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Life and death on the Mexican border

The Long Read: Most of those who attempt to climb the wall into the US will be arrested and sent back. If they survive, they will keep trying The wall is an army in brown. It is fabricated in sections 10 girders wide, 18ft tall and crowned with a metre-high …

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Kansas shooting: injured man says suspect asked victims about visas

Alok Madasani, who survived attack that killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla, tells New York Times suspect asked us what visa are we currently on A man injured in get out of my country before opening fire. One man, 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was killed. Two other men, 32-year-old Alok Madasani and 24-year-old Ian …

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Hoop dreams: the young Texas inmates hoping for a second chance

Gainesville state school is a juvenile correctional facility near the border with Oklahoma and its basketball team is on a quest for sporting redemption Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/feb/08/gainesville-texas-student-inmates-basketball

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Dennis Rodman on probation after driving wrong way on highway

Ex-basketball player pleads guilty after forcing another car off the road and into a concret wall on California Interstate 5 The former basketball star Dennis Rodman has received three years probation for going the wrong way on a California highway, forcing another car to crash. Rodman was also sentenced to …

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NBA star Derrick Rose and friends cleared in rape case

Jury cleared Rose and friends of trespassing, sexual battery and battery charges, a crushing blow to plaintiff who sought $21.5m in what she said was a gang rape A federal jury has cleared NBA star Derrick Rose and two of his friends of rape in a civil trial that put …

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‘Scared straight’ programs divide parents as kids see gruesome results of violence

A hospital executive in Brooklyn hopes showing kids cadavers and violent videos will help keep them away from guns: I just want to give them a choice In the basement of a hospital in East Brooklyn, 16 middle school students dressed in navy blazers and striped ties stare through a …

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Derrick Rose rape trial: LAPD detective’s apparent suicide complicates case

The alleged rape victim appeared shocked when death was shared in court, as Roses lawyer claimed Nadine Hernandez had told him theres no rape case here The apparent suicide of a Los Angeles police department detective who was investigating a rape allegation against NBA star Derrick Rose is a dramatic …

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Drake visited Drake University in Iowa, but most of the students were asleep

The social media campaign to bring the rapper to campus was a success but there werent many students around during the 2.30am visit A social media campaign at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, was successful in bringing the rapper Drake to the school though few were around to actually …

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Clinton hammers Trump on taxes: he ‘represents the rigged system’

Speaking in Ohio, the Democratic presidential nominee says Trump was taking from America with both hands and leaving the rest of us with the bill Hillary Clinton skewered opponent Donald Trump on Monday as a phony prophet of the working class amid revelations that the real estate mogul may have …

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Inside corporate America’s stand against transgender discrimination

PayPal, the NBA and others are protesting against a North Carolina law that bans transgender people from bathrooms that match their gender identity The passage of North Carolinas House Bill 2, a law that bans transgender people from using the public bathrooms that match their gender identities, has inspired an …

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