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Debate over Race And Policing Roils Start of German Election Year

A new acronym coined by German police to describe troublemaking migrants from North Africa has sharpened a national debate over immigration and crime as the country recovers from a deadly attack and gears up for a vital election this year. Police in Cologne said this week they had prevented trouble on New Year's Eve by screening some 650 'Nafris' – an abbreviation of 'Nordafrikanische Intensivtaeter' or 'North African Repeat Offenders' - and removing 190 from...

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