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3 HOURS AGO - Russia Today

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NYC sued over violence against young inmates at notorious Rikers Island jail

Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday, alleging that the city has not sufficiently moved to reform the city’s notorious Rikers Island jail, where “force is used against adolescents at an alarming rate,” according to the US Justice Department.

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5 HOURS AGO - NPR

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Justice Department Sues Over Conditions At Rikers Island Jail

The Department of Justice is following through on its threat to sue the New York City over conditions at the notorious Rikers Island jail. The lawsuit announced today comes months after a scathing DOJ report that found a "culture of violence" against adolescent inmates at Rikers.

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3 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Ted Cruz Stretches The Truth On Cuba

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. Ted Cruz condemned President Obama’s announcement that he would normalize relations with Cuba, calling the communist country “a leading state sponsor of terrorism.” That’s a stretch, to say the least. It’s true that Cuba – along with Iran, Syria and Sudan — is listed by the State Department as one of four ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Iraq Kurds say Mount Sinjar siege broken

Nahyat al-Ayadhiya (Iraq) (AFP) - Kurdish forces pushed deep into jihadist strongholds in northern Iraq Thursday and claimed to have broken a siege on a mountain where Yazidi civilians and fighters have been trapped for months. The advances came as Pentagon sources claimed that several of the Islamic State group's key leaders were killed in US strikes in recent weeks, ...

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5 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Three Top Islamic State Leaders Killed In Air Strikes, U.S. Officials Say

WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq have killed three of the militant group's top leaders but not senior commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, U.S. officials said on Thursday. Among those killed was Abd al Basit, whom the officials described as the group's military 'emir,' and Haji Mutazz, a deputy to Baghdadi. Those strikes took ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Yahoo! News

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EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia

By Alastair Macdonald and Paul Taylor BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders warned Moscow they were ready exercise their combined muscle over the long haul in a confrontation with an economically wounded Russia if President Vladimir Putin refused to pull back from Ukraine. "We must go beyond being reactive and defensive. As Europeans we must regain our self-confidence and realize ...

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2 HOURS AGO - CBS News

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Putin's long and crazy annual press conference summed up in one minute

Each year, Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a press conference to address the concerns of the Russian people. This year's event ran four hours and Putin covered topics ranging from the "growing" Russian economy, to his love life.

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4 HOURS AGO - Globe and Mail

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4 HOURS AGO - Chicago Tribune

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Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 172 women, children in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 172 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sunday during a raid on the northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, residents said on Thursday.

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