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Politics 2020-07-04T09:00:00Z
A protester wears a mask and holds a homemade sign that says "Defund the Police" at a demonstration on June 19, 2020, in New York City.

Cities around the US have already cut at least $1.19 billion from police budgets since George Floyd was killed

Cities including New York, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Boston have answered calls to reduce police funding as Black Lives Matter protests continue.
News 2020-07-03T21:51:07Z
Elijah McClain

3 police officers have been fired over a photo in which cops took a selfie reenacting the chokehold used on Elijah McClain

The photo featured officers Jaron Jones, Erica Marrero, and Kyle Dittrich, smiling by a memorial for Elijah McClain.
News 2020-06-24T18:29:30Z

US Army suspects 'foul play' was involved in the disappearance of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen

Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, age 20, was last seen at about noon on April 22 on the Texas Army base.
News 2020-06-11T13:30:43Z

New video of a fatal 2019 arrest in Oklahoma shows a white officer respond 'I don't care' when Black man he is arresting says 'I can't breathe'

Derrick Scott died an hour after he arrest in 2019. Footage was obtained much later after a push from Black Lives Mater protesters.
News 2020-06-11T11:18:16Z

Photos show the 'autonomous zone' set up by protesters in Seattle, which forbids police from entering and has enraged Trump

Seattle police boarded up their precinct and left multiple city blocks to protesters, who have created the Seattle Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
News 2020-06-08T05:07:49Z

The National Guard will begin withdrawing troops from Washington, DC, after ramping up its presence during protests

Trump said in a tweet that the troops were being withdrawn "now that everything is under perfect control."
Military & Defense 2020-06-07T01:54:29Z

New documents show that the Pentagon ordered Army helicopters to fly low over protesters to disperse them

Pentagon officials directly ordered the helicopter mission, telling the pilots to use "persistent presence" to disperse protesters.
News 2020-06-04T15:11:34Z

Black Lives Matter demonstrators are using leaf blowers to combat tear gas in a new protest tactic borrowed from Hong Kong

Protesters have been carrying leaf blowers to combat tear gas after seeing the tool in action in Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrations last year.
Sports 2020-06-03T20:57:58Z

LeBron James slams Drew Brees after the Saints quarterback said he was still against players kneeling during the national anthem

LeBron James was quick to call out Saints quarterback Drew Brees after he said that he was still against players kneeling during the national anthem.
Military & Defense 2020-06-03T10:37:18Z

Seattle protesters are using umbrellas to block pepper spray and tear gas, mirroring tactics used by the Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations

Seattle anti police-brutality protesters showed up with umbrellas as a shield, and also as a potential new symbol in defiance of police action.
News 2020-06-02T21:26:34Z

'We got that on camera, a--hole': A video appears to show a Richmond police officer spitting 3 times on a detained protester

The DOJ has categorized the coronavirus as a "biological agent," so "threats targeting specific individuals" can be prosecuted as acts of terrorism.
News 2020-06-02T07:53:20Z

Video shows a military helicopter performing a low-flying show of force during protests in Washington, DC

New York Times reporter Zolan Kanno-Youngs said the aircraft was performing a "show of force," which is used in combat "to scare away insurgents."
News 2020-06-01T06:30:09Z

Lights at the White House go dark as protests turn violent in Washington

Police launched tear gas and rubber bullets at crowds, while some protesters set fire to buildings and vandalized monuments.
Military & Defense 2020-05-26T17:15:00Z

How coronavirus is impacting Coast Guard Boot Camp — where incoming recruits are quarantined for 14 days

The COVID-19 crisis is changing the way future Coastguardsmen are trained at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, NJ.
News 2020-05-22T16:10:16Z

'The end of Hong Kong': Experts say China's push to pass strict national security laws further erodes the city's autonomy

China is planning to unilaterally modify Hong Kong's laws, and will likely outlaw the promotion of secession, subversion, and foreign interference.
News 2020-05-21T21:51:40Z

Customs officers seized 1,000 fake COVID-19 test kits they found stuffed in a suitcase

Officers also seized 1,000 masks, 2,740 mask filters, and 60 bottles of hand sanitizer. All of the products were non-FDA compliant.
News 2020-05-13T14:54:42Z

Imprisoned Saudi Princess Basmah had all her communications cut after she broke her 13-month silence to beg Mohammed bin Salman for mercy on Twitter

Princess Basmah was seized in February 2019 under the guise of a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. She has been held in jail since.
Lifestyle 2020-05-13T12:12:00Z

Navy midshipman shares his 200-push-up workout routine while stuck at home

A Navy midshipman showed us his 200-push-up workout, which includes the dive bomber and archer push-ups and focuses on core and upper-body strength.
Politics 2020-05-04T03:02:36Z

Trump complains he is 'treated worse' by the media than Lincoln while sitting at his memorial

Trump has lashed out at reporters who have questioned his handling of the coronavirus, but this is nothing like what President Lincoln faced.
News 2020-04-28T03:10:13Z

Prague's mayor, a critic of Russia, is under police protection after a magazine alleged a Russian assassin had entered the country to kill him

The report hasn't been confirmed by Czech authorities, and Russian leader Vladimir Putin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said the report was "fake."
News 2020-04-21T07:33:39Z

Coronavirus is 'dealing a gut-punch' to cartels, since China's lockdown is hurting the supply chain of chemicals used to make synthetic opioids

Phil Jordan, a former director of the DEA's El Paso Intelligence Center, told the Associated Press: "The godfathers of the cartels are scrambling."
News 2020-04-16T14:56:02Z

An abducted Saudi princess broke her 13-month silence to tweet for freedom. Her family says a hostile faction in the royal court is trying to take her share of a multibillion-dollar inheritance.

A family member told Insider that Princess Basmah's detention is an attempt to derail her claim to lands promised to her family by King Abdulaziz.
Politics 2020-04-15T00:38:51Z

A Chinese province is offering cash rewards up to $800 for any resident who tracks down and catches someone illegally crossing the border from Russia

Local authorities are offering $818 to residents who catch an unauthorized immigrant, or $425 for information that leads to the capturing of one.

April 9 marked 100 days into 2020. Here are 26 shocking things that have happened so far.

The year 2020 has seen its fair share of major events in a little over three months — President Donald Trump's acquittal and the death of Kobe Bryant.
Military & Defense 2020-04-10T13:00:00Z

How Army recruits train inside a tear gas chamber in basic training

This is how Army recruits use a tear gas chamber during boot camp to be ready for exposure to dangerous chemicals in combat.
Military & Defense 2020-04-07T19:52:00Z

How COVID-19 is impacting Marine Corps basic training at Parris Island — where some recruits tested positive for the virus

The COVID-19 crisis is changing the way future United States Marines are trained at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, SC.
Politics 2020-04-06T05:27:31Z

Philippine police reportedly shot a man dead under Duterte's orders to kill any lockdown troublemakers

The man attacked local officials with a scythe after they told him to wear a face mask, according to a police report.
Politics 2020-04-06T03:34:36Z

Trump threatens 'very substantial' tariffs on imported oil if Saudi Arabia and Russia can't reach a deal to push prices back up

Oil prices have fallen by about two-thirds due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have been hit further by a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia.
Politics 2020-04-03T06:10:30Z

From gender divisions to dictatorships — 11 government's unorthodox attempts to try to combat the coronavirus

It's an unprecedented time, but some country's decisions to combat the coronavirus are pretty unusual.
Military & Defense 2020-04-01T13:00:00Z

We went inside the US Army's 22-week boot camp where recruits are welcomed with a stressful "shark-attack"

We got an inside look at the United States Army's intense 22-week basic training known as OSUT, which stands for One Station Unit Training.
Politics 2020-04-01T04:18:36Z

Coronavirus confusion in Russia after Putin announced a nationwide vacation and people took to the streets. Two days later the Kremlin had to clarify people were meant to stay at home.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters: "It's not days off or holidays in the classical understanding of that word."
News 2020-03-30T21:46:27Z

Photos show crowds of New Yorkers breaking social distancing rules and gawking at the USNS Comfort docked in Manhattan

The New York City Mayor's office eventually asked police to disperse the crowd that was not following social distancing guidelines.
Military & Defense 2020-03-30T18:30:00Z

How COVID-19 is impacting US Army basic training — where training continues with new physical distancing measures

The COVID-19 crisis is changing the way future Army soldiers are trained at the Fort Benning military base near Columbus, Ga.
Culture 2020-03-26T15:16:53Z

Parkland activist David Hogg calls for people to 'cancel TikTok,' citing privacy concerns and the app's Chinese ownership

March For Our Lives co-founder David Hogg called on Wednesday for people to "cancel TikTok" over censorship allegations and privacy concerns.
Military & Defense 2020-03-25T14:31:23Z

This is how Canada's iconic Mountie uniforms are made

The Canadian Mounties are known for their iconic uniforms that feature the iconic scarlet tunic. This is how they're made.
Politics 2020-03-19T16:08:12Z

Italy's coronavirus lockdown is so severe that you need a form to prove you have a good enough reason to be outside

Italy is on a nationwide lockdown. Anyone who needs to leave the house must carry a form explaining why, or they could be fined.
Military & Defense 2020-03-15T10:53:00Z

Israel's elite Mossad unit set up a luxury diving resort in the 1980s as a front to smuggle Ethiopian Jews out of Sudan. Here's what it was like.

Mossad agents posed as hotel staff and diving instructors at the Arous beach resort by day, and evacuated refugees out of the continent by night.
Military & Defense 2020-03-10T17:44:56Z
Military & Defense 2020-02-26T14:00:00Z

We went inside Royal Canadian Mounted Police boot camp to see how future Mounties are trained

We went inside Royal Canadian Mounted Police boot camp, where future Mounties train outdoors in negative 25-degree temperatures.
Military & Defense 2020-02-19T14:08:59Z

Turkey is now basically at war with Syria, thanks to Russian bombing that is driving 1 million refugees toward Europe

The fighting threatens to send 1 million refugees into Turkey, which has already taken in nearly four million since the Syrian war began.
Military & Defense 2020-02-18T18:47:49Z

Step inside a 30-ton Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle built to battle onto enemy beaches

The AAV is more than 40 years old, but it remains the "number one vehicle" to storm a beach under fire, a Marine said.
Politics 2020-02-18T17:58:00Z

Trump administration will waive 10 federal laws to speed up border wall construction in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas

Trump has used his power to waive environmental impact rules, Tuesday marks the first time it has been used to evade federal procurement requirements.
Military & Defense 2020-02-18T17:13:45Z

How the Navy's boatswain's mates get the USS Bataan into and out of ports around the world

"Each pier we pull into overseas is different," a sailor said. "They are not like the pier we are used to pulling into every week in Norfolk."
Military & Defense 2020-02-18T16:11:27Z

2 things everyone forgets about 'Mad Max'-style post-apocalypse vehicles

You still need to get around after society crumbles, but without that society, you won't be getting very far.
Military & Defense 2020-02-18T14:35:52Z

Rarely seen footage from the battle of Iwo Jima reveals more about the US troops who fought and died there

More than 50 Marine combat cameramen operated across the 8 square miles of Iwo Jima during the battle, likely shooting at least 24 hours of footage.
Politics 2020-02-18T12:47:05Z

The US was left alone and humiliated on the world stage as European allies collectively dunked on Trump's 'America First' policy at a major security conference

The Munich Security Conference was themed around the idea of the Western alliance fading, and European allies openly criticized the US's approach.
Military & Defense 2020-02-18T11:45:18Z

John Bolton slammed Trump's 'wasted two years' trying to denuclearize North Korea in his first public speech since the impeachment trial

The hawkish former National Security Advisor pulled no punches on North Korea and warned that leader Kim Jong Un was "jiving the Americans."
News 2020-02-18T04:27:20Z

'You'll love Chapter 14': John Bolton discussed his book and suggested he has a lot more to say about the Trump administration

He also described worrying about "censorship" of his book, Bloomberg reported, saying at a talk at Duke University, "I hope it's not suppressed."
Military & Defense 2020-02-17T17:30:16Z

Chinese police reportedly put a professor under house arrest, cut his internet, and kicked him off social media after he criticized President Xi over the coronavirus

Xu Zhangrun, a law professor at the elite Tsinghua University, had published a scathing essay on the Chinese government's handling of the coronavirus.
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