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Sweden halts probe into 1986 murder of PM Olof Palme

Sweden halts probe into 1986 murder of PM Olof Palme

STOCKHOLM — Sweden on Wednesday dropped its investigation into the unsolved murder of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was shot dead 34 years ago in downtown Stockholm, saying that decision was made because the main suspect died in 2000.

What makes an American a patriot? Spike Lee has some answers

NEW YORK — Spike Lee was just 10 when Muhammad Ali, in 1967, refused to be drafted into the Vietnam War. It wasn’t his fight, Ali said then. The Vietnamese “never lynched me.
London mayor seeks answers over Taser use on rapper's father

London mayor seeks answers over Taser use on rapper's father

London’s mayor has called for an urgent investigation after rapper Wretch 32 released a video of his father being tasered in his home by a British police officer. The 36-second clip posted late Tuesday on Twitter shows police entering a house.
`He is going to change the world': Funeral held for Floyd

`He is going to change the world': Funeral held for Floyd

HOUSTON — George Floyd was fondly remembered Tuesday as “Big Floyd” — a father and brother, athlete and neighbourhood mentor, and now a catalyst for change — at a funeral for the black man whose death has sparked a global reckoning over police brutal
New York passes bill to unveil police discipline records

New York passes bill to unveil police discipline records

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state lawmakers repealed a decades-old law Tuesday that has kept law enforcement officers’ disciplinary records secret, spurred by the national uproar over the death of George Floyd.
Trump pushes conspiracy theory about Buffalo protester

Trump pushes conspiracy theory about Buffalo protester

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump ignited fresh controversy over his hard-line “law and order” push Tuesday by peddling yet another unfounded conspiracy theory, this time trying to raise suspicions about a 75-year-old protester who was hospitalized

Former Baltimore mayor expected to plead guilty to perjury

ANNAPOLIS, Md.
Burundi says president Nkurunziza has died of heart attack

Burundi says president Nkurunziza has died of heart attack

NAIROBI, Kenya — Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack at age 56, the government announced Tuesday, ending a 15-year-rule marked by deadly political violence and a historic withdrawal from the International Criminal Court.
US employers laid off 7.7 million workers in April

US employers laid off 7.7 million workers in April

BALTIMORE — U.S. employers laid off 7.7 million workers in April — a deep the economic hole that was created by the closure of thousands of offices, restaurants, stores and schools during the pandemic.
IBM quits facial recognition, joins call for police reforms

IBM quits facial recognition, joins call for police reforms

IBM is getting out of the facial recognition business, saying it's concerned about how the technology can be used for mass surveillance and racial profiling.