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Transgender activists honour 22 slain victims in United States, 331 worldwide

3:49am GMT

NEW YORK Layleen Cubilette-Polanco had experienced some rough patches in her 27 years but had tried to change course, seeking to switch out of previous jobs as a go-go dancer and sex worker for employment in places like McDonald's and Walgreens, her sister said.

U.S. activists set aside day to remember transgender victims of violence

20 Nov 2019

NEW YORK, Nov 20 Layleen Cubilette-Polanco had experienced some rough patches in her 27 years but had tried to change course, seeking to switch out of previous jobs as a go-go dancer and sex worker for employment in places like McDonald's and Walgreens, her sister said.

Staff exodus hits top U.S. transgender group on eve of 2020 election campaign

16 Nov 2019

A majority of employees have left the leading U.S. transgender advocacy group amid a failed attempt to oust its leader, with many expressing frustration over the organization's lack of minority hiring and outreach.

Impeachment witnesses can expect abuse, death threats, say survivors of past political scandals

15 Nov 2019

NEW YORK John Dean entered the witness protection program. Valerie Plame feared for her children.

Impeachment witnesses can expect abuse, death threats, say survivors of past political scandals

14 Nov 2019

NEW YORK John Dean entered the witness protection programme. Valerie Plame feared for her children.

Impeachment witnesses can expect abuse, death threats, say survivors of past political scandals

14 Nov 2019

NEW YORK, Nov 14 John Dean entered the witness protection program. Valerie Plame feared for her children.

Love will help Harry and Meghan avoid fate of Charles and Di, ex-butler says

24 Oct 2019

NEW YORK Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle are well placed to ride out the media storm around them and avoid the pitfalls that tore apart his parents, Charles and Diana, for the simplest of reasons, Diana's former butler said: They love each other.

U.S. proposes collecting DNA samples from detained immigrants

21 Oct 2019

The Trump administration on Monday proposed taking DNA samples from immigrants detained by U.S. authorities, raising privacy concerns especially for asylum-seekers and minor offenders whose genetic information would go into an FBI database.

Gun with a chip: U.S. Army contracts may lead to a smarter firearm

18 Oct 2019

A carbine that can call in an airstrike. A computer-aided scope on a machine gun that can turn just about anyone into a marksman.Even firearms that measure and record every movement, from the angle of the barrel to the precise moment of each shot fired, which could provide law enforcement with a digital record of police shootings.

New York city council votes to close infamous Rikers Island jails

18 Oct 2019

NEW YORK The New York City Council voted on Thursday to close the city's infamous Rikers Island jail complex by 2026, casting off a detention system plagued by chronic violence and decrepit facilities, as the nation rethinks mass incarceration. | Video

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