How the LAPD has changed 25 years after the riots

April 29, 2017

… compliant with each line of the decree. “Bratton and his team modeled a respectful treatment of the public,” Rice said. “Cops were fired for lying. They were fired for abusing people.” “Previously, cops knew they could get away with anything, because the LAPD refused to indict any of its own,” she said. Lessons learned in the riots The consent decree set out to address the deep institutional problems that gave rise to the fury of the riots. In 1992, when …

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The LA riots were a rude awakening for Korean-Americans

April 28, 2017

Los Angeles (CNN)Chang Lee gripped his fingers tighter around the gun and screamed at potential looters from the rooftop of the small strip mall where he stood. The 35-year-old had never held a firearm before the LA riots. Lighting up the blocks around him, Lee could smell the fires burning in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. “Where are the police? Where are the police?” Lee whispered over and over from his rooftop perch. Lee would not see law enforcement for three days — only …

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How much would fictional houses cost in real life?

April 28, 2017

(CNN)From Great Gatsby’s luxury estate to Count Dracula’s Transylvanian lair and Amelie Poulain’s tiny Parisian pad, the houses in which our favorite fictional characters reside are often inspired by real-life properties. CNN tracked down some of literary and cinematographic history’s most famous post codes and calculated their value in today’s property markets. Use the slider tool to reveal their prices. The Great Gatsby (1925), F. Scott Fitzgerald …

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Botched energy scheme inquiry to get under way – BBC News

April 28, 2017

Spiralling costs The green scheme was set up in 2012 to encourage businesses and other non-domestic users to move from using fossil fuels to renewable heating systems. In what has been dubbed the “cash-for-ash” scandal, the flawed scheme meant users could legitimately earn more cash the more fuel they burned. The inquiry was announced in January by the then Finance Minister Mirtn Muilleoir. It was set up to investigate the design and operation of the scheme, which at one point …

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Lloyds Bank’s profits rise despite ‘challenging’ times – BBC News

April 27, 2017

… “This time last year they had to disclose a horrible loss due to volatility in their own bond prices. “There’s none of that this year, [but] they still had to make another provision for about half a billion pounds for sins of the past, PPI [payment protection insurance] and things like that.” Lloyds recently set aside an extra 350m to cover mis-sold PPI claims and 100m to cover compensation for victims of fraud by former HBOS staff. Mr Horta-Osorio said on Thursday that …

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‘Robbery of the century’: Brazen heist erupts into gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

April 25, 2017

… and lasted for about two hours. Another officer and three bystanders were injured and taken to local hospitals, police said. Grenades were set off and more than a dozen vehicles were set on fire as the robbery took place. Police said officers engaged in a gun battle with snipers and others armed with large caliber weapons, dynamite and caltrops. In a building next to the security firm, Alejandro Anisimoff and his family ran and hid when the robbers broke into their home. “We heard …

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French presidential candidate Macron targeted by hackers, cyber firm says

April 25, 2017

… accidentally compromising their email accounts. For example, a fake domain called mail-en-marche.fr was set up on April 12. Macron’s party is “En Marche!” Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH A French official told CNN that French intelligence services are warning campaigns to take steps to prevent being targeted by hackers. Macron, a centrist candidate, won the first round of the French Presidential election Sunday, taking home 24.01% of the vote. He will …

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Rebuilding a Nepali village, one block at a time

April 25, 2017

… Rather than solely delivering aid, Conscious Impact has made its mission to teach local Nepalese how to rebuild their communities. The organization set up its headquarters in Takure to “empower and collaborate.” The group envisions its training center as a “self-sufficient, Nepali run business which can function as a national hub for local, culturally-relevant, sustainable, earthquake-resistant, and affordable technologies in …

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Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far.

April 24, 2017

Almost 100 days into Trumps tenure, the fears of environmentalists, scientists, public health advocates have been confirmed and then some. On the day Trump took office, a page devoted to climate change action on the White House website disappeared. Four days later, Trump signed executive orders reviving the controversialKeystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, a move that set the tone for a series of swift and sweeping changes to the nations climate and environmental policies that were soon …

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Seven ways it helps to have rich parents – BBC News

April 23, 2017

… vast majority of young adults working in the private sector will never have pensions as generous as those enjoyed by their older colleagues. This is because most employers have closed defined benefits pension schemes, which typically see employees paid a set proportion of their average or final salary when they retire. The schemes that have replaced them are typically much less generous. Of those people born in the 1970s, 75% have either received or expect to receive an inheritance. This …

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‘Randamoozham’: India to produce its most expensive film ever

April 19, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)With a budget of $155 million, India is set to make the longest poem ever written into its most expensive film ever. The figure may seem paltry by Hollywood standards, but it is new territory in India, where costs for its highest-budget movies barely skim $25 million. Based on the Sanskrit epic the “Mahabharata,” “Randamoozham” has surpassed previous record-breaking budgets like that of the upcoming Tamil-language sci-fi thriller “2.0,” which …

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British and Irish Lions tour 2017: All you need to know

April 19, 2017

(CNN)Four nations, one rugby team. One goal — to win a Test series against the mighty All Blacks of New Zealand. The 2017 British and Irish Lions tour is approaching, one of the most anticipated events in world rugby. It happens every four years, and the privileged players to be selected for this summer’s party are set to be announced Wednesday. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Scrapped free schools ‘wasted’ nearly 140m, says NUT – BBC News

April 17, 2017

… that 131 new schools had been approved under the free school programme, creating around 69,000 places. ‘More choice’ Free schools are state schools that are outside of local authority networks and which are set up by groups such as academy trusts, charities, parents and community groups. There are now about 800 free schools either open or in the pipeline. The NUT said the 138.5m on the closed or unopened schools would have paid for 3,680 teachers for a year. Mr Courtney added: …

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Egyptians mourn, but do they understand?

April 10, 2017

… bring back the victims nor prevent the next set of them. Widespread everyday discrimination, both legal and social, is far more consequential than tired slogans wheeled out after every tragedy. The Egyptian version of thoughts, prayers and inaction will only serve as a placeholder for the next time Egyptians experience a similar tragedy. Terrorists have escalated their campaign against Egypt’s Christians. And the state’s old policies and rhetoric have failed. A fresh approach is …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Northern Africa and Northern Europe. In the nation of Egypt Sunday, bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed at least 43 people. The first blast took place during a service at St. George’s Church in the city of Tanta. Egypt’s state TV said a bomb was placed under a seat in the main prayer hall. And afterward, outside Mr. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the city of Alexandria, a suicide bomber set off explosives after police reportedly stopped the attack from …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… Masters to become only the sixth player to complete the set of all four of golf’s major titles, was unable to make any real inroads in a round of 71 Saturday for level par overall. “I need to play probably the round of my life tomorrow to have a chance,” McIlroy told BBC Sport. Golf icons remember Arnold Palmer The biggest comeback after 54 holes is the eight shots retrieved by Jack Burke against the amateur Ken Venturi in 1956. That should give some hope to …

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Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… cases it drives a wedge between schools and families. The real problem is holiday pricing. Neither parents nor schools set the prices of holidays. They will both continue to be caught between a rock and hard place without some sensible government intervention.” Representatives of the tourism industry said it was not possible to say whether people in the industry were taking their children out of school so they could have a family holiday outside of the peak season, when they would need to …

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