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July 01, 2015 01:57
Reuters / Adrees Latif
Fire destroys another African-American church in South Carolina
The Mt. Zion AME Church in Williamsburg County, South Carolina has burned down. Federal investigators suspect the blaze was started by a lightning strike, rather than arson, according to local reports.
A man carries a wreath and a banner as relatives and friends of Antonio Zambrano-Montes carry his coffin toward the cemetery in Pomaro, in the Mexican state of Michoacan March 7, 2015 (Reuters / Alan Ortega) ‘Investigation lacks objectivity’: Lawyers slam report into Zambrano-Montes killing, shot 17-times by police
Lawyers representing Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot by police in February, in Washington state, say a police investigation into his death was “disappointing,” while they have doubts whether it was carried out “impartially.”
Reuters / Adrees Latif Justice Dept. blasts Ferguson police response to protests in leaked report
Police trying to control the Ferguson protests had contradictory policies, violated free speech rights, and antagonized people with military-style tactics, said a new Justice Department report summary acquired by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Flags of Cuba and the U.S. (Reuters / Enrique De La Osa) Cuba, US to open embassies on/after July 20 at end of 50-year stalemate
The US and Cuba could open embassies in each other's capitals as early as July 20, Cuba’s foreign ministry has said, citing a letter from US President Barack Obama. The message comes following the decision to restore diplomatic relations.
Screenshot from YouTube.com video by  Ak Operators Union, Local 47-74 Buy American… Kalashnikovs: US-made Russian rifles now on sale
After a year of sanctions-imposed scarcity, Americans will finally be able to purchase Kalashnikovs. The Pennsylvania-based Kalashnikov USA announced it will sell several models of the iconic Russian rifles and shotguns, manufactured in the US.
Reuters / Vincent Kessler NSA’s XKEYSCORE spy program is ‘as easy as typing a few words in Google’
The National Security Agency’s infamous XKEYSCORE program, revealed by leaker Edward Snowden, makes searching the world’s private communications as easy to use as Google, according to training documents published by the Intercept.
A general view of the city of Chicago. (Reuters / Jim Young) Chasing clouds: Chicago hits Netflix, Amazon with unprecedented digital tax
​The Windy City of Chicago, Illinois is taking a bold new approach to taxation, hitting online streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Web Services with a 9 percent tax that goes into effect on Wednesday.
Reuters / Michaela Rehle Leaked TPP document shows US favoring Big Pharma
US negotiators in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks fought on behalf of big drug-making companies, championing intellectual property laws that would protect their profits from competition by generic medications, leaked documents have revealed.
Reuters / Kostas Tsironis Trailblazing: Indiana’s first #CannabisChurch tests limits of religious freedom
The Indianapolis-based First Church of Cannabis held its first service on Wednesday. The sect is seeking to get a religious exemption for the use of marijuana in Indiana, where the drug is illegal for both recreational and medicinal use.
Google Photos director Anil Sabharwal announces Google Photos during the 2015 Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California (AFP Photo / Justin Sullivan) ​Google apologizes after photo software tags black people as 'gorillas'
Google has apologized after its new Photos app classified two black friends as 'gorillas’, placing their photos in a special album. The tech giant has since removed the tag from the program, saying it is "genuinely sorry” for the mistake.
Screenshot from YouTube.com video by The Daily Pig Report
Berserk Colorado cop fired for beating of detainee
Police body-camera video and surveillance footage became proof against a police officer who severely beat a suspect in holding cell in December. To warning calls that the beating was being video recorded, a cop answered only “F**k that!”
Still from Youtube video 11yo Illinois boy arrested for playing with toy gun
An 11-year-old African-American boy in Illinois was arrested by police while playing with a toy gun in the street with his friends. Police said they made the arrest after receiving a call from a driver, who complained the toy gun had been pointed at him.
Reuters / Olivia Harris Muslim woman sues Michigan police after forced headscarf removal
A Muslim woman is suing Michigan police for allegedly coercing her into removing her Islamic headscarf after being arrested for a parking violation.
Reuters / Edgard Garrido ​Oy vey: Orthodox Jewish group hires Mexicans to protest NYC Pride
A group of Mexican men were paid to protest homosexuality at the New York City Pride parade. But what they wore made them stand out: They were dressed as Orthodox Jews in tzitzit (fringed Jewish prayer garments), black hats and fake peyot (sidelocks).

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