"Why Are Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers So Scared?": Self-Defense Claims by White Attackers Seen As Racist

As the jury deliberates in the trial of the three white men charged with hunting down and murdering 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery, we speak with Nicole Lewis, Senior editor of Jurisprudence at Slate about her piece titled, “Why Are Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers So Scared?” She says claims of self-defense from armed white people serve …
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Who Is ISIS-K? Anti-Taliban, Anti-U.S. Terror Group Claims Responsibility for Kabul Suicide Bombs

We speak with Haroun Rahimi, assistant professor of law at the American University of Afghanistan, about the Islamic State affiliate that claimed responsibility for this week’s devastating suicide bombings at Kabul airport, which killed more than 110 people, including 13 U.S. troops. Islamic State Khorasan, or ISIS-K, is a puritanical group that is “critical of …
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Nicola Sturgeon’s stance on oil and gas has ‘changed significantly’, claims Greens

Support us and go ad-free The Scottish Greens hailed Nicola Sturgeon’s “significant change of direction” on the oil and gas industry despite the first minister refusing to say whether she opposed new oil fields such as Cambo. The agreement A deal between the SNP and Scottish Greens would see two Green MSPs become government ministers, …
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Gavin Williamson claims he can’t remember his his A-level grades

Support us and go ad-free Education secretary Gavin Williamson has claimed that he cannot remember the results of his A-levels. As hundreds of thousands of students received their A-level grades, Williamson vividly recalled the day 27 years ago when he received his results. But pressed on what they actually were, he insisted that his memory …
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This multi-million dollar mining company’s carbon neutral claims don’t add up

Support us and go ad-free Dalradian Gold Ltd has been working and drilling in the Sperrin mountains of County Tyrone since 2009 under prospecting licences. And in 2017, it applied for a licence to mine for gold in this area. It claims: the project is currently moving through the planning process and as it’s 100% carbon …
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Socialist Pedro Castillo Won Peru’s Election, But Coup Fears Grow as Fujimori Falsely Claims Fraud

Fears are growing in Peru that supporters of right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of imprisoned former dictator Alberto Fujimori, will stage a coup to prevent her rival, the socialist teacher and union leader Pedro Castillo, from taking power. With 100% of votes counted from the June 6 election, Castillo has a 44,000-vote lead, …
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Claims Boris Johnson’s borders indecision has ‘blown’ coronavirus road map

Boris Johnson’s indecision over securing the UK’s borders has “blown” his coronavirus (Covid-19) road map to freedom, according to Labour leader Keir Starmer. “Indecision” The Labour leader repeatedly pressed the prime minister to explain the UK’s high rates of the Delta variant first identified in India, which has been blamed for the four-week delay on …
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Health and safety boss claims to have been ‘unaware of report condemning Grenfell smoke vents’

Residents living in Grenfell Tower were unaware that a smoke ventilation system had been condemned, the inquiry into the 2017 blaze has heard. Deficient A bin fire in the 24-storey block of flats in April 2010 exposed some concerns with the automatic opening vents (AOVs), and London Fire Brigade issued a deficiency notice four years …
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Ex-MP claims ‘senior people’ at The Sun knew information was unlawfully obtained

Former Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes has said knowledge that his private information was unlawfully obtained “went to the top in The Sun”, after accepting “substantial” damages from the newspaper’s publisher. Damage Hughes sued News Group Newspapers (NGN), the publisher of the Sun and the now-defunct News Of The World, for misuse of private information …
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Adrian Chiles sorry for not challenging QC’s ‘evil nonsense’ Hillsborough claims

Radio presenter Adrian Chiles has told listeners he is “absolutely mortified” that he failed to challenge a lawyer over “evil nonsense” claims he made on his show about Liverpool fans causing a “riot” ahead of the Hillsborough Disaster. “Absolute nonsense” Jonathan Goldberg QC spoke to Chiles on BBC Radio 5 Live on 26 May after …
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