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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York police face likely FBI probe into Eric Garner's chokehold death

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... been placed in a chokehold by a police officer last week would probably spark a federal review and could lead to a probe into possible civil rights violations. Speaking at a briefing ... to Bratton, who said he would not be surprised if the local US attorney opened a probe to see whether Garner's civil rights were violated. The clash between Garner and police unfolded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557610/new-york-police-face-likely-fbi-probe-eric-garners-chokehold-death
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    LA shakedown exposed as wealthy Saudi’s son beats US$20m fake rape claim

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:43pm by NYT

    ... a mention of the "civil claim aspect" of the case, not an extortion attempt. Authorities allege that on June 30, Hudson, the second lawyer representing Ors, called Albalwi's father- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554904/la-shakedown-exposed-wealthy-saudis-son-beats-us20m-fake-rape-claim
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama in Texas as border surge of child immigrants called overwhelming

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:13am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... John Boehner was noncommittal about bringing the spending measure to a vote. “If we don’t secure the border, nothing’s going to change,” Boehner told reporters. Meanwhile, a group of civil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550896/obama-texas-border-surge-child-immigrants-called-overwhelming
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Public being told more lies about Iraq, says Chelsea Manning

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... known as Bradley Manning wrote in a New York Times editorial. "As Iraq erupts in civil war and America again contemplates intervention, that unfinished business should give new urgency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1533518/public-being-told-more-lies-about-iraq-says-chelsea-manning
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Smithsonian creates 3D portrait of Barack Obama

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:03pm by AP

    ... director of the Smithsonian's digitisation programme that has made 3D scans and prints of Lincoln masks from early and later in the Civil War. The Lincoln masks have proven especially popular ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1536426/smithsonian-creates-3d-portrait-barack-obama
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    20 years on, O.J. Simpson's white Bronco freeway chase remains an iconic TV moment

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:21am by AFP

    ... later when he was ordered to pay US$33.5 million to the families of the victims following a civil trial. Simpson's problems with the law did not end there. In 2008 he was found guilty ... of the civil trial against Simpson, after legal action brought by Ronald Goldman's father, Fred Goldman. 1997 Feb 4: A jury finds Simpson responsible for the two murders, and orders him to pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1533396/20-years-oj-simpsons-white-bronco-freeway-chase-remains-iconic-tv-moment
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Voters in northern Californian counties consider forming 51st state

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:46pm by AP

    ... secession was West Virginia, which broke away from Virginia during the civil war and became the 35th state in 1863. Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959. Elected officials in four California ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1521284/voters-northern-californian-counties-consider-forming-51st-state
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama warns against ‘aggression’ in South China Sea during key address

    Posted May 28th 2014, 10:59pm by AP

    ... funding for Defence Department intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, special operations and other activities. Obama cast the bloody civil war in Syria as more of counterterrorism challenge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520713/obama-says-us-boost-support-syrian-opposition-groups
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Washington bus advertising links Adolf Hitler to Islam

    Posted May 21st 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... that such "inflammatory" ads were clearly intended "to promote hatred of Islam and Muslims" while at the same time whipping up publicity to raise funds for Afdi. He said that Cair, a Muslim civil rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1517333/washington-bus-advertising-links-adolf-hitler-islam
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    American Civil Liberites Union sues for details of US surveillance under executive order

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 12:18pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York The ACLU is seeking to use the law to force the US government to release details of the NSA's electronic surveillance programme The American Civil Liberties Union ... and State Department. The case is American Civil Liberties Union et al v. National Security Agency et al, US District Court, Southern District of New York, No 13-9198.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1393777/american-civil-liberites-union-sues-details-us-surveillance-under

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