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Police and Ethnic Minorities

In March 2010 the Equality and Human Rights Commission claimed that most police forces unfairly targeted black and Asian male youths when using 'stop and search' powers. The EHRC found that black male youths were six times more likely to be stopped by police than same-age white youths. The EHRC also stated that Asian male youths were twice as likely to be stopped when compared to same-age white youths.
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Freer Gallery of Art

The Freer Gallery of Art is located on the south side of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It is the Smithsonian Institution& 39;s museum of east Asian art, including art from China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia.The Freer Gallery of Art, together with the Sackler Gallery, comprises the National Museum of Asian Art in the United States.
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Illinois River

The Illinois River stretches from northeast Illinois, at the confluence of the Kankakee and Des Plaines rivers, to Alton in southwest Illinois, where it empties into the Mississippi River^.The river is 272.4 miles long, with such a gradual slope that the river moves quite slowly, too slowly to remove much of the silt entering it from the higher-sloping headwaters.
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Why the Civil War Actually Ended 16 Months After Lee Surrendered

On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate troops to the Union’s Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, marking the beginning of the end of the grinding four-year-long American Civil War. But it would be more than 16 months before President Andrew Johnson would declare a formal end to the conflict in August 1866.
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