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George Floyd: Mapping US National Guard deployments

Nearly 62,000 American reserve soldiers activated in two dozen states to potentially confront violent protests. Tensions spiked outside the White House on Sunday, the scene of days of demonstrations amid unrest across the United States against police killings of black people. The entire Washington, DC National Guard – roughly 1,700 soldiers – was called in […]

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US Justice officials faced 'heavy pressure' in Roger Stone case

Former Department of Justice official to tell Congress that prosecutors faced improper political interference. The federal office that led the prosecution of President Donald Trump’s friend Roger Stone received “heavy pressure from the highest levels of the Department of Justice” to ease its sentencing recommendation, career prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky plans to tell Congress, according to […]

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Senators unveil bill to curb foreign spying on US campuses

Congress calls for clampdown on Chinese students suspected of spying and intellectual property theft at US universities. A bipartisan group of United States senators unveiled legislation on Thursday aimed at protecting research and innovation on US college campuses and preventing suspected theft of intellectual property by China and other countries. The bill comes amid a […]

Politics

Trump signs executive order aimed at reining in errant police

Advocates for reform say Trump ‘law and order’ approach does not go far enough as Democrats prepare broader legislation. Calling for unity as legislators in Washington, DC debate police reform and cities across the country struggle to address anti-police protests, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on Tuesday that he said, “encourages police departments […]

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Call over: Zoom suspends US account over Tiananmen discussion

Activists say account was suddenly shut a week after event in move that has raised concern about freedom of speech. Zoom said on Wednesday that it had temporarily shut down a US account belonging to activists who held an online discussion to mark the anniversary of China’s 1989 crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tiananmen Square, […]

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DC mayor inaugurates 'Black Lives Matter' Plaza near White House

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has feuded with President Trump about militarised responses to protests over police brutality. Days after security forces in the United States pushed back peaceful protesters with flash grenades and tear gas, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday renamed the area in front of the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza”. The slogan […]

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Protests erupt in Indianapolis after spate of police killings

Officers fatally shot two men and killed a pregnant pedestrian in three separate incidents just hours apart. Indianapolis police faced protests on Thursday after officers fatally shot two men and killed a pregnant pedestrian in three separate incidents just hours apart. Police did not have footage of either shooting from body cameras or dash cameras, […]

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Ex-officer charged in Arbery killing lacked training: Documents

Greg McMichael, who retired in 2019, appeared to lose his power to arrest for years after failing to obtain training. Gregory McMichael, who was charged in shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, spent years of his decades-long tenure at a Georgia district attorney’s office without maintaining proper training as a law enforcement officer which led to […]