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Iran Protests Erupt Anew After Teenage Demonstrator’s Death
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Iran Protests Erupt Anew After Teenage Demonstrator’s Death

Iranian women and girls held fresh antigovernment protests on Wednesday, activists said, as demonstrations stretched into a third week, given new impetus as word spread on social media that a 16-year-old student had died after taking part in a women’s rights rally. The student’s aunt, Atash Shahkarami, told BBC Persian that Nika Shahkarami called a...

US murder rate continued grim climb in 2021, new FBI estimates show
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US murder rate continued grim climb in 2021, new FBI estimates show

Violent crime continued to rise across the U.S. last, according to an annual estimate the FBI released Wednesday. Murders increased 4.3% last year, rising from 22,000 to 22,900, while rape instances rose as well. The FBI acknowledges that violent crime is at the very least matching the high levels seen in 2020, which surged nearly...

Paul Kutz’s alleged killer was suspect in recent murder
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Paul Kutz’s alleged killer was suspect in recent murder

The man who allegedly shot dead Long Island dad Paul Kutz during Family Weekend at upstate Marist College was reportedly a key suspect in a recent murder case — as well as a fugitive wanted on gun and drug charges. Roy Johnson, 35, who is charged with murder in the death of the father-of-three at a...

Advocates renew call for DA to drop murder charge
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Advocates renew call for DA to drop murder charge

Oct. 5—A group of national and local advocates renewed their call for the Kern County District Attorney to drop the murder charge against Wendy Howard a few hours before her trial began Tuesday because they said Howard suffered domestic violence from a former boyfriend and fatally shot him in self-defense. “We’re here today to call...

Waukesha parade murder trial: Judge orders erratic defendant Darrell Brooks removed from the courtroom again
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Waukesha parade murder trial: Judge orders erratic defendant Darrell Brooks removed from the courtroom again

The accused Waukesha Christmas parade killer was removed from the courtroom Tuesday on the second day of jury selection after his near-constant interjections brought his murder trial to a standstill.  Brooks, 40, is accused of plowing his SUV into holiday revelers Nov. 21, 2021, killing six and injuring more than 60. Court was in session...