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Al Sharpton ramps up boycott of the Oscars
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Al Sharpton ramps up boycott of the Oscars

The US civil rights activist Al Sharpton has backed calls for a boycott of the 2016 Oscars over the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ failure to nominate a single actor of colour for the second year running.
Senate Democrats vote down bill for stronger vetting of Syrian refugees
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Senate Democrats vote down bill for stronger vetting of Syrian refugees

Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a bill that would crack down on Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to the U.S. as the debate turned into a referendum on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his policies.
Oregon standoff leader warns feds: Back off
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Oregon standoff leader warns feds: Back off

Ammon Bundy on Tuesday cautioned federal employees not to interfere with local ranchers and miners who defy government regulations as he stepped toward increased militancy on Day 18 of his occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Driver who hit dozens on Las Vegas Strip could face 1,000 years
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Driver who hit dozens on Las Vegas Strip could face 1,000 years

LAS VEGAS (UPI) -- The woman accused of mowing down dozens of people on the Las Vegas Strip last month could be sentenced to more than 1,000 years if she is convicted of all her charges, the district attorney said. Lakeisha Holloway, 24, had more charges ad...
Moose hunter vs national parks headed to Supreme Court
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Moose hunter vs national parks headed to Supreme Court

In a remote corner of the wild north, just south of the Arctic Circle, an Alaskan moose hunter and the national park service have set the stage for a legal battle now headed to the US supreme court. What started nine years ago as a debate over whether a hov...
St. Paul cop suspected of 'Run them over' post resigns from police group leadership
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St. Paul cop suspected of 'Run them over' post resigns from police group leadership

The St. Paul police officer at the center of a probe into whether he posted on Facebook, "Run them over," about an upcoming Black Lives Matter protest has been the subject of 15 previous internal affairs investigations during his 22 years at the department. ...
Tuberculosis is back in the US
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Tuberculosis is back in the US

MARION, Ala. (AP) — Tuberculosis, a global scourge, has mostly been eradicated in the United States, but minorities and poor people who lack regular health care remain vulnerable. Marion, the town where Coretta Scott King was raised, is just that kind of co...
A constitutional challenge for Obama
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A constitutional challenge for Obama

President Obama's most over-reaching executive order -- one aimed at giving quasi-legal status to more than 5 million illegal immigrants -- is about to get a more thorough going-over than this administration ever counted on. The president's 2014 unilateral ...
Employer tells CAIR to butt out of Muslim prayer dispute
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Employer tells CAIR to butt out of Muslim prayer dispute

An American-Islamic civil liberties group is asking a Wisconsin manufacturer to back away from a policy that doesn’t allow an extra break for prayer for Muslim employees. Ariens Co., however, said Tuesday that it can handle the matter internally and that it’s ...