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'Blood on Many Hands': Police union president slams De Blasio after cops' killing

The president of the NYPD union slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio in reaction to the deaths of two officers who were ambushed and gunned down in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday in Brooklyn.<p>"There's blood on many hands tonight," Patrolman's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said …

Department Of Defense Tests A Bullet That Can Steer

Precision on the smallest scale<p>Since the first gun appeared on a battlefield, bullets have dealt death in straight lines. As the shortest distance between two points, lines are great, but they mean enemies can hide behind walls or buildings and not get hit, a clearly undesirable prospect for anyone …

Boston Marathoners vow to take back New England's sacred race

BOSTON (Reuters) - “Left on Boylston” in this American city means only one thing on marathon day.<p>David Chorney and Mike Burnstein (L) train for the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder<p>It means you’re in the home stretch of the Boston Marathon, and all of the …

Health officials were slow to reveal meningitis deaths, advocates say

Advocates from health organizations and the gay community criticized Los Angeles County officials Tuesday over their response to a recent cluster of meningitis cases that have led to the deaths of three young men.<p>The county's Department of Public Health announced last week that there have been …

Hillary Clinton Compares Russian Moves In Crimea To What Hitler Did In The 1930s [Reports]

Last week, the lower house of the Kremlin's legislature passed a bill that would allow "Russian-speaking citizens of the former USSR, irrespective of nationality, who are in danger of a real threat of ethno-cultural, political, or professional discrimination" to acquire Russian citizenship.<p>"Now if …

Pregnant teenager alleging gang-rape charged with adultery in Sudan

A pregnant teenager who says she was gang-raped has been charged with adultery in Sudan, and faces a possible sentence of death by stoning. The country's judiciary has received millions of pounds in aid from the UK.<p>The 18-year-old Ethiopian, who is nine months pregnant, is being held in a police …

Mexico City Could Be Home to the Most Important Marijuana Decriminalization Effort Yet

Stolen violin valued at $5 million found hidden in attic

Known art thief among three arrested after Milwaukee police recover 300-year-old Stradivarius stolen from concert violinist during armed robbery last month<p>The mystery of what happened to a multimillion-dollar Stradivarius violin stolen in a stun gun attack was answered on Thursday when Milwaukee …

Tokyo women call for 'sex strike' over sexist gubernatorial candidate

A group of women in the Japanese capital are threatening a 'sex boycott' against any man who votes for Yoichi Masuzoe in this weekend's gubernatorial election, in protest at the front-runner's claim that menstruation makes women unfit for government.<p>A Tokyo-based Twitter campaign group – which …

US psychology body declines to rebuke member in Guantánamo torture case

America’s professional association of psychologists has quietly declined to rebuke one of its members, a retired US army reserve officer, for his role in one of the most brutal interrogations known to have to taken place at Guantánamo Bay, the Guardian has learned.<p>The decision not to pursue any …

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