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Calm, but no plans yet from California governor amid unrest

Wednesday  08:35,   03 june 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When California Gov. Gavin Newsom addressed the protests over police brutality and accompanying violence that had dominated his state over the weekend, he declared that for too long state leaders had not addressed systemic... >>>

‘What about James?’ Killing of black protester fuels more anger in Omaha

Wednesday  06:51,   03 june 2020

Amid tumult, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts apologizes for calling black leaders ‘you people.’ >>>

Last Person to Receive a Civil War-Era Pension Dies

Wednesday  05:40,   03 june 2020

Irene Triplett collected $73.13 from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a benefit for her father’s military service in the Civil War.Ms. Triplett’s father, Mose Triplett, started fighting in the war for the Confederacy, but defected to the North in >>>

Troops guard steps of Lincoln Memorial amid protest

Wednesday  05:35,   03 june 2020

Dozens of National Guard troops were positioned on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday night as protests in Washington, D.C., entered their fifth consecutive day following the death of George Floyd. In an extraordinary scene, troops stood >>>

CIA veterans who monitored crackdowns abroad see troubling parallels in Trump’s handling of protests

Wednesday  05:35,   03 june 2020

For former U.S. intelligence officials, scenes of armed clashes and strongman poses are familiar signs of a fraying country. >>>

March Peacefully or ‘Take the Streets’? Protesters Debate What Comes Next

Wednesday  05:32,   03 june 2020

The unrest in America’s cities showed no signs of fading on Tuesday as embattled police forces from Atlanta to Los Angeles struggled to reclaim the streets and as protesters debated the future of the week-old uprising.... >>>

After days of unrest, Minneapolis begins to rebuild

Wednesday  05:30,   03 june 2020

The fires and looting, which damaged or destroyed at least 300 businesses across South Minneapolis and parts of neighboring St. Paul, have largely stopped. While protests continue, they have been peaceful. State officials said 120 arrests had been... >>>

Cause of death: COVID-19, police violence or racism?

Wednesday  04:40,   03 june 2020

Some public health experts are bracing for a spike in COVID-19 cases in the wake of protests against police brutality.The proximate causes of these early deaths vary. But there is a sameness to the pattern, experts say, and a common source of the... >>>

Kellie Chauvin, Derek Chauvin's wife, requests to change her last name in divorce filing

Wednesday  03:25,   03 june 2020

In her filing for divorce from former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Kellie Chauvin requested a last-name change and the titles to both of their homes. © Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Kellie Chauvin separated from her husband on May... >>>

‘A national disgrace’: 40,600 deaths tied to US nursing homes

Wednesday  03:05,   03 june 2020

USA TODAY's count of COVID-19 deaths in long-term care facilities eclipses the federal government's tally, which includes only nursing homes.Yet facilities and government leaders were still unprepared for the onslaught of COVID-19 cases and... >>>

Two young children die in fatal car crash after taking grandparents' car out for a ride

Wednesday  03:01,   03 june 2020

A 7-year-old boy and his 6-year-old brother were killed in a fatal car crash after they took their grandparents' car out for a ride, authorities said. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Trump and his bible: furious American religious leaders

Wednesday  03:00,   03 june 2020

© Provided by Le Point American religious leaders denounced the police brutality in Washington on Tuesday and castigated 's decision Donald Trump the day before had demonstrators violently dispersed to be done photograph in front of a degraded... >>>

Perils for Pentagon as Trump threatens to militarize response to civil unrest

Wednesday  02:45,   03 june 2020

Perils for Pentagon as Trump threatens to militarize response to civil unrestHelicopters that could easily be mistaken for active duty U.S. military ones staged show-of-force maneuvers in Washington above people protesting the killing of an unarmed... >>>

Officer involved in George Floyd's killing once pulled woman from car for going 10 miles over speed limit, records show

Wednesday  02:25,   03 june 2020

In 2007, officer Chauvin was disciplined for pulling a woman out of car and frisking her after speeding. It was one of 17 times he's been investigated.The Minneapolis Police Department on Tuesday released personnel records for Derek Chauvin, a... >>>

Retired St. Louis police captain fatally shot by looters on Facebook Live: report

Wednesday  02:00,   03 june 2020

David Dorn, 77, was struck while a Facebook Live stream was being recorded at the site, a pawn and jewelry store on the city’s north side, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Dorn joined the St. Louis Police Department in 1969, rising in the ranks >>>