Cub Scout kicked out of group after grilling Colorado Republican on guns

  • Ames Mayfield, 11, posed questions to Vicki Marble at group meeting
  • State senator was also asked about comments on African Americans

A Cub Scout was kicked out of his group after he questioned a Colorado Republican lawmaker about gun control and contentious comments she made about African Americans.

The story, which spread via social media, represents another political flashpoint for the Boy Scouts of America, of which the Cub Scouts is a part. The organisat...

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NYPD cops are smearing a victim accusing them of rape to avoid indictment

Two New York Police Department officers accused of raping a teenager while on duty are smearing the victim’s credibility over her social media posts and ideas of how a rape victim should behave, according to a letter obtained by the New York Post.

The teenager, who goes by the name “Anna Chambers” online and isn’t using her legal name in press, said she was raped by Brooklyn narcotics detectives Richard Hall and Edward Martins on September 15. Chambers said s...

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Brutal murder of Maltese journalist is a tragedy that should touch us all

The killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia is unusual because she was female and European – but there are many countries where brave reporters are routinely murdered for revealing the truth

Somehow it’s the violent deaths of female journalists that linger longest. Veronica Guerin, fearless Irish investigative reporter, shot dead in her car by gangsters at a traffic light. Anna Politkovskaya, gunned down in the stairwell of her Moscow flat. And now Daphne Caruana Galizia, the Maltese journalist w...

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Police investigate officers’ fatal shooting of Adelaide hit and run suspect

South Australian police say man deliberately drove into an officer who tried to pull him over at Mitchell Park

Elite South Australian police have shot dead a man who was wanted for earlier crashing his van into an officer.

Assistant commissioner Noel Bamford told reporters a full investigation would be conducted into the incident at the Tollgate Motel at Glen Osmond on Saturday night.

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Kurds defeated, displaced and divided after Iraq reclaims oil-rich Kirkuk

An independence referendum supposed to strengthen the Kurds’ position ended in a retreat in which Iranian influence was key

When the guns fell silent on the Kirkuk-Erbil road, just after noon on Friday, a fresh border had been scythed through the oil-rich soil – and a new line of influence carved across northern Iraq.

Their gun barrels still hot, vanquished peshmerga forces began another withdrawal a few miles closer to the seat of government in the now shrunken boundaries of Iraqi Ku...

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