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US sheriff ‘targeted Hispanics’

15 December 2011 Last updated at 23:51 GMT Joe Arpaio is said to have helped shape the US debate over illegal immigration A lawman known for his tough stance on immigration has routinely discriminated against Hispanics, according to a federal… (READ MORE)

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Bradley Manning deserves a medal | Glenn Greenwald

After 17 months of pre-trial imprisonment, Bradley Manning, the 23-year-old US army private and accused WikiLeaks source, is finally going to see the inside of a courtroom. This Friday, on an army base in Maryland, the preliminary stage of his… (READ MORE)

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Undercover police spied on protesters at Occupy LA

Undercover police officers infiltrated Occupy LA’s tent city last month to spy on people suspected of stockpiling human waste and crude weapons for resisting an eventual eviction, police and city government sources have said. Authorities said the covert surveillance was… (READ MORE)

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US politics live: Eric Holder faces ‘Fast and Furious’ questions in Congress

1.20pm: Virginia Tech is in lock-down after shots were heard near the campus: Virginia Tech says a police officer has been shot, and a possible second victim has been reported at a parking lot near the campus. Authorities are seeking… (READ MORE)

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Randy Babbitt, US aviation chief, resigns over drink driving charge

Randy Babbitt, the chief of America’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), resigned on Tuesday over a drunken driving charge. Babbitt, 65, had been placed on a leave of absence as officials pondered how to handle the fallout from the weekend arrest… (READ MORE)

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Gay rights must be criterion for US aid allocations, instructs Obama

President Barack Obama has instructed officials to consider how countries treat their gay and lesbian populations when making decisions about allocating foreign aid. In the first US government strategy to deal with human rights abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual and… (READ MORE)

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