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McKinney Community Fights Charges of Racism Brought on by Pool Party Video

A seven-minute video of a police officer's forceful treatment of pool-partying teenagers has thrust the town of McKinney, Texas into the fierce national debate over police tactics and racism — a tempest that some residents say their town doesn't deserve.<p>The episode has taken on a surreal quality, …


U.S. lacks 'complete strategy' to help Iraq fight IS - Obama

Middle East

Oscar Pistorius Recommended For Release From Prison In August

On Monday, South African prison officials said the double amputee Olympic athlete — who was sentenced to five years in jail for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp — should be moved to house arrest after serving one-sixth of his sentence.<p>Officials on the parole board in Pretoria last week …

South Africa

Obama leads calls for Greece to secure deal swiftly

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Angering the country's government, Greece's central bank governor on Thursday said he would welcome a precautionary credit line from bailout lenders after the international rescue program officially ends in August.<p>Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras said in a report …

Donald Rumsfeld admits that expecting a democracy in Iraq was 'unrealistic'

In an interview with British newspaper the Times, the former Secretary of Defense reflected on America's role in shaping the Middle East, and suggested expecting Iraq to seamlessly transition to a democracy was "unrealistic."<p>"I'm not one who thinks that our particular template of democracy is …

Political Science