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Police officer fired for not shooting black suspect wins $175,000 compensation

Police officer fired for not shooting black suspect wins $  175,000 compensationA former police officer who claimed he was fired for not shooting an armed black suspect during a standoff has settled a wrongful termination suit with his former department for $ 175,000 (£126,000). “At the end of the day, I’m happy to put this chapter of my life to bed,” said Stephen Mader, 27, in a statement. Mr Mader was the first officer to respond to an incident, when he arrived at a home in Weirton, West Virginia, on 6 May 2016, where he found Ronald Williams, 23, distraught and wanting to commit “suicide by cop,” according to his lawsuit.



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Liberia's Johnson Sirleaf wins $5 mln African leadership prize

Liberia's Johnson Sirleaf wins $  5 mln African leadership prizeFormer Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Africa’s first elected female head of state, has won a $ 5 million Mo Ibrahim award, designed to improve the quality of African political leadership. Johnson Sirleaf, who handed over leadership of the war-scarred West African state last month to ex-international soccer star George Weah, is only the fifth person to win the 10-year-old award. Since its inception, the prize founded by Sudanese telecoms tycoon Mo Ibrahim has not been awarded on several occasions because there was not deemed to be a suitable candidate.



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Autistic UK man accused of hacking FBI wins appeal against extradition to U.S

Autistic UK man accused of hacking FBI wins appeal against extradition to U.SAn autistic British man accused of hacking into U.S. government agencies won his appeal against extradition to the United States on Monday but was told he should be prosecuted in Britain instead. Lauri Love, who has Asperger’s syndrome, is accused of involvement in a series of hacks in 2012 and 2013 into computers at agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. army, the Missile Defense Agency and the Federal Reserve. Charged with multiple offences in three U.S. indictments, he had been facing a life prison sentence in the United States if found guilty, a fate which he has said could lead him to taking his own life.



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Pro-Russia incumbent wins Czech presidential election

Pro-Russia incumbent wins Czech presidential electionPRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's pro-Russia president won a second five-year term Saturday after beating a political newcomer viewed as more Western-oriented in a runoff vote.



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Veteran Zeman wins last big battle in Czech presidential vote

Veteran Zeman wins last big battle in Czech presidential voteBy Jan Lopatka PRAGUE (Reuters) – Milos Zeman, the longest-standing figure in Czech post-communist politics, won a final major battle on Saturday, showing off his strong political instincts to secure a second presidential term. Zeman, 73, bet on a populist anti-immigration stance and sniping at intellectual Prague elites to mobilize his base and gain a narrow win over Jiri Drahos, a mainstream pro-European academic, in the run-off vote. A trained economist, Zeman is the last of the heavyweights who shaped the country’s post-1989 history, a trio that includes Vaclav Havel, an anti-communist dissident and later president who died in 2011, and Vaclav Klaus, a former center-right prime minister and president in 2003-2013.



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America's 'Stealth' Air Force vs. North Korea: Who Wins in a War?

America's 'Stealth' Air Force vs. North Korea: Who Wins in a War?Hope we never have to find out… America’s ‘Stealth’ Air Force vs. North Korea: Who Wins in a War? Indeed, even without its nuclear-tipped missiles, dug-in conventional North Korean artillery could leave Seoul devastated within only a few hours. Any successful attack on North Korea would have to eliminate those threats before they could level Seoul—but that is easier said than done.



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Republican Wins Drawing Settling Tied Virginia House Of Delegates Race

Republican Wins Drawing Settling Tied Virginia House Of Delegates RaceRepublican David Yancey on Thursday won the tied election for Virginia’s 94th House of Delegates district when state officials picked his name out of a bowl.



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'Sesame Street' Wins $100 Million Grant To Create Programming For Refugee Children

'Sesame Street' Wins $  100 Million Grant To Create Programming For Refugee ChildrenThe nonprofit organization behind “Sesame Street” has been awarded a $ 100 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation, the largest of its kind, to create programming for children displaced by Syria’s civil war.



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India's ruling party loses seats but still wins in Gujarat

India's ruling party loses seats but still wins in GujaratNEW DELHI (AP) — The ruling party of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost some seats but held onto power in his home state of Gujarat, despite a stronger-than-usual challenge in local elections.



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Conservative ex-President Pinera easily wins Chile election

Conservative ex-President Pinera easily wins Chile electionSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Billionaire former President Sebastian Pinera easily won Chile's presidential runoff election Sunday, moving the world's top-copper producing country back to the right in the footsteps of other Latin American nations.



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