Thursday, October 2, 2014
Grand Jury in Ferguson Shooting Investigated for Misconduct
Prosecutors in Missouri are investigating possible misconduct by the grand jury hearing the case against Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. The investigation was launched after a series of messages posted Wednesday morning on Twitter showed users...
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Hong Kong Tensions Spike as China Issues Ominous Warnings
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying refused to resign in a midnight press conference Thursday, saying the chief secretary of the territory, Carrie Lam, would open a dialogue with student leaders as soon as possible. As a midnight deadline approached, tensions were pitched in Hong Kong,...
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If Hong Kong Can Have a Pro-Democracy Movement... Why Can't the United States?
On Wednesday, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington, DC and made headlines for more or less telling the U.S. government not to interfere in matters concerning the pro-democracy movement that has engulfed the Chinese-administered territory of Hong...
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Victory for Voters as Court Rules Against North Carolina Restrictions
A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that attempts by the North Carolina Republican-controlled legislature to restrict voting access in the state went too far as it overturned a lower court decision. Though it did not cast aside the entire set of measures established by the state, the 4th U.S...
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