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Trump Defends Controversial Pardon Of Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio | NPR

One-time pornographic-film extra and current U.S. president Donald Trump issued a pardon for Joe Arpaio, a former sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County who, during his 24-year tenure, held inmates in Korean War tents that reached temperatures of 141 degrees; referred to those tents as a “concentration camp” and the place “where all the Mexicans are....” Click to read more

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Jailed in Turkey; Online Onslaught in Russia: HRW Daily Brief | HRW

A Turkish court has ruled that six human rights activists, including Amnesty International’s Turkey director, are to remain in custody pending trial. The six are being accused of aiding a terror group, charges Human Rights Watch and others have found to be “arbitrary and unfounded”. Five international organizations have urged Turkey to release the activists. Source: Jailed in Turkey; Online ...

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