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Tamir Rice’s mother now living in a homeless shelter to avoid ‘killing field’ where police shot him dead

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The family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice rejected Cleveland officials’ request that they delay a civil suit against the city, citing mental trauma his fatal shooting at the hands of police has caused his mother, the Washington Post reported.

Rice’s family said in a court motion filed on Monday that his mother, Samaria Rice, “has since been forced to move to a homeless shelter because she could no longer live next door to the killing field of her son.”

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Attorneys for the city had requested that the family delay its suit while the November 2014 shooting is being investigated, saying it would protect the two officers involved, Frank Garmback and Timothy Loehmann from having to give statements before knowing if they will be charged in connection with the shooting.

WEWS-TV reported that Samaria Rice criticized the slow pace of the investigation in a press conference on Monday.

“I want to know, how long do I have to wait for justice?” she said. The family said at the press conference that it is being represented by attorney Benjamin Crump, who also worked for the family of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

“It is so sad that the face of police brutality in America is going to be the 12-year-old face of Tamir Rice,” Crump said, adding, “No one is being held accountable for the death of Tamir Rice.”

Rice was shot and killed what was later determined to be a toy gun. Footage of the incident shows officers shooting him within seconds of pulling up to his location, then handcuffing his sister while failing to provide medical help for him.

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Watch video of Rice’s family’s press conference, as posted by WEWS on Monday, below.

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Guillotine carried by governor’s mansion as Puerto Rico protests escalate dramatically

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Puerto Ricans continue to rise up against leaders of their country as disaster relief and resources remain kept from those who need it most.

Since last month, the American territory has been dealing with near-non-stop earthquakes on the south side of the island. But it has only been recently that they were able to gain access to emergency supplies, the National Guard said Tuesday.

"Residents were irate when two warehouses — one in the southern city of Ponce and another near San Juan — were found to be filled with thousands of abandoned supplies, apparently never used after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017," AFP reported this week.

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Senators learn of damning timeline implicating Rudy Giuliani during Trump’s impeachment trial

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On Thursday, during the third day of the impeachment trial, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) walked senators through the timeline of actions carried out by President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

"We've walked through some of the timeline of the actions and statements about Ukraine, but let's just line them up briefly because it makes the story so clear," said Lofgren. "April 2019. Vice President Biden officially announced his campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. And a reminder, at the time of Biden's announcement and for months after, public polling, including from Fox News, showed that Biden would beat President Trump. The Fox News polling data is up on the chart."

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Internet blasts Trump claim he will save Social Security: ‘Were you lying yesterday or today?’

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President Donald Trump attempted to walk-back controversial statements he made suggesting he would push cuts to Social Security and Medicaid.

Cuts to the popular programs are overwhelmingly unpopular and have become a flashpoint in the 2020 presidential election.

While attending the World Economic Forum’s summit in Davos, Trump told CNBC's Joe Kernan that entitlements would be on his plate.

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