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Shooter in deadly Illinois rampage was not supposed to own a gun, police say

America: CNN - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 17:14
Gary Martin took a gun into work Friday, a pistol he didn't legally own.

Two victims of the Illinois shooting attended a school that just marked the anniversary of another mass shooting

America: CNN - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 15:23
On Thursday, the sound of bells rang out on the campus of Northern Illinois University to mark 11 years since five students were killed in a mass shooting.

The woman in the New Jersey Memorial Day melee pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

America: CNN - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 11:55
A woman whose violent arrest by New Jersey officers last Memorial Day weekend was captured in a video that went viral will serve probation under a plea deal and stay off local beaches for a year, her lawyer said.

The black leaders of an iconic Mardi Gras parade want you to know their 'black makeup is NOT blackface'

America: CNN - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 08:57
When one of New Orleans' most cherished parades rolls next month, float riders -- African-American and white -- will greet the screaming throngs wearing lofty feather headdresses, crinkly grass skirts and the sort of black face paint that most anywhere else might draw gasps and cries of racism.

How a fintech start-up helped police bust a credit card fraud syndicate

Singapore: Today - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 07:04
DARYL CHOO58 min 43 sec agoSINGAPORE — The group of alleged fraudsters had managed to rack up transactions worth

Embracing a buraku heritage: Examining changing attitudes toward a social minority

News from Japan - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:56
When Chie Takaiwa struck up the courage to reveal a family secret to her colleague some years ago, she was met by an unexpected response.The ...

Will removing porn from convenience stores in Japan hurt ailing tabloids?

News from Japan - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:55
Don’t go looking for titillation at your local convenience store.As reported last month, Japan’s three largest convenience chain operators — 7-Eleven, Family Mart and Lawson ...

Are press activities being undermined in Japan?

News from Japan - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:54
The Foreign Ministry ordered freelance journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka to surrender his passport after he tried to leave Japan on Feb. 2 for Yemen, which is ...

3 injured when panicked audience flees 'Hamilton' in San Francisco

America: CNN - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:40
Three people were injured Friday night when panicked audience members "self-evacuated" during a performance of the musical "Hamilton" in San Francisco, police said.

Understanding how social media can land you in hot water

News from Japan - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:40
Only seven weeks into the year and Japan already has a new buzzword to worry about. In the past few weeks, baito tero (part-time terrorism) ...

‘Japan Story’: History enlivened at every turn with flashes of wit

Japan: Culture - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:36
Christopher Harding's comprehensive "Japan Story" is an ultra-progressive account of modern Japanese history, ushering the often-ignored maverick women, socialist thinkers and doubters of the state ...