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NY Times: Trump Paid $750 In US Income Taxes in 2016, 2017

President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report in The New York Times. A lawyer for the Trump Organization called the report “inaccurate.”

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The controversy over qualified immunity

The doctrine whereby police officers are protected from civil lawsuits in certain cases has come under question – as citizens who claim their Constitutional rights had been violated by police have been mired in legal actions for years

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Video Of Seattle Officer Rolling Bicycle Over Protester's Head Leads To Suspension

The unnamed officer will be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident that occurred during protests earlier this week.

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California Governor Signs Order Banning Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday that amounts to the most aggressive clean-car policy in the U.S. and would end the sale of new gas vehicles in the state in 15 years.

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In Rural Oregon, Threats And Backlash Follow Racial Justice Protests

Online fights over racial justice have spilled onto the courthouse lawn in Prineville, Ore. Black Lives Matter protesters there stand off regularly with counterdemonstrators waving Trump flags.

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Family Of Man Killed By National Guard In Louisville Files Wrongful Death Suit

David "Ya Ya" McAtee was killed in June as he stood in the doorway of the barbecue stand he owned in the Kentucky city's West End.

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Omaha Bar Owner Has Died By Suicide After He Was Charged In Shooting Of Black Man

Jake Gardner was on the West Coast when a grand jury indicted him last week for the May killing of James Scurlock in Omaha, Neb. Gardner died "at his own hand," his lawyers said Sunday.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died from complications from cancer. Her death will set in motion what promises to be a tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her.

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Backup Driver Of Autonomous Uber SUV Charged With Negligent Homicide In Arizona

Rafaela Vasquez was watching the television show The Voice when the car struck a pedestrian walking her bike across a Tempe street at night.

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Conspiracies Add Fuel To An Already Challenging Wildfire Season : Consider This from NPR

Wildfires in Western states aren't slowing down and conspiracy theories about who started them are only making things harder for responders. Conrad Wilson from Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on how claims of Antifa arsonists have clogged up the phone

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'I Don't Think Science Knows': Visiting Fires, Trump Denies Climate Change

On the other side of the country Joe Biden also addressed the fires, linking them to climate change.

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Rochester mayor fires police chief, suspends city attorney over death of Daniel Prude

Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Lovely Warren (D) said Monday she is firing the city's chief of police and suspending its city attorney in the aftermath of the death of Daniel Prude in police custody in March. Warren's announcement that she is firing Roche

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QAnon Website Shuts Down After N.J. Man Identified as Operator

A popular website for posts about the conspiracy group QAnon abruptly shut down after a fact-checking group identified the developer as a New Jersey man.

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4 Houston Police Officers Fired Over Fatal Shooting Of Nicolas Chavez

"You don't get to shoot somebody 21 times," Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said of the deadly encounter in April. "I cannot defend that."

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Protesters Were Supposed To Hear Warnings Before Federal Police Moved In. They Didn't.

In June, federal police cleared peaceful protesters from a park by the White House. Lawyers now say U.S. Park Police violated a settlement that set out rules for engaging mass demonstrations in D.C.

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Portland, Oregon, passes toughest ban on facial recognition in US

The ordinance outlaws the use of facial recognition not only by government agencies, but also by private businesses.

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7th US service member has died from COVID-19

In total, the Pentagon has reported nearly 38,500 COVID-19 cases among military personnel.

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Congress Launches Investigation Into Fort Hood Deaths

The probe will focus on whether the recent tragedies "may be symptomatic of underlying leadership, discipline, and morale deficiencies throughout the chain-of-command."

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Rochester, N.Y., Police Chief La'Ron Singletary Resigns

"The entire Rochester Police Department command staff has announced their retirement," Mayor Lovely A. Warren said Tuesday.

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Multiple boats sink during Trump Boat Parade on Lake Travis

A parade for President Donald Trump gets dicey when multiple boats sink on Lake Travis. According to first responders, nobody was injured. At around 2:50 p. m. the TCSO confirmed via tweet that they had responded to multiple calls made about boats being i

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Trump Defends Kenosha Shooting Suspect

The president on Monday painted the accused 17-year-old Kenosha shooter's actions as possible self-defense, saying, without evidence, that the teenager "probably would have been killed."

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OPINION: Public Health Leaders Deserve More Respect

This pandemic is like war, and federal, state and local health officers are leading the U.S. response. Yet unlike war heroes, who are lionized, they are facing unprecedented attacks and death threats.

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Now showing: The return of the drive-in

Since the coronavirus and social distancing shut down nearly all indoor entertainment venues this summer, outdoor projections of movies may be just the ticket

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Sources: Sailor possibly linked to USS Bonhomme Richard ship fire under investigation

A Navy sailor is under investigation in connection with the fire that caused extensive damage to the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego, sources told ABC 10News.

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Kentucky Man Accused Of Breaking Canada's COVID-19 Rules Faces $569,000 Fine

John Pennington was arrested and charged with violating Canada's Quarantine Act while visiting the town of Banff, Alberta. Police saw his Ohio plates at the parking lot for a sightseeing gondola.

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Police in Wisconsin shoot Black man in back multiple times, sparking protests

Jacob Blake, 29, was hospitalized in serious condition after police shot him several times in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Graphic video of the incident was shared widely online.

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Man who believed virus was hoax loses wife to Covid-19

A couple from Florida did not follow health guidelines after believing lies about the virus online.

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How Russian intelligence officers interfered in the 2016 election

Twelve Russian military officers have been indicted for breaking into the Democratic Party's computers, stealing compromising information and selectively releasing it to undermine candidates. Bill Whitaker reports on the case against them.

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A 17-year-old Sesame Place employee was brutally attacked after asking a visitor to wear a mask, revealing a crisis for workers across America

A 17-year-old employee was attacked by an anti-mask visitor to the theme park, as workers are tasked with enforcing mask policies.

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Top Navy official: Sailor burnout a concern amid COVID-19 crisis

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday told NBC News the pandemic has forced ships to remain at sea for longer periods of time.

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Small Group Burns Masks as ‘Tools of Terror’ in Protest in Mission Bay Park

By Ken Stone / Times of San Diego / August 8, 2020 As if casting out demons, dozens of people tossed pricey KN95 face masks into a fire pit Friday in Mission Bay Park. The coverings were depicted a…

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Oprah Winfrey Commissions 26 Billboards Demanding Arrests In Breonna Taylor's Killing

The billboards will be placed across Louisville, Ky., where Taylor was shot and killed in her apartment by police. The signs' message urges the arrest of the officers involved.

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Los Angeles to shut off water and power to homes hosting large parties or gatherings

The announcement comes hours after the city introduced a motion to increase penalties for property owners who hold large house parties in violation of public health orders.

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Former officer who shot Rayshard Brooks sues over firing

ATLANTA (AP) — The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks is suing the mayor and interim police chief, saying his firing violated his constitutional rights and the city code. Meanwhile, prosecutors have asked a judge to revoke hi

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Defunding Seattle police: City council's plan starts to take shape

After pledging to slash this year’s remaining budget of the Seattle Police Department, City Council members on Friday began the work to whittle its cuts into legislation that can be voted on. The council's police policy decisions came in the form of

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What Lockdown 2.0 Looks Like: Harsher Rules, Deeper Confusion

Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, is becoming a case study in handling a second wave of infections. There are lots of unanswered questions.

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Missing Marines, sailor presumed dead as search is halted

15 Marines and a Navy sailor were training off the coast California when their amphibious assault vehicle sank. Nine were killed.

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Ten bucks left, no place to go: How the pandemic and a broken unemployment system are upending people’s lives

Ten bucks left, no place to go: How the pandemic and a broken unemployment system are upending people’s lives

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Video of plainclothes New York City police bundling teen into unmarked van called "terrifying"

Police and protesters clashed in the streets of New York City after an arrest that some say looked more like a kidnapping.

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Oregon, federal government reach deal for withdrawal of agents from Portland

Oregon and the federal government have reached a deal for the withdrawal of agents from the anti-racism protests in Portland, according to statements released simultaneously by Gov. Kate Brown and the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Securit

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Senators seek answers from Navy on human trafficking by sailors in Bahrain

The query comes after a series of Military Times stories about sailor trafficking on the Middle Eastern island.

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Two MN Shoppers Banned From Walmart After Wearing Nazi Flag Face Masks Inside Store

Two shoppers have been told not to come back to Walmart after wearing Nazi flag face coverings inside the store Saturday morning.

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Saturate OC revival meeting held in Huntington Beach despite city orders to cancel

City officials say event organizers are violating state-mandated safety measures such as social distancing and wearing masks. About 300-400 participants attended.

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The U.S. Military Won’t Return to Business as Usual After the Pandemic - War on the Rocks

As America logs record-breaking numbers of daily COVID-19 infections and deaths, the U.S. military is far from immune. In the first half of July,

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Derek Chauvin and wife face felony tax fraud charges

If convicted, Derek and Kellie Chauvin could each face a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison and/or have to pay a $90,000 fine.

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Protests Helped Save Black-Owned Business That Coronavirus Nearly Killed

When coronavirus killed foot traffic at Tommy Rhine's downtown Denver cobbler shop, he fell behind on rent. A "Black owned business" sign in his shop window during protests led to lots of business.

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Israel's anti-government protests deepen Netanyahu's problems | DW | 20.07.2020

Thousands of Israelis have been taking to the streets to protest the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. Now, as Israel grapples with a second wave, Prime Minister Netanyahu is under increasing pressure.

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'I wanted to take action': behind the 'Wall of Moms' protecting Portland's protesters

Hundreds of mothers have attended demonstrations and stood as a human barricade between protesters and federal officers

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St. Louis couple who aimed guns at protesters charged with felony weapons count

Lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey allegedly menaced protesters who were marching past their home en route to the St. Louis mayor's residence.

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Teachers are so worried about returning to school that they're preparing wills

Back-to-school is looking a little different for many teachers nationwide this year, as they grapple with returning to their classrooms amid a pandemic. Added to their list of concerns: Death.

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Utah public hearing on schools dismissed after angry parents pack room without masks

A public hearing over a mask order for Utah students erupted into pandemonium after a crowd of angry parents refused to wear mask or socially distance.

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White Men Accused Of Attack On Black Man Face Felony Charges In Indiana

Prosecutors charged Sean Purdy and Jerry Cox with criminal confinement, battery and intimidation for their alleged role in the incident at a state park earlier this month.

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Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets

Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtown Portland and detain protesters since at least July 14. 

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Woman wants half of $100K donated to Starbucks barista

She posted a photo of a barista who asked her to wear a mask, then $100,000 was donated to that barista. Now, she wants half of that.

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'This is a war': the coronavirus disaster in California's hardest-hit – and poorest – county

About 17 patients are airlifted out of Imperial county every day, as the virus takes a devastating toll on Latino residents

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Thanks to Quarantine, Elevator Music Is Filing for Bankruptcy

Mood Media, owner of Muzak and other sensory marketing products, hopes to reduce its debt by $404 million

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This aviator just became the US Navy's first Black female fighter pilot

"Very proud of LTJG [Madeline] Swegle," a senior Navy official wrote. "Go forth and kick butt."

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Woman Who Called Police On Black Bird-Watcher In Central Park To Be Charged

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office says it is initiating a prosecution of Amy Cooper over false reporting of an incident. In a cellphone video, she claimed a Black man was threatening her.

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Video: Seattle driver arrested for slamming into protesters

The incident comes just days after authorities shut down the so-called police-free zone known as “CHOP."

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3 Officers Fired Over Photos Taken Near Elijah McClain Memorial

The Aurora, Colo., police chief said the officers mocked the death of Mr. McClain, a 23-year-old massage therapist who died several days after officers put him in a chokehold last summer.

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Trump Flouts Virus Rules, Warns Of 'New Far-Left Fascism' In Speech Ahead Of July 4th

In a speech given at Mount Rushmore on the eve of July 4th, the President denounced protestors who removed Confederate statues and announced he would establish a "National Garden Of American Heroes."

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Michigan couple charged after viral video in Chipotle parking lot

Jillian Wuestenberg and Eric Wuestenberg have been charged with felonious assault. Videos show a woman pulling out a handgun on a Black family.

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Sight of Nazi Swastika Flag Stuns East County Motorists on I-8 - Times of San Diego

Who's driving around East County with a Nazi flag on their rear window? And why? Interstate 8 motorists and an Alpine resident have taken or posted pictures and video of a red-and-black SUV with the red-and-black swastika since Monday.

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Germany's elite force 'to be partially disbanded'

The KSK commando force has been criticised for right-wing extremism in its ranks.

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Hampton Inn employee fired for calling police on Black guest at pool with her children

The incident took place at the Williamston, North Carolina, location. Hilton, parent company of Hampton Inn, announced the employee was no longer employed at the hotel.

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Two Little Caesars employees in Ohio fired after shaping pepperonis into swastika on pizza

An Ohio couple was stunned to find a Nazi symbol on a pizza they picked up from Little Caesars Pizza Saturday night.

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Trader Joe's Shopper Caught On Camera Ranting, Calling People 'Democratic Pigs' After Being Told To Wear A Mask

A shopper at a North Hollywood Trader Joe's was filmed having an angry outburst after being told to wear a mask inside the store.

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Amid threats and political pushback, public health officials are leaving their posts

An already understaffed workforce is being culled during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Protest Live Updates: More Shooting in Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone’

A shooting Sunday night was the second round of gun violence over the weekend in an area where officers had pulled out of the police station.

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After deadly CHOP shooting, activists and officials look for ways to prevent protest zone violence

June 21, 2020 at 8:11 pm Updated June 22, 2020 at 11:00 am

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A new video emerged of a white Tulsa security guard killing a Black father on the eve of President Trump's reelection campaign rally in the city

The former prison warden was charged with first-degree manslaughter after the fatal shooting of Carlos Carson, a Black father of three.

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Seattle's Autonomous Zone Is Not What You've Been Told

Some call it CHOP, some call it CHAZ, and no one knows quite what it is. But one thing is clear in a blocks-large swath of Capitol Hill: a community is taking shape

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Tinder, Sailor, Hooker, Pimp: The U.S. Navy’s sex trafficking scandal in Bahrain

NCIS probes revealed evidence that U.S. sailors were housing prostitutes in their apartments, seizing the women’s passports and taking a cut of their earnings ― profiting from the sex trade that services shipmates in Bahrain.

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City Lights bookstore reopens its doors today after facing permanent closure

One of the most-loved and celebrated bookstores in America has reopened its doors for in-store business today after teetering on the brink of permanent closure.

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Aunt Jemima to change name, remove image from packaging

“We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype," Quaker Oats said, adding that the move is an effort "toward progress on racial equality."

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Florida bars are shutting down again after new positive coronavirus cases

After learning recent customers had tested positive for the virus, at least three bars in Jacksonville Beach and Altamonte Springs announced temporary closures over the weekend.

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Black Lives Matter activist carries injured ‘far-right’ protester to safety amid violence in London

Pictures shows black anti-racist activist rescuing white counter-demonstrator who was reportedly set upon during fight

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Spokane family harassed then trapped in forest campsite in Western Washington, sheriff’s office says

A Spokane family’s camping trip in Western Washington became a nightmarish experience when armed locals accused them of being leftwing extremists.

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NFL On Kneeling Players' Protests: 'We Were Wrong,' Commissioner Says

"We were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday.

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Trump calls improved jobs numbers 'great day' for George Floyd

President Donald Trump on Friday called improved jobs numbers announcement a "great day' for George Floyd.

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Donald Trump says 'this is a great day' for George Floyd drawing outrage

Donald Trump has claimed it is a ‘great day’ for George Floyd, after the US posted better than expected job numbers. ‘Hopefully, George is looking down right...

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Kings announcer resigns after tweeting 'All Lives Matter' at DeMarcus Cousins

Sacramento Kings announcer Grant Napear is on administrative leave from KHTK after tussling with a phalanx of ex-Kings on Twitter on Monday night, the Sacramento Bee reports .

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In some protests, local officials say white instigators are causing mayhem

An arrest warrant for a 20-year-old white man accused of inciting riots in Pittsburgh sheds light on how some protests for racial justice create opportunity for pandemonium.

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Michigan sheriff Chris Swanson takes off helmet and joins protesters marching for George Floyd - CBS News

"Walk with us!" the crowd chanted after Swanson said he wanted to make the demonstration a parade, not a protest.

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Angry Baltimore mom beats son after seeing him throw rocks at police

A suspected rioter in Baltimore got the smackdown of his life Monday by his mom on live television.

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NYC stores destroyed by looters, riots during George Floyd protests

ooters stormed Lower Manhattan on Saturday night -- destroying store windows and lighting fires in another night of violent George Floyd protests. The NYPD s...

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Scenes from protests, riots across the U.S. after killing of George Floyd

Cities across America are reeling from a weekend of unrest during protests that erupted after George Floyd died during an arrest in Minneapolis. The unarmed ...

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U.S. cities see more protests, violent unrest over George Floyd's death

Protests in Minneapolis and elsewhere continue, as cries to prosecute the other three police officers at the scene during the death of George Floyd continue....

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Live updates: Protests, unrest, and disorder in response to the death of George Floyd

Police and federal law enforcement on Monday launched tear gas and rubber bullets at protests near the White House.

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Protesters march in Balboa Park

Balboa Park protesters chanted to police "march with us" while passing a group of officers along El Prado as they made their way toward the Cabrillo Bridge.

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Corporate Voices Get Behind ‘Black Lives Matter’ Cause

Major companies are often wary of conflict, especially in a polarized time. But some are now taking a stand on racial injustice and police violence.

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Far-Right Extremists Are Hoping to Turn the George Floyd Protests Into a New Civil War

Armed extremists are showing up to protests and urging a “boogaloo” — code for civil war — online.

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Minneapolis Bus Drivers Refuse to Transport George Floyd Protesters to Jail

Organized labor throughout the city is banding together in solidarity against police violence in the aftermath of Floyd’s death.

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A Notorious Trailer Park Mogul Once Roasted by John Oliver Just Got Owned By His Tenants

What if tenants got together and bought their property back? That’s what happened at this trailer park in Texas.

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Four Minneapolis police officers fired after death of unarmed man George Floyd

A disturbing video showing an officer kneeling on the unarmed man's neck has drawn outrage.

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Amy Cooper: White woman has been fired after calling police on a black man in Central Park - CNN

A white woman has apologized for calling police on a black man bird-watching in Central Park on Monday morning after the two argued about her unleashed dog.

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Valley retail worker creates Facebook support group for workers attacked during pandemic

Retail rage. It's happening all over the country. A woman attacked a Walmart cashier with Lysol disinfectant spray to the face in Massachusetts. A 7-eleven clerk in Indiana gets coffee in the face and kicked and punched. And two men refusing to wear a mas

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‘Don’t Come’: Hawaii Enforces Strict Lockdown Measures

Venturing out of a hotel room in Hawaii right now might land you in handcuffs.

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Newlywed quarantine breakers sent packing

A California couple allegedly scoffed at Hawai‘i’s mandatory traveler self-quarantine mandate and were arrested yesterday by special agents from the Dept. of the Attorney General.

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Michigan man charged with terrorism in death threats to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel

A man accused of making credible death threats against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel has been charged on a terrorism count, the Wayne County prosecutor's office said Friday.

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A Taco Shop Gave Away 800 Tacos to Feed Homeless in Skid Row ~ L.A. TACO

Not even a pandemic can stop Revolutionario Tacos and other volunteers like Melissa Acedera from answering their passion for helping others in Skid Row.

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Jewish Americans Say They Are Scapegoated For The Coronavirus Spread

Violations of health regulations by Orthodox Jews have been documented by public officials and media at a level of scrutiny that Jews say others don't face.

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Anti-lockdown protesters seen carrying weapons inside North Carolina sandwich shop

The demonstration took place during the first full day of a phased-in reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Anti-Vaccination Activists Join Stay-At-Home Order Protesters

They see these demonstrations as a way to form political alliances that promote their movement.

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Poultry Workers, Denied Bathroom Breaks, Wear Diapers: Oxfam Report

When contacted by NBC News, all of the companies, except for Sanderson Farms, replied with statements denying the allegations.

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Father and son arrested and charged with murder in death of Ahmaud Arbery

Both men were taken into custody and face charges of aggravated assault and murder, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced.

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NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic

The National Rifle Association has laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scuttled fundraising, membership and shooting events that normally would be key to rallying...

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Trudeau announces ban on assault-style weapons in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced that assault-style firearms would be banned in the country.

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Hundreds protest in Michigan seeking end to governor's emergency powers

Hundreds of protesters, some armed, gathered at Michigan's state Capitol in Lansing on Thursday objecting to Governor Gretchen Whitmer's request to extend emergency powers to combat COVID-19, an appeal Republican lawmakers ignored.

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Coronavirus Has Now Killed More Americans Than Vietnam War

The number of lives taken by COVID-19 in the U.S. has reached a grim milestone: More people have died of the disease than the 58,220 Americans who perished in the Vietnam War.

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Riverside County mobile app now allows people to report those who violate coronavirus orders

Coronavirus watchdogs in Riverside County who come across nonessential businesses still in operation, large gatherings or businesses not complying with health orders can now report scoffl…

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San Diego Woman Facing Fine, Jail Over COVID-19 Protest Plans 2nd Rally - Times of San Diego

Two days after the Rev. Shane Harris called on San Diego police to cite organizers of Saturday's "freedom rally" downtown against COVID-19 orders, a woman has been notified she's facing a $1,000 fine or jail time.

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WHO says coronavirus came from an animal and was not made in a lab

The Trump administration is probing whether coronavirus originated in a lab. There is no evidence it did. The WHO says it came from an animal.

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The Return of Drive-Ins Could Be the Theater Industry's Last Hope - Movie News Net

In case you hadn’t noticed, things are not looking great for the movie industry. Yes, the big film studios should be okay in this time of economic pause, as people at home are streaming content at an unprecedented level. But most theater owners have

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Denmark and Poland are refusing to bail out companies registered in offshore tax havens

Governments around the world are offering financial assistance to struggling firms in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

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Defying social distancing rules, demonstrators gather in Huntington Beach to protest California’s stay-at-home order

More than 100 demonstrators gathered in Huntington Beach Friday, defying social distancing guidelines, to protest the California’s stay-at-home orders. The rally comes a day after the city an…

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Michigan Stay-At-Home Order Prompts Honking, Traffic-Jam Protest

Demonstrators jammed streets around the state capitol Wednesday, saying Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order goes too far.

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Doctors warn of 'ticking time bomb' as citizens ignore distance measures

Doctors at hospitals in several México state municipalities warned that many citizens are ignoring social distancing recommendations.

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US Navy evacuates over 80% of USS Theodore Roosevelt crew as nearly 600 carrier sailors test positive for coronavirus

The carrier's former captain had pleaded with the Navy to take decisive action and evacuate most of the crew ashore.

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Coronavirus cases on USS Theodore Roosevelt spike to 550

The Navy reported 103 new cases of the coronavirus onboard the ship in one day.

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Louisiana church expecting 2,000 at Easter service despite coronavirus: 'Satan and a virus will not stop us'

While many churches across the nation plan to hold their Easter services online Sunday, a Louisiana pastor says his church near Baton Rouge is expecting a crowd of 2,000 or more despite federal coronavirus guidance advising social distan

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San Francisco's iconic City Lights bookstore on verge of closing

San Francisco's iconic City Lights bookstore is on the brink of collapse as the coronavirus pandemic is forcing the business to keep its doors shut.

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Fear and Frustration Rise as Virus Spikes in Jewish Enclaves

Rockland County, N.Y., currently has the highest per capita rate of coronavirus infection in New York State.

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Watch: Scenes From the Wisconsin Elections

Voters faced long lines, confusion and risk of infection as Wisconsin’s elections, including presidential primaries, took place in spite of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Louisiana Sen. Cassidy Addresses Racial Disparities In Coronavirus Deaths

Sen. Bill Cassidy, who is a medical doctor, tells Morning Edition that underlying health issues like diabetes contribute to the disproportionate number of African Americans dying of COVID-19.

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In Chicago, COVID-19 Is Hitting The Black Community Hard

While black residents comprise 29% of Chicago, they represent 70% of that city's COVID-19 deaths. There are a number of reasons for that, and officials are just now beginning to address the issue.

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Navy relieves captain who raised alarm about COVID-19 on ship

The Navy relieved the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

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An outbreak on a Navy warship — and an ominous sign of a readiness crisis

A growing list of Navy warships are sidelined because crews are reporting COVID-19 outbreaks.

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E.P.A., Citing Coronavirus, Drastically Relaxes Rules for Polluters

The agency said it would not penalize companies that violate rules on monitoring and reporting pollution discharges. 

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Seattle Coronavirus Cases Beginning to Slow After Strict Stay-at-Home Measures

The city had the first reported case of the virus in the U.S., and has since been able to reduce the spread, early data shows.

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Manhattan Beach surfer issued $1,000 citation for violating beach closure order, disrespecting lifeguard.

Manhattan Beach, newsletter - A  Manhattan Beach surfer was issued a $1,000 citation Saturday morning after ignoring a lifeguard’s order that he not go in the water. And being disrespectful.

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Nonprofits launch site for Asian Americans to report coronavirus-related racism

“We hope members of the AAPI community will report incidents they have experienced, which may range from microaggressions to incidents of racial profiling to hate violence,” the site's co-founder said.

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WHO official warns against calling it 'Chinese virus,' says 'there is no blame in this'

An official with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned against referring to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus,” saying that it could lead to racial profiling against Asians when “there is no blame in this.”

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Harvey Weinstein fell and hit head while in jail, is reflecting on past behavior, rep says

While attempting to walk Sunday without his wheelchair, Harvey Weinstein fell and hit his head, according to his representative.

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Trader Joe’s founder Joe Coulumbe dies at 89

Joe Coulombe envisioned a new generation of young grocery shoppers emerging in the 1960s, one that wanted healthy, tasty, high-quality food they couldn’t find in most supermarkets and couldn’t affo…

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How European-Style Public Housing Could Help Solve The Affordability Crisis

Government-financed "social housing" is utterly mundane in Europe, but remains a radical concept in the U.S. Could it work in the D.C. area?

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Australia's bushfires show drastic effects of climate change

Scientists say climate change is behind the unprecedented intensity of the bushfires that have burned a reported 27 million acres in Australia.

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Downtown’s Broadway poised to be first LA street to ban cars

A 1.5-mile stretch would be open to pedestrians, bikes, scooters, and buses—but not private vehicles.

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County in rural Kansas is jailing people over unpaid medical debt

A rural Kansas county enacted a law that sends people to jail if they fail to appear in court over unpaid medical bills. Meg Oliver reports.

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Trump Administration Finalizes Plans To Allow Development On Downsized Monuments

More than two years after Trump dramatically shrank the protected land in Utah, the Bureau of Land Management released the framework for the move, despite continuing challenges to its legality.

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As Regulations Roll Back, Could Clean Water Protection Business Dry Up?

The Trump administration is stripping clean water protections put in place by President Barack Obama, and some in the industry worry that the regulatory changes will threaten their business.

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Canada Wins, U.S. Loses In Global Fight For High-Tech Workers

If there is a global war for tech talent, right now Canada is winning. And U.S. immigration policies are part of the reason.

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Whether You Like It or Not, Film Is Having a Resurgence

The world of analog photography went through a dry spell for a while but has been making a strong comeback in recent years. This video is one of the more recent productions put together by NBC Left Field. It features 3 heavy hitters in the YouTube film ph

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Next U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to be named after African American Pearl Harbor hero

Instead of presidents or admirals, an enlisted sailor will be honored when the USS Doris Miller is christened

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Australia's Wildfires Spark Disinformation Battle As They Take A Tragic Toll

Researchers say bots and trolls blasted out hashtags such as #ArsonEmergency, in a campaign to steer the conversation about wildfires away from climate change and toward arson.

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Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALs Who Turned In Edward Gallagher

Video interviews and group texts obtained by The Times show men describing their platoon leader in grim terms.

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The Weekly | Confidential Videos Show Why Navy SEALs Reported Edward Gallagher

Watch never-before-released video and confidential interviews with the Navy SEALs who accused Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher of war crimes.

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Lawmakers vote to let foster care agencies turn away LGBTQ youth, parents

Charleston – In the state with the highest per capita rate of children in state custody in the country, a group of West Virginia lawmakers voted this week to remove

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Deaths in custody. Sexual violence. Hunger strikes. What we uncovered inside ICE facilities across the US

A USA TODAY Network investigation revealed sex assaults, routine use of physical force, poor medical care and deaths at facilities overseen by ICE.

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Half of active-duty service members are unhappy with Trump, new Military Times poll shows

But Trump is still more popular than Obama was among troops.

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Construction begins on USNS Harvey Milk

Construction will begin on a Navy vessel that will bear the name of LGBTQ activist Harvey Milk.

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Millennials only hold 3% of total US wealth, and that's a shockingly small sliver of what baby boomers had at their age

When boomers were roughly the same age as millennials are now, they owned about 21% of America's wealth, compared to millennials' 3% share today.

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Confidential documents reveal U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan

For nearly two decades, U.S. leaders have sounded a constant refrain: We are making progress. They were not, and they knew it.

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Inside Rawabi: A new West Bank city built by a Palestinian for Palestinians

For the first time in over a thousand years, a new, planned Palestinian city is rising. Bill Whitaker reports from the West Bank on Rawabi.