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Family of slain motorist celebrates after officer…

The family of a black motorist celebrated after the Florida police officer who killed him received a 25-year sentence

Baltimore mayor urged to resign after federal…

Numerous Maryland officials are calling for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to step down after federal agents raided her government offices and city homes

Report: Chicago officer distraught after killing…

A psychologist's report on a white former Chicago police officer convicted of killing a black teenager says the officer was emotionally distraught in the days that followed the 2014 shooting

Kim Jong Un visits war memorial following summit…

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has attended a wreath-laying ceremony at a war memorial near Russian naval base as he wrapped up his visit to Russia following summit with Putin

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DA: Man ran prostitution ring out of parents…

Authorities say a Long Island man ran a prostitution ring out of his parents' home, luring women with drugs, locking them in a basement dungeon and making them use a bucket instead of a bathroom

'They gave me a hug the night before'

The surviving family of siblings who were killed in Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday attack have paid tribute to the teenagers.

More Than Half of People Born Wealthy Don't Think…

Elizabeth Keatinge tells us about a survey that says more than half of people who were born wealthy think they are not.

Today in History - Friday, April 26 2019

Ex-cop: Saw woman at window, fired 'to stop…

Former Minneapolis police officer on trial in unarmed woman's shooting death testifies that he saw fear in his partner's eyes, then saw a woman appear at the partner's widow and raise her right arm before he fired his gun 'to stop the threat'

China's Xi promotes building initiative amid debt…

China's Xi promises high financial standards for Belt and Road infrastructure-building initiative as Beijing tries to dispel complaints about debt

Amazon to bring 1-day delivery to Prime members

Amazon, which hooked shoppers on getting just about anything delivered in two days, says that it will soon promise one-day delivery for its Prime members on most items.

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Report: US-Led Coalition Killed Over 1,600…

​Amnesty International said the civilian deaths took place ​during four months of air bombardments and artillery strikes in 2017.

Waffle House shooting suspect's father pleads not…

The father of the man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee last year has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the gun used in the shooting

Firm fined $3.3M for worst California oil spill…

A company that caused the worst California coastal oil spill in 25 years has been fined more than $3.3 million

Many fire-prone California towns don't plan for…

The mayor of a California town destroyed by wildfire last year says other communities should learn from what happened to Paradise

Security heavy as Sri Lanka warns of further…

Heavy security is out on the streets of Sri Lanka's capital after warnings of further attacks by the militant group blamed for the Easter bombing that killed at least 250 people

California seeks lessons from Florida for fire…

Many California communities have plans similar to Florida's guidelines devised to speed up evacuations during hurricanes and wildfires

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Is your waistline growing with the economy?

Around the continent people are living longer - and some would say - better lives. African economies are among some of the fastest growing in the world. And while this progress is laudable, doctors are cautioning that as economies grow, so are waistlines due to increased access to highly refined foods and sedentary lifestyle, leading to a sharp rise in obesity cases. BBC Africa's Sylvia Chebet met a 30 year old woman in Kibera, Nairobi, whose source of living has driven her to an obese state.