20 Oct 2017

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Exclusive: Tech companies to lobby for immigrant 'Dreamers' to remain in U.S.

Exclusive: Tech companies to lobby for immigrant 'Dreamers' to remain in U.S.Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters. The Coalition for the American Dream intends to ask Congress to pass bipartisan legislation this year that would allow these immigrants, often referred to as "Dreamers," to continue working in the United States, the documents said. Alphabet Inc's Google, Microsoft Corp, Facebook Inc, Intel Corp, Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], IBM Corp, Marriott International Inc and other top U.S. companies are listed as members, one of the documents shows.

20 Oct 2017 3:00am GMT

Notable municipal bankruptcy lawyer talks shop to Hartford taxpayers

Notable municipal bankruptcy lawyer talks shop to Hartford taxpayersThe lawyer who took Detroit, Michigan, through the largest Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history brought his message to a new crowd on Thursday: residents of Hartford, Connecticut's cash-strapped capital city. Kevyn Orr, a partner the law firm Jones Day, and a panel of experts tried to fend off residents' fears about whether city service might be cut (no), taxes might rise (maybe) or people might later get priced out of homes (it is complicated) if the city files for a court debt restructuring. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin has said for months that the capital city of one of the wealthiest states may have to file for bankruptcy.

20 Oct 2017 1:58am GMT

Obama blasts 'politics of division' on return to campaign trail

Obama blasts 'politics of division' on return to campaign trailWithout mentioning Republican President Donald Trump by name, Obama told campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia that voters could send a powerful message about the type of politics they want by backing Democrats in Nov. 7 elections in the two states. At a later stop in Richmond, Virginia, Obama said modern politics increasingly did not reflect basic American values of inclusiveness and were driving people away from the process.

20 Oct 2017 1:48am GMT

19 Oct 2017

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Video shows officer beating driver after traffic stop

A police officer in a Cleveland suburb seen on video repeatedly punching a black motorist during a traffic stop in August has been fired.

19 Oct 2017 9:45pm GMT

08 Sep 2017

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To understand black America's anger, watch the video

Cobb County Lt. Greg Abbott of Georgia will no longer be a police officer after a long career because he told a white motorist during a traffic stop, "you're not black. Remember? We only kill black people. Yeah. We only kill black people, right? All the videos you've seen, have you seen (inaudible) people get killed?" He is retiring after being slated for firing.

08 Sep 2017 8:46pm GMT

20 Aug 2017

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Videos show Ohio officer punching man

A police officer is on administrative leave for his involvement in the violent arrest of a black man in Euclid, Ohio.

20 Aug 2017 2:58am GMT