Attorneys for officers involved in George Floyd’s death argue for separate trials

Friday marked the first time Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao appeared in court together. Attorneys for the four Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death argued that their clients should each get a separate trial, while prosecutors contended Friday they should be tried together, in part to spare Floyd’s […]

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Rough arrest of Black teen in southern Louisiana prompts internal police probe

One Lafayette officer was put on leave and two more taken of regular duties, following bowling alley confrontation. Police in southern Louisiana put one officer on leave, removed two more from regular duty and launched an internal probe of their confrontation with two Black teens, officials said Thursday. Bystander video appeared to show at least […]

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Afghan government to start talks with Taliban, raising hopes for peace after decades of war

From 2009 to last year, more than 100,000 civilians were killed or injured in the war-torn nation, according to United Nations estimates. Long-awaited talks between the Taliban and an Afghan delegation that includes members of the government are due to begin Saturday, in a diplomatic breakthrough that could bring the country a step closer to […]

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Diana Rigg, star of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Avengers,’ dies at 82

“She died of cancer diagnosed in March, and spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life,” said Rigg’s daughter, Rachael Stirling. Emmy award-winning British actress Diana Rigg, who starred as Olenna Tyrell in “Game of Thrones” and Emma Peel in “The Avengers” TV series, has died, her daughter confirmed Thursday. She was 82. […]

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