December 5, 2014 nº 1,577 - Vol. 12

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In today's Law Firm Marketing, 16 ways to seize an unfair marketing advantage over other lawyers

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  • Top News

UK's 'Google tax' draws skepticism

The British government hasn't disclosed many details about a new 25% tax announced Wednesday that it intends to levy on companies it accuses of dodging taxes. But tax experts and attorneys here are already saying it could conflict with international tax treaties, some of which date back to the 1920s. That would make the new measures difficult to enforce—and easy for companies to challenge. The move is already drawing criticism for being more political rhetoric than sound economic policy. The measure, unveiled in Parliament Wednesday as part of a broader government spending and taxation plan, is officially called the "diverted profits tax." But after Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne cited multinational technology companies as potential targets of the new tax, the British press quickly dubbed it the " Google tax." Big US tech companies, like Facebook Inc. and Google Inc., along with other multinationals, have long been criticized for the relatively small corporate tax they pay in Britain, compared with their large physical presence—including everything from warehouses, retail outlets and employees. But because of a web of treaties—many of them bilateral and individually negotiated between states over the years—many of these companies are legally able to move much of their taxable profits offshore, to lower-tax regimes. (Click here)

US states challenge Obama immigration order

A coalition of 17 states led by Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott filed suit against President Barrack Obama Wednesday challenging his executive action on immigration. Abbott sharply criticized the president's action stating that "[t]he President is abdicating his responsibility to faithfully enforce laws that were duly enacted by Congress and attempting to rewrite immigration laws, which he has no authority to do." Obama has previously defended his action, arguing that he was forced to act on immigration reform unilaterally because of Congress' failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation. In remarks delivered Wednesday before the Business Roundtable Obama acknowledged the controversy generated by his executive action, but stated that "[immigration reform] is the right thing to do for our economy." The states' case was filed in the US District Court in the Southern District of Texas. The coalition includes Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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  • MiMIC Journal

China to end prisoners organ harvest

China promises to stop harvesting organs from executed prisoners by 1 January, after repeated pledges to do so in the past.

Kenya breaks 'Chinese cyber gang'

Kenyan police say they have cracked a cyber crime centre run by 77 Chinese nationals from upmarket homes in the capital, Nairobi.

China plans wealth-product rules to cut shadow banking risks

China urged banks to directly invest money raised from wealth-management products, signaling a more limited role for trusts and securities firms, and said it wanted to end implicit guarantees of the investments.

  • Law Firm Marketing

16 ways to seize an unfair marketing advantage over other lawyers

By Trey Ryder

Way #1: Promote your knowledge, not your services. When you promote your services, you take on the role of a salesperson, which undermines your credibility. This is called selling-based marketing. Instead, promote your knowledge using Education-Based Marketing™. This allows you to attract new clients, increase referrals, strengthen client loyalty and build your image as an authority without selling. Education-Based Marketing™ gives prospects what they want, information and advice -- and removes what they don't want, a sales pitch.

Way #2: Create a competent marketing message. Most lawyers lose the marketing battle before it begins by trying to market themselves with an ineffective message. If you don't start with a complete, competent message, your marketing efforts are doomed to failure. The marketing method you choose is only as good as the message it delivers. If your message lacks any needed components, you'll lose clients to lawyers who deliver a complete message. Your marketing message should --

(1) Identify and explain your prospect's problem. Prospects won't pay for a solution until they understand the depth of their problem.

(2) Prove the problem exists. Skeptical prospects may think you are overstating the problem so you can charge a fee. You can overcome this suspicion by taking time to prove the problem exists and to prove the seriousness of the problem.

(3) Identify and explain one or more solutions. Prospects want a clear understanding of what you recommend to solve their problem.

(4) Prove the solution works. Prospects may not believe that your recommended solution will do what you claim. So take time -- through objective, third-party information -- to prove the solution works.

(5) Build yourself into the solution. You don't want prospects to agree they have a problem but then hire another lawyer to solve it. Make sure you design your marketing message so your prospects conclude you are the lawyer best equipped to provide the solution.

Way #3: Answer every question your prospects might ask. Many people think 'frequently asked questions' (FAQs) were first used on web sites. To the contrary, savvy marketers have been answering FAQs in their marketing materials for decades. Long marketing messages are effective not because they are long, but because they are complete When you answer routine questions in your written materials, you save a great deal of time because you don't have to repeat the same answers over and over when prospects meet with you in your office. Also, the more information prospects have about you and your services, the more comfortable they feel and the more likely they are to request a meeting.

Way #4: Deliver your marketing message to prospects where they are. Don't wait for prospects to come into your office to deliver your marketing message. Instead, assemble a fact kit that contains your entire message. Then offer your fact kit through your advertising, publicity, newsletters, and on your web site. When prospects request your packet, send it to them by mail or email. This allows you to put your marketing message into prospect's hands before they call other lawyers. In this way, you attract inquiries, establish your credibility and build a relationship with prospects. And in many cases, competing lawyers never learn these prospects were looking for a lawyer.

Way #5: Attract only qualified inquiries from genuine prospects. Many lawyers and their employees waste valuable time trying to determine whether a caller is a serious prospect -- or just looking for a lawyer with low fees. But when you create a marketing message that teaches prospects how to solve a problem or achieve a goal, the prospects who respond want a solution. In this way, they identify themselves as genuine prospects. Plus they give you their name and mailing address so you can send your materials. Then you add their name to your database. This saves you a great deal of time separating the wheat from the chaff.

Way #6: Define a niche in which you can seize the number one position. As you plan your marketing strategy, you need to carefully carve out a niche in which you can be number one. If another lawyer already occupies the first position in the niche you want, consider whether you can unseat that lawyer from first position. If not, then create a new niche in which you can be first. In this way, you establish yourself as an authority -- and occupy the first position -- in a niche you can dominate and defend.

Way #7: Build your marketing program on principles of direct marketing. The decades-old tradition of institutional advertising "to keep your name out there" has almost no value in today's competitive marketplace. Every day advertisers bombard consumers with so many messages that it's nearly impossible for any message to get through. If you succeed at getting your message into your prospect's head, then you also want to get a response if your prospect is interested in what you offer. I've proved that marketing programs built on an educational message have the highest likelihood of generating a positive response from prospects -- while building for you a dignified, professional image.

Way #8: Communicate with your prospects often. Frequency is far more important than weight. So, rather than assembling a 24-page newsletter that takes forever to write and costs a fortune to mail, try a one-page alert printed front and back that you send every month. Or, convert to an e-mail alert that you send every week. Nothing has helped my business more than my weekly Lawyer Marketing Alert. The more often you communicate with your prospects, clients and referral sources, the more credibility you build and the more business you develop.

Way #9: Maintain an ongoing publicity program. When carried out correctly, a publicity program can help you attract new clients, increase referrals, and build your image as the authority in your field. You can communicate with editors using news releases, query letters, by-lined articles, and more. Editors won't agree to print your news release or article until they see it. So send at least one communication to editors at your target publications every month. Also, since editors won't run two stories on similar topics back to back, if the editor prints your article, you have effectively pre-empted competing lawyers from getting similar publicity in the coming weeks.

Way #10: Invite prospects to seminars and roundtables. Educational seminars are powerful marketing tools because you get to interact freely with prospects. Prospects like to attend seminars because they are far less threatening than meeting one on one with you in your office. Prospects get to size you up and see whether they like how you behave at the seminar before they decide whether to meet with you. In addition, seminars give you the opportunity to deliver your marketing message to many prospects at once, rather than repeating the same information over and over in your office.

Way #11: Emphasize how you differ from every lawyer on the planet. Prospects don't hire you because you're the same as other lawyers; they hire you because you're different. You may be more friendly, more accessible, more experienced, more skilled -- or more (of whatever else is important to your prospects). Identify your competitive strengths and emphasize them in your marketing materials, during seminars, and every time you talk with prospects. Make sure prospects have a clear understanding of how you're different from other lawyers. Otherwise, they'll have no reason to choose you.

Way #12: Provide ongoing opportunities for prospects to interact with you. The biggest marketing mistake lawyers make is not designing into their marketing programs opportunities to interact with prospects. Your prospect may trust you, respect you and even like you, but if the two of you don't interact, your prospect will never hire your services. Interaction doesn't happen by chance; it happens by design. You must design the interaction piece into your marketing mosaic if you expect to interact with your prospect.

Way #13: Increase your credibility; then increase it even more. Nothing is more important than your credibility. None of us does business with people we don't trust. You increase your credibility when you speak in everyday English -- when you offer specifics, rather than generalities -- when you listen carefully -- when you respond thoughtfully. Lawyers who choose selling-based marketing undermine their credibility because consumers are tired and suspicious of sales pitches But when you choose Education-Based Marketing™, you enhance your credibility because you are always helping prospects understand their problems and the solutions you can provide.

Way #14: Win new clients by adding value, not lowering price. The worst thing you can do in your marketing program is reduce your fee in hopes of attracting new clients. Cutting your fee will draw clients, in the same way that spilling strawberry jam will draw ants You'll get a response -- but it won't be the response you want. Clients who are loyal to the dollar are never loyal to you. As soon as another lawyer offers a lower fee, they're gone -- and all the loyalty you hoped to build goes with them. But, when you add value to your services, you can charge more -- clients will gladly pay more -- and you'll attract the clients who appreciate the many things you do for them. Add value and your life becomes happier. Cut your fee and you make matters worse.

Way #15: Set up a web site. Web sites used to be a luxury. Today, they're a necessity. In fact, today, if you don't have a web site, people think there's something wrong with you. Your web site is one place you can display your entire marketing message around the clock. Personally, the first place I look for a service provider is on the internet. And I'm not alone. I know, because my web site is often the first place lawyers look for marketing advice. Then they ask to join my e-mail list. And then, in many cases, they become clients. If you don't have a web site, step up to the plate and get one. Otherwise, you'll spend the entire game on the bench.

Way #16: Hire a law marketing specialist so you can spend your time lawyering. True, some lawyers carry out their own marketing programs. And many do a good job. But with a limited number of hours in the day, it's hard to be a good marketer and a good lawyer. Lawyers hire marketing people for many reasons. One is so they can spend more time with their law practice, and less time worrying about attracting new clients. Don't try to squeeze even more into your day. Delegate your marketing effort to a competent law marketing specialist. Then both you and he can spend time doing what each of you does best and enjoys most.

© Trey Ryder

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  • Historia Verdadera

Joint Venture

La petrolera canadiense Pacific Rubiales Energy firmó un acuerdo de joint venture con Alfa S.A.B. relacionado con la formación de una empresa en México con participación de 50/50 entre las dos compañías. El acuerdo permitirá el estudio conjunto de activos en la ronda inicial de petróleo y gas de México en 2015, y la presentación de ofertas en dicha ronda - la “Ronda Uno” -; la adquisición de contratos de servicios con miras a que se conviertan en contratos de exploración y producción; el desarrollo de activos de petróleo y gas natural en México; y el desarrollo de cualquier actividad complementaria al negocio petrolero en México, incluyendo proyectos del mid-stream. (Presione aquí)

Energía

La compañía de energías renovables Enel Green Power concluyó la construcción y conectado a la red Taltal, su parque eólico más grande en Chile. Ubicado en la región de Antofagasta, a 1.550 km al norte de Santiago. La inversión total para la construcción del nuevo parque fue cercana a los US$ 190 millones. Al proyecto está asociado un contrato de compra de la energía producida por la planta (PPA) de veinte años. La energía producida abastecerá al Sistema Interconectado Central (SIC), a través de la subestación de Paposo, a unos 50 kilómetros del parque.

Acuerdo

Petróleos Mexicanos – Pemex - y la empresa petrolera india Reliance Industries Limited firmaron un memorando de entendimiento con el objeto de intercambiar experiencias e impulsar la colaboración tecnológica. El acuerdo establece que ambas empresas explorarán conjuntamente oportunidades de negocios en diversas áreas de la cadena de hidrocarburos, tanto en temas de exploración y producción, como de refinación y transformación industrial.

  • Brief News

Takata refuses US regulator demand for airbag recall

The Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata has refused a request by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to expand a recall of cars containing its faulty airbags. The current recall applies only to cars in high-humidity states. In a letter to the NHTSA, Takata insisted that was sufficient. The NHTSA can now fine Takata up to $7,000 (£4,460) per day for each unrecalled car on the road. The airbags - which can explode with shrapnel - have so far been linked to five deaths, and nearly 14 million cars worldwide have been recalled. Expanding the recall to include all of the US - as opposed to Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and other areas associated with high humidity - would add an additional eight million cars to the total. At a hearing in the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, Takata executives defended their decision not to do a nationwide recall, even as lawmakers asked the manufacturer if it could yet determine exactly what was behind the faulty airbags. Hiroshi Shimizu, Takata's senior vice president for global quality assurance, testified that Takata's data "doesn't support a change from regional recall to national recall.". In its letter to the NHTSA, Takata said that the US regulator did not have oversight over Takata, as a car parts supplier. Rather, the NHTSA only had oversight over the car manufacturers.

Petition against EU-US trade talks

A campaign group website says over a million people in the European Union have signed a petition against trade negotiations with the United States. The petition calls on the EU and its member states to stop the talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP. It also says they should not ratify a similar deal that has already been done between the EU and Canada. It says some aspects pose a threat to democracy and the rule of law.

France ordered to compensate convicted pirates for arrest

The European Court of Human Rights says France violated the rights of Somali pirates who had attacked French ships and has ordered compensation for them over judicial delays. The nine Somali pirates should get thousands of euros because they were not immediately brought before a French judge, the court ruled. One is to get 9,000 euros ($11,000) and the others sums of up to 7,000 euros. The judges faulted France for keeping them in custody for an extra 48 hours. The pirates had held French citizens hostage after seizing a French-flagged cruise ship and a French yacht in 2008.

Australian parliament backs migrant reforms

The Australian parliament has approved changes to immigration laws that include reintroducing controversial temporary visas for refugees. The bill will allow refugees to live and work in Australia for three to five years, but denies them permanent protection. Australia currently detains all asylum seekers who arrive by boat, holding them in offshore processing camps. It says that those found to be refugees will not be permanently resettled in Australia, under tough new policies aimed at ending the flow of boats.

Reported US military sex assaults up

Reported sexual assaults in the US military rise by 8% this year to 5,983, with nearly two-thirds of those who reported saying they faced retaliation.

Vatican finds millions 'tucked away'

The Holy See has much more money than previously assumed Cardinal George Pell, who heads the Vatican's Secretariat for the Economy, said the Holy See had millions of Euros "tucked away" off balance sheets. There have been a number of scandals at the Vatican Bank, most recently last year when allegations were made the bank had been used by money launderers. Cardinal Pell did not say any wrongdoing had been found but said Vatican departments long had "an almost free hand" with their finances. Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Pell as part of his efforts to reform the Church and make it more transparent.

Court rules chimps don't have same rights as people

A chimpanzee is not entitled to the same rights as people and does not have be freed from captivity by its owner, a US court has ruled. The appeals court in New York state said caged chimpanzee Tommy could not be recognized as a "legal person" as it "cannot bear any legal duties". The Nonhuman Rights Project had argued that chimps who had such similar characteristics to the humans deserved basic rights, including freedom. The rights group said it would appeal.

Uber taxi firm valued at $40bn

Taxi booking firm Uber has completed the latest stage of a fundraising, valuing the fast growing business at $40bn. The San Francisco company has raised another $1.2bn from investors in a deal that confirms its status as one of most highly valued new technology start-ups. In June, a sale of shares to investors valued Uber at $17bn. Uber's co-founder Travis Kalanick said the new money would help expansion in Asia. The company is now in 250 cities in 50 countries. It has faces opposition from some governments and established taxi firms, including from London's "black cab" drivers and in cities across Europe and the US.

Putin defiant in speech in face of sanctions, economic woes

The Russian president said in his state of the union speech that the "difficulties" his country faces "also create new possibilities." He accused the West of trying to break up Russia. Russia's invasion of Ukraine's Crimea region set off a chain of events that has resulted in Western sanctions targeting Russia's economy, which has also been weakened by falling oil prices. Putin insisted today that the invasion of Crimea was a "historic reunification." The situation is compounded by a fragile cease-fire between pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine and the government in Kiev. Putin also accused the West of trying to build a new "Iron Curtain" around Russia, saying the crisis in Ukraine was merely a pretext for the West to isolate Russia. He said the West's goal was to break up Russia, in a manner similar to Yugoslavia.

Justice Department plans new cybercrime team

The leader of the Justice Department's criminal division is expected to announce today the creation of a new unit to prevent cybercrime and work alongside law enforcement, private sector companies and Congress. "Prosecutors from the Cybersecurity Unit will provide a central hub for expert advice and legal guidance" about US and international laws, Leslie Caldwell said, "to ensure that powerful law enforcement tools are effectively used to bring perpetrators to justice while also protecting the privacy of everyday Americans."

The ant's pants? Oxford dictionaries adds 1,000 new terms

With terms like mahoosive and al desko, the editors of OxfordDictionaries.com say they've made the largest quarterly update in their history, adding definitions for 1,000 words. We'll clarify that while the digital service is affiliated with Oxford University, it's officially separate from the venerable dictionary. The new additions range from pop culture ("xlnt" and "permadeath") to business-speak ("algorithmic trading"). "One of the benefits of our unique language-monitoring program is that it enables us to track in detail how English language evolves over relatively short periods of time," Oxford Dictionaries Editorial Director Judy Pearsall says.

Egypt court sentences 188 to death

An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced 188 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for an August 2013 attack on a police station in the governate of Giza, widely known as the "Kerdasa massacre." This incident resulted in the death of 11 police officers and two civilians and was staged in response to a military coup that ousted Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president. The death sentences imposed by special circuit court Judge Nagi Shehata are considered provisional, meaning that they will be sent to highest religious authority for his advice on whether the orders should stand. Shehata set a January 24 court date to finalize the sentences. 143 of the 188 defendants are currently in custody, while those not yet in custody will receive a retrial. Rights groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International condemned the mass death sentences.

Thousands across USA protest NYC chokehold death

As word spread of a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner, so did word of planned protests in New York and other cities. And while a main target was Wednesday night's lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, it seems that many protesters were kept away. The reaction was propelled by frustration that officer Daniel Pantaleo would not face charges over Garner's death, despite using a chokehold to subdue him in an encounter that was captured on video. A medical examiner had ruled the case a homicide in August. Many people commenting on the case used the hashtag #ICantBreathe — a statement Garner made repeatedly as several officers apprehended him. To prevent protesters from disrupting the Rockefeller Center tree lighting, police reportedly boosted their patrols and blocked some streets to all pedestrians. US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner.

Study finds violations of wage law in New York and California

The United States Labor Department says that a new study shows that between 3.5 and 6.5 percent of all the wage and salary workers in California and New York are paid less than the minimum wage. The study, which examined work force data for the two states, found that more than 300,000 workers in each state suffered minimum-wage violations each month. Labor Department officials said that even if one assumed a violation rate half that nationwide, that would mean more than two million workers across the nation were paid less than the federal or state minimum wage. Violations were most common in the restaurant and hotel industries, the study found, followed by educational and health services and retail and wholesale.

Federal appeals court rules Florida welfare drug test law unconstitutional

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that a Florida law mandating welfare applicants undergo drug tests before receiving benefits is unconstitutional. The law, which applied to all applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), was enacted in July 2011 and was in effect until October 2011, when a preliminary injunction placed a hold on the drug tests. The court said the law violated the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches, and that the state failed to show there was a special need for the mandatory tests among applicants, or a difference in levels of drug use between welfare applicants and the general population.

One Jong Un to rule them all: N. Koreans banned from using leader's name

Those who already share Kim Jong Un's name must change it. That's according to South Korean media, which cited an official North Korean directive.

Second Bitcoin auction draws fewer bidders

The US Marshals Service said that 11 registered bidders took part in an auction on Thursday for 50,000 Bitcoins, worth around $19 million, seized in connection with the defunct online marketplace Silk Road. The service said it had received 27 bids, far fewer than the 45 bidders and 63 bids it received in its first Bitcoin auction in June. The winner, or winners, of the second auction will be notified on Friday by 5 p.m. Eastern time. The Silk Road site was shut down in October 2013 after the authorities said it was a marketplace for illegal drugs and other illicit activities. In the auction five months ago, the Marshals Service sold nearly 30,000 Bitcoins.

  • Daily Press Review

US protesters decry chokehold death verdict
Al Jazeera, Doha, Qatar

Amr Moussa Considers Election Boycott
Asharq Al-Awsat, Pan-Arab daily, London, England

Jesus: married with children? New book drops bombshell
Haaretz, Liberal daily, Tel Aviv, Israel

Food giant accused over cash request
BBC News, Centrist newscaster, London, England

Shelter dog adopted after FB post
CNN International, London, England

Brooklyn Beckham enjoys a night out as he makes his first public appearance since narrowly escaping injury in car crash
Daily Mail, Conservative daily, London, England

Riddle of schoolgirl, 15, found dead with 'extensive burns' in the garden of her home in sleepy Dorset hamlet
Daily Mail, Conservative daily, London, England

Philippines prepare for the worst as Super Typhoon Hagupit approaches
EuroNews, International news, Ecully Cedex, France

Second night of protests in New York over 'racist' police
France 24, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

The day the Turkish flag was taken down on Syria border
Hurriyet Daily News, (Liberal, English-language), Istanbul, Turkey

Black Pete: Documentary shows how Londoners, including Russell Brand, respond to 'racist' Christmas tradition
Independent The, London, England

Major Ukrainian TV provider drops Russian channels
Moscow News The, Independent, Moscow, Russia

Protests over 43 missing Mexican students, In pictures
Telegraph The, Conservative daily, London, England

'North Korea leaks Sylvester Stallone's social security number'
Telegraph The, Celebrity news, London, England

Philippines braces for powerful, erratic typhoon
China Post, English-language daily, Taipei, Taiwan

IKEA to Stop Selling Controversial Map
Chosun Ilbo, Conservative daily, Seoul, South Korea

Eric Garner death Thousands protest on New York streets
Hindustan Times, New Delhi, India

Delhi govt relaxes norms for licenses for e-rickshaw drivers
India Times, Conservative daily, New Delhi, India

China's Li hints at thaw in chat with friendship advisory panel
Japan Times, Independent centrist, Tokyo, Japan

Mazda expands Takata air bag recall in US
New Zealand Herald, Conservative daily, Auckland, New Zealand

Ukraine President cancels trip over protests in eastern Ukraine
Straits Times, Pro-government, Singapore

More storms hit Sydney
Sydney Morning Herald, Centrist daily, Sydney, Australia

Myanmar rebels says trust in government at new low
Taiwan News, English-language daily, Taipei, Taiwan

ExxonMobil Corp restarts Altona refinery unit after fuel leak
The Economic Times, Business, Mumbai, India

'I can't breathe': Protests continue in U.S. over police chokehold death decision
Canadian Broadcasting Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Washington to investigate Garner's death as protests continue
Globe and Mail The, Centrist daily, Toronto, Canada

Liberty Reserve Brought Down By 'Joe Bogus': How The Feds Arrested Arthur Budovsky
International Business Times, Business news organization, New York, U.S

Climate and Post-2015 Development Agenda Talks Share the Same Path
IPS Latin America, International cooperative of journalists, Rome, Italy

Brent extends losses below $70 after Saudi price cut
Reuters, Business News, New York, U.S

Marchers swarm New York, other cities for second night over chokehold death
Reuters, World News, New York, U.S

Triple homicide: Slaying victim cried out for help but fell through the cracks
Toronto Star, Toronto, Ontario

Mugabe fury over Mujuru 'death plot'
BBC News, Centrist newscaster, London, England

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