• Black Lives Matter vigil held outside National Cival Rights Museum
Black Lives Matter vigil held outside National Cival Rights Museum

The Black Lives Matter Movement, which was formed in 2013, is described as a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. The confusion flows in part from the decentralized structure of the Black Lives Matter organization and its founders' desire that it remain open and inclusive.

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  • Portugal win Euro 2016 Cup
Portugal win Euro 2016 Cup

France and Portugal fans from as far afield as Switzerland and the South Pacific gathered Sunday at the Stade de France stadium or took in the sights in Paris as they prepared to watch their teams meet in the European Championship final. First Nani's cross nearly drifted over Lloris and into the net but the France keeper saved. Hugo Lloris ...

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  • Israel imposes lockdown on tens of thousands of Palestinians in Hebron
Israel imposes lockdown on tens of thousands of Palestinians in Hebron

The move came one day after a 13-year-old girl was stabbed to death inside the settlement . The Maale Adumim mayor was on Sunday night officially informed of the decision by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman to allow the planning of the homes in the settlement east of Jerusalem, the spokesman told AFP.

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  • Kevin Durant Officially Signs With Warriors, Talks Publicly For
Kevin Durant Officially Signs With Warriors, Talks Publicly For

Kevin Durant: "We live in a comic book world where either you're a villian or a superhero if you're in this position". I don't treat people any differently because I made the decision to play basketball in another city. "I will miss Oklahoma City , and the role I have had in building this remarkable team". "Nothing in this league is easy, there...

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  • Rosberg handed 10s penalty, drops to third
Rosberg handed 10s penalty, drops to third

While Hamilton was checking out up front, Verstappen and Rosberg's battle for second continued, with Rosberg unable to make the move for second until lap 38 of the 52-lap race. Towards the end of the British Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg experienced gear box issues on his Mercedes. "I don't know if you can be as happy as me but I'm really happy"...

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  • Andy Murray Wins His Second Wimbledon Title
Andy Murray Wins His Second Wimbledon Title

He had lost his most recent three Grand Slam finals, all to Djokovic, including at the Australian Open in January and French Open last month, as well as the Australian Open in 2015. The new Wimbledon champion was later taken aback when the BBC's Sue Barker put it to him that he might have to dust off his dancing shoes for the champions' dinner afte...

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  • Kevin Pietersen labels Oscar Pistorius' 6-year sentence as 'pathetic'
Kevin Pietersen labels Oscar Pistorius' 6-year sentence as 'pathetic'

After delivering the verdict, the judge ordered a recess to give lawyers on both teams time to decide if they want to appeal. He will serve "between half and two thirds of the sentence" before he can apply for parole. It wasn't what Steenkamp's family or the thousands of people who religiously followed the development of case expected. "The law...

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  • 'Iraq war not last resort, Tony Blair exaggerated'
'Iraq war not last resort, Tony Blair exaggerated'

Chilcot also concluded that the military action "was not a last resort " and there had been other peaceful alternatives, which the government put aside. He said he felt " more sorrow, regret and apology than you may ever know " for the grief of those whose loved ones died. Howard said he did not think Australia should do the same, and that the dec...

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  • Rochester protests, sit-ins bring police in riot gear
Rochester protests, sit-ins bring police in riot gear

Tensions ran high between police and protesters, resulting in a few arrests and scattered scuffles. Bratton ordered solo cops to double up Friday evening and pulled unarmed cops off the street during the protesting. But later in the day, officials said they believed Johnson acted alone and was shooting from different levels. As many as 100 demo...

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  • Black Lives Matter Protester Recounts Dallas Shooting
Black Lives Matter Protester Recounts Dallas Shooting

Wednesday evening the group organized a peaceful " Black Lives Matter " protest at Belo Garden Park in downtown Dallas. The protests were sparked by the deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn., black men whose shootings by police were captured on video that quickly provoked outrage among nationa...

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  • Australia: Labor's Bill Shorten concedes defeat
Australia: Labor's Bill Shorten concedes defeat

Independent lawmaker Bob Katter declared on Thursday he would support a coalition minority government and Turnbull is in discussions with other independents and minor party lawmakers in case he falls short of 76 seats. The ruling conservative government is likely to win just enough seats in parliament to win outright, but is likely to need the su...

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  • Celebrities Offer Support With #FreeDeRay Following the Arrest of DeRay McKesson
Celebrities Offer Support With #FreeDeRay Following the Arrest of DeRay McKesson

Pepper spray was also used on some protesters. "I'm not concerned for what that brother did when he killed those cops", march leader and coalition member Kamau Becktemba said. "There are many people whose ties are too right and he[sic] police are denying all requests to loosen. The protesters have not been", Mckesson says.

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  • N.Korea: US Sanctions on Kim a 'Declaration of War'
N.Korea: US Sanctions on Kim a 'Declaration of War'

The US move was welcomed by South Korea which cut off all political and commercial ties under its own its own sanctions in February. Defying global sanctions, North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and a missile test, disguised as a satellite launch, in the following month.

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  • Companies bail out on GOP convention after facing pressure
Companies bail out on GOP convention after facing pressure

Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-2nd Dist.) wasn't there in 2008, when the Republicans nominated U.S. Sen. "When he ( Trump ) refers to a judge born in IN as a Mexican in a pejorative way, when he calls those crossing the border rapists or when he goes after McCain, somebody has to stand up and say, 'This is not the Republican Party, ' " Flake was qu...

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  • Lawyer: Minnesota cop reacted to Philando Castile's gun, not race
Lawyer: Minnesota cop reacted to Philando Castile's gun, not race

But the prosecutor said the shooting highlighted the need for better interactions between police and black residents. U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Southfield, said Congress needs to act. Both have been put on administrative leave. She says he told the officer he had a gun and a permit, but police have not commented on the events that led up to th...

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  • Japan's ruling coalition wins election, promises revival
Japan's ruling coalition wins election, promises revival

Supporters of prime minister Shinzo Abe want him to scrap the constitution's war-renouncing clause, and rewrite much of the rest to reflect conservative values. But a majority of voters see no need to revise the constitution and the dovish partner of Abe's Liberal Democratic Party is reluctant to change its pacifist Article 9.

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  • Iraq invaded before peace options exhausted: United Kingdom inquiry
Iraq invaded before peace options exhausted: United Kingdom inquiry

Monbiot noted that the Chilcot Inquiry had been given a narrow mandate, which excluded the crucial issue of the legality itself of the Iraq war. He also said that the legal basis for British military action in Iraq was "far from satisfactory", stressing that British policy on Iraq was made on the basis of "flawed intelligence and assessments"...

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  • Bangladesh Police May Have Killed a Hostage in Dhaka Siege
Bangladesh Police May Have Killed a Hostage in Dhaka Siege

The gunmen stormed the restaurant in Dhaka's diplomatic zone late on Friday and killed 20 people, majority foreigners from Italy, Japan, India and the United States, in an assault claimed by Islamic State. Police have eight people in custody, including one described as an attacker, but no one has been arrested as a suspect. He said the terroris...

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  • Clinton to visit Atlantic City next week to attack Trump
Clinton to visit Atlantic City next week to attack Trump

Asked about Biden's comments on MSNBC , Sanders said he spoke with Biden some time ago, but that nothing has changed and he has not endorsed Clinton's campaign. "While Hillary Clinton offers clear plans to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, Trump's reckless rhetoric and divisive ideas continue to alienat...

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  • Delhi will stand by Dhaka against terrorism
Delhi will stand by Dhaka against terrorism

Although the Islamic State claimed credit for the attack, the government has blamed home-grown militant groups of waging the violence in order to create political chaos in the country and undermine the secular government. The government says it will not be cowed by the violence. Earlier in the day, Mukherjee expressed India's support to Banglad...

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