John Swaine

Arrests and Non-Violent Protests in Ferguson Mark 1st Anniversary of the Killing of Michael Brown

St Louis County has issued a state of emergency following Sunday night’s escalation in violence during a demonstration marking the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

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Shocker: Chris Christie's Lawyers Say He May Have Known of Lane Closures on GW Bridge

The New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, may have been told about politically motivated lane closures on a key bridge linking his state with New York as they were happening, a report by his lawyers concluded on Thursday.

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McDonald's Under Fire for Ripping Off Workers

A hotline for fast-food workers to anonymously report allegations of illegal or unjust pay practices by their bosses would be set up in New York under plans to build on a national campaign to improve conditions for American workers.

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Florida Wants to Put Black Woman in Prison for 60 years for Firing Warning Shot in Self Defense

A Florida woman who won a retrial after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a “warning shot” in the direction of her violent husband has been told that her jail term could be tripled if she is convicted again.

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