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Black group, KKK hold separate rallies at South Carolina Statehouse

Jul 19, 2015

Black group, KKK hold separate rallies at South Carolina Statehouse

Hundreds of people taunted each other on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse during separate rallies staged by two groups from outside the state. Black Educators for Justice, based in Jacksonville, Florida, held its rally Saturday on the north side of the Statehouse, ...

Probe of Tennessee shooter focuses on links to Islamic militants

Jul 18, 2015

Probe of Tennessee shooter focuses on links to Islamic militants

The suspect in the fatal shootings of four U.S. Marines traveled to Jordan and possibly other Middle Eastern countries for seven months last year, authorities said on Friday as the investigation focused on any signs of a connection to Islamist militants. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, ...

Easy access to guns common link in U.S. mass killings

Jul 18, 2015

Easy access to guns common link in U.S. mass killings

FOCUS A possible jihadi in Tennessee. A white supremacist in South Carolina. A Ph.D. student dropout sowing terrorism at a “Batman” movie in Colorado. In one day, three alleged or convicted mass killers shared headlines in America, with a common thread running through all ...

Another presidential first: Obama visits U.S. prison

Jul 17, 2015

Another presidential first: Obama visits U.S. prison

Barack Obama got a first-hand look at the U.S. criminal justice system Thursday, becoming the first sitting president to set foot inside a federal prison and meet with incarcerated men there. Obama’s visit to the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison for ...

Jul 16, 2015

Transgender people win legal recognition in Ireland

Transgender people in Ireland have won legal recognition of their status through the passage of a law allowing them to change their legal gender with no medical or state intervention. The majority of countries in Europe require transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization, ...

Jul 16, 2015

S. Korean court orders new trial for convicted ex-spy chief

South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new trial for a former spy chief convicted of directing an online campaign to smear a main opposition candidate in the 2012 presidential election. The top court granted Won Sei-hoon a new trial after rejecting a ...

Jul 16, 2015

France foils 'terror' attack on military

France has foiled a “terrorist” plot to capture and decapitate a member of its armed forces, officials said, underscoring the threat the country faces six months after the Islamist attacks in Paris. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said security forces had staged dawn raids on ...