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Mobile, Alabama removes Confederate statue without warning The city of Mobile, Alabama removed a Confederate statue early Friday, without making any public announcements about it beforehand
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. A tech-focused civil liberties group on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, sued to block President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to regulate social media, saying it violates the First Amendment and chills speech. Trump's order, signed in late May, could allow more lawsuits against internet companies like Twitter and Facebook for what their users post, tweet and stream. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Twitter disables Trump campaign's George Floyd video tributeTwitter has blocked a Trump campaign video tribute to George Floyd over a copyright claim
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Protesters who were arrested by police for breaking a curfew during a solidarity rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd, sit on a sidewalk as they wait to be taken away in a van on Thursday, June 4, 2020, in New York. Floyd, an African American man, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
NYC calmer as Buffalo police draw ire for protester injuryA video of a Buffalo police officer appearing to shove an elderly man who falls and cracks his head while police cleared out protesters in a city square drew widespread condemnation
The Associated Press4 hours ago
9 firefighters hospitalized in Florida after ship explosionAuthorities say nine firefighters responding to a fire aboard a ship in Florida have been hospitalized after the ship exploded
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A demonstrator burns incense as she and others gather near the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, Thursday, June 4, 2020, to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Protests shift to memorializing Floyd amid push for change After days of unrest and violence, the tenor of the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police is shifting from explosive anger over racial injustice and excessive force by law enforcement to conversations about what it will take to turn things around
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this Jan. 23, 2020 photo Portland Police Chief Jami Resch speaks during an interview. Portland, Oregon, a liberal city with a reputation for large and frequent protests, is reeling from the nightly chaos that has overwhelmed its streets. For almost a week, smaller groups of demonstrators have broken off from peaceful protests that attracted thousands. More than 100 people have been arrested and police Chief Jami Resch on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 pleaded with residents to help stop those “who are holding our city with violence.”  (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
Districts jettison school police officers amid protestsAn increasing number of school districts are rethinking the presence of school resource officers in their schools amid the national outrage over the death of George Floyd
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this April 5, 2020, file photo, a procession of vehicles passes by the Boyd Family Farm in Wilmington, Vt., to pay respects to Cleon Boyd, who died on April 3 from COVID-19. Less than a week later his twin brother, Leon, also died from the coronavirus. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP, File)
Lives Lost: Twins were gentle giants in small Vermont townThe tiny Vermont town of Wilmington was largely spared from the impact of coronavirus until April, when Cleon Boyd, a lifelong resident who embodied the town's toughness and traditions, died
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Police: Parents, 4 kids found dead in garage in San AntonioAuthorities in Texas say they found a family of six dead, including four children, in the back of an SUV in a garage
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, a statue of Jefferson Davis, left, faces a statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Rotunda of the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. The statues tower over visitors to Kentucky's Capitol, but the state's governor doesn't think the Confederate president belongs in the same space as the U.S. president who helped end slavery. Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday, June 4, 2020 that he sees the Davis statue as a divisive symbol that should be removed from the Capitol Rotunda. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
Kentucky governor: Jefferson Davis statue should be moved Statues of Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln tower over visitors to Kentucky’s Capitol, but the state’s governor doesn’t think the Confederate president belongs in the same space as the U.S. president who helped end slavery
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Experts: Floyd’s health issues don’t affect homicide rulingGeorge Floyd had drugs in his system and severe heart disease when a Minneapolis police officer put a knee to his neck, but independent experts say the medical problems don’t change the conclusion that the handcuffed man’s death was a homicide
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this May 5, 2020, file photo Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cotton wrote in a New York Times op-ed Tuesday, June 2, that local law enforcement needs the backup of active-duty military forces to tamp down unrest in the U.S. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)
New York Times says senator’s op-ed didn’t meet standardsThe New York Times says a controversial op-ed it published by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton that advocated the use of federal troops to quell demonstrations did not meet its standards
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this March 27, 2020, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. DeVos is pushing ahead with a policy that will steer tens of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief to private primary schools and secondary schools across the nation.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
States sue to block DeVos' campus sexual assault overhaulDemocratic attorneys general in more than a dozen states have filed a federal lawsuit attempting to block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ new policy guiding schools and colleges in the handling of sexual assault cases
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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