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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.

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3 Indiana Judges Suspended After White Castle Brawl That Left 2 Of Them Wounded

The Indiana Supreme Court found that the three had "gravely undermined public trust." The fight apparently started when one of the judges raised a middle finger at two men yelling from a passing SUV.

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The Woman Who Flipped Off Trump Has Won an Election in Virginia

The cyclist who lost her job after giving the middle finger to President Trump’s motorcade has found a new one after running for local office and ousting a Republican supervisor in Loudoun County, Va., on Tuesday. The cyclist, Juli Briskman, had been ac

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Climate change has finally caught up to this Alaska village

“Many folks are not happy to be leaving the place they’ve known their whole lives.” After 20 years of melting permafrost, residents of Newtok now must move.

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SDPD: Alleged attack on 3 women in hijabs

San Diego Police are investigating a possible hate crime in the heart of Little Italy

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Ex-Dallas Officer Who Killed Man In His Own Apartment Is Found Guilty Of Murder

Amber Guyger, who is white, had testified that she entered Botham Jean's unit after a long day at work, thinking it was her own home and mistaking the 26-year-old black accountant for an intruder.

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35 vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what American cities looked like before pollution was regulated

Before the EPA, the US environment was not federally protected. Here are 35 vintage photos showing US cities before regulations limited the damage.

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Planned Parenthood Out Of Title X Over Trump Rule

The organization says it is leaving the federal family planning program because of rule changes that prohibit Title X grantees from providing or referring most patients for abortion.

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Air Force member called 'distasteful' for speaking Spanish in uniform

"This is my dream and [to] tell me that I’m distasteful while wearing my dream, that really triggered me,” said a U.S. Air Force member from Puerto Rico.

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The water is so hot in Alaska it's killing large numbers of salmon - CNN

Alaska has been in the throes of an unprecedented heat wave this summer, and the heat stress is killing salmon in large numbers.

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Planned Parenthood to Pull Out of Title X Family-Planning Program Monday - News & Guts Media

Planned Parenthood said Wednesday it will withdraw from an important government family-planning program on Monday, unless it gets help from a federal appeals court. The group’s clinics “will be formally out of the Title X program” and lose significa

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'Ecological grief': Greenland residents traumatised by climate emergency

Islanders are struggling to reconcile impact of global heating with traditional way of life, survey finds

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Daniel Pantaleo, N.Y.P.D. Officer in Eric Garner’s Death, Should Be Fired, Judge Says

Mr. Garner’s last words — “I can’t breathe” — ignited a national outcry over aggressive policing in minority neighborhoods.

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Marines order Duncan Hunter to stop using Corps emblem in campaign

The California Republican used the Marine Corps emblem in a campaign mailer that tied his Democratic opponent and two Dem congresswomen to terror.

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E.P.A. Plans to Curtail the Ability of Communities to Oppose Pollution Permits

The agency is preparing to weaken rules that, for a quarter-century, have given communities a voice in deciding how much industrial pollution may legally be released nearby.

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Social credit system coming to China, with citizens scored on behavior

A social credit system will go into effect next year across China, where every citizen will be scored based on their behavior. Good actions, like volunteering, and bad, like littering, are tracked using algorithms, artificial intelligence and facial recog

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Facing Deployment While Fearing That Family Members Will Be Deported

A sailor hoped his military status would protect his mother from deportation. But a change in Trump administration policy may lead to more undocumented members of military families being deported.

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Swiss Researchers Have A Simple Idea For Countering Climate Change: Plant A Trillion Trees

"The nice thing about this solution is it’s really low-tech," says Thomas Crowther, a co-author of the study and climate change ecologist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

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Immigration Judges Face Challenges As Cases Pile Up

NPR's Noel King speaks with the president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, Ashley Tabaddor, about the challenges facing immigration judges as they deal with a backlog of cases.

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The climate change lawsuit that could stop the U.S. government from supporting fossil fuels

A lawsuit filed on behalf of 21 kids alleges the U.S. government knowingly failed to protect them from climate change. If the plaintiffs win, it could mean massive changes for the use of fossil fuels

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Opinion: The 'Filthy And Uncomfortable Circumstances' Of Detained Migrant Children

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the unsanitary conditions for detained migrant children in border detention facilities.

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Horton Plaza: What could have been

But I’m not here to lament the repugnant idea of having bro-friendly skateparks and break areas among Horton Plaza’s iconic, postmodernist design. Rather, I just want to say that I will miss it.

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These Americans fled the country to escape their giant student debt

Some student loan borrowers are packing their bags and fleeing to other countries, where the cost of living is lower and debt collectors wield less power.

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In Mexico, New Groups Offer Aid To A Young Generation Of Deported DREAMers

As former DREAMers return to Mexico with valuable skills and a desire to advance, a number of Mexican organizations are springing up to help these young people contribute to society.

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Male sailors created ‘rape lists’ of female shipmates on Georgia-based submarine

Recent reports cite a Navy investigation uncovering

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Televangelist Pat Robertson: Alabama abortion law 'has gone too far,' is 'ill-considered'

Longtime televangelist Pat Robertson, who opposes abortion, criticized Alabama's near-total abortion ban that is now the nation's most restrictive.

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Americans Are Among the Most Stressed People in the World, Poll Finds

An annual, global Gallup poll, released Thursday, reported that feelings of stress and worry are particularly high in the United States.

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National City Council reboots effort to force out businesses that cause pollution

The South County city will focus on a neighborhood where a large concentration of industries such as auto shops are intermixed with homes

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US Citizen Accused of Attempted Homicide After Ramming 17 Cars at San Ysidro POE

A U.S. citizen was being held in Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday on suspicion of attempted homicide and damage of property after his pickup truck drove into cars and street vendors just south of the San Ysidro Port of...

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Parking programs divide residents and homeless citizens

Rice and her boyfriend have been staying for a month at a “safe parking lot” run by the nonprofit Dreams for Change since becoming homeless in March.

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What motivated fellow SEALs to dime out Eddie Gallagher?

The fog of war swirls through the reams of internal files provided to Navy Times.

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Did a Navy command retaliate against this junior sailor for reporting misconduct?

A petty officer reported drug and alcohol abuse among her leaders.

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Vet gets his foot cut off because VA made administrative errors

The problems arose because VA social workers stopped recording home health care consults into a VA’s patient record system.

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Article from 2017. Chiefs Beware: The outrageous loophole that officers can use to kick out CMCs

It’s easier than ever for command senior enlisted advisers to get kicked out of the Navy without ever being found guilty of misconduct.

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New York Is Set To Be First U.S. City To Impose Congestion Pricing

Motorists will pay a flat daily fee to enter Manhattan south of 60th Street. The new program aims to reduce traffic gridlock while generating revenue for the city's stressed transit system.

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Facebook Bans White Nationalism And Separatism Content From Its Platforms

The company says such content is linked to white supremacy and organized hate groups. Users who search for terms related to white supremacy will be directed to an anti-hate site.

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Whales keep eating plastic and dying. One's stomach had 88 pounds of calcifying trash.

By the time marine biologist Darrell Blatchley arrived at the fishing village Saturday, the young Cuvier's beaked whale was already floating, dead in the water, its eyes sunken and ribs

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Australian Lawmaker Is Egged After Comments Blaming New Zealand Attack On Immigration

A 17-year-old smashed an egg on the head of the controversial Australian senator who made comments blaming the mass shooting in New Zealand on Muslim immigration.

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Grand Canyon Chief Cleared, But Her Return Is on Hold

After a four-month investigation that turned up no wrongdoing, Grand Canyon National Park superintendent Christine Lehnertz can go back to work. Not so fast, says her attorney.

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Joshua Tree national park 'may take 300 years to recover' from shutdown

National park saw ‘irreparable’ damage including vandalism, ruined trails and trees cut down, says former superintendent

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Navy SEAL To Plead Not Guilty To War Crimes, Including Killing ISIS Teen

Nineteen-year veteran Edward Gallagher will stand trial on war crimes charges, including premeditated murder, that prosecutors say he committed while serving in Iraq.

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‘Justice for Laquan!’ Demonstrators Chant, as Chicago Officer Is Convicted of Murder

For some residents, the trial of Officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of Laquan McDonald became a proxy for years of anger over police mistreatment of black Chicagoans.

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Future uncertain for Chula Vista Dreamer who accidentally crossed into Tijuana

Late night on July 14, Marcela Dominguez woke up in the backseat of a friend’s car only to find herself in Tijuana. She was scared, her palms were sweaty, and her heart raced as she found herself overwhelmed with panic.

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    Constituent called 911, suspecting drug deal, on Dane County Supervisor Shelia Stubbs while she canvassed for Assembly seat

    Shelia Stubbs, an African-American woman and a 12-year veteran of the Dane County Board of Supervisors, was knocking doors on Madison's west side when a resident called police to report

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    ‘He would be the first to kneel’: Pat Tillman exploited to attack Kaepernick, biographer says

    The death of Pat Tillman has been used to strengthen political talking points since he was killed in 2004.

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    Beer, Drinking Water And Fish: Tiny Plastic Is Everywhere

    Plastic trash less than 5 millimeters long is in the things we eat and drink, and the air we breathe. Scientists are just beginning to study where it comes from and how it might affect our health.

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    Veteran commits suicide hours after being turned away at VA facility – Rest In Peace

    A former Marine and Army National Guardsmen killed himself after being denied admittance to a VA facility in Iowa City, despite telling doctors that he was having "serious mental issues." Brandon Ketchum, 33, killed himself only a few hours after being tu

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    Teen peace program unites Jews, Muslims and Christians

    Three-week Hands of Peace program in Carlsbad brought together American, Israeli and Palestinian teens for dialogues and team-building

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      Report: Marines lead all services in binge drinking, sex partners

      A report by the Rand Corporation says drinking and risky sexual behavior rates in the military are higher than in the general population, with the Marines leading the way.

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      San Diego council votes to limit Airbnb rentals to primary residences only

      In a move that will dramatically alter San Diego’s home sharing landscape, the City Council Monday voted to outlaw vacation rentals in secondary homes, limiting short-term stays to one’s primary residence only.

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      Hawaii to ban sale of reef-damaging sunscreens by 2021 - Distressed Mullet

      Hawaii has passed legislation to ban the sale of sunscreens containing two coral-harming chemicals—oxybenzone and octinoxate. Senate Bill 2571, introduced

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        When will they matter?

        These kids are not coming here to steal jobs, nor are they members of MS-13. They’re fucking kids!

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        Portland poised to adopt plastic straw ordinance

        Portland city council will be discussing a plastic straw resolution this week. If passed, the resolution would direct city staff to develop a strategy for reducing the use of single-use plastic items, including straws. As the city tackles the issue, more

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        'White Civil Rights Rally' Approved For D.C. In August

        White nationalists and their allies are set to gather on the anniversary of last year's "Unite the Right" rally. The National Park Service approved an application for a rally near the White House.

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        Plastic Pollution Campaign Victories Make Healthy Beaches

        Surfrider Chapters are Fighting the Good Fight Against the Scourge of Plastic Pollution

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        A televangelist wants his followers to pay for a $54 million private jet. It’s his fourth plane.

        Duplantis is the latest aircraft-seeking preacher to draw raised eyebrows and outright condemnation from critics who say a multimillion-dollar luxury jet is not what Jesus meant when he said “store up for yourself treasures in heaven.”

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        Ireland Resoundingly Votes To Legalize Abortion

        The country has some of the strictest laws on abortion in the developed world. But that will change, after 66.4 percent of voters chose to repeal a constitutional amendment.

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        Del Mar reluctantly adds ‘managed retreat’ to coastal erosion options

        Only as a last resort would city consider taking homes off the beach

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        No, a new bill wouldn't 'literally' ban Bible sales in California but debate rages

        Despite proof of the contrary, false claims that a bill in California will ban the sale of Bibles continue to spread online.

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        A liberal entrepreneur set out to help West Virginians — and got a lesson in humility

        A Washingtonian pitched an idea for a business institute in a rural area. Both sides had to overcome their own biases first.

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        I Read the News Today, Oh Boy. And Realized I Should Start Paying for It.

        Today's column will come as a shocker to some folks. I've thought long and hard about this as someone who regularly offers up analysis of current events.  I grew up as a writer steeped in loathing for the establishment press. The hostility disp

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        Female suspect dead in YouTube HQ shooting

        Three people were also wounded, one of them a man said to be the suspect's boyfriend.

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        The year climate change began to spin out of control

        Fires ravaged the West, hurricanes battered the East—and still emissions continued to rise.

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        50 years after My Lai massacre, survivors remember: 'I had to climb over so many bodies'

        Before the day was over, 504 Vietnamese villagers were killed by American soldiers in what would be known as the My Lai massacre in the Vietnam War.

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        How homicide charges for two skippers will shake up the entire Navy

        It could spur fleet-level skippers and chiefs to push back against relentless demands from the Navy's senior leaders.

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        Chicago cop given 5 years in prison for shooting at car, wounding two teens

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