Sunday , 24 September 2017

National News

Tennessee church shooting leaves 1 dead, 6 injured

One woman has been shot dead and six other churchgoers wounded by a gunman who opened fire Sunday morning at a Tennessee church as services were ending, authorities said. The shooting at Burnett’s Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee, started in the church’s parking lot, according to police and the Nashville Fire Department. Nashville Metro police spokesman Don Aaron …

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Merkel wins fourth term as German far-right party makes gains

German voters rewarded Angela Merkel’s center-right party in national elections on Sunday, sending the chancellor to a record fourth term as one of Europe’s key leaders. Germany’s far right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, however, scored higher than expected results, with dozens of lawmakers from the party voted into the country’s national Parliament — or Bundestag. The gains could …

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Calif. officials to consider whether age should determine release

To ease overcrowding in state prisons, California lawmakers want to release more of the state’s older prisoners and more of the inmates who were young when they committed their crimes. The two bills sent to Gov. Jerry Brown in the waning days of the legislative session are the latest attempt to keep the prison population below the cap set by …

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Profiles of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High

The nine black teenagers who integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in September 1957 all went on to seek higher education. Eight remain alive. While they’re most known for their collective story, they have their individual achievements as well. Here are their stories, as provided by organizers of the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine’s desegregation of all-white Central. …

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Segregation lingers in US schools 60 years after Little Rock

Among the most lasting and indelible images of the civil rights movement were the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 25, 1957. It had been three years since the Supreme Court had declared “separate but equal” …

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NFL players in London kneel and lock arms in solidarity during national anthem

In defiance of President Trump’s recent statement and tweets regarding professional athletes protesting before games, a host of players in London took a knee and locked arms together as the United States national anthem was performed. Today’s game in London is a match-up between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens. Jaguars owner Shahid Khan was also also locking arms …

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Weiner faces sentencing in latest chapter of sexting drama

It seemed as if Anthony Weiner had hit rock bottom when he resigned from Congress in 2011. “Bye-bye, pervert!” one heckler shouted as the Democrat quit amid revelations that he had sent graphic pictures of himself to women on social media. Time has shown his self-destructive drama had only just begun. Weiner, 53, is set to be sentenced Monday for …

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Dozens of players kneel, link arms at first NFL game since Trump remarks

About two dozen players, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the teams’ game at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Other players on one knee during the performance included Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley, wide receiver Mike Wallace and safety Lardarius Webb …

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