Police officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death won’t be charged

FILE – In this May 13, 2019, file photo, New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house in Staten Island, N.Y. Time is running out for federal prosecutors to take action in the 2014 death of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man heard on video crying “I can’t breathe” after Pantaleo put him in an apparent chokehold. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File) Eduardo Munoz Alvarez NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black …read more Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News       

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Mitt Romney and Utah react to Trump’s racist tweets; Rupert Murdoch’s son invests in Utah; time to thank Gordon Hayward?

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, greets people at the Spike 150 celebration at Golden Spike National Historic Park on Friday, May 10, 2019. Spenser Heaps, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY – Here’s a look at the news for July 16. Our morning lineup: What do Sen. Mitt Romney, other Utahns say about Trump’s statements against minority congresswomen? Rupert Murdoch’s son just invested $20 million in this Utah virtual reality company Rock On: Why not thank Gordon Hayward, too? Here are the answers and winners for this year’s Itty Bitty Salt Lake City Rare disease, threat of stroke can’t deter runner …read more Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News       

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Trump’s Faith-Based Foreign Policy

Behind the Oval Office circus of drama and distraction, conservatives are quietly reshaping government in ways that could resonate for generations to come. One major front is the integration of religion into foreign policy, in which the phrase “religious freedom,” figures prominently—in the same way it did during the George W. Bush administration. As it is not partial to any particular religion, religious freedom avoids running afoul of the Constitution’s establishment clause. It also has a footprint in the existing federal bureaucracy. The State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, headed by an ambassador-ranked diplomat, has been around since the late 1990s. This week, Ambassador Sam Brownback, who heads the… Read More

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What’s Behind Quebec’s Ban on Religious Symbols

MONTREAL—When Sarah Abou Bakr was in elementary school, an elderly woman mocked her mother’s head scarf and shouted insults at her in a busy mall here. Abou Bakr shouted right back. Her mother, who had moved to Quebec from her native Egypt and didn’t know enough French to defend herself, pulled her away. The bystanders did little to help. “That marks you,” Abou Bakr told me in a recent interview. “You don’t forget it.” Now Abou Bakr is 21, and that memory is more relevant than ever: Quebec, where she was born and raised, and where she still lives, has become the first state or province in North America to… Read More

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Amazon Prime Day is halfway over, but here’s 5 great deals available now

Amazon Prime Day 2019 offers discounts on various products sitewide on July 15-16. Screenshot SALT LAKE CITY — Amazon’s Prime Day has already begun, and there are some pretty good deals out there if you’re willing to look. If you’re not sure about what Prime Day is or if you can access some of the deals, the Verge notes that the two-day event is exclusive to Amazon Prime members. However, those who sign up for a 30-day free trial can also access the sale. Various products — including Amazon products, smartphones, television sets and video …read more Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News       

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Quake shakes some Indonesian islands, damages temple in Bali

Balinese man stands near a damaged temple in Bali, Indonesia Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Indonesian authorities say a subsea earthquake shook Bali, Lombok and East Java on Tuesday, causing damage to homes and temples. Firdia Lisnawati, Associated Press DENPASAR, Indonesia — Indonesian authorities say a subsea earthquake shook Bali, Lombok and East Java on Tuesday, causing damage to homes and temples. The geophysics agency said the quake didn’t have the potential to cause a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.7 quake was centered 82 kilometers (51 miles) to the southwest of Denpasar on Bali at a depth …read more Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News… Read More

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Biden cancer nonprofit suspends operations indefinitely

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, speaks at a campaign stop, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) Robert F. Bukaty Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, speaks at a house party campaign stop, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Atkinson, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) Robert F. Bukaty …read more Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News       

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Congo tracing contacts of first Ebola case in eastern city

A worker from the World Health Organization (WHO) decontaminates the doorway of a house on a plot where two cases of Ebola were found, in the village of Mabalako, in eastern Congo Monday, June 17, 2019. Health officials in eastern Congo have begun offering vaccinations to all residents in the hotspot of Mabalako whereas previous efforts had only targeted known contacts or those considered to be at high risk. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro) Al-hadji Kudra Maliro In this photograph taken Saturday 13 July 2019, health workers wearing protective suits tend to to an Ebola victim kept in an isolation cube in Beni, Congo DRC. The Congolese health ministry is confirming… Read More

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Toxic lake in Russia’s Siberia becomes selfie sensation

In this undated handout photo taken by mrwed54, a woman poses for a photo by a lake in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, about 2,800 kilometers (1,750 miles) east of Moscow, Russia. Thousands of Novosibirsk residents, from scantily clad women to newlyweds have been instagramming selfies near the lake nicknamed the “Siberian Malvides” after the far-flung tropical islands in the Indian Ocean. This is in fact is a man-made dumb of coal from a nearby power station that provides for most of Novosibirsk’s energy needs. (mrwed54 via AP) mrwed54 In this Friday, July 12, 2019 photo, a sign board reading “Maldives” is displayed by a lake in the Siberian city… Read More

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‘Chatgate’ scandal throws Puerto Rico governor into crisis

A woman gives a thumbs down where police block demonstrators from advancing to La Fortaleza governor’s residence in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Protesters are demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island’s finance. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) Carlos Giusti Police block protesters from advancing to La Fortaleza governor’s residence in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Protesters are demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New… Read More

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