Family of grandmother killed in U.S. drone strike arrives for visit at Congress

Drawing on a pad of paper in a Washington DC hotel, Nabeela ur Rehman recalled the day her grandmother was killed. "I was running away," the nine-year told the Guardian. "I was trying to wipe away the blood."

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Pakistani drone victims' lawyer says U.S. blocked his visit to Congress

The US government is being accused of derailing a congressional hearing that would be the first to hear testimony from survivors of an alleged CIA drone strike by failing to grant the family's lawyer's a visa.

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NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly defends stop-and-frisk in appeal to public

With lawsuits pending over department's stop-and-frisk policy and Muslim surveillance, the police commissioner turns to the media to vigorously defend his record as the city's top cop

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NYPD collaborated with CIA on surveillance after 9/11

Campaigners for greater accountability at New York's powerful police force have seized on a report that details for the first time the extent of the collaboration between the CIA and the NYPD in the years after 9/11.

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Trial ends as judge determines whether NYPD's 'stop and frisk' policy is unconstitutional

Judge did not provide timeframe for when ruling will be given but said landmark federal trial is 'timely and pressing matter'

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Judge questions efforts of NYPD's stop-and-frisk 'all-star' Kha Dang who was 'wrong 95 percent of the time'

Kha Dang, who made just six arrests out of 127 stops in summer 2009, insists officers were not stopping people without cause

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Judge concerned by NYPD officers' testimony in stop and frisk trial

The federal judge presiding over the landmark case against the New York police department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy has complained that witnesses have perjured themselves during the hearings.

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Officer testifies stop-and-frisk program motivated by quotas and race

Officer secretly recorded conversation with his supervisor in which he is apparently told to target 'male blacks 14 to 21'

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NYPD faces class-action lawsuit over controversial stop-and-frisk policy

A landmark trial challenging the New York police department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy began in a lower Manhattan court on Monday.

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NYPD officer threatened to shoot grandmother of killed teen, lawsuit claims

After shooting dead an unarmed teenager in his bathroom, a New York City police officer threatened to kill the boy's distraught grandmother, a newly filed lawsuit alleges.

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UN to investigate legality of U.S drone strikes

A newly-announced UN inquiry into the rise of drone strikes and targeted killings around the world has drawn measured optimism and concerns from national security experts and the international human rights community.

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U.S. and Mexican relations strain over death involving border patrol

The Mexican government and the FBI are at odds over who was responsible for a death that followed a pair of shootings involving US border patrol agents.

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Solitary confinement on trial: Senators consider human rights issues in U.S. prisons

The first-ever congressional hearing on the use of solitary confinement in US prisons has begun in Washington.

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Occupy Wall Street trial begins for protesters accused of trespassing

Eight Occupy Wall Street protesters accused of trespassing on the property of a New York church in December went on trial Monday.

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DOJ calls meeting with NYPD over stop-and-frisk

A dozen New York City lawmakers will meet members of Congress and officials from the justice department on Wednesday in the hope of prompting a federal investigation into the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

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