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Andrew Brown Jr.’s funeral held amid growing calls for bodycam video

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Speakers at a funeral service for Andrew Brown Jr., a 42-year-old Black man killed by police, called on the sheriff to release the bodycam video of the incident. Seven deputies arrived at Brown’s home to serve a warrant as......

Number of unaccompanied migrant children held by Border Patrol falls 88% in 5 weeks

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The number of unaccompanied children held by Border Patrol has plummeted by 88% since late March, when U.S. migrant holding facilities became severely overcrowded as thousands of minors crossed the southern border alone. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was......

Four held in German-led raid on huge child sexual abuse network

BBC
German police say three men detained since mid-April are believed to have run the paedophile network: one aged 40 from Paderborn, one aged 49 from the Munich area and a 58-year-old from north Germany who has been living in South America for several years. He was detained in Paraguay’s Concepción......

Modi’s Party Is Set to Lose a Key Election, Held Under the Cloud of Covid

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here NEW DELHI — One of India’s feistiest opposition parties was leading in early results on Sunday from elections in the state of West Bengal, a closely watched race held during a catastrophic surge of Covid-19 infections. Top parties......

Left-wing celebrities who abuse social media must be held accountable

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Louisville Courier Journal It used to be that vapid celebrities exercising their First Amendment rights were nothing more than American background noise, fodder for the punchlines exchanged around water coolers and dining room tables. Who can forget Jessica Simpson’s......

In Israel, dozens die in a stampede at a mass religious gathering held despite Covid warnings.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Israelis mourned on Friday the loss of life when a joyous pilgrimage that drew tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews abruptly turned into a tragedy. And although the country was largely united in grief and shock, questions immediately......

Saudi and Iranian officials held talks to patch up relations – FT

Reuters
Senior Saudi and Iranian officials have been holding direct talks in a bid to repair relations between the two regional rivals, four years after they cut off diplomatic ties, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing officials briefed on the discussions. The first round of Saudi-Iranian talks took place in......

Families of Americans held in Afghanistan and Russia worry about consequences of Biden’s tough foreign policy moves

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The major announcements from the Biden administration this week on the future of the United States’ military presence in Afghanistan and the unveiling of tough actions against Russia have left the families of Americans wrongfully detained in those countries......

Black Army Vets Call for Police Reform Over Lt. Held at Gunpoint

TMZ
Play video content Exclusive Windsor Police Department The violent traffic stop of Army Lieutenant Caron Nazario has Black veterans demanding changes from law enforcement — reform to ensure Black soldiers aren’t treated like crap. Several state commanders for the National Association for Black Veterans tell TMZ … something’s gotta change......

American man held in Iran marks 2,000 days in detention

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Namazi was arrested and detained in October 2015 and a year later was convicted of “collusion with an enemy state” — the United States — and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He is now the longest-held Iranian-American imprisoned......

Germany’s Kroos Criticizes World Cup Being Held in Qatar

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Germany midfielder Toni Kroos said it was “wrong” that Qatar was awarded next year’s World Cup and added that it could be appropriate to highlight human rights issues during the tournament. Kroos’ comments go beyond......

Two US Capitol Police officers sue Trump and say he should be held responsible for January 6 attack

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The officers — the first police to sue in court following the riot — say they suffered physical and emotional damages because Trump allegedly “inflamed, encouraged, incited (and) directed” the violent mob that stormed the Capitol. Capitol Police Officers......

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