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Opposition & human rights groups brand bloody Rio favela raid a ‘massacre', demand probe into possible extrajudicial killings

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Human rights groups and Brazilian opposition politicians have denounced one of the deadliest police raids at a Rio de Janeiro favela, which saw 25 killed. They have demanded an investigation into possible extrajudicial killings.
Thursday's raid on the Jacarezinho community in northern Rio left 25 dead, including a drug squad officer who was shot in the head. The slums, also known as favelas, are notorious for rampant crime and violence. The raid was the deadliest police operation in a Rio favela since 2005.
Although police said they had only targeted dangerous criminals who attacked the...
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Rio drug gun battle leaves 25 dead, police facing claims of abuse

Rio drug gun battle leaves 25 dead, police facing claims of abuse

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The Brazilian divisions of international advocacy groups Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International urged public prosecutors to thoroughly investigate the operation.
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A Driver Crashed Into The Crowd At A Pride Parade In Florida, Killing One Man

A Driver Crashed Into The Crowd At A Pride Parade In Florida, Killing One Man

Some witnesses said the crash in the city of Wilton Manors appeared to be an intentional act, but authorities told reporters that they were investigating all possibilities. Read more ...

Videocast: Father's Day forecast

Videocast: Father's Day forecast

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Impact Day: Strong to severe storms possible this afternoon and evening

Impact Day: Strong to severe storms possible this afternoon and evening

A dry start to Father's Day with a chance for strong to severe storms across southeastern Wisconsin this afternoon and evening. Read more ...

29-year-old man killed in West Side crash

29-year-old man killed in West Side crash

CHICAGO - A 29-year-old man was killed and a woman in her 30s was injured in a crash in the city's East Garfield Park neighborhood Sunday morning, according to police. Police... Read more ...

Man dead after shooting outside Durham restaurant

Man dead after shooting outside Durham restaurant

Police were investigating the parking lot of Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q after responding to the shooting around 2:30 a.m. Read more ...

Tropical Storm Warning issued for NC coast; heavy rain, storms expected in...

Tropical Storm Warning issued for NC coast; heavy rain, storms expected in central NC

Claudette has been downgraded to a tropical depression, according to the 5 p.m. advisory from the National Weather Center. Read more ...

Watch: Hot and humid Father's Day

Watch: Hot and humid Father's Day

Meteorologist Hayley LaPoint has a look at the latest forecast. Read more ...

FC Cincinnati first game at full capacity ends in 2-0 loss to Colorado Rapids

FC Cincinnati first game at full capacity ends in 2-0 loss to Colorado Rapids

Diego Rubio and Jonathan Lewis scored, and the Colorado Rapids won the fifth of their last six with a 2-0 victory over FC Cincinnati on Saturday night. Read more ...

China passes BILLION Covid shots mark as Beijing ratchets up inoculation drive

China passes BILLION Covid shots mark as Beijing ratchets up inoculation drive

China has administered more than a billion Covid-19 shots since the start of its vaccination program, health authorities have said, as the country moves closer to meeting an... Read more ...

Hot & Humid Sunday With Afternoon T'storms

Hot & Humid Sunday With Afternoon T'storms

Meteorologist Taylor Grenda shows a muggy Father's Day forecast. Read more ...