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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Pan-Asian explosion in Orange county, California, with numbers up 41pc in 10 years

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by NYT

    ... explosion in Orange County When the Chinese School in Irvine opened in the 1970s as a home for teaching the language and culture, only 30 students filled a handful of rented classrooms. Now, it has its own campus, bursting with more than 1,200 pupils. It is a reflection of the explosive growth of Orange county's Asian population, which ranks as the third-largest in the United ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Voters in northern Californian counties consider forming 51st state

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

    ... Associated Press in Sacramento Residents in mainly rural northern areas voteon preliminary step towards forming 51st state Remote counties consider split from California People in California's largely agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties, feeling out of sync with their counterparts in major urban areas, are contemplating breaking away to become ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Fury over shooting of black US teen gives way to sense of injustice

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... of an African-American teenager is giving way to anger that the white police officer who pulled the trigger might never face justice. Several dozen protesters gathered on Wednesday at the St Louis County ... Inside, a 12-member grand jury began hearing evidence. It could invite Wilson to appear, county prosecutor Robert McCulloch told St Louis news media. Grand juries meet behind closed doors ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Attorney General Holder was to visit Ferguson, Missouri

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... Attorney General Eric Holder made his way to the trouble St Louis suburb of Ferguson. Outside the St Louis County Justice Centre, where the grand jury was expected to convene, two dozen protesters ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Black teen Michael Brown’s shooting by police ‘a tragedy’, Obama says

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:22pm by Reuters

    ... suburb. Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, police fired tear gas into protesters that had confronted a line of officers after a far larger crowd dispersed, St Louis County Police Department ... told a packed church in North St Louis County on Tuesday evening the community was “reeling from what feels like an old wound that has been torn open afresh.” The activists also were demanding ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Police come under ‘heavy gunfire’ as racial unrest continues in Ferguson

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 06:04pm by Reuters

    ... examination was being performed on Brown. Results of autopsies done by federal and St Louis County authorities were pending. Multiple shots An autopsy conducted on behalf of Brown’s family showed he ... walking onto the sidewalk. Wilson reported that Brown reached into his patrol car and struggled for his gun when the officer fired the initial shot. St. Louis County prosecutors’ spokesman Edward ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    FBI takes over case of police officer in Missouri shooting black teenager

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 01:07am by AGENCIES

    ... of demonstrations over the death of Michael Brown, who was shot on Saturday by a Ferguson police officer. At least two dozen businesses were damaged, St Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman said ... more shots before leaving the car. The officer, who was not identified, was a six-year veteran and had been put on administrative leave, St Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar told a news ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Detroit police chief James Craig calls on people to have guns and fight back

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:14pm by GDN

    ... chance of being burgled. Wayne County, which includes Detroit and its suburbs, had issued 83,950 concealed-pistol permits at the end of July, meaning one permit for every 21 households. The city, ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Worry over use of military equipment by police in US

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:24pm by Reuters

    ... has proved popular with police forces across the country, with local officials saying it saves them money and offers valuable equipment. Through the programme, Arizona's Maricopa County ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rioting in Ferguson prompted by unemployment, bad schools and white domination

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:15pm by NYT

    ... of a group called Better Family Life. "A lot of the issues are boiling up." It's been boiling for decades. St Louis' jumble of suburbs- 91 municipalities exist in a county ... around the country dealing with a lot of the same issues as he is in north St Louis county, tackling housing, jobs and schools all at once. Ferguson was a bellwether, he said. "This story ...




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