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Police on patrol in St Louis after the acquittal of a former police officer accused of murdering a black man.
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Remember this about Donald Trump. He knows the depths of American bigotry
Two Sundays ago, after a night of tense confrontations, police in St Louis trooped through the city chanting: “Whose streets? Our streets.” They were mocking marchers protesting at the acquittal of a former police officer, who had fatally shot a black man after a high-speed pursuit. This in the city just a few miles away from Ferguson, where Michael Brown was shot dead in the middle of the day in 2014.
Protesters gathered in London to rally for an end to austerity in July 2017.  (Ik Aldama / picture-alliance / dpa/ AP Images)
How to Lose Elections and Influence People
On November 20, 2016, the Grenfell Action Group, a tenants’ organization for a tower block of low-cost housing in one of London’s wealthiest areas, issued a


Beyond the Blade: Trying to find the truth about knife crime in Britain
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Beyond the Blade: How does a teenager come to kill?
When we started the Beyond the Blade series, we were determined to stick with the stories we covered. I’m not sure we were quite aware how they would stick to us.

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The boy who killed – and the mother who tried to stop him
On 23 March 2015, Shirley (not her real name) sent an email to her MP with the heading: “PLEASE HELP ME SAVE MY SON!!!” She described how the behaviour of her 13-year-old son, Sean (not his real name), was “[deteriorating] rapidly, involving himself with the wrong crowd” and her fears for the impact this could have on his siblings. She detailed how she had enrolled herself in parenting classes, consulted with social workers and psychologists, sought referrals for mental health assessments, requested to move him from his school and asked for help to move her family out of London, but felt she was getting nowhere.
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Stranger in a Strange Land – Encounters in the Disunited States
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'It often takes an outsider to look inside. This is especially true of the United States.'
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