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Scotland's First Pro-independence Daily Paper to Launch Next Week

Scotland's first daily newspaper to support independence from the United Kingdom will launch on Monday, reflecting surging nationalist support since Scots spurned independence two months ago. The Herald and Times group, part of the Newsquest publishing arm of U.S.-based firm Gannett, said it will produce a tabloid-style newspaper called The National in a week-long trial run. Since Scots voted by 55-45 percent to preserve the United Kingdom in a September 18th referendum, support has ballooned for the pro-independence Scottish National Party. Polls show the SNP could become Britain's third largest party in terms of Westminster seats. 23 Nov 2014
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Trouble Doubled for UK's Tories

(Reuters) Yet another embarrassing defeat for Britain's ruling Conservative party. UK Independence Party's Mark Reckless is sworn into parliament after winning the second parliamentary seat Prime Minister. 23 Nov 2014
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British PM Cameron's Party Says Likely to Fail to Cut Immigration

British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said on Sunday they were unlikely to keep a promise to reduce net migration to "tens of thousands", possibly damaging their reelection chances next year. Immigration has shot to the top of voter concerns before a 2015 national election after the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which wants to limit inflows and leave the EU, won European elections in Britain in May and later secured two seats in the British parliament. Instead, it rose to 243,000 in the year to March 2014 and new data due this week is expected to show the numbers getting higher, not lower 23 Nov 2014
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Obama: Police Need Training to Distinguish Gang Banger from Kid in a Hoodie

Sunday, while addressing the much awaited grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, President Barack Obama said, “In the end, what I have confidence in is that if we do a better job of training our law enforcement to be sensitive to the concerns of minority communities, then over time trust can be built in part because minority communities typically are subject to more crime. They need law enforcement more than anybody and there are a lot of communities in my hometown of Chicago, for example, who want to actually see more police in but they want to make sure the police are trained so they can distinguish between a gang banger and a kid who just happens to be wearing a hoodie, but otherwise is a good kid and not doing anything wrong." 23 Nov 2014
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Michael Eric Dyson Attacks Rudy Giuliani for 'White Supremacy' Mindset

Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," political commentator Michael Eric Dyson and former major of New York Rudy Giuliani got into a heated debate about American law enforcement's attitude towards African Americans which quickly devolved to a shouting match that ended with Dyson accusing Giuliani of having a "white supremacy" mindset. 23 Nov 2014
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Fournier Criticizes Obama for Dealing with Iranians But Not GOP

On "Fox News Sunday," senior political columnist and editorial director of the National Journal Ron Fournier said, "I have a problem squaring a circle between a president who says I can't work with republicans and a president who says I can deal in good faith with the Iranians. I don't know how you square that circle." 23 Nov 2014

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