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Minneapolis Police Chief: Australian Woman ‘Didn’t Have to Die’

The chief of Minneapolis’ police department said on Thursday the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman by a junior police officer violated department training and procedures, and that the victim “didn’t have to die.” The death of Justine Damond, 40, from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen fired through an open window of a police patrol car, has outraged her relatives and the public in both Australia and the United States. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called it “shocking” and “inexplicable.” “Justine didn’t have to die,” Minneapolis Police…

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Trump’s Astounding Interview–the Blamer in Chief

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais The new moniker for President Donald Trump should be the “blamer in chief.” When confronted with challenges and problems, there is nothing the President likes to do more than lash out against someone else. Read Full Article » … Read the referenced story here: Trump’s Astounding Interview–the Blamer in Chief

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UN Chief Urges More International Cooperation on Africa

The U.N. secretary-general urged the international community Wednesday to, in his words, “change the narrative” about Africa.  Antonio Guterres said countries should cooperate more with the continent to recognize its vast potential and prevent and manage conflicts there. Guterres told a Security Council debate about enhancing peace and security in Africa that the African Union and the United Nations have a shared interest in neutralizing conflicts before they escalate and managing them effectively when they do happen. “Enhancing African capacities is essentially both in the context of our collective response to…

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Georgia elections chief plans changes after security issues

AP Photo/John Amis ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s top elections official stood out by refusing help from the Department of Homeland Security last August amid national concerns about the integrity of U.S. elections. Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp called it an attempted federal takeover and insisted his office was already protecting Georgia’s vote from hackers. That stance earned him national media coverage ahead of his campaign for governor. But Kemp’s assurances threatened to become a liability after new details emerged last month about major … Read the referenced story here: Georgia…

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