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US Cop Dies In Traffic Stop Shooting, First Woman To Be Killed On Duty In 33 Years

Aug 09, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The 29-year-old Ella French's death was the first fatal shooting of a Chicago officer in the line of duty since 2018 and the first female officer fatally shot on the job in 33 years.

US Capitol Riots: Florida Man Who Breached Senate Chamber, First To Face Sentencing For Felony

Jul 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Prosecutors want Paul Allard Hodgkins to serve 18 months behind bars, saying in a recent filing that he, 'like each rioter, contributed to the collective threat to democracy'


Biden's Silence On Executions Adds To Death Penalty Disarray

President Joe Biden is expected to take swift action against the death penalty as the first sitting president to oppose capital punishment, especially since an unprecedented spate of executions by his predecessor ended just days before Biden took office.

7-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead Outside McDonald's In Chicago, Say Police

Apr 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A man and his daughter were in a McDonald's parking lot when they were shot.


Chicago: Cop Accused Of Shooting A 22-Year-Old Man While Inebriated

Joseph Cabrera is facing charges of murder for firing at a 22-year-old man by falsely claiming that he did it out of self-defence.

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06 February, 2021

Facebook To The Rescue: Boston-Based Musician Who Lost USD 22,000 Flute, Finds It In A Pawn Shop

Associated Press (AP)

'For some reason, I knew in my heart and soul it would be found. I knew my grandmother would never leave me,' says flute owner Rabin


19 January, 2021

36-Year-Old Indian-American Held For Living In Airport For 3 Months Due To Covid Fear

Outlook Web Bureau

Aditya Singh lives in a suburb of Los Angeles, California, was arrested on Saturday for living in a secure area at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport since October 19


02 December, 2020

Judge Throws Out Donald Trump Rules Limiting Skilled-Worker Visas

Associated Press (AP)

The changes applying to the H-1B visa program announced in October include imposing salary requirements on companies employing skilled overseas workers and limits on specialty occupations.


05 November, 2020

Donald Trump's Immigration Rule Takes Effect Again During Appeal

Associated Press (AP)

Officials can deny immigrants green cards on the basis of public benefits used, under the rule.


30 September, 2020

What Is The Future Of The American Ph.D?

Saikat Majumdar

Will the Covid-enforced shrinkage of doctoral cohorts have an impact on this question looming over Ph.D. programs in the US? What will happen with doctoral admissions in 2022 and beyond?


15 June, 2019

Infant Baby Boy Cut Out Of 19-Year-Old Mother's Womb Dies In US

Outlook Web Bureau

Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was killed on April 23 by a Chicago woman and her daughter, who lured the expectant mother via a Facebook group to their home with the promise of free baby supplies.


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16 February, 2019

Five Killed In Gun Violence At US Manufacturing Facility

Outlook Web Bureau

The shooting took place at approximately 1:28 pm (1928 GMT), at a giant manufacturing complex in Aurora, Illinois -- a small suburb 65 kilometres west of central Chicago.


30 January, 2019

Actor Jussie Smollett Beaten Up In Homophobic Attack

Outlook Web Bureau

Chicago police opened a hate crime investigation after actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs and physically beat him.


19 January, 2019

Former Chicago Police Officer Jailed For Shooting Black Teenager

Outlook Web Bureau

The shooting and video in which ex-Chicago police officer Van Dyke was seen firing repeatedly at 17-year-old Laquan McDonald prompted protests throughout Chicago and calls for Van Dyke to face serious prison time.


11 December, 2018

NASA's Voyager 2 Becomes Second Human-Made Object To Reach Interstellar Space

Outlook Web Bureau

Voyager 2, launched 41 years ago carries a working instrument that will provide first-of-its-kind observations of the nature of this gateway into interstellar space.


20 November, 2018

3 Dead, One Injured In Shooting At Chicago Hospital

Outlook Web Bureau

As many as 15 medic units have been sent to the hospital, Chicago Fire Department Public Information Officer Larry Merritt stated.


08 September, 2018

Hindus Don't Oppose Anybody, Allow Even Pests To Live, Says RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

Outlook Web Bureau

The second World Hindu Congress marks the commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's historic speech at the Parliament of the World's Religions in 1893 in Chicago.


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25 July, 2018

Lawyer Denies Media Reports Of Attack On 26/11 Convict David Headley

Outlook Web Bureau

Media reports had said that Headley, 26/11 terror attack convict, was attacked by two inmates at a Chicago prison on July 8 and that he was admitted to an intensive care unit of a hospital in the city since then.


Photo Gallery

Women clash with the police during an abortion-rights demonstration on the Day for Decriminalization of Abortion, in Mexico City.

AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar speaks at the celebrations of Mexico’s 200th anniversary of attaining Independence, in Mexico.

PTI Photo

Newly joined Congress member Kanhaiya Kumar and MLA Jignesh Mewani, who extended his support to the party, at AICC in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Vijay Verma

RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat arrives to attend an event at Surat Science Center, in Surat.

PTI Photo

Rajya Sabha MP KC Venugopal felicitates newly joined Congress member Kanhaiya Kumar, at AICC in New Delhi. MLA Jignesh Mewani is also seen.

PTI Photo/Vijay Verma
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One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

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