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Ex-Maryland police officer has been charged with raping and attempting to transmit HIV to a woman he pulled over

Ex-Maryland police officer has been charged with raping and attempting to transmit HIV to a woman he pulled overA Maryland Grand Jury has indicted former police officer Martique Vanderpool on charges that he raped and attempted to expose a woman with HIV.



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Mitch McConnell pulled a 'Machiavellian' move to swing Trump's impeachment trial in his favor

Mitch McConnell pulled a 'Machiavellian' move to swing Trump's impeachment trial in his favorConstitutional scholars told Insider McConnell's maneuver was "cynically Machiavellian" and a "hyperpartisan" manipulation of Senate norms.



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TSA issues apology to Native American woman who had braids pulled by agent

TSA issues apology to Native American woman who had braids pulled by agentTara Houska ‘humiliated’ by TSA agent who ‘snapped my braids like reins’ during screening at Minneapolis-St Paul airportThe federal Transportation Security Administration has apologized to a Native American woman who said an agent at Minneapolis-St Paul international airport “pulled her braids” and said “giddy up!” when she took a flight from there this week.“The agent said she needed to pat down my braids,” tweeted Tara Houska, an indigenous rights advocate and attorney. “She pulled them behind my shoulders, laughed and said ‘giddyup!’ as she snapped my braids like reins. My hair is part of my spirit. I am a Native woman. I am angry, humiliated. Your ‘fun’ hurt.”Houska, who is Ojibwe, added: “When I informed the middle-aged blonde woman who had casually used her authority to dehumanize and disrespect me, she said, ‘Well it was just in fun, I’m sorry. Your hair is lovely.’“That is NOT an apology and it is NOT OK.”According to the Washington Post, women of color have long experienced problems at TSA checkpoints, because natural, braided or twisted hair prompt “flags” on security devices, spurring “more invasive screenings”.Bring Me The News, a Minnesota website, appeared to have been first to report Houska’s experience.In a statement to the Guardian, the TSA said it had been “made aware of allegations made by a traveler about her screening experience at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport [on] Monday morning.“TSA officials investigated the incident and on Tuesday afternoon, TSA’s federal security director for Minnesota, Cliff Van Leuven, spoke with the traveler. He apologized for actions and a comment that were insensitive and made by a TSA officer to the traveler during the screening experience.”Van Leuven also wrote to airport staff.“In the news last night and today,” he said, “you’ve likely seen – or heard – of a TSA officer at MSP who was insensitive in screening the long braided hair of a Native American passenger Monday morning. Did it actually happen? Yes. Exactly as described? Yes.“This morning, I reached out to the passenger via email. She called me back early this afternoon. I apologized for how she was treated during the screening of her braids – and we had a very pleasant conversation.“She reiterated that she doesn’t want the officer to get in trouble, but she is hoping we’ll take the chance to continue to educate our staff about the many Native American Tribes/Bands in our state and region to better understand their culture.”The airport apologized on Twitter.Houska could not immediately be reached for comment.



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The TSA apologized after an agent pulled a Native American passenger's braid and said "giddyup!" during a pat down

The TSA apologized after an agent pulled a Native American passenger's braid and said "giddyup!" during a pat downTara Houska was going through security at the Minneapolis airport on Monday when she said an agent humiliated her by whipping her braids.



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Spain pulled into diplomatic spat between Bolivia, Mexico

Spain pulled into diplomatic spat between Bolivia, MexicoA tense diplomatic feud between Bolivia’s conservative interim government and Mexico expanded to include Spain on Friday when a confrontation broke out as Spanish diplomats visited the Mexican ambassador’s residence in La Paz, where members of the ousted leftist government have taken refuge. Bolivian Foreign Minister Karen Longaric complained that Spanish diplomats were accompanied by masked and armed men on a visit to the residence, calling that an abuse of Bolivia’s sovereignty. The interim government already has been feuding with Mexico, which not only gave refuge to the nine, but also sheltered ousted leader Evo Morales when he resigned the presidency on Nov. 10 after losing the support of the military and police following days of turbulent protests over alleged fraud in his reelection bid.



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How did South Bend actually do under Mayor Pete Buttigieg? We pulled the numbers to find out.

How did South Bend actually do under Mayor Pete Buttigieg? We pulled the numbers to find out.Buttigieg was a two-term mayor of a small city. It rebounded from a severely high unemployment rate but vacant houses are a problem.



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How did South Bend actually do under Mayor Pete Buttigieg? We pulled the numbers to find out.

How did South Bend actually do under Mayor Pete Buttigieg? We pulled the numbers to find out.Buttigieg was a two-term mayor of a small city. It rebounded from a severely high unemployment rate but vacant houses are a problem.



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Wisconsin police officer shoots student who pulled gun, refused to drop it, officials say

Wisconsin police officer shoots student who pulled gun, refused to drop it, officials sayThe student reportedly brought the gun to school. The suspect is in custody and the building is secure, according to the Waukesha Police Department.



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Wisconsin special education teacher restrained student who pulled a gun, wife says

Wisconsin special education teacher restrained student who pulled a gun, wife saysBrett Hart, a special education teacher in Wisconsin, is "the kind of person you want to have in a situation like that," his wife said.



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2 murder suspects pulled off a 'Shawshank Redemption'-style escape by squeezing through a hole cut in a bathroom ceiling

2 murder suspects pulled off a 'Shawshank Redemption'-style escape by squeezing through a hole cut in a bathroom ceilingSantos Samuel Fonseca and Jonathan Salazarhe are awaiting trial over two separate killings. They escaped from Monterey County Jail on Sunday morning.



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