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KKK plans to employ US troops in training for upcoming race war VIDEO — RT USA

The Ku Klux Klan plans to use US military troops returning from overseas deployments to begin military training for its members, according to a new report, though the success of the group’s recruitment drive is unclear.The Loyal White Knights within the larger, nationwide white supremacist group – which has an estimated 6,500 members – told Barcroft Media they have stepped up efforts to train and recruit new members, specifically children, in preparation for a race war.“We’re going to do something a little different for probably the next couple of years to try to get our men and women ready for the upcoming battle that we’re about to take upon us, and this is something that no Klan has ever done and we’re going to start it,” said one Klan leader at meeting of about 40 people in Parkersburg, West Virginia. 154 more words

International

Shooting Accounts Differ as Holder Schedules Visit to Ferguson

By FRANCES ROBLES and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDTAUG in The New York Times

FERGUSON, Mo. — As a county grand jury prepared to hear evidence on Wednesday in the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer that touched off 10 days of unrest here, witnesses have given investigators sharply conflicting accounts of the killing.

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Black lawmakers want DOJ to investigate St. Louis police | TheHill

The shooting on Saturday of Michael Brown, 18, raises “potentially serious concerns” about law enforcement in St. Louis, the lawmakers said in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.Brown’s killing “may be part of a continuing pattern of the use of deadly force by police against unarmed African-Americans,” wrote Rep. 156 more words

Socio-Politics

Saginaw sheriff dumping military vehicle made fun of by HBO comedy show | MLive.com

The vehicle that the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department received free of charge earlier this year from the U.S. Army was shown in a motorist’s March 2014 Youtube video driving on a Saginaw street. 130 more words

International

Widespread Coal Burning in Amity Hall - Portland Bight Protected Area

This is a disturbing development taking place – apparently unchecked – in a Protected Area that is already under threat from the proposed construction of a transshipment port at Goat Islands. 275 more words

Americas

Top 10 winter sun destinations

As the grey, bleak British mid-winter sets in, and you feel as if you haven’t felt the soft glow of sunshine for a good few months, we have an array of sunny solutions up our sleeves to warm you up. 153 more words

Family

IHG Celebrates Staybridge Suites Brand's 200th Hotel Opening - Fastest Upscale Extended Stay Brand to Reach Milestone

Atlanta, U.S. – 19 August 2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announced the 200th hotel opening for its Staybridge Suites brand – a milestone met faster than any other brand in the upscale extended stay segment. 414 more words

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