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California Was Set To Spend Over $1 Billion to Prevent Wildfires. Then Came COVID-19

Sun, 06/07/2020 - 08:00

Communities were counting on historic levels of funding to prepare for climate change-driven disasters. Now, efforts are on hold.

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Georgia GOP Fears Changing Demographics Could End Party's Long Dominance

Sun, 06/07/2020 - 07:57

"In general, Georgia Republicans have to just really reckon with the fact that it's not 2006 anymore," said one observer of the state's politics.

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Doctors Race For Answers As Kids Fight Rare Inflammatory Syndrome Tied To Coronavirus

Sun, 06/07/2020 - 07:52

While early research suggests the condition is rare, experts are still racing to answer even the most basic questions about the illness — such as why some children are more susceptible than others.

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She's A Frontline Doctor. Her Husband Has Lung Cancer. Now, A Simple Hug Is Dangerous

Sun, 06/07/2020 - 07:00

When Laura Jenkins learned a coworker had tested positive for the coronavirus, she did what once would've seemed unthinkable — separating from her two young boys and a husband with stage IV cancer.

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'Breathe, Pray, Meditate': Born From Resistance, Black Churches Now Leading In Crises

Sun, 06/07/2020 - 07:00

Black America today is facing not just one crisis, but a convergence. African-Americans have been hit harder by the virus and job losses. And there's systemic racism and discrimination.

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Beyond Protests: 5 More Ways To Channel Anger Into Action To Fight Racism

Sun, 06/07/2020 - 07:00

Social justice advocates and psychologists point to a range of strategies to promote racial justice, including using your creative energy and talents. Political engagement and self-care help, too.

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In A Place Of Tragedy People Resist And Find Solace

Sun, 06/07/2020 - 07:00

The place where George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, is now transformed, at least temporarily, into a daily rememberance. People gather to heal, to protest and to be together.

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TikTok Pivots From Dance Moves To A Racial Justice Movement

Sun, 06/07/2020 - 05:00

TikTok has become the go-to platform for youth activism over George Floyd's death and Black Lives Matter. It follows an apology from the Chinese-owned app for hiding videos related to the protests.

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Photos: A Look At The Massive D.C. Protests Over Police Brutality

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 23:14

Demonstrators staged protests for a second straight weekend in the nation's capital. Thousands converged at landmarks across the city in the biggest crowds so far.

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Peaceful Anti-Police Brutality Protests Continue Across The Country

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 22:42

Cities from San Francisco to Philadelphia saw anti-police brutality and Black Lives Matter protests for the second weekend since the killing of George Floyd sparked outrage across the world.

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George Floyd, Who 'Sparked The Fuse,' Honored In North Carolina Service

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 21:48

The Floyd family gathered near his birthplace for a stirring memorial on Saturday. Public officials joined family and clergy in remembering Floyd.

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Chicago Mayor Says Police Union Is 'Extraordinarily Reluctant To Embrace Reform'

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 17:23

Lori Lightfoot says contracts with the city's police union have been "a significant problem and challenge in getting the reforms necessary."

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Crowd In Canton Joins Small New York Towns Protesting Racism, Police Brutality

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 16:23

Crowds gathered in the northern New York village of Canton and other small New York towns on Saturday to protest racism and honor black lives lost to police brutality.

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Crowds Assemble Across Washington In Mass Demonstrations Against Police Violence

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 16:20

Across from the White House, in front of the Lincoln Memorial and across the capital, people are gathering again in what has become a focal point of the nationwide protests over police brutality.

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