Police officer will not be charged in fatal shooting of Korryn Gaines

Following a review, the state says it will not take further action over the shooting of a 23-year-old black woman who barricaded herself inside her home No one will be charged in the shooting death of a woman during a standoff with police that she posted on social media, a Maryland prosecutor said on Wednesday. […]

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Historic England to relist Oscar Wilde’s home and others with gay heritage

Pride of Place project honours LGBTQ men and women whose historical significance has been ignored or underestimated The homes of Oscar Wilde, Benjamin Britten and Anne Lister, a woman considered the first modern lesbian, are being relisted as part of a gay history project undertaken by project called Pride of Place. Duncan Wilson, chief executive […]

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Canadian and US tribes band together to fight Alberta oil sands pipelines

Aboriginal tribes from across North America, including Standing Rock Sioux who opposed North Dakota pipeline, also plan to counter tank and rail projects Aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern United States have signed a treaty to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Albertas oil sands, saying further development would […]

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Women gain ground in Jordan election despite yawning gender gap

Women claim 20 parliamentary seats as move to proportional representation reaps dividends for record number of female candidates Womens rights campaigners in Jordan believe the country is slowly moving towards more progressive political representation after female MPs won 20 of 130 seats in parliamentary elections on Tuesday, compared with 18 out of 150 in the […]

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‘This is our reality’: NFL players grapple with reactions to anthem protests

Cam Newton, Richard Sherman, Michael Thomas and Jelani Jenkins spoke Wednesday in the wake of the latest police shootings NFL players continue to wrestle with the implications of the national anthem protests that have made headlines around the league over the past few weeks. Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas and linebacker Jelani Jenkins said on […]

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Derrick Rose rape accuser’s name to be made public during trial, judge rules

Judge cites precedence for civil trial set to begin 4 October despite defenses argument that dropping anonymity could lead to harassment The woman who accused New York Knicks player Derrick Rose of gang-rape will be unable to remain anonymous during the upcoming civil trial, a Los Angeles judge ruled on Tuesday, despite her lawyers arguing […]

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What’s next for Apple’s 13bn tax battle?

Margrethe Vestager is on a US charm offensive, making the case about recovering alleged unpaid taxes but she has been met with more offense than charm In the wake of last months controversial decision by the European Commission to

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Marcus Rashford helps stuttering Manchester United beat Northampton

Manchester United stuttered to a 3-1 win over Northampton Town in the EFL Cup thanks to late goals from Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford The passion and drama of Jos Mourinhos first meeting in English football with Pep Guardiola continues to feel fresh. The Manchester United manager at Swansea City and Mourinhos team were too […]

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Congress scolds Mylan CEO for trying to get ‘filthy rich’ off EpiPens

Heather Bresch tells House committee the company should have better anticipated severity of price hikes and says generic version will be sold soon US politicians have accused the boss of drug company Mylan of attempting to get filthy rich by jacking up the price of life-saving allergy treatment EpiPen. Speaking at a congressional hearing on […]

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Gridlock was ‘important to Trenton,’ says George Washington Bridge official

The head of the agency that operates the George Washington Bridge testified Wednesday that he was told Chris Christies office was briefed on lane closures The head of the agency that operates the George Washington Bridge testified on Wednesday that a former colleague charged with causing gridlock for political retribution tried to persuade him to […]

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