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Calling out active duty troops to quell widespread unrest over the death of George Floyd is an option congressional Democrats are warning would only make matters worse.
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"They unleashed sheer hell on peaceful protestors right outside my stoop," says Washington, D.C., resident Rahul Dubey.
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Police released security footage a day after McAtee, a business owner, was shot and killed by law enforcement. There is no sound, but police say it appears, based on the video, that he fires first.
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District Attorney Paul Howard announces assault and battery charges Tuesday after the release of a video showing officers using stun guns on two black young adults and yanking them from their car.
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"I find it baffling and reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated," says Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are pushing a wide range of proposals such as banning chokeholds as a response to the protests across the country following the death of George Floyd.
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Gov. Cuomo says the number of new coronavirus hospitalizations reported on June 1 was 154. That's the lowest number since the state started counting in mid-March.
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With the course of the pandemic unclear, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said, "Planning for a scaled-down convention with fewer people, social distancing and face coverings is a necessity."
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When living things cross into new territory, they are often viewed as threats. But Sonia Shah, who has written a new book — The Next Great Migration -- says the "invaders" are just following biology.
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Two Senate committees will spend the summer investigating allegations against the Biden family and the Obama administration's role in the FBI's 2016 Russia investigation.
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In Birmingham, Ala., protesters had felled one monument and were targeting another when Randall Woodfin stepped in, saying he'd ensure it came down. Still, its permanent removal is in question.
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"Our religion teaches us that saving lives is an obligation. That is the consideration in this policy," Minister of Religious Affairs Fachrul Razi says.
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A center in Spokane, Wash., has been operating at one-third capacity under pandemic guidelines. Co-owner Luc Jasmin III says it has been tough to turn away parents, many of whom are essential workers.
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"He did not offer a word of balm or condolence to those who are grieving," says the bishop who oversees the church. Washington's mayor was more direct: "Shameful!"
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Speaking in Philadelphia, the presumptive Democratic nominee says President Trump's actions show he "is more interested in power than in principle."
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Her father worked in the city and got injured. His daughter came to care for him and took him home via bike. Ivanka Trump is among her admirers. But some ask: Why this was her only option?
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Record labels and other organizations will participate in a daylong moratorium on "business as usual," though some argue the actions don't do enough to address the industry's history of exploitation.
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From Minneapolis, to New York, to smaller cities such as Omaha, Neb., outrage over police brutality and systemic racism spills into the streets.
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Here are some of the most illuminating stories that we've read this week about the uprisings across the nation, and what brought the country to this moment.
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In a Rose Garden address and on a conference call with governors on Monday, the president threatened to send troops to states that didn't crack down sufficiently on demonstrations.
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