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Rights group asserts ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was forcibly taken

JOHANNESBURG — Paul Rusesabagina sounded strained. The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving people from genocide but is now accused of terrorism in Rwanda was speaking to his family for the first time since being paraded in handcuffs on Aug. 31. But something was wrong. With Rwandan authorities listening in, it was […]

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Belarusian challenger flees to Lithuania amid protests

MINSK, Belarus — The top opposition candidate in Belarus’ presidential vote who refused to concede her defeat has fled the country amid a massive police crackdown on protests, Lithuania’s foreign minister said Tuesday. Linas Linkevicius’ said on Twitter that Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is now “safe” in Lithuania. Tsikhanouskaya previously dismissed the official results of Sunday’s election […]

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Police: Gunman shoots 2 Texas officers, hits 3rd in holster

Authorities say two law enforcement officers were shot when a suspect accused of threatening others opened fire on them in North Texas July 10, 2020, 10:53 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RENO, Texas — Two law enforcement officers were shot when a suspect accused of threatening others opened fire […]

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California police shoot and kill suspect wanted in Central California shooting spree

(Reuters) – Police shot and killed a man wanted in a Central California “shooting spree”, and three law enforcement officers were wounded in the shoot-out at vineyard where he was tracked down on Thursday afternoon, sheriffs officials said. Mason James Lira, 26, whom sheriff’s documents list as a transient, is suspected of shooting and wounding […]

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Four Minneapolis policemen fired after death of unarmed black man

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Four Minneapolis police officers were fired on Tuesday over the death of an unarmed black man seen in a video lying face down in the street, gasping for air and groaning, “I can’t breathe,” while a white officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. Hours after the officers’ dismissals were announced, […]

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Restrictions eased while virus deaths decline in New York

NEW YORK — New Yorkers experiencing cabin fever after two months of coronavirus quarantine received an unexpected reprieve when Gov. Andrew Cuomo eased the state’s ban on gatherings in time for the Memorial Day weekend. But beachgoers faced inclement weather Saturday that dampened crowds. A look at those and other coronavirus developments in New York: […]

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Explainer: What’s at stake in Supreme Court fight over Trump financial records

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considers three blockbuster cases concerning efforts by the Democratic-led House of Representatives and a grand jury working with a prosecutor in New York City to obtain copies of President Donald Trump’s financial records. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump reacts during a campaign rally in Charlotte, […]

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Health

Masks to become part of life in California, but rules vary

LOS ANGELES — For Californians venturing outside, donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses when the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders on Friday. But rules about face coverings vary from county to county, and it’s unclear what enforcement might look like. Masks have been ubiquitous at essential […]

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Iran Guard reveals secret space program in satellite launch

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched its first satellite into space Wednesday, dramatically revealing what experts described as a secret military space program that could advance its ballistic missile development amid wider tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S. Using a mobile launcher at a new launch site, the Guard said it put […]

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Chicago jail reports 450 coronavirus cases among staff, inmates

(Reuters) – Some 450 inmates and staff have tested positive for coronavirus at Chicago’s largest jail, county corrections officials said on Thursday, representing one of the nation’s largest outbreaks of the respiratory illness at a single site so far in the pandemic. Signs made by prisoners pleading for help are seen in a window of […]

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