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Brazilian police engage in massive urban ‘pacification’ effort as World Cup approaches

Police moved into a series of favelas in Rio de Janeiro Sunday, continuing a drive to pacify the poor neighborhoods despite a police brutality scandal that has raised questions about the tactic. Backed by Brazilian marines in armored vehicles, more than 1,000 police poured into a dozen slum neighborhoods in…

Gingrich: Children of poor families are lazy, should be put to work

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), now seemingly the Republican party’s new frontrunner for their presidential nomination, took rhetorical aim on Thursday at an all new threat to America’s economy, one that’s been with us all along: lazy children of poor families. Speaking to a crowd in Iowa yesterday, Gingrich…

Eleven arrested as Los Angeles protests swell

LOS ANGELES — Eleven protestors were arrested Thursday in the biggest anti Wall Street-style demonstration yet in Los Angeles, with some 500 people rallying in the city’s downtown district, police said. Six men and five women were detained for trespassing by sitting down in the lobby of the Bank of…

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