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Being Black In America: 'We Have A Place In This World Too'

3 hours 26 min ago

As protests continue around the country in response to several high-profile deaths of African Americans in recent weeks, black people say they are frustrated, fearful and fatigued.

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As America Struggles To Return To Work, Staggering Unemployment Numbers Loom

3 hours 29 min ago

Friday's labor report is expected to show millions of job cuts and unemployment of around 20% — its highest in more than 80 years. The pandemic will make getting back to work difficult for many.

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As Trump Heads To Maine, GOP Sen. Susan Collins Won't Be There To Greet Him

3 hours 29 min ago

Collins has mostly avoided commenting on Trump's pandemic response, but she criticized his administration's decision to forcefully clear peaceful protesters from a square in front of the White House

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Farmers Find Ways To Save Millions Of Pigs From Slaughter

3 hours 30 min ago

When COVID-19 infections forced pork companies to close processing plants, some farmers predicted that it would force them to euthanize millions of hogs. The actual number has been much lower.

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Confrontations Between Police And Protesters In New York; Buffalo Protester Injured

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 23:56

Buffalo officers, sweeping through an area to be cleared after curfew, shoved a man down. He hit his head and bled onto the sidewalk. Also in New York City, officers moved against curfew violators.

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Protesters Came Out Again In Washington, D.C. — And Some Stayed, Despite Thunderstorm

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 22:14

The latest day of protests of police treatment of African Americans was peaceful again, and some demonstrators outside the White House stayed, even as rain, thunder and lightning pounded the capital.

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ACLU And Black Lives Matter Sue Trump Administration Over Protest Violence

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 21:42

"What happened to our members Monday evening, here in the nation's capital, was an affront to all our rights," said April Goggans, Core Organizer of Black Lives Matter D.C.

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Facebook Begins Labeling 'State-Controlled' Media

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 21:29

The social network is flagging publishers it says are under 'editorial control' of governments, as part of efforts to secure its platform against foreign influence campaigns.

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Trump Waives Environmental Reviews, Citing Pandemic Economic Emergency

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 20:09

A White House executive order aims to expedite infrastructure projects to boost economic recovery. It lets federal agencies waive environmental protections, but critics question its legality.

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Authors Retract Hydroxychloroquine Study, Citing Concern Over Data

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 20:06

A paper suggesting hydroxychloroquine increases the risk of death for patients with COVID-19 has been retracted by three of its authors because they were not able to verify the data used in the study.

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As The Nation Chants Her Name, Breonna Taylor's Family Grieves A Life 'Robbed'

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 20:00

Breonna Taylor's family and friends mourn her death — and process what it means for her to become a national symbol. Police in Louisville, Ky., shot and killed the 26-year-old EMT in March.

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Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Condemns Trump's Threat To Use Military At Protests

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 20:00

In rare remarks, retired Gen. Martin Dempsey rebuked the president's threat to use military troops against protesters as "dangerous," saying it would hurt relations between the military and civilians.

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Murkowski Struggles With Whether To Support Trump Reelection

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 19:32

The GOP senator from Alaska says she agrees with former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' sharp rebuke of the president. The public critique from an ex-Cabinet official exposed a split within the party.

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No Names, No Insignias: Democrats Call For Anonymous Policing Of Protests To End

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 18:56

Armed operatives clad in riot gear with no identification have shown up on the streets of Washington, D.C., during recent protests. Democratic lawmakers want their identities known.

White Defendant Allegedly Used Racial Slur After Killing Ahmaud Arbery

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 18:17

William Bryan told investigators that Travis McMichael uttered "f****** n*****" after fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery on Feb. 23, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent said in court on Thursday.

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Iran Frees U.S. Navy Veteran Michael White Who Was Detained For Nearly Two Years

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 18:01

White was initially taken into custody in July 2018 while visiting a woman he had met online. He was convicted of insulting Iran's supreme leader and posting private information on social media.

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'No Justice In France, Either': French Protest Police Killings In U.S. And At Home

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 17:52

Demonstrators this week said they were rallying for "our brother" in the U.S. as well as Adama Traoré, who died in police custody in 2016.

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Manuel Ellis: Tacoma Man Died In Police Custody, Saying He 'Can't Breathe'

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 17:39

"We are devastated to have the death of Manuel Ellis become a part of this national conversation," Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards says.

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Louisville Community Leader On Protests: 'People Want To See Something Different'

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 17:33

Sadiqa Reynolds, president of the Louisville Urban League, says the protests — which have been peaceful and diverse in her city — are "changing the way the criminal justice system has to respond."

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Russian Power Plant Spills Thousands Of Tons Of Oil Into Arctic Region

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 16:54

More than 20,000 tons spilled in a remote Arctic region, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to declare a state of emergency. The company says thawing permafrost may have caused the spill.

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