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Occupy Wall Street protests ‘police brutality’

About 500 people, including activists from the Occupy Wall Street movement, marched through New York on Saturday in protest at police abuses. The demonstration through Manhattan marked the nationwide Annual Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality. However, the rally came under extra attention this year against the background of…

‘Home-grown’ rebellion fights New York smoking ban

NEW YORK (AFP) – In the midst of an unrelenting battle against smokers and cigarettes, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg might be surprised to hear there’s a tobacco plantation right under his nose. The rebel crop consists of 100 potted plants lined up in the Brooklyn garden of Audrey Silk,…