Turkish PM Compares Protesters to Terrorists, Supreme Court Orders More Death Penalty Reviews, Students Report Less Bullying at School: P.M. Links


  • "I am rubber. You are glue. Whatever you say bounces off of me and hits you with a tear gas canister."
    Credit: World Economic Forum / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan continues his charm offensive by comparing the protesters who are fed up with his authoritarian regime to terrorists.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered lower courts in Texas to review six death penalty cases to determine whether their defense attorneys truly put up a good fight.
  • As Pfc. Bradley Manning's trial finally begins after years, the prosecutor opened by arguing the intelligence analyst delivered classified documents to enemy hands by dumping them onto the Internet.
  • In Detroit, an officer is on trial for involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting a 7-year-old girl during a raid in 2010 while being filmed for a reality television show.
  • Students are reporting less bullying in schools and are much less afraid of being physically attacked or harmed. The report also notes a significant increase in police and security cameras at schools over the past 10 years.
  • Flooding in central Europe has killed at least seven.

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