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Charlotte police shooting: Scott had a gun, not a book, chief says

Charlotte police shooting: Scott had a gun, not a book, chief says | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The man's family said he was unarmed and sitting in his car reading a book, waiting for his son to come home from school.
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UN rights chief blames DR Congo govt over unrest

UN rights chief blames DR Congo govt over unrest | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The UN rights chief on Thursday directed blame at DR Congo's government for surging political tensions that sparked deadly clashes in the capital Kinshasa this week. "The authorities need to pull back from their extremely confrontational position and build bridges with the opposition,"
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Full transcript of AP interview with Syrian President Assad

Full transcript of AP interview with Syrian President Assad | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Associated Press sat down with Syrian President Bashar Assad at a palace in downtown Damascus. Here's a full transcript of the interview:
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President Assad to AP: Syria war will 'drag on' as part of global conflict

President Assad to AP: Syria war will 'drag on' as part of global conflict | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with AP News broadcast on Thursday that Syria's war will "drag on" as long as it is part of a global conflict funded and interfered in by other countries. "When you talk about it as part of a global conflict and a regional conflict, when
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Seattle high school football team kneels for national anthem

Seattle high school football team kneels for national anthem | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Players and coaches from Garfield High School knelt in unison before their game against West Seattle High School, and some West Seattle players also knelt, according to local news reports and social media. Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers' No. 2 quarterback, declined to stand during the national
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Oklahoma police release video of officer shooting unarmed black man

Oklahoma police release video of officer shooting unarmed black man | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma released video on Monday showing an officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man who had his hands in the air, and the U.S Justice Department said it was looking into the incident as a possible civil rights violation. Officer Betty Shelby shot Terence Crutcher, 40, whose sport
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Judge dismisses case against North Carolina's gay marriage opt-out law

Judge dismisses case against North Carolina's gay marriage opt-out law | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge threw out a challenge to a North Carolina law that allows government officials to refuse to perform same-sex marriages if they cite religious objections, claiming the couples who brought the suit failed to establish they were harmed by the law.
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Charlotte, N.C. in state of emergency after second night of violence

Charlotte, N.C. in state of emergency after second night of violence | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Residents of Charlotte, North Carolina, woke to a state of emergency on Thursday with National Guard troops deployed on the streets after a second night of violent protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man. Four police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries, city officials said
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Prison Strike Begins In Alabama And North Carolina

Prison Strike Begins In Alabama And North Carolina | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Groups of prisoners have stopped reporting for their work duties, with more strikes and actions planned for the comin
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DNA Tests Prove Aboriginal Australians Are the World's Oldest Culture | VICE | Australia / NZ

The genetic study helps show that the ancestors of today's Aboriginals came here about 58,000 years ago.
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Massachusetts police chief, honored for drug strategy, now subject of probe

Massachusetts police chief, honored for drug strategy, now subject of probe | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A Massachusetts police chief who was honored by the White House earlier this year for his innovative approach to fighting a heroin crisis in his city is now the subject of an investigation and has been placed on leave, officials said on Wednesday. A statement from the city of Gloucester contained no
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Arizona yoga instructor acquitted of teen sex charges at party

Arizona yoga instructor acquitted of teen sex charges at party | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
An Arizona yoga instructor accused of letting boys as young as 11 fondle her breasts at a bar mitzvah party was acquitted of all charges on Wednesday, court officials said. Lindsey Ann Radomski, 33, was found not guilty of 18 misdemeanor charges in Scottsdale, Arizona, city court stemming from the incident
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Transgender patients face fear and stigma in the doctor's office

Transgender patients face fear and stigma in the doctor's office | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Tanya Walker had lung cancer and was coughing up blood, but she says her emergency room doctor kept asking about her genitals. "It seemed like they weren't going to treat me unless I told them what genitals I had," Walker, a 53-year-old transgender woman, activist and advocate, said about
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DNA hints at earlier human exodus from Africa - BBC News

DNA hints at earlier human exodus from Africa - BBC News | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Evidence for an early exodus of modern humans from Africa may have been detected in living humans.
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Congo faces 'large-scale crisis,' UN rights chief warns

Congo faces 'large-scale crisis,' UN rights chief warns | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief is warning that a "large-scale crisis could be just around the corner" in Congo, where dozens of people have been killed this week in protests against a delayed presidential election.
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Serbia arrests 16 for trafficking migrants to Western Europe

Serbia arrests 16 for trafficking migrants to Western Europe | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Serbia has arrested 16 people suspected of trafficking refugees from the Middle East, Asia and Africa, as part of increased efforts to stem the flow of illegal migrants trying to reach Western Europe, the interior ministry said on Thursday. In a statement, the ministry said all 16 suspects detained
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Putin posthumously honors policeman killed by militants

Putin posthumously honors policeman killed by militants | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has given Russia's highest award to a police officer who was killed by militants after refusing to renounce his duties.
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Teen killed by Columbus, Ohio, police was shot while fleeing: family's attorneys

Teen killed by Columbus, Ohio, police was shot while fleeing: family's attorneys | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A forensic report released on Monday by attorneys representing the family of a 13-year old African American boy fatally shot by a white Columbus, Ohio, police officer last week said the teenager was shot three times while running away. Francisco Diaz, a Michigan medical examiner hired by the family&
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Discrimination widens U.S. wage gap between black and white workers: researchers

Discrimination widens U.S. wage gap between black and white workers: researchers | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The growing wage gap represents a stubborn disparity that researchers with the Washington-based Economic Policy Institute said should receive closer attention from government officials. The study by the think tank compared the 2015 wages of African-American and white workers with 1979 pay levels, when
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ExxonMobil to pay $12 million in Montana oil spill settlement

ExxonMobil to pay $12 million in Montana oil spill settlement | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to pay $12 million to Montana and the U.S. government to restore natural resources damaged or destroyed by a pipeline rupture in 2011 that spilled oil into the Yellowstone River, according to a settlement proposed on Wednesday. ExxonMobil Pipeline Company's Silvertip
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White House seeks improved tribal relations as pipeline fight lingers

White House seeks improved tribal relations as pipeline fight lingers | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The leaders of hundreds of Native American tribes will meet with President Barack Obama at his eighth and final Tribal Nations Conference at the White House next week, while thousands of activists are encamped on the North Dakota prairie protesting a $3.7 billion oil pipeline. The conference, designed
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Prisoners Stage Coordinated Strikes in Several States

Prisoners Stage Coordinated Strikes in Several States | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
State prisoners around the country have organized protests in recent days to draw attention to range of grievances, from compensation to prison conditions.
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Saudi man, Glenn Beck settle lawsuit over Boston bombing claim

Saudi man, Glenn Beck settle lawsuit over Boston bombing claim | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A Saudi Arabian man who was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing has settled a lawsuit filed against U.S. conservative media commentator Glenn Beck for claiming the man had helped finance the deadly attack. The two sides on Wednesday declined to comment on the terms of the settlement deal, first
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Snowden backers press Obama for pardon before presidency ends

Snowden backers press Obama for pardon before presidency ends | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three rights groups launched a campaign on Wednesday to try to persuade President Barack Obama to pardon former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden on U.S. theft and espionage charges before Obama leaves office in January. The American Civil Liberties
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Deputy: Transgender woman stabbed 119 times

Deputy: Transgender woman stabbed 119 times | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
(AP) — A Navy seaman in training accused of stabbing a transgender woman to death appeared before a Jackson County judge Monday for a preliminary hearing. WLOX-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2capGqR ) Allen said surveillance video shows 20-year-old Dwanya Hickerson and Whigham walking into a Best Western hotel room together around 8:30 p.m. He said Hickerson was seen leaving the room alone about 23 minutes later, his shirt around his neck. Allen said a base instructor identified Hickerson as the man in surveillance video released by the sheriff's department. Allen said investigators also recovered a bloody shirt from the base after barracks surveillance video showed Hickerson throwing a large garbage bag in the trash.
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