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Updated by Garrett Flores on May 09, 2015
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Alternative Weekly News May 2nd - 8th

I have put careful thought into what stories I choose to post every week. I put careful thought into which news companies I pick from. If a story appears in more than one weekly news than it is for a reason. I have made this curation of news because this is what I feel you should know about. I hope you enjoy.

'Million Moms March' Walks Washington To Protest Police Violence

Mothers from around the country plan to gather in the nation's capital Saturday to protest police brutality in a march from Capitol Hill to the Justice Department. The Facebook page for the Million Moms March on Washington event is overflowing with posts by mothers who lost their children to violent encounters with law enforcement.

Report: Justice Dept. to launch investigation of Baltimore police | Al Jazeera America

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will launch a federal probe into whether Baltimore's police department has engaged in a "pattern or practice" of excessive force, The Washington Post reported on Thursday evening. The Post, citing two law enforcement officials, said Lynch's announcement of the investigation could come as soon as Friday.

Liberia is free of Ebola, WHO declares

The World Health Organisation has declared that Liberia is free of Ebola as there have been no new cases for 42 days, twice the maximum incubation period of the deadly disease. But new cases were reported elsewhere in west Africa this week, in neighbouring Sierra Leone and in Guinea, the other two countries hit hardest by the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

NSA surveillance of Americans' phone records is illegal, court rules

In a blow to U.S. surveillance efforts, a federal court ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' phone call records is illegal. The ruling, issued by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, found that NSA bulk collection of telephone metadata is not authorized under current U.S.

UK election results: David Cameron pledges a 'greater Britain' - BBC News

David Cameron has promised to lead a government for "one nation" and make "Great Britain greater" as he returned to Downing Street as prime minister. Speaking outside No 10 after visiting Buckingham Palace, he said the UK was "on the brink of something special".