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'It’s all just poison now': Poor in Flint are the victims of Republican governor 'who let us down'

Annette Williams is careful to hold her granddaughter Sharell’s head at bath time, to keep the two-year-old from taking a gulp of toxic water. Though most people no longer drink what flows through Flint’s corroded pipes, many families have little choice but to bathe in it.

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Ben Carson: My biography isn’t ‘100 percent accurate’ -- but 'none of the things are lies'

The Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson sought on Sunday to brush away growing questions about the accuracy of his autobiographical statements , implying it was not possible to be “100% accurate” when recalling events from recent history and instead blaming journalists for what he called a “political hit job”.

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Scott Walker takes third different position on birthright citizenship in seven days

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker said on Sunday he has no plans to alter or repeal the 14th amendment to the US constitution, which grants citizenship to those born or naturalised in the country, as Republican presidential hopefuls continued to grapple with the issue of immigration reform.

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Officers at Sam DuBose scene involved in death of another unarmed black man

Five years before University of Cincinnati officers Eric Weibel and Phillip Kidd corroborated the seemingly false account of an officer now charged with murder, they helped as Kelly Brinson was shocked and shackled

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US police killings headed for 1,100 this year -- with black Americans twice as likely to die

Police in the United States are killing people at a rate that would result in 1,100 fatalities by the end of this year, according to a Guardian investigation, which recorded an average of three people killed per day during the first half of 2015.

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Texas migrant detention facilities are like 'jail for children': lawmakers

House representatives visited two notorious centres for women and children who cross the Mexican border into the US, describing conditions as shocking

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How the CIA tortured its detainees

The CIA, and the Senate intelligence committee, would rather avoid the word “torture,” preferring euphemisms like “enhanced interrogation techniques” and “rendition, detention and interrogation program”. Many of the techniques employed by the CIA after capturing high-value targets have been documented in CIA memos released by the Obama administration , and in numerous leaks, including a report written by the International Committee of the Red Cross .

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Baltimore police wrongfully kept nearly 40 minors in jail during Freddie Gray protests

During three days following Freddie Gray’s funeral, almost 50 children were held despite 39 of them meeting standards for release, public defender office says

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Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison: 'I want to see a white man convicted for raping a black woman'

The Nobel prize-winning author tells Daily Telegraph that America’s race issues will never end until disparities in criminal justice system are resolved

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Ferguson mayor says it's not fair that Justice Department report focused on race

Police union leaders and city officials in Ferguson, Missouri, have continued to kick back against a damning report from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) that revealed routine violation of black residents’ constitutional rights, as the city prepares to negotiate a settlement with the federal government.

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House Speaker Boehner dismisses rumors of party revolt over his leadership

House speaker John Boehner on Sunday dismissed reports that conservative rivals are planning to oust him following a deal to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), amidst rumours that he promised a vote on a “clean bill” on the issue next week.

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Killing of Hispanic man stokes distrust between the city of Pasco and its police

About 10 years ago, Antonio Zambrano-Montes arrived in Pasco, Washington, in pursuit of what his family simply describes as “a better future”. He left behind a village in the municipality of De Aquila in the southern Mexican state of Michoacan. It was reportedly a place with no roads and no shops to buy clothes, where residents would travel by horse and cart to the next town to buy basic provisions and most worked as farm labourers.

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NYPD officer to be indicted in killing of unarmed 28-year-old black man, Akai Gurley

Nature of charges against Peter Liang, who claimed to have fired his gun accidentally in Brooklyn stairwell, as yet unclear, says lawyer of Gurley’s partner

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Ferguson police test less lethal ‘alternative’ gun that could have saved Mike Brown’s life

Ball-shaped projectile allegedly melds with first bullet fired from pistol to make ‘less lethal’ round but critics call for safety review before putting them in the field

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New York mayor Bill de Blasio plans to veto bill that would outlaw police chokeholds

New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to veto proposed legislation that would criminalise the use of chokeholds by the NYPD, his spokesman has told the Guardian. The move is likely to open another front in the battle over reforming the biggest police force in the US as local politicians vow to push the bill through.

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