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Lawsuit accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks

Mail.com MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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US-backed Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport, military base

Mail.com BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces fought their way Thursday into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city’s airport, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges … Continue reading

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End of transgender bathroom rule gets conservative praise

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives are praising the Trump administration’s rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide. Transgender rights … Continue reading

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Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp

Mail.com CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who defied the order in … Continue reading

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Oil prices will surge to $70 per barrel by year-end – Citi

RT US investment bank Citi has posted a bullish prediction about oil prices. As supply and demand levels continue to rebalance, crude is likely to reach $70 per barrel by the end of 2017, the bank said in a note. … Continue reading

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State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

Mail.com ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation’s deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem. A … Continue reading

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Pipeline protesters pray, set fires ahead of camp closing

Mail.com CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The last people remaining at a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp prayed and set fire to a handful of wooden structures on Wednesday, hours ahead of a deadline set by the Army Corps of … Continue reading

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Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul

Mail.com BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s government-sanctioned paramilitary forces, made up mainly of Shiite militiamen, launched a new push Wednesday to capture villages west of the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, officials said. The forces’ spokesman, Ahmed al-Asadi, said … Continue reading

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Biggest gasoline glut in 27 years could crash oil markets

RT Oil prices are stuck in a holding pattern, waiting for more definitive data on what comes next. OPEC compliance is helping keep prices afloat, but rising US oil production is acting as a counterweight. A new problem that has … Continue reading

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Russia’s ambassador to United Nations falls ill, dies at 64

Mail.com NEW YORK (AP) — Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country’s interests who could both spar and get along with his Western counterparts, died suddenly Monday … Continue reading

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Israeli court gives soldier 18 months for fatal shooting

Mail.com TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a soldier to 18 months in prison for his deadly shooting of a Palestinian attacker who lay wounded on the ground, capping a nearly yearlong saga that … Continue reading

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Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process

Mail.com COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio’s lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again. At issue is whether a contested sedative, midazolam, is … Continue reading

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‘We’re not here to seize oil’: US defense secretary arrives in Baghdad on unannounced visit

RT US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit, reportedly for discussions on defeating the Islamic State terrorist group. He said earlier on Monday that the US military is not in Iraq “to seize anybody’s … Continue reading

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Blind cleric behind 1990s terror plots dies in US prison

Mail.com Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, has died in a federal prison. He was 78. Abdel-Rahman, … Continue reading

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Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply right

Mail.com DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors. It was one of four states — along with Kentucky, Missouri … Continue reading

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Immigration rallies held around US to support Muslims

Mail.com NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrations were held in cities around the U.S. this weekend to support Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. More than a thousand people of various faiths rallied in New York City … Continue reading

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Zealandia: Study confirms Earth has hidden continent

RT Earth has a concealed continent called ‘Zealandia’ hidden in the Pacific Ocean and attached to New Zealand, according to newly published research. A team of 11 researchers found that New Zealand and New Caledonia are actually part of a … Continue reading

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Guilty plea expected involving San Bernardino terror attack

Mail.com RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California man is expected to plead guilty Thursday to providing the high-powered rifles used to kill 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack. Enrique Marquez Jr. is due to appear in federal court … Continue reading

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2 dead as al-Shabab claims mortar attack near Somalia palace

Mail.com MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two civilians were killed in an al-Shabab mortar attack outside Somalia’s presidential palace during a handover ceremony for the country’s new leader, police said Thursday, a sign of the enormous challenges facing the man who … Continue reading

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3 arrested in NKorean’s death in Malaysia; autopsy completed

Mail.com KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities announced two more arrests Thursday in the death of the North Korean leader’s half brother, whose apparent assassination this week unleashed a wave of speculation and intrigue: a pair of female assailants, … Continue reading

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