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NY man charged in slaying of imam, assistant

A New York man was charged on Monday with second-degree murder in the deaths of a New York Muslim imam and his assistant, who were gunned down at the weekend, a police spokesman said. The charges against Oscar Morel, 35, of Brooklyn, came just hours after hundreds of mourners gathered[…]

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Lawsuit on NYPD surveillance of Muslims revived

A coalition of Muslim groups can pursue a civil rights lawsuit that accuses New York City police of conducting secret surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey without suspicion of criminal activity, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia reversed a lower[…]

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Thousands march in NYC against Iran deal

Protesters have poured into New York’s Times Square to denounce the Iran nuclear deal as a threat to Israel and global security, demanding that the US Congress reject the pact. Speakers at Wednesday’s rally, including Republican politicians, called on the US Congress to throw the deal out, whipping up the[…]

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Fracking bans a warning to SA: TKAG

Environmental groups across the globe have breathed a collective sigh of relief as their battle against fracking took a positive turn over the past two weeks. On December 17th, the governor of the US state of New York announced a ban on the controversial extraction method; a decision based on[…]

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Anger in NY after 2 police murdered

New York was reeling Sunday after the murder of two uniformed cops by a man who said he was seeking revenge for the recent killings of unarmed black men by police. The two officers, Wenjian Liu, 32, Rafael Ramos, 40, were shot in the head through the window of their patrol[…]

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