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Trump orders agencies to halt some diversity training

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/07/20, 05:26 am

Federal agencies will identify spending tied to programs on white privilege, critical race theory, or any other content that presents any race as “inherently racist or evil,” according to a memo released on Friday. Russell Vought, director of the Office of Management and Budget, issued the notice after President Donald Trump ordered his office to end the “divisive, anti-American propaganda.” Vought said the administration will issue further guidance on the training sessions.

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Officers kill suspected Portland gunman

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/04/20, 03:51 am

A federal task force shot and killed suspect Michael Forest Reinoehl after he pulled a weapon as they attempted to arrest him Thursday in Lacey, Wash., according to Thurston County, Wash., Sheriff’s Lt. Ray Brady. Reinoehl was a suspect in the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Aaron “Jay” Danielson during a clash Saturday between Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Ore. Officers obtained a warrant to arrest Reinoehl and tracked him down to an apartment in Lacey.

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Video reveals police suffocation from March

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/03/20, 04:04 am

A black man with mental health issues died from asphyxiation after police officers in Rochester, N.Y., covered his head with a “spit hood” and pressed his face to the pavement for two minutes. Details from the March 23 incident surfaced after Daniel Prude’s family on Wednesday obtained video and reports from a public records request. New York Attorney General Letitia James said an investigation is ongoing. Protesters gathered Wednesday outside Rochester’s police headquarters and at the spot where Prude died, where they chanted and prayed.

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