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Police were ordered to tell journalists the death of a Russian whistleblower was a ‘non-issue’: secret docs

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Newly-released confidential documents have revealed that British police were ordered to tell inquiring journalists that a Russian whistleblower’s suspicious death was a “non-issue.”

BuzzFeed News reported that documents released by the coroner overseeing the investigation into the death of Alexander Perepilichnyy show that although US intelligence had “high confidence” the whistleblower was killed by the Kremlin, the officer leading the investigation was to downplay the Russian’s death when interviewed about it.

Perepilichnyy, a financier, left Russia in 2009 and later handed documents over to Swiss prosecutors alleging the Kremlin was involved in a fraud scheme soon after. In 2012, he collapsed while jogging, and his death along with lawyer Sergei Magnistky exposed potential Russian assassinations in the UK.

Minutes from a meeting about the financier’s death reveal that Olivia Pinkney, then the assistant chief constable of Surrey, instructed detective superintendent Ian Pollard to coordinate with the police’s media office “and make it a non-issue.” Perepilichnyy’s death was classified as “unexplained and under investigation” in the cache of documents released by the coroner following a request from BuzzFeed, and the initial autopsy on him was “inconclusive.”

Despite her instructions, the report noted, Pinkney also criticized Surrey police for missing multiple opportunities to fully investigate whether Perepilichnyy was murdered.

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WATCH: Employee at Tim Hortons slurs Muslim couple and tells them ‘go back to your own country’

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According to a report from Deadline Detroit, a Muslim advocacy group has filed a complaint against a local Tim Horton's location after an employee insulted a Muslim couple and told them to "go back to their own country," followed by a sexist slur.

The report states Alaa Kouider and her husband, Ameur Dhaimini, were purchasing coffee at the local fast food location when they got into an argument with the cashier.

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Former New Hampshire GOP chair: Trump is using ‘the worst kind of racism’ to tear America apart

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President Donald Trump this past week ratcheted up racist rhetoric against four Democratic women of color, culminating in chants of "send her back" directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) during a Trump rally on Wednesday night.

Jennifer Horn, the former chairwoman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, has written an editorial for USA Today in which she laments the fact that the entire Republican Party has been transformed by Trump into a "racist, nationalist movement" that she believes is tearing the country apart.

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Immigration expert explains why Trump’s migrant policy won’t work

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After President Trump let the audience at his rally in Greenville, North Carolina, shout "send her back!" after he falsely accused Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of anti-Semitism, Republicans grew nervous about a backlash -- that this time, Trump had gone too far.

But the incident merely caps years of severe and inhumane rhetoric and policy targeting migrants. Raw Story spoke with Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law Practice at Cornell Law School, about why Trump and the GOP are enacting inhumane policies that won't even work to accomplish their goals.

Raw Story: In modern history, has anyone actually managed to shut down migration successfully or is Trump enacting all these vicious policies for nothing really? It seems like people who want to migrate really can't be stopped?

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