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Lawyer of Chicago officer charged with murder says video 'distorts images'

Demonstrators hold signs bearing the name of Laquan McDonald during protests in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The lawyer for a white Chicago police officer charged with murdering a black teenager said on Wednesday his client feared for his life and that footage from a patrol car camera released this week is unreliable because video "distorts images." The lawyer, Daniel Herbert, told CNN that on Oct. 20, 2014 Officer Jason Van Dyke arrived at the scene 18 minutes after a suspect carrying a knife was reported to have threatened businesses and vandalized police cruisers. Prosecutors said on Tuesday that Van Dyke shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times only 30 seconds after he arrived on the street on the southwest side of Chicago. Van Dyke's lawyer said on CNN that the dashboard camera video, released by the city on Tuesday 13 months after the shooting, was not an indicator of his client's guilt.

Is it theft? German court mulls over sampling of Kraftwerk tune

German musician Ralf Huetter (R) of band "Kraftwerk" rises on November 25, 2015 at Germany's highest court in KarlsruheGermany's highest court was examining Wednesday a case that erupted 18 years ago over a German hip hop artist's two-second sample of a tune by electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk. At the heart of the dispute is a short drum sequence looped repeatedly in the song "Nur mir" (Only Me) by Sabrina Setlur, who previously had a relationship with German former tennis star Boris Becker. The sequence however originally came from Kraftwerk's 1977 release "Metall auf Metall" (Metal on Metal).

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Obama tells Americans homeland is safe as millions set off on Thanksgiving travel

Police officers secure the area at Union Station in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton and Kylie Gumpert WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans they are safe as millions of people traveled on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday, with security heightened at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues after the Paris attacks. "Right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland," Obama told reporters at the White House, flanked by his FBI director and other top security officials. "We are taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe," he said.

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