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A number of police officers have been suspended after body-camera footage showed a chemical “irritant” being sprayed in the face of a distraught and handcuffed nine-year-old girl. Officials in Rochester, New York, would not confirm how many officers had been sanctioned, but said the suspensions would last at least until an internal investigation is completed.
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Alaska plans to review its screening systems after issuing personalised number plates including “FUHRER” AND “3REICH”. Both plates were said to have been owned by the same person at different times and have been recalled following complaints, the US state’s Department of Administration said. A report said the “FUHRER” plate was issued over a decade
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Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black Hollywood actress known for portraying characters of strength, has died aged 96. The film, television and stage actress, whose 60-year career earned her three Emmys and a Tony Award, died on Thursday, her manager Larry Thompson said in a statement. No cause of death was given. “She had a heart
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A Donald Trump supporter who wrote about attacking high-profile Democrats and the offices of Twitter and Facebook has been charged with stockpiling weapons and homemade explosives. Officials found dozens of firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, pipe bombs and manuals like The Anarchist Cookbook and US Army Improvised Munitions Handbook when they raided the home
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Joe Biden has spoken to Vladimir Putin for the first time since taking office, with the US president raising concerns over the treatment of Alexei Navalny. The high-profile opposition figure, a vocal critic of the Russian president, was jailed after returning to Moscow from Germany, where he was recovering after being exposed to novichok. Mr
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