How the LAPD has changed 25 years after the riots

April 29, 2017

Los Angeles (CNN)The video was silent, but it spoke volumes: three white Los Angeles police officers, supervised by a sergeant, threw Rodney King to the ground, tased, kicked and stomped him, and battered him with batons 56 times. More than 20 officers responded when the black motorist led police on a high-speed chase after he didn’t pull over for allegedly speeding; 10 of them just stood around and watched as King was beaten. That moment, caught on video and broadcast on television …

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Venezuela says it will split from OAS as unrest continues

April 27, 2017

Caracas, Venezuela (CNN)Venezuela will withdraw from the Organization of American States (OAS), according to its foreign minister, who announced the decision on national television. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez told VTV state television Wednesday that the beleaguered country, which is facing huge civil unrest, would take the unprecedented step of leaving the pan-American organization over what it sees as attempts by foreign governments to interfere in its affairs by sidelining with the …

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Head to head: How Le Pen and Macron compare

April 24, 2017

(CNN)The French electorate gave the country’s political establishment a wake-up call Sunday as it voted for two outsider presidential candidates: one who has never held elected office and the other the leader of France’s far-right party. Fed up of the parties that have dominated French politics for decades, voters opted for the two politicians that promised the biggest shakeup — Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, early results indicated. They will face each other in a runoff …

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How US, Indonesia can both win from strengthening ties

April 22, 2017

(CNN)The penultimate stop on US Vice President Mike Pence’s tour to Asia was to Indonesia, a strategic move that should send positive signs about the Trump administration’s engagement to trade in the region. The largest country in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is important to the US as it is a vibrant democracy with a young and productive population and strong growth potential. It also has the world’s largest Muslim population and is known to practice religious tolerance. The US …

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The beginner’s guide to the French elections

April 20, 2017

(CNN)France is about to pick a new President. That’s nice, you say, but you’re still recovering from the tectonic shifts of 2016. (Brexit! Trump!) You really should pay attention, though. One of Europe’s most important countries could end up being run by a far-right leader or someone who’s never held elected office. Either way, the result will ripple across the globe. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming vote. Why should you care? If …

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Mike Huckabee Just Spent A Morning Yelling At Comcast On Twitter

April 18, 2017

Until now, the former Arkansas governor had been known for utilizing the platform to make jokes so bad not even comic Patton Oswalt could save them.But on Monday, Huckabee used Twitter much like many others: He complained about Comcast. That crack about former President Barack Obamacaught Comcasts attention: Although Comcasts efforts seemed to mollify Huckabee, he couldnt resist one last crack: Huckabee has used Twitter for customer service before. Earlier this month, he fired off a …

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Court blocks Arkansas from using lethal injection drug

April 15, 2017

(CNN)Plans by Arkansas to execute a group of inmates before the end of the month ran into more problems Friday. Pulaski County Judge Wendell Griffen issued a temporary restraining order that stops the state from using a certain drug for lethal injections. The supplier of the drug argued it wasn’t supposed to be used for capital punishment. It’s unclear what effect the ruling will have on the state’s plans to execute the men. …

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Chinese Media Can’t Stop Making Fun Of Donald Trump

April 15, 2017

One of Trumps reversals came on the issue of Chinese monetary policy. While he had previously accused Beijing of being world champions of currency manipulation, he reversed that position after a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Chinese media has referred to Trumps election a democracy malfunction, compared him to Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler, called himas ignorant as a childandmocked his spelling problems.During the presidential campaign, media in the country called Trump …

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Why Trump’s Syria Strike Will Not End Well

April 9, 2017

By now, it is clear that the missile strike hasnot impededAssad from using his air force to strike rebel strongholds. In fact, Syrian warplanes reportedly carried out strikes yesterday against rebels near the city of Homs taking off from the very air base hit by U.S. missiles. Trump even gave Assad advanced notice via Russian President Vladimir Putin, which enabled the Syrian dictator to move his troops and bunker his planes. Moreover, Trump left one of the airstrips at the targeted base …

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House Republicans Were Handed A Historic Opportunity. They’re Blowing It.

April 7, 2017

Its going great! Were making America great again, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) told The Huffington Post on Thursday when asked how things in the House were going. Were making progress on all those things, Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) said. When you have a bill thats not ready for prime time, the best thing for the American people is that we back up and get it right. Even Speaker Ryan (R-Wis.), who presented Republicans with a timeline at the beginning of the year that had them finished with their …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017 In today’s show, you’ll learn about some of the history and significance of the nuclear option, which was employed after a filibuster yesterday in the U.S. Senate. Following a sweep of severe storms across the U.S., we’re explaining the difference between a tornado watch and warning. And we’re looking at a method by which birdlike drones are keeping their natural counterparts away from airports. WEEKLY NEWSQUIZ Click for a printable version of the Weekly …

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The enduring appeal of Adrian Mole, aged 50 – BBC News

April 2, 2017

Image caption Stephen Mangan played Mole in The Cappuccino Years Stephen Mangan played Mole in the 2001 TV adaption of Townsend’s The Cappuccino Years and worked closely with the writer on bringing him to life on screen. Now aged 48, he began reading the Secret Diary as a teenager. “Obviously when you read it as a 13 or 14-year-old you miss some of the nuances, but what’s so clever about the books is that you get so many different perspectives,” he says. …

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Why China is banning beards and veils in Xinjiang

April 1, 2017

(CNN)No long beards. No veils in public places. No home-schooling. The latest measures — outlined in a sweeping new anti-extremism legislation — take effect Saturday and come on the heels of a series of steps to increase surveillance in the region that include the surrender of passports and mandatory GPS trackers in cars. “They’re doubling down on security in Xinjiang,” said James Leibold, an associate professor at Australia’s Le Trobe University, whose …

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