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U.S. may ignore Saudi use of child soldiers

Politics | Children fighting in Yemen caught in political tug-of-war over U.S-Saudi relations
by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/20/19, 05:35 pm

WASHINGTON—Speculation that the Trump administration would give Saudi Arabia a pass for using child soldiers sparked criticism this week from congressional lawmakers already frustrated with U.S. relations with the kingdom.

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Family sues Phoenix police for civil rights violations

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/17/19, 01:00 pm

The city of Phoenix is facing a $10 million legal claim accusing city police officers of civil rights violations during an arrest involving an alleged shoplifting. The suit accuses officers of pointing guns and yelling profane commands at a father and pregnant mother after they said their 4-year-old young daughter took a doll from a Family Dollar store without their knowledge. Parents Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper said an officer injured their 1-year-old daughter after Harper would not respond to an officer’s command to put the child down.

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Blackface photo not decisively linked to Virginia’s governor

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/22/19, 12:46 pm

Eastern Virginia Medical School said Wednesday that the investigation into whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, appears in a 1984 yearbook photo of a man in blackface was inconclusive. The law firm hired by the school said it could not “conclusively determine” the identities of the man wearing blackface or the man next to him in a Ku Klux Klan hood. Investigators also could not determine how the photo was placed in the yearbook but found no evidence it was a mistake or prank.

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