Jon Swaine

Trump's McDonald's Binges and Screaming Fits Revealed in New Book

Donald Trump’s preferred order at McDonald’s has been revealed as a waistband-busting meal containing alarming amounts of fat and salt.

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Two of the Most Prominent Anti-Trump Conspiracists Online Have Been Exposed by Their Hoaxer

Explosive allegations about Donald Trump made by online writers with large followings among Trump critics were based on bogus information from a hoaxer who falsely claimed to work in law enforcement.

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This Trump Lawyer's Business Dealings Are as Slimy as His Most Famous Client's

More than 15,000 Americans were losing their jobs each day in June 2009, as the US struggled to climb out of a painful recession following its worst financial crisis in decades.

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Four More Journalists Slapped With Felony Charges for Covering Inauguration Unrest

Four more journalists have been charged with felonies after being arrested while covering the unrest around Donald Trump’s inauguration, meaning that at least six media workers are facing up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted.

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Young Black Men Killed by U.S. Police at Highest Rate in Year of 1,134 Deaths

Young black men were nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed by police officers in 2015, according to the findings of a Guardian study that recorded a final tally of 1,134 deaths at the hands of law enforcement officers this year.

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Cleveland Officer Who Fatally Shot 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice Will Not Face Charges

The white police officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice, an African American 12-year-old, will not face criminal charges, it was announced on Monday, more than a year after the shooting in Cleveland.

A grand jury declined to indict officer Timothy Loehmann, who opened fire on Rice less than two seconds after arriving at a park where the 12-year-old was playing with a toy gun on Nov. 22, 2014. Loehmann’s partner, Frank Garmback, will also face no charges, Cuyahoga county prosecutor Timothy McGinty announced at a press conference.

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Trump: I Would Have 'Just Listened' If Supporter Had Opposed Black People

Donald Trump on Sunday defended his failure to challenge a supporter who made anti-Muslim remarks at one of his presidential campaign rallies, by saying he would have responded the same way if the man had attacked black people.

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Young Black Man Jailed Since April For Alleged $5 Theft Found Dead In Cell

A young black man arrested by police in Portsmouth, Virginia, on the same day that one of the city’s officers fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, has been found dead in jail after spending almost four months behind bars without bail for stealing groceries worth $5.

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Autopsy Indicates Officer Shot Unarmed Teen William Chapman from Distance

An unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot in the face by a police officer from several feet away during their confrontation outside a supermarket in Virginiaearlier this year, the findings of his autopsy indicate.

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St. Louis Teenager Killed by Police Was Shot in the Back, Autopsy Finds

A black 18-year-old killed by police in St Louis earlier this week was shot in the back, authorities said on Friday, adding weight to protests that have challenged the official account of his death.

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Ferguson Forced to Return Humvees as US Military Gear Still Flows to Local Police

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is being forced by the Obama administration to return two military vehicles that it obtained from the Pentagon, amid widespread concern and criticism over the deployment on American streets of equipment intended for war zones.

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Alabama Police Officer Kept His Job After Proposal to Murder Black Man and Hide Evidence

A police officer in Alabama proposed murdering a black resident and creating bogus evidence to suggest the killing was in self-defence, the Guardian has learned.

Officer Troy Middlebrooks kept his job and continues to patrol Alexander City after authorities there paid the man $35,000 to avoid being publicly sued over the incident. Middlebrooks, a veteran of the US marines, said the man “needs a god damn bullet” and allegedly referred to him as “that nigger”, after becoming frustrated that the man was not punished more harshly over a prior run-in.The payment was made to the black resident, Vincent Bias, after a secret recording of Middlebrooks’s remarks was played to police chiefs and the mayor. Elected city councillors said they were not consulted. A copy of the recording was obtained by the Guardian.

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Leader of Group Cited in 'Dylann Roof Manifesto' Donated to Top Republicans

The leader of a rightwing group that Dylann Roof allegedly credits with helping to radicalise him against black people before the Charleston church massacre has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Republicans such as presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Rick Santorum.

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Freddie Gray Death: Cries of 'Justice' in Baltimore After Six Officers Charged

A criminal prosecution for murder will be brought over the death of Freddie Grayin Baltimore, the city’s top prosecutor announced on Friday morning.

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Baltimore Brings In National Guard After Clashes Between Protestors and Police

Troops from the US national guard began rolling into Baltimore in armored vehicles after violent clashes, looting and fires led city authorities to declare a week-long curfew banning people from the streets at night.

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Baltimore Freddie Gray Protests Turn Violent as Police and Crowds Clash

At least a dozen protesters were arrested in Baltimore on Saturday evening after peaceful demonstrations over the death of Freddie Gray were followed by clashes with police in riot gear and scattered vandalism.

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Baltimore Officer Suspended in Freddie Gray Case Has Past Accusations of Domestic Violence

The Baltimore police officer who led the initial chase of Freddie Gray, the young man who died after being arrested and suffering a broken neck, has twice been accused of domestic violence and was temporarily ordered by a court to stay away from a second person.

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LISTEN: Cop Who Shot and Killed Walter Scott Laughed About Adrenaline Rush

The police officer who killed Walter Scott in South Carolina laughed about the adrenaline rush he was feeling, in a conversation that offers a new insight into his mindset in the minutes after the shooting.

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Two Ferguson Police Officers Shot During Protest Were Seriously Injured, Officials Say

Two police officers have been shot in Ferguson, Missouri, as a small demonstration wound down in the city gripped by unrest since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old last year.

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With Ferguson Spring Break, Students Have an Opportunity to Take Action

College students are being urged to scrap plans for beer bongs on sunny beaches, in favour of a serious-minded spring break in Ferguson, the Missouri town that was roiled by protests and unrest following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old.

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Alan Dershowitz Tried to Discredit Teenager Who Accused Jeffrey Epstein of Rape

Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard University professor accused alongside Prince Andrew of having sexual relations with a teenage associate of their friend Jeffrey Epstein, was also involved in an effort to discredit a teenage girl who accused Epstein of rape.

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WATCH: Ohio Cops Shoot and Kill John Crawford then Threaten Crawford's Sobbing Girlfriend with Jail

Police aggressively questioned the tearful girlfriend of a young black man they had just shot dead as he held a BB gun in an Ohio supermarket, accusing her of lying, threatening her with jail, and suggesting she was high on drugs.

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Missouri Governor Declares State of Emergency as National Guard Called in to Ferguson

The governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency on Monday, authorizing the National Guard to assist the policing of protests expected in Ferguson after it is announced whether a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black 18-year-old will face charges.

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Ferguson Braces for Protests After Police Kill Black Teen Weeks After Michael Brown's Death

Authorities in Missouri are braced for a weekend of reinvigorated protests around the city of Ferguson over the killing of Michael Brown, after another black 18-year-old was shot dead by a police officer in nearby St Louis.

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Missouri Police 'Shoot Second Man' in City Where Teenager was Killed

A second man has been shot by police in the Missouri city where an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot dead last weekend, according to multiple reports.

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"Fighting for Our Own Survival:" Detroit Residents Display Fierce Resistance to Water Shutoff

When the coast is clear, and the trucks from the contractor shutting off water for the city of Detroit have rolled away, the men with water keys come. 

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Chris Christie Donor's Property Venture Given $106 Million by the State

Chris Christie’s New Jersey administration awarded a $105.6m public subsidy to a property venture involving a close friend and financial backer of the governor, after state law was amended to enable the project to qualify for the money.

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Pussy Riot Members Visit Jailed Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan

Cecily McMillan, the Occupy Wall Street activist convicted of assaulting a New York police officer, received a celebrity endorsement of sorts on Friday when two members of the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot visited her in prison.

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Occupy Trial Juror Describes Shock at Activist's Potential Prison Sentence

As Cecily McMillan was led to a cell in handcuffs amid uproar from her supporters, the 12 jurors who had just convicted the Occupy Wall Street activist of assaulting a New York police officer were whisked away in a police van. On the two-mile trip north through Manhattan to Union Square, where they were deposited well away from Monday's courtroom commotion, some pulled out mobile phones and began searching online for news on the trial they had just spent a month of their lives considering.

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Newsweek Honcho Thinks Gays Can Be 'Cured'? Behind New Owners' Strange Ties to Controversial Pastor

It was meant to herald the triumphant return to newsstands of a venerable 80-year-old American media institution with a proud journalistic record.

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