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New York police officer 'assassinated' by gunman: official

New York police officer 'assassinated' by gunman: official | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
A New York City police officer was shot dead early on Wednesday morning by a gunman who was killed by police as he ran from the scene, an attack the city's top police official called an assassination. The officer, Miosotis Familia, 48, a 12-year veteran of the force, was shot in the head as she
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U.S. military in Afghanistan will delay casualty reports

U.S. military in Afghanistan will delay casualty reports | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
The American military in Afghanistan says it will delay announcing troop casualties until after next of kin have been notified, potentially leaving casualties unreported for days. The change in policy was instituted by General John Nicholson, the senior U.S. commander in Kabul, over fears that families
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Black Lives Matter leaders sued over Baton Rouge police shooting

Black Lives Matter leaders sued over Baton Rouge police shooting | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
The lawsuit filed in a U.S. district court in Louisiana named DeRay McKesson and four other Black Lives Matter leaders as defendants and sought at least $75,000 in damages. On July 7, 2016, a black man angered by what he saw as deadly racial bias in U.S. policing launched a downtown Dallas sniper attack
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U.S. appeals court denies Hawaii bid to narrow Trump travel ban

U.S. appeals court denies Hawaii bid to narrow Trump travel ban | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected Hawaii's request to issue an emergency order blocking parts of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban while the state sought clarification over what groups of people would be barred from travel. The U.S.
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Klan members rally against removal of General Lee statue in Virginia

Klan members rally against removal of General Lee statue in Virginia | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - A few dozen Ku Klux Klan members and supporters shouted "white power" at a rally on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia where they protested against a city council decision to remove a statute honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Anti-KKK protesters raised their voices
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Pentagon delays transgender recruitment by six months

Pentagon delays transgender recruitment by six months | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday approved a six-month delay in allowing transgender recruits to join the U.S. armed forces, a Pentagon spokeswoman said. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement that Mattis accepted a recommendation to defer transgender applicants until Jan. 1. The
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Florida 'Stand Your Ground' law revisions unconstitutional, judge rules

Florida 'Stand Your Ground' law revisions unconstitutional, judge rules | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
A Florida state court judge ruled on Monday that recent changes to the state's "stand your ground" law are unconstitutional, finding that legislators overstepped when making it easier for defendants to argue self-defense to obtain immunity for violent acts. Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge
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US media dilute facts with false ‘Russian hacking’ stories – top state election official

US media dilute facts with false ‘Russian hacking’ stories – top state election official | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
The American media dilute the facts and fan conspiracy theories by spreading allegations of Russian meddling in the US presidential election, a senior state election official has said, adding the voting system is near-impossible to manipulate externally.
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Life’s a beach? NJ Governor Christie defends private party in state park he closed

Life’s a beach? NJ Governor Christie defends private party in state park he closed | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie justified hosting a private beach party in a state park he ordered closed after being caught by an aerial photographer. State-run parks were closed to the public due to a budget standoff over healthcare.
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Man who mistook son for intruder, fatally shot him charged with 2nd degree murder

Man who mistook son for intruder, fatally shot him charged with 2nd degree murder | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
A Colorado man called 911 late Saturday evening to report that he had fatally shot an intruder in his home. It later emerged that the 'trespasser' was his own adult son.
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Facebook OK to track users with cookies, judge rules

Facebook OK to track users with cookies, judge rules | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Users who complained about Facebook tracking them across third-party websites should have done more to keep their browsing histories private, a federal judge in California has ruled, dismissing a privacy complaint against the social media giant.
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Youngest ever Guantanamo prisoner to receive $8mn from Canadian govt – reports

Youngest ever Guantanamo prisoner to receive $8mn from Canadian govt –  reports | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Canada will apologise and pay the youngest ever Guantanamo detainee, Omar Khadr, CA$10.5 million (US$8mn) for being interrogated under “oppressive circumstances” during the decade he spent in the notorious military detention camp.
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Trump v CNN: Republican, Democrat voters see spat through different trustworthiness lenses

Trump v CNN: Republican, Democrat voters see spat through different trustworthiness lenses | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
The vast majority of Republicans believe Donald Trump is more trustworthy than CNN while almost all Democrats believe the opposite, according to a new poll. It comes as Trump continues to label CNN as a “fake news" outlet.
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More than 100 shot in Chicago during long Fourth of July weekend

More than 100 shot in Chicago during long Fourth of July weekend | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
A total of 101 people were shot in Chicago over an unusually violent Fourth of July weekend, leaving at least 14 dead, according to police and local media, as the city continues to grapple with gun crime. Police officials counted 71 shooting incidents and 14 murders between 6 p.m. CDT on Friday and
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Virginia executes man for killing guard, deputy in 2006

Virginia executes man for killing guard, deputy in 2006 | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
The state of Virginia executed a man on Thursday convicted of the 2006 killings of a security guard and a sheriff's deputy, despite claims that he was mentally ill and questions over whether the execution drugs would work as planned. William Morva, 35, was pronounced dead at 9:15 p.m. EDT, Virginia
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Drone likely aided South Carolina prisoner's escape: officials

Drone likely aided South Carolina prisoner's escape: officials | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - An inmate used wirecutters and a cell phone likely delivered by a drone to escape from a South Carolina maximum security prison this week before being captured in Texas on Friday with guns and more than $47,000 in cash, authorities said.
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Trump's voter fraud panel to meet as U.S. states' refusals mount

Trump's voter fraud panel to meet as U.S. states' refusals mount | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump's commission to investigate possible election fraud will convene this month, a government notice said on Friday, as more U.S. states have refused to hand over at least some voter data. Trump created the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in May, after claiming
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Prosecutor, governor spar over death penalty in Florida's top court

Prosecutor, governor spar over death penalty in Florida's top court | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Aramis Ayala, a Democrat who took office in January, sued the Republican governor this spring over his decision to take her off two dozen murder cases. Scott says Florida state attorneys should "prosecute individuals to the fullest extent of the law," including the death penalty.
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Suspect killed in attempt to steal helicopter at Oregon airport: newspaper

Suspect killed in attempt to steal helicopter at Oregon airport: newspaper | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
All arriving and departing flights were put on hold at the airport, about 15 miles northwest of Portland, the newspaper said. A Hillsboro Police Department spokesman confirmed to Reuters that there had been a shooting at the airport but declined to provide details. Airport officials could not immediately
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Child-Sized Coffin With Organs Inside Found on Philly Street

Child-Sized Coffin With Organs Inside Found on Philly Street | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
A child-sized coffin turned up in the middle of a North Philadelphia street with the organs of a small child or infant inside.
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‘We stay on bright side’: Kaspersky ready to give source code to US govt

‘We stay on bright side’: Kaspersky ready to give source code to US govt | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
The CEO of Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab says he’s ready to reveal the source code for its software to the US government in order to dispel all allegations of links to Russian intelligence.
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'Readiness and lethality': Pentagon hits pause on plans to accept transgender & immigrant recruits

'Readiness and lethality': Pentagon hits pause on plans to accept transgender & immigrant recruits | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
The US armed services won’t be accepting transgender recruits until January at the earliest now that Defense Secretary James Mattis has approved a six-month delay. A program for immigrant recruits is also on hold due to security concerns.
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Facebook tests drone to beam internet to everyone in the world

Facebook tests drone to beam internet to everyone in the world | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Solar-powered drones could one day provide 4 billion people in poorer parts of the world access to the internet, Facebook said after a “successful” test of its drone, Aquila. The internet company intends to share the blueprints for the technology.
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Federal appeals court blocks Trump’s attempt to roll back Obama-era methane rules

Federal appeals court blocks Trump’s attempt to roll back Obama-era methane rules | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
The Environmental Protection Agency’s 90-day suspension of new emission standards on oil and gas wells has been struck down by a US appeals court. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has long sought a repeal of the Obama-era rules.
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Casket containing child organs found on Philadelphia street

Casket containing child organs found on Philadelphia street | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
An evening stroll turned gruesome in Philadelphia Monday, when a casket, discovered across the street from a cemetery, was found to contain a bag of organs belonging to either an infant or a child.
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