing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya. The Guardian reported on Sunday: Britain is drafting the UN security...
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Friday, May 8, 2015 - 3:00pm
Revealed: NSA Labeled Al Jazeera Journalist a Member of Al Qaeda
The U.S. government labeled Al Jazeera journalist Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan a member of al Qaeda and put him on a watch list of suspected terrorists, new reporting by the Intercept has revealed. Zaidan, a Syrian national who serves as Al Jazeera's bureau chief in Islamabad, Pakistan, was put on a watch...
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Friday, May 8, 2015 - 8:45am
In Surprise Lurch to the Right, David Cameron Takes UK Election
Thursday's United Kingdom elections brought a surprise lurch to the right, with the Conservative Party seizing the majority of Parliamentary seats and Prime Minister David Cameron sweeping back to power with more muscle behind him this time. The overwhelming win was unexpected, as polls ahead of...
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Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 9:30am
Britain Votes in 'Down to the Wire' Election
Voters in the United Kingdom went to the polls on Thursday in the tightest election in decades as Prime Minister David Cameron faced off with the Labour party's Ed Miliband. "This race is going to be the closest we have ever seen," Miliband told supporters on Wednesday night. "It's going to go down...
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