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Nation Jan 10Dylann Roof receives death penalty from federal jury
A federal jury sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black parishioners in 2015 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof was convicted on Dec. 15 on 33 federal charges, including hate crimes.
Nation Jan 06Tilikum, orca whose behavior influenced change at SeaWorld, has died
Tilikum gained international attention when he killed his trainer Dawn Brancheau in front of a live audience at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010. The incident sparked a public conversation about whether orcas, also known as killer whales, should remain in captivity.
World Dec 23Libyan hijackers release hostages and surrender peacefully in Malta
Two Libyan hijackers surrendered to authorities after threatening to use hand grenades to blow up a plane they diverted from Libya to Malta.
World Dec 13Gambian president resists defeat after saying he would concede election
“I hereby reject the results,” the west African leader said on national television Friday.
World Dec 09More than 1,000 Russian athletes involved in state-run doping, report finds
Olympic medalists and athletes from at least 30 different sports benefited from a state sponsored doping coverup in Russia, according to a new report from the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Nation Dec 07Opening statements delivered in Dylann Roof trial
Dylann Roof planned the killing of black worshippers in Charleston, South Carolina, months in advance, federal prosecutors told a jury in opening statements Wednesday.
World Dec 02Gambia president to concede defeat after 22 years in office
Yahya Jammeh, who led the West African nation of Gambia for the past 22 years, is expected to concede defeat real estate developer Adama Barrow.
Politics Nov 30No charges for Charlotte police officer who shot Keith Scott
Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray said on Wednesday that officer Brentley Vinson, who is also black, acted lawfully when he fired on Keith Lamont Scott.
World Nov 16Kenya delays closure of world’s largest refugee camp
The country’s interior minister Joseph Nkaissery told the Associated Press the deadline to shut down Dadaab and repatriate its inhabitants has been extended by six months.
Nation Nov 15Twitter launches new tools to combat online abuse
In the past, the company has been criticized for its slow response to taking down hateful language.