‘Ghana not for sale’: Protesters march in Accra against military deal with US

A controversial pact, in which the US military wants to invest $20 million and get access to Ghana’s runways and communications, set off rallies in the West African nation, with people chanting their country is “not for sale.”
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Bulletin Board: ‘He Is Not a Victim’: Our Austin Bomber Coverage Explained

‘He Is Not a Victim’: Our Austin Bomber Coverage Explained Photo Officials investigating near a vehicle where Mark Conditt, the suspect in the deadly Austin bombings, blew himself up as the authorities closed in on him in Round Rock, Tex., on March 21. Credit Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman, via Associated Press Many news organizations, including our own, came under criticism from some readers last week for coverage of the bombings in and near Austin, Tex. Some said The Times’s initial reporting on the suspect, Mark Conditt, treated him too lightly or did too much to humanize him because he was white and Christian.
We invited readers to share with us their questions or comments on the reporting. We heard from about 2,000 readers. We’re running a selection of their questions with some responses from our journalists below. The questions have been condensed and edited for clarity.
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‘In current hysterical climate, storming of Ecuadorian embassy to get Assange can’t be ruled out’

All bets are off when the US, UK and NATO allies are pushing towards a form of military confrontation with Russia, cutting off diplomatic relations, Patrick Henningsen, executive editor at 21st Century Wire, told RT.
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No country for jaywalkers: Chinese city wants facial recognition to ID offenders

A Chinese city is taking jaywalker-shaming to the next level: Shenzhen authorities hope to instantly fine jaywalkers via text message. The city already has LED screens in the streets used to publicly shame unruly pedestrians.
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Snapchat could share user data – because it worked so well for Facebook

Evolving beyond its original purpose – letting users swap grainy self-destructing pictures – Snapchat looks set to implement the same kind of data-sharing API that caught Facebook out in the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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Kim Jong-un, Michael Flynn, Stephon Clark: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Kim Jong-un, Michael Flynn, Stephon Clark: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)
Good evening. Here’s the latest.
Photo Credit KCNA, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images 1. Confident, reasonable, and willing to bargain.
Our correspondent says that’s the image North Korea’s young leader, Kim Jong-un, left, sought to project during a visit with President Xi Jinping in Beijing.
It was Mr. Kim’s first known trip abroad since taking power — and it could strengthen his hand going into talks with the U.S. Here’s how the Chinese and North Korean news media covered the meeting.
President Trump was quick to chime in. He posted on Twitter that Mr. Xi told him that the meeting went “very well” and that Mr. Kim “looks forward to his meeting with me.”
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Photo Credit Jonathan Ernst/Reuters 2. A lawyer for President Trump broached the idea of pardoning two of his former top advisers, Michael Fly..

‘Chief of police got my brother killed’: Protesters storm Sacramento City Council meeting (VIDEO)

The brother of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man killed by police in Sacramento last week, led protesters as they disrupted a city council meeting to voice their anger at the city’s mayor.
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Second Amendment all the way: Trump vows never to scrap gun rights

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to assure Americans that their gun rights are safe and will never go away. His tweet comes amid renewed calls for gun control following the Parkland tragedy.
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