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New York settles Eric Garner killing case for $5.9m

A picture of Eric Garner is seen on a newspaper at his memorial in Staten Island, NYC. Credit: Reuters

New York City has reached a settlement with the family of man who died after being restrained by police in July 2014.

The family of Eric Garner - who died after being put in an illegal 'choke hold' by police - will receive $5.9 million to resolve the claim over his killing, The New York Times has reported, citing a family lawyer.


Chris Christie announces US presidential campaign

Mr Christie is not an especially popular choice for president amongst Republicans. Credit: Reuters

The Republican governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, has entered the race for the US presidency.

Mr Christie announced his decision to supporters via a conference call before a political rally at his hometown high school in Livingston, New Jersey, NBC News reports.

His decision is likely to be an unpopular one with voters: An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released last week found that 55 percent of Republican primary voters said they could not see themselves supporting Christie.

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