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Secure chat app could prove key to unmasking violent Charlottesville white supremacists

A secure chat app called Discord could prove the key to revealing the identities of white supremacists attending the Charlottesville rally last August – and proving that they went there with intent to commit violence …<p><i>The Washington Post</i> reports that the app was originally aimed at gamers, but soon …

Rights & Freedoms

Missouri prosecutor who didn't charge officer in Michael Brown killing appears to be ousted in primary

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A Ferguson city councilman appears to have defeated the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney who oversaw the controversial grand jury inquiry into the 2014 police killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in a Tuesday primary, according to unofficial election results.<p>Wesley …

Justice

Black Lives Matter protesters crash wedding of cop who shot Stephon Clark

<b>SACRAMENTO —</b> One of the two officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark in March was confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters on his wedding day …

Black Lives Matter

New Supreme Court decision could upend thousands of deportation cases in setback for immigration hard-liners

On the 17th floor of Los Angeles Immigration Court the other day, Judge Lori Bass was setting hearings for juveniles who have been charged by the Department of Homeland Security with violating immigration law.<p>Teenagers and their attorneys sat quietly on rows of hard wooden benches in the windowless …

Immigration

Papa John's starts pulling founder's image from marketing

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's, which has featured founder John Schnatter as a spokesman in logos and TV ads, has begun pulling his image from its marketing and pledged to assess its diversity practices in response to his use of a racial slur.<p>Schnatter's face was off some materials by Friday, though …

Justice Department reopens investigation into 63-year-old murder of Emmett Till

<b>(CNN) —</b> The investigation of the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, barbarous even in an era in which blacks in the South were subjected to untold viciousness, has been reopened based on "new information," according to a US Justice Department report to Congress.<p>The 1955 slaying was listed in a …

Black History

The death of the unarmed teen killed by an East Pittsburgh police officer is ruled a homicide

<b>(CNN) —</b> The unarmed 17-year-old who was shot and killed by police in East Pittsburgh earlier this week died of a gunshot wound to the "trunk," the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday.<p>The manner of Antwon Rose's death was listed as homicide.<p>The medical examiner's brief report did …

Pittsburgh Police

He's dying of cancer. Now, he's the first patient to go to trial to argue Roundup made him sick

<b>(CNN) —</b> On bad days, Dewayne Johnson is too crippled to speak. Lesions often cover as much as 80% of his body.<p>Doctors have said they didn't expect him to live to see this day. But Monday marks a milestone: Johnson, 46, is the first of hundreds of cancer patients to see his case against agrochemical …

Pesticides

Dem 'absolutely' stands by claim Sessions wants blacks 'in the back of the bus again'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rep. Luis Gutierrez stood by his comments that Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants "black people to be in the back of the bus again."<p>"Sessions, he'd just love for black people to be in the back of the bus again. He'd love for women to be in the kitchen. He'd love for gay people to be in …

Donald Trump

Acting on a tip, Border Patrol raided a two-bedroom house. They found 62 people inside.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Border Patrol agents, acting on a tip, arrested 62 undocumented immigrants found in a two-bedroom house in Laredo, Texas, on Tuesday.<p>The undocumented immigrants had very limited food and water and were awaiting transportation to another location inside the United States, according to Border …

San Antonio

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students sing 'Seasons of Love' in emotional performance at Tony Awards

<b>(CNN) —</b> Standing onstage at the Tony Awards, the drama students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sang of love and loss in an stirring performance of "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent."<p>The students sang on a solemn, dark stage with lights centered on them, after which they received a …

Tony Awards

Teen Stolen as a Newborn from the Hospital Speaks Regularly with the Abductor Who Raised Her

Kamiyah Mobley still speaks regularly with the woman who raised her for nearly 20 years after stealing her, as a newborn, from a Florida hospital. …

ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after star's racist Twitter rant

ABC canceled its hit sitcom "Roseanne" on Tuesday after the show's biggest star, Roseanne Barr, went on a racist Twitter rant.<p>"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey …

Valerie Jarrett

Black Panthers call for Wisconsin mall boycott, firing of cop after viral video

The Original Black Panthers of Milwaukee have called for a boycott of a Wisconsin mall and the firing of a police officer after a video surfaced of the officer punching a teen outside the mall during an arrest.<p>The video, which was shared widely on social media, shows a 17-year-old being punched by …

Vintage Photos Celebrate Mothers Around the World

For Mother's Day, see how moms have cared for their children for the last 100 years.<p>Balancing an infant on her hip. Cradling one child while holding the hand of another. Caring for a baby while finishing her work.<p>The mothers in these vintage images strike familiar poses that span the globe and …

Nigerian Woman and Children Were Kicked Off United Flight After White Passenger Complained of 'Pungent' Odor, Lawsuit Says

A new civil rights lawsuit says that a United Airlines crew ejected a Nigerian woman and her two children from a flight on the basis of race, after …

Flying

Dramatic Video Captures the Moment a Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Saves the Life of a 3-Month-Old Baby

A 3-month-old baby is alive thanks to a quick-thinking Florida sheriff’s deputy.<p>On Thursday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office shared a video on …

Woman says she called police when black Airbnb guests didn't wave at her

<b>(CNN) —</b> Earlier this week, three black Airbnb guests checked out of their rental only to be met by seven police cars.<p>Attorneys for the guests said a woman who called Rialto, California, authorities said she made the call because the departing guests didn't wave to her or smile at her.<p>"They have a …

Justice

Police Investigating After Video Shows Officer Choking Black Man In Prom Tux

The video shows a white police officer choking a young tuxedo-clad man who is African-American, pushing him against a storefront and then slamming him to the ground outside a North Carolina Waffle House.<p>The 27-second clip provides no context for the confrontation, but the image of the burly …

Law Enforcement

'This Is America': The Childish Gambino video explained

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Glover had quite the weekend.<p>The actor, who has been riding high these days with both his series "Atlanta" and his role as young Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming "Solo: A Star Wars Story," both hosted "Saturday Night Live" and was the musical guest as his rap/R&B alter ego, …

Music

Video shows U.S. agents trying to dump injured man over Mexican border

WASHINGTON — A video obtained by NBC News shows U.S. Border Patrol agents attempting to break international law by forcing an injured and mentally unstable man back into Mexico by falsely claiming that he is not in their custody, failing to identify him and assuming he is Mexican because "he looks …

Immigration

Synthetic marijuana leaves two dead and dozens with severe bleeding

Health officials in Illinois are warning people about mock marijuana that is spreading across Chicago and the central part of the state, causing severe bleeding among users and, in some cases, death.<p>Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K2 or Spice, has been linked to 56 cases in which people in …

Public Health

Cape Town water crisis: adapting to a water-scarce future

Cape Town might have dodged Day Zero, but a new hyper-consciousness of water use looks set to be the new normal — and not just for the drought-hit …

U.S. Army Veteran Deported to Mexico After 2 Tours in Afghanistan

U.S. Army veteran Miguel Perez Jr. was deported to Mexico Friday, despite having served two tours in Afghanistan that reportedly left him with …

Rapper Killer Mike says NRA misused interview as ‘weapon’ against marchers

For the ideologically pure, Killer Mike’s politics can be hard to put in a box. The rap star and political activist supports progressive causes such as single-payer health care and LGBT rights, and he campaigned for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 election.<p>He’s also a gun owner and an advocate of the …

Donald Trump and North Korea tipped to be on agenda as Barack Obama renews friendship with Shinzo Abe

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe and US president Donald Trump may be famed for a friendship nurtured over countless games of golf, hamburgers, late night phone calls and complimentary tweets.<p>But Mr Abe was united with another high-profile “friend” on Sunday: the former US president Barack Obama, …

Zimbabwe's former First Lady Grace Mugabe investigated for ivory smuggling

The former first lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe, is suspected by wildlife officials of having smuggled ivory worth millions of dollars. The wife of …

Young Migrants’ Return to Mexico Is More ‘Exile’ Than Homecoming

MEXICO CITY — Lalo Aguilar was born in the Mexican border city of Juárez 29 years ago, carries a Mexican passport and lives in Mexico City. Yet he speaks of Mexico as a kind of foreign country, a place to which he was banished.<p>“Exile,” he calls it.<p>In 2012, after living nearly his entire life as an …

Millions ‘March For Our Lives’: Pictures

Houston

Craigslist axes personal ads after sex trafficking bill passes

The popular online classified ads site Craigslist has stopped publishing personal ads after the Senate approved a controversial sex trafficking bill that makes website operators more accountable for their users' activities.<p>Craigslist's personal ads have for decades been a popular way for people to …