Black Texas teen brutalized in 2015 settles with city and gets pool party

On Saturday, Dajerria Becton, who at 15, went viral, after cellphone video showed police officer Eric Casebolt raising his baton toward her, dragging her by the hair, slamming her to the ground, pinning her and handcuffing her while she cried out for her mother outside a pool party, will celebrate the monetary victory of and her graduation from high school with, appropriately enough, a pool party hosted by her attorney Kim T. Cole.

  • The surprising way Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry travelled to their most recent engagement
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    The surprising way Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry travelled to their most recent engagement

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had a fun day out at Loughborough University on Monday to attend the Coach Core Awards – and they travelled there in a very surprising way, too! The royal couple opted to take a public train to their public engagement, and were even spotted by some commuters as they went about their daily journey. This isn't the only time members of the royal family have used public transport – back in 2014, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attempted to go incognito at Kings Cross train station as they returned from a private trip to Norfolk. Of course, the Queen also uses the luxurious royal train to get around on a few rare occasions throughout the year – Meghan joined her on board for a trip to Cheshire in June.

  • These are the terrifying parallels between Brexit and the appeasement of Hitler in the 1930s
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    These are the terrifying parallels between Brexit and the appeasement of Hitler in the 1930s

    As we hurtle towards the Brexit precipice, our politicians should reflect upon some illuminating yet unsettling history. For the tragic truth is that historically, Britain’s political class has disturbing form when it comes to betraying the geopolitical interests of our country and our continent. For anyone who cares to look, there are horrific parallels between Tory and Labour foreign policy in the 1930s and now.

  • Ant McPartlin just wished Declan Donnelly a happy birthday with the sweetest picture
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    Ant McPartlin just wished Declan Donnelly a happy birthday with the sweetest picture

    Ant McPartlin broke his social media silence on Tuesday morning to wish best friend Declan Donnelly a very happy birthday. The star, 42, who last week celebrated six months of being sober, took to Twitter to share a hilarious picture of the new dad posing behind a flamenco dress whilst on holiday in Spain. "Happy Birthday from the big one to the little one! A," he captioned the sweet snap alongside a face with tears of joy emoji.

  • FIFA Best Awards 2018: Harry Kane snubs Mohammed Salah and Luka Modric in voting
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    FIFA Best Awards 2018: Harry Kane snubs Mohammed Salah and Luka Modric in voting

    Modric, who played alongside Kane a brief number of times in his last season at White Hart Lane, picked up the prize to become the first player other than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi in 11 years to be honoured. The Croatian, who enjoyed a fine season with Real Madrid before helping to guide his country to the World Cup final, was joined by Ronaldo and Liverpool's Salah.

  • Strictly pro asks if Vick Hope's partner can resist her
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    Strictly pro asks if Vick Hope's partner can resist her

    Er, despite Graziano Di Prima having a girlfriend.

  • Black Friday 2018: The best Amazon deals
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    Black Friday 2018: The best Amazon deals

    Black Friday is almost here, meaning major retailers are already slashing prices on everything from tech to fashion to kick off the Christmas shopping season.

  • Ending free movement for low-skilled European workers is economically dangerous – here's why
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    Ending free movement for low-skilled European workers is economically dangerous – here's why

    Last week’s comprehensive report on European Union migration from the government’s independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) gave with one hand and took away with the other. It did a splendid job of busting some entrenched myths about the economic impact of flows of EU migrants under freedom of movement. No, EU migrants are not a drain on public services or the public finances.

  • Line of Duty season 5 trailer shows one huge change to the show
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    Line of Duty season 5 trailer shows one huge change to the show

    After four seasons of the hugely popular Line of Duty, as an audience we have become fairly accustomed as to what expect from the hit crime procedural drama, with everything from Superintendent Ted Hastings' catchphrases ("My officers conduct themselves to the letter of the law, sir - THE LETTER!"), to that one corrupt officer doing everything possible to avoid being discovered, to DCI Steve Arnott's love of waist coasts.

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    Policewoman who entered wrong flat and shot black neighbour dead is sacked

    Amber Guyger thought she had entered her own home when she encountered Botham Jean, but she had mistakenly walked into a flat that was one floor above her own. Mr Jean was an immigrant from the Caribbean nation of Saint Lucia - and his death sparked protests amid ongoing controversies about police brutality in the US. The family have pushed for a "proper murder indictment" and are preparing a wrongful death lawsuit again Guyger and the city of Dallas.

  • Netanyahu says Israel will continue operations in Syria against Iran
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    Netanyahu says Israel will continue operations in Syria against Iran

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday Israel would continue its military operations in Syria, after Russia announced it would supply an advanced anti-aircraft system to its Syrian ally. "We will continue to act to prevent Iranian military entrenchment in Syria and we will continue the military coordination between the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) and the Russian army," Netanyahu told reporters before boarding a flight to New York, where he will address the U.N. General Assembly.

  • Meghan Markle to carry out first solo royal engagement as estranged sister Samantha claims she is heading to UK
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    Meghan Markle to carry out first solo royal engagement as estranged sister Samantha claims she is heading to UK

    The Duchess of Sussex is set to carry out her first solo royal engagement today when she attends the opening of a major art exhibition in central London. The event marks a significant moment in Meghan Markle’s life as a member of the monarchy, as she will be appearing without the support of Harry or other royals by her side. The 37-year-old former actress will join guests at the opening of an exhibition of works from the Oceania region, at the Royal Academy of Arts in central London.

  • At Momentum's World Transformed conference, things are getting weird
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    At Momentum's World Transformed conference, things are getting weird

    The World Transformed, a far-left festival running concurrently with the Labour Party conference, is in full swing this week in Liverpool. Momentum is no longer an unknown entity, Novara Media is mainstream and the politicians on the panels of this socialist jamboree are Labour royalty. Conference may still draw the media, but this is where the grassroots are.

  • UK drivers will need insurance Green Card on the continent if there’s a no-deal Brexit
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    UK drivers will need insurance Green Card on the continent if there’s a no-deal Brexit

    The Department for Transport is warning of car insurance implications abroad if UK leaves EU without deal being struck

  • 'The Apprentice' returns: Meet the new candidates hoping to get hired by Alan Sugar
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    'The Apprentice' returns: Meet the new candidates hoping to get hired by Alan Sugar

    A fleet of four black cars, sixteen wheelie suitcases, early morning phone calls and a bunch of bold claims. It can only mean one thing… The Apprentice is back! Returning to BBC One at 9pm and airing weekly on Wednesdays from 3 October 2018, and available live and on-demand on BBC iPlayer. This year’s series sees sixteen budding entrepreneurs put through their paces by business heavyweight Lord Sugar as the search for his next business partner begins. Baroness Brady and Claude Littner resume duties as Lord Sugar’s trusted advisors and his ‘eyes and ears’ on the tasks, reporting back on the candidates’ every decision in the boardroom. Now it’s time to meet the wannabe business moguls taking part in this year’s show. Read more Dr Ranj struggling with Strictly schedule Celebrity Island star reveals shocking weight loss Star reveals Strictly costume surprise 

  • Swedish Prime Minister to stand down after losing confidence vote
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    Swedish Prime Minister to stand down after losing confidence vote

    Swedish Prime Minister to stand down after losing confidence vote

  • Harry and Meghan join future sports stars in netball session
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    Harry and Meghan join future sports stars in netball session

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a coaching awards ceremony for young people who may be on track for a future in the world of sport.

  • Queer Eye host Jonathan Van Ness shares inspirational message with fans
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    Queer Eye host Jonathan Van Ness shares inspirational message with fans

    He told fans to “Slay your week henny”.

  • Meet The Apprentice candidates: The men
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    Meet The Apprentice candidates: The men

    The new crop of contestants come from a wide range of business backgrounds.

  • Best independent schools in 2018: Full league table for GCSE results
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    Best independent schools in 2018: Full league table for GCSE results

    Best independent schools in 2018: Full league table for GCSE results

  • UK Will Not Give Preference To EU Workers After Brexit, Cabinet Agrees
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    UK Will Not Give Preference To EU Workers After Brexit, Cabinet Agrees

    After Brexit, the UK will not favour EU workers over those from non-EU

  • PETA slams 'Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island' after pig chokes to death
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    PETA slams 'Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island' after pig chokes to death

    Animal activist group PETA has slammed Channel 4 show Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island after it emerged that a pig chokes itself to death on a forthcoming episode.

  • How popular is Donald Trump? Latest polls, approval ratings and impeachment odds
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    How popular is Donald Trump? Latest polls, approval ratings and impeachment odds

    How popular is Donald Trump? Latest polls, approval ratings and impeachment odds

  • Who is Jack Brooksbank, the wine merchant fiancé of Princess Eugenie?
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    Who is Jack Brooksbank, the wine merchant fiancé of Princess Eugenie?

    Who is Jack Brooksbank, the wine merchant fiancé of Princess Eugenie?

  • Tottenham news: More than 1,000 MK Dons fans in Spurs 'home' end for EFL Cup tie
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    Tottenham news: More than 1,000 MK Dons fans in Spurs 'home' end for EFL Cup tie

    More than a thousand MK Dons season-ticket holders are expected to join Tottenham supporters in the “home” end for Wednesday's Carabao Cup match against Watford at Stadium MK. Spurs asked to move the third-round clash to Milton Keynes, 50 miles outside London, because their new £850million stadium is still not ready and Wembley is unavailable following Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title fight against Alexander Povetkin on Saturday.

  • Paralysed man walks again after pioneering spinal stimulation surgery
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    Paralysed man walks again after pioneering spinal stimulation surgery

    A young man paralysed from the waist down after a snowmobile accident has made medical history by walking independently following pioneering surgery. Doctors in the US used an electrode implanted below the injury site to stimulate surviving nerves in the spinal cord.