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Rochester mayor, other officials misled public on Prude case, probe finds

Rochester mayor, other officials misled public on Prude case, probe finds

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, and other city officials, misled the public about the Daniel Prude case, a report said Friday. Photo courtesy of City of RochesterRochester, N.Y., Mayor Lovely Warren and other officials misled the public about case of Daniel Prude, who died from asphyxiation in arrest last year, investigators found.The law firm of Andrew Celli, the attorney leading the investigation, Friday.A few weeks earlier a grand jury seven officers involved in arrest of Prude, 41, an unarmed Black man, that resulted in his death by asphyxiation as they and held him to the ground on...

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WHO: 1 in 3 women worldwide experience violence

WHO: 1 in 3 women worldwide experience violence

The World Health Organization released a report Tuesday showing 1 in 3 women globally experience violence. Graphic courtesy of WHO.The World Health Organization said Tuesday that 1 in 3 women -- a number that has persisted over the past decade -- experience violence in their lifetime.Violence including physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-partner has affected around 736 million women globally, WHO statement.Intimate partner violence was the most prevalent, affecting around 641 million women, data showed. Socio-economic inequities were also a...

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Myanmar police crack down on protests; U.N. ambassador denounces coup

Myanmar police crack down on protests; U.N. ambassador denounces coup

Demonstrators hold shields with the three-finger salute sign on a road during a protest Saturday against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA-EFEMyanmar police stepped up their crackdown on protesters Saturday after the country's ambassador to the United Nations denounced the coup.Police escalated use of force in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, by deploying rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades against anti-coup protesters, reported.Police charged at non-violent protesters at about noon in downtown Yangon, according to the Al Jazeera report, and violence...

Feb 27
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13 House Republicans who skipped COVID-19 bill vote slated for CPAC

13 House Republicans who skipped COVID-19 bill vote slated for CPAC

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday. Photo by Joe Marino/UPI |KT McFarland, American Conservative Union Foundation board member. Photo by Joe Marino/UPI |Created by Tommy Zegan of Southern California, a statue of former President Donald Trump stands at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla. Photo by Joe Marino/UPI |Bob Beauprez, ACU board member attends a panel on renewable energy at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla. Photo by Joe Marino/UPI |Ric Grenell, former...

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2 killed, dozens injured amid Myanmar police opening fire

2 killed, dozens injured amid Myanmar police opening fire

An injured man is carried on a stretcher by medical staff after police fired at demonstrators in Mandalay Saturday during a protest against the military coup. Photo by Zaw Hein/EPA-EFEMyanmar police killed two people and injured dozens Saturday amid opening fire on protesters in Mandalay after sailors refused to return to work.The two civilians, including a young man, were killed after riot police opened fire with live ammunition and rubber bullets at protesters in Myanmar's second largest city after Yangon, .At least 40 protesters were injured, according to volunteer medics, in "the...

Feb 20
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Seven activists charged on eighth day of Myanmar protests against coup

Seven activists charged on eighth day of Myanmar protests against coup

Protesters hold placards at a rally Saturday against the military coup outside the U.S. embassy in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo by Nyein Chan Naing/EPA-EFESeven activists were issued arrest warrants on Saturday, the eighth day of Myanmar's protest against the military coup, over their social media posts.The activists were charged under section 505 (b) of the Penal Code for allegedly defaming the state and threatening "public tranquility," in their social media posts, the National Administrative Council said in a statement, .Among those charged Saturday, were Min Ko Naing, whose name means...

Feb 13
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Judge orders Treasury to give Trump 72 hours notice if releasing tax returns

Judge orders Treasury to give Trump 72 hours notice if releasing tax returns

×A federal judge ordered the Treasury in a hearing Friday to notify former President Donald Trump's lawyers in advance if it releases his tax returns. Photo Stefani Reynolds/UPI |A federal judge has ordered the Treasury Department to notify former President 's lawyers in advance before releasing his tax returns.U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump-appointee, ordered the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service in a hearing Friday Trump's personal lawyers 72 hours notice if it decides to provide the tax returns to the House Committee on Ways and Means.Committee Chairman...

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Protests spread across Russia over Nalvany's arrest, poisoning

Protests spread across Russia over Nalvany's arrest, poisoning

×Russian special police units officers clash Saturday with protesters during an unauthorized protest in support of Russian opposition leader and blogger Alexei Navalny in Moscow. Photo by Maxim Shipenkov/EPA-EFETens of thousands protested Saturday across Russia in response to opposition leader 's poisoning and arrest.The demonstrators spread out from the eastern regions of Russia, across the nation, included thousands gathered in central Moscow to march to the Kremlin. Riot police detained scores of them, .Navalny, a 44-year-old opposition leader, anticorruption activist and blogger, in...

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