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Emotions run high as anti-lynching bill stalls in Senate

Posted yesterday in National

A Senate impasse over a widely backed bill to designate lynching as a federal hate crime boiled over on Thursday in an emotional debate cast against a backdrop of widespread protests over police treatment of African Americans.

 

 

Floyd mourned, celebrated as death used as call to action

Posted yesterday in National

A mural honoring George Floyd was projected above his golden coffin, where mourners knelt and cried, paused and prayed Thursday at his memorial service. Its simple message: "I can breathe now."

 

 

Pandemic and racial unrest test black clergy on dual fronts

Posted yesterday in National

 

 

Protests eclipse pandemic, but White House fears resurgence

Posted 6/4/2020 in National

For weeks, President Donald Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. Now fears are growing within the White House that the very thing that finally shoved the virus from center stage -- mass protests over the death of George Floyd -- may bring about its resurgence.

 

 

Malaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in a rigorous study

Posted 6/4/2020 in National

A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, high-quality study to test it in people in close contact with someone with the disease.

 

 

Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in George Floyd's death

Posted 6/4/2020 in National

Prosecutors charged three more police officers Wednesday in the death of George Floyd and filed a new, tougher charge against the officer at the center of the case, delivering a victory to protesters who have filled the streets from coast to coast to fight police brutality and racial injustice.

 

 

US job losses in May could raise 3-month total to 30 million

Posted 6/4/2020 in National

The epic damage to America's job market from the viral outbreak will come into sharper focus Friday when the government releases the May employment report: Eight million more jobs are estimated to have been lost. Unemployment could near 20 percent. And potentially fewer than half of all adults may be working.

 

 

Looting devastates businesses already shaken by virus

Posted 6/4/2020 in National

Looting and vandalism in cities across the country have dealt another blow to small businesses that were already reeling from the coronavirus outbreak.

 

 

Can I get COVID-19 through my eyes or ears?

Posted 6/4/2020 in National

 

 

Confederate monuments coming down around South amid protests

Posted 6/3/2020 in National

Sarah Collins Rudolph thought she'd never see what happened in her hometown: Prompted by protests, the city removed a 115-year-old Confederate monument near where her sister and three other black girls died in a racist church bombing in 1963.

 

 

Minneapolis police face civil rights probe over Floyd death

Posted 6/3/2020 in National

The state of Minnesota on Tuesday launched a civil rights investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department in hopes of forcing widespread changes following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for minutes, even after he stopped moving.

 

 

Nation's streets calmest in days, protests largely peaceful

Posted 6/3/2020 in National

Protests were largely peaceful and the nation's streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off demonstrations that at times brought violence and destruction along with pleas to stop police brutality and injustice against African Americans.

 

 

With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination

Posted 6/3/2020 in National

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest.

 

 

Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

Posted 6/3/2020 in National

President Donald Trump said he is seeking a new state to host this summer's Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.

 

 

Biden blasts Trump's 'narcissism' in new phase of campaign

Posted 6/3/2020 in National

Joe Biden mounted one of his most aggressive attacks against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, deriding the commander in chief's disregard of core constitutional values and blistering him for being "more interested in power than in principle."

 

 

False claims of antifa protesters plague small U.S. cities

Posted 6/3/2020 in National

In the days since President Donald Trump blamed antifa activists for an eruption of violence at protests over police killings of black people, social media has lit up with false rumors that the far-left-leaning group is transporting people to wreak havoc on small cities across America.

 

 

Monkeys, ferrets offer needed clues in COVID-19 vaccine race

Posted 6/3/2020 in National

The global race for a COVID-19 vaccine boils down to some critical questions: How much must the shots rev up someone's immune system to really work? And could revving it the wrong way cause harm?

 

 

Protests in top 25 virus hot spots ignite fears of contagion

Posted 6/3/2020 in National

As demonstrators flooded streets across America to decry the killing of George Floyd, public health experts watched in alarm -- the close proximity of protesters and their failures in many cases to wear masks, along with the police using tear gas, could fuel new transmissions of the coronavirus.

 

 

Report: Child disparities highest in US South, West

Posted 6/3/2020 in National

Childhood disparities around malnutrition, graduation rates, and early deaths are worst among rural, black-majority counties in the American South and isolated counties with Native American populations, according to a new report.

 

 

Judge gives control of Joe Exotic's zoo to Carole Baskin

Posted 6/3/2020 in National

A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's "Tiger King" docuseries to Joe Exotic's chief rival.

 

 

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