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Civil rights leaders condemn killing of 2 NYPD officers

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Civil rights leaders condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the murders could derail the peaceful protests that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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FBI investigates lynching of black teen

The FBI is looking into the death of a black teen who was found hanging from a swing set at a trailer park on Aug. 29. 17-year-old Lennon Lacy’s death was originally ruled a suicide. 

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Relatives of Tamir Rice demand conviction of cop who murdered him

The mother of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer less than 3 seconds after pulling up to the young man is demanding that the officer be charged. Tamir Rice died as he played in a park last month. 

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Protests continue in response to Eric Garner decision

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Today marks the fifth day that protesters have taken to the streets in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD police officer who fatally killed an unarmed black man using an illegal restraint move in July. Activists across the nation say that 43-year-old Eric Garner’s death will not go in vain.

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George Zimmerman supporter changes story, says Trayvon Martin was racially profiled

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More than a year after Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, one of his biggest supporters is changing his story. Zimmerman’s former neighbor Frank Taaffe testified before a grand jury earlier this week, and revealed details about the racially-charged conversation he had with a man he believes was […]

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Michael Brown’s parents address U.N.: ‘we need the world to know’

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The parents of Michael Brown, a Missouri teen whose death has sparked international protests and a call to end police brutality, testified before the U.N. committee Tuesday to let the world know “what’s going on in Ferguson.” Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. spoke to the United Nations Committee Against Torture. The committee works to […]

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Suicide bomber kills 45 in Nigeria

Dozens of people were killed Monday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive at a northern Nigeria school. The bomber was disguised in a school uniform. 

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Chicago-area police kill man in hospital emergency room

A man was shot and killed by police in a Chicago-area hospital early Monday. Christopher M. Anderson, 27, of Waukegan, pulled out a gun after becoming “aggressive” with hospital staff, according to police. 

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Inmate beaten to death at Florida jail after reporting threats by guard

Latandra Ellington was just seven months shy of freedom when she wrote a chilling letter to her aunt from prison. She told her aunt she feared she wouldn’t make it out alive because one of the officers, identified as “Sgt. Q” had threatened to beat and kill her.  “He was gone [sic] beat me to […]

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Another 18-year-old fatally shot by police in Ferguson, protests ensue

Another 18-year-old black male was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the man fired three shots at the officer, who returned fire in self defense. As a result of the shooting, protests in the areas have intensified. 

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