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Deaths climb to 72 in South Africa riots after Zuma jailed

The death toll climbed to 72 from rioting in South Africa on Tuesday, with many people trampled to death during looting at stores, as police and the military fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to try to halt the unrest set off by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. More than 1,200 people have

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Opinion: Will It Be As Easy Next Time?

The erosion of our Constitutional, God-given rights, started a long time ago, but with the vast government overreaction to the COVID pandemic, the slow wearing away of those rights has become a landslide. The First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion was partially abridged decades ago. Dismissing more than a century and a

Opinion

Opinion: Protests Inflaming Politics

A wooden barrier was blocking the street, and a policeman was standing beside his patrol car. Accident? Arrest? Nope, “protests,” the cop told me. A few blocks toward the center of the capital, more police cars cut off main avenues. Over the radio came word that demonstrators were near the White House shouting slogans. The

National

Trump visits Kenosha, calls violence ‘domestic terrorism’

President Donald Trump stood at the epicenter of the latest eruption over racial injustice Tuesday and came down squarely on the side of law enforcement, blaming “domestic terror” for the violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and making no nod to the underlying cause of anger and protests — the shooting of yet another Black man by

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California wildfires: Prepare to be away from home for days

California fire officials are cautiously optimistic after dodging a major lightning storm, but they are pleading with residents to stay out of evacuation zones and prepare for days away from home as three massive San Francisco Bay Area wildfires rage on, suffocating the region with smoky air. Gov. Gavin Newsom said this week will be

National

Private Border Wall Fundraisers Have Been Arrested on Fraud Charges

This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. When we asked Brian Kolfage last month to explain how his group We Build the Wall had spent the $25 million it had raised, plus address

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