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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Graham says Florida congresswoman was ‘rude’ to question Trump’s call to Gold Star widow

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Friday that Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) “started something that was rude” by questioning Trump about his comments to a Gold Star widow.

“[Wilson] is not a big fan of the president,” Graham said, talking to reporters at the Capitol Friday. “I think she started something that was rude. I would never do that.”

Graham’s comments are the latest in an ongoing feud between the White House and Wilson. Wilson was in the car with Gold Star widow...

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‘Trump is talking nonsense about issues he doesn’t understand’: UK officials bash false crime tweet

Donald Trump started his Friday out by falsely claiming the U.K. was in the midst of a crime-wave thanks to “radical Islamic terror” — prompting fury from British politicians.

“Just out report: ‘United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror'”, the President tweeted early in the morning. “Not good, we must keep America safe!”

Just out report: "United Kingdom crime rises 13...

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Spain announces takeover of Catalonia autonomous government, shattering 40 years of democracy

Catalonia’s regional government will be disbanded and its functions taken over by central Spanish government staff, ministers, and police under Article 155 of the national constitution, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy declared Thursday after his deadline for Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to bend the knee to Madrid passed without action.

While Rajoy’s government must still hold a formal vote scheduled for Saturday in order to put the provision into formal motion, the gear...

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There’s a reason you didn’t hear about a man who recently tried to bomb an airport

Odds are most Americans have no idea who Michael Christopher Estes is or how close he came earlier this month to exploding a homemade bomb to sow national fear at a regional airport in western North Carolina.

On October 6, officials at the Asheville Regional Airport discovered an explosive device in a backpack left at the entrance of a terminal; FBI agents found and arrested Estes a day later, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court. Authorities said in the complain...

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Trump dodges question about true meaning of NFL protests

President Trump has repeatedly portrayed NFL players who kneel during the national anthem as disrespecting the American flag, and by extension, the country.

But that’s not an accurate portrayal of why then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started taking a knee during the anthem early last season — to protest police brutality against people of color.

During a news conference on Monday, a black reporter asked Trump to respond to players like Kaepernick who view th...

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New Jersey gubernatorial candidate releases racist attack ad fear-mongering about sanctuary cities

New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno (R) released an attack ad Wednesday night claiming Democratic opponent Phil Murphy’s stance on so-called “sanctuary cities” would lead to more rapists and criminal immigrants in the state.

The 30-second ad was released hours after Murphy said in a debate that he supported “sanctuary” policies to prevent local and state law enforcement officials from holding suspected undocumented immigrants for ...

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Suit: White nationalists, militias in Charlottesville were illegal paramilitaries who must be banned

Out-of-state militia members would be barred from returning to Virginia if a new lawsuit stemming from the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia this August succeeds.

“Our complaint shows that there are legal tools available to ensure that the streets do not become battlefields for those who organize and engage in paramilitary activity,” attorney Mary McCord of the Georgetown Law Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) said in a...

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Leaked FBI report stokes fears of ‘Black Identity Extremists.’ We’ve seen this before.

The FBI has prepared a nationwide warning for white Americans to be afraid of black people, an ominous siren call coinciding with President Donald Trump’s penchant for stoking racial divisions in the country.

A leaked FBI intelligence assessment obtained and released last week by Foreign Policy targeted what it calls “Black Identity Extremists,” describing them as “very likely” to perpetrate violence against law enforcement officials in retribution to t...

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Despite social mores, Afghanistan sketch comedy show ‘brings truth to the people’

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — For many Afghans, daily life in the country can seem like a constant struggle against corruption, pollution, sexism, political infighting, and the ever-present threat of attack. 

Dealing with these frustrations and complications — watching an armored car speed past a group of school children like they were bowling pins or knowing a bureaucratic matter will be stuck in an endless loop of setbacks and excuses until you...

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