Prosecutors must decide by noon on Monday whether to charge four men held by Minneapolis police in connection with the Nov. 23 wounding of five people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man. Minneapolis police, who are working with the FBI, have said they are not seeking any more suspects in the shooting of the protesters, who were demonstrating outside a police station against the fatal shooting on Nov. 15 of Jamar Clark, 24.
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As they grow up, South African AIDS orphans confront crime, HIV
By Laurie Goering QUDENI, South Africa (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mpume Shezi was a baby when her parents died of AIDS. For the past 10 years, her grandmother has watched over her, her older sister and eight orphan cousins in a collection of mud-and-daub huts clinging to a windswept hillside in Qudeni, a remote village in South Africa's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province. Hunger and poverty are just some of the threats facing the AIDS orphans of Qudeni, a village that, like thousands of other villages in South Africa, is struggling not just with the virus but the aftermath of a generation of parents lost to AIDS.
By Hilary Russ and Edward Krudy NEW YORK (Reuters) - Private money is expected to fund part of a $20 billion rail tunnel project linking New Jersey with Manhattan, according to a senior executive at the national rail network Amtrak. Amtrak's plan to build a new two-track tunnel under the Hudson River and revamp its rail infrastructure in the region got a boost earlier this month when the federal government agreed to foot half of the bill. New Jersey and New York are on the hook for the rest, but financial hurdles both states face suggest they could try to tap the plan's private funding option to meet their commitment or get their bi-state transportation authority to do that.
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