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Nation remains on edge after police shootings, officer deaths

By Jerry Markon<p>, Reporter<p>Keith L. Alexander<p>, Reporter<p>Mark Berman<p>, Reporter<p>The emotional aftershocks from the nation’s recent spate of fatal shootings by and of police intensified Monday, with the Dallas police chief revealing that he and his family have received death threats ever since a gunman …

Law Enforcement

Watchdogs: US police shootings fueling black extremism

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The public backlash against police shootings of black people is helping fuel the growth of black hate groups, some of which …

In Baton Rouge, Your Front Yard Is No Sanctuary From Police

African-American resident Lisa Batiste opened her private property to be used as a gathering space for protesters. The SWAT team that arrived was uninvited.<p>Whatever polite social contract was in place between Baton Rouge law enforcement officials and protesters after police were caught on film …

Search warrant: Baton Rouge officers saw Alton Sterling reach for gun in his pocket

By Elahe Izadi<p>, Staff writer<p>Officers in Baton Rouge observed the butt of a gun in Alton Sterling’s front pants pocket while they were trying to restrain him, then saw him reach for the weapon before they opened fire, according to an affidavit that a Baton Rouge detective filed for a search warrant …

Law Enforcement

Obama to police: Dallas shooting was a 'hate crime'

President Barack Obama on Monday described the Dallas shooting as a "hate crime" against police, according to a top law enforcement representative in the meeting with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.<p>“One really striking thing the president said in his opening remarks was that the shooting in …

San Francisco police search blacks, Hispanics more than whites: panel

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three former judges examining accusations of racial bias by police in San Francisco said in a report released on Monday that black and Hispanic people were more likely to be searched without their consent by officers than whites and Asians.<p>San Francisco police officers …

San Francisco

The Week in Review: Obama’s Trip Shines a Light on Africa

President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya on Friday for a personally and internationally significant four-day trip. Officially, the 44th president is there to host the first Global Entrepreneurship Summit in sub-Saharan Africa and address global security and economic concerns. But it is also Obama’s …

Africa

Bharti Airtel's African tower sales nearing $1.3B

Bharti Airtel (OTC:BHRQY) has sold its towers in five African countries for almost $1.3B, which it says it will use to reduce debt.<p>The move is an …

S.C. Senate votes by big margin to remove Confederate flag

The South Carolina state Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to remove the Confederate battle flag from statehouse grounds.<p>Two-thirds of senators needed to vote to take down the flag for the measure to pass and move on to a third procedural vote in the Senate on Tuesday. Ultimately, 37 senators …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of June 29, 2015)

The biggest news in The Daily Edition this week was Greece’s ongoing debt crisis. Greece defaulted on its IMF (International Monetary Fund) debt earlier in the week and a referendum vote is scheduled for Sunday. Our top picks from this week’s Daily Edition are below, covering the latest from …

Top 10

Pope says families need a miracle, hints at 'scandalous' changes for the church

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hinting that changes could be coming to the Catholic Church, Pope Francis asked a large crowd to pray for God to make miracles out of ideas that some believers might consider "impure" or even "threatening."<p>Several hundred thousand pilgrims thronged to see the popular pontiff preach Monday …

Greece debt crisis: Creditors press for new proposals

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1178000/1178581_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534546267_1f767adbce22359365e8d4626d301f57<p><b>Eurozone finance ministers say they expect to hear new proposals from Greece after the country voted to reject the terms of a bailout.</b><p>German …

Europe

Clinton says she opposes boycott effort against Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says in a letter to American Jewish organizations that she opposes a grassroots protest movement promoting …

Israel

Philae's comet may host alien life, scientists say

The icy surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, home to the famous Philae lander, may also host alien life, according to astrobiologists.<p>Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, director of the U.K.’s Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, and Max Wallis of the University of Cardiff say that the comet …

S.C. Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Senate gave key approval Monday to remove the Confederate battle flag and its flagpole from the Statehouse grounds.<p>The 37-3 vote came after several hours of debate and defeat of a handful of proposed amendments. Under Senate rules, it must pass by a two-thirds …

South Carolina just took an important step to remove the Confederate Flag

<b>(Reuters/Chris Keane)</b><p>Senate votes 37 to 3 to remove the flag from the statehouse grounds<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>July 6, 2015 9:14pm (UTC)<p>A bill to remove the confederate battle flag from state house grounds passed its "second reading" by a vote of 37-3 today in the South Carolina Senate, setting it up for a …

South Carolina

Obama To Meet With Vietnam's Communist Party Chief Amid Concern Over China

Nguyen Phu Trong — the head of Vietnam's communist party and one of most powerful figures in the Southeast Asian nation — will meet with President Obama on Tuesday for a historic meeting aimed at strengthening ties between the two nations.<p>The 71-year-old party secretary said Friday that he hopes to …

Iran demands end to U.N. missile sanctions, West refuses

VIENNA (Reuters) - A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program and a broader arms embargo were among issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers on Monday, the day before their latest self-imposed deadline.<p>“The Iranians want the ballistic missile …

South Asia

Hong Kong parliament defies Beijing's insistence and rejects 'democracy' plan

Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong have defeated attempts to bring “fake democracy” to the former British colony by voting down a controversial Beijing-backed plan that sparked mass demonstrations in 2014.<p>The proposal – which China insisted represented true universal suffrage – would have seen …

Woman's face will be added to $10 bill in 2020, Treasury says

The $10 bill is headed for a feminine face lift.<p>One lucky lady — yet to be chosen — will become the first woman in more than a century to join an esteemed coterie of dead presidents and statesmen featured on American paper currency, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said.<p>The new note will be issued …

A Transcript of the Decent Speech Inside Donald Trump's Disastrous One

There's been a consensus, in the media and among the general public, that Donald Trump's recent announcement of his candidacy for President of the United States was a disaster. It was a disaster for all the reasons we've come to expect from The Donald: its egocentricity; its verbosity; and its …

California: Blue State, Boom State

In January, it was widely reported that California had become the world's seventh largest economy. Among the top ten economies the Golden State (with an estimated 2013 GDP of $2.20 trillion) surpassed Brazil, Italy, and Russia and trailed only the U.S., China, Japan, Germany, France, and the United …

Regulation