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Spanish colonial monuments fuel race strife in US Southwest

June 27, 2020

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Statues of Spanish conquistador Don Juan de Oñate are now in storage after demonstrators in New Mexico threatened to topple them. more »»

Young novice protest leaders help drive US wave of dissent

June 27, 2020

Before George Floyd stopped pleading for air beneath a police officer's knee, 19-year-old Weidmayer Pierre was planning to work at Wal-Mart during his summer break from Palm Beach State College. more »»

Advocates, experts warn against polling place reductions

June 27, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — With only one polling place open on election day this week in Louisville, Kentucky, voting went relatively smoothly compared with other recent primaries held amid the... more »»

Medicaid, GOP congressional primary top Oklahoma ballot

June 27, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A question on whether to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma and a crowded Republican field vying to challenge the state's lone congressional Democrat are drawing the most attention... more »»

Bar owners worry as virus surges in their workplaces

June 27, 2020

HOUSTON (AP) — The din of conversation and music that normally fills The Cottonmouth Club in downtown Houston fell silent last Friday when the owners shut it down for a second time during the... more »»

Judge: US must free migrant children from family detention

June 27, 2020

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the release of children held with their parents in U.S. more »»

Hard-hit tribe takes strict steps as virus surges in Arizona

June 27, 2020

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — People in the deserts of Arizona flee to the White Mountains when the triple-digit heat is too much to bear, cooling off in the forest a few hours away. more »»

Police chief: Suspect in shooting that left 2 dead, 1 injured at Illinois warehouse dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound

June 26, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Police chief: Suspect in shooting that left 2 dead, 1 injured at Illinois warehouse dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound. more »»

Judge rejects cameras for ex-cops' hearings in Floyd death

June 26, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge on Friday rejected allowing cameras in the court for pretrial proceedings of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd. more »»

Appeals court: Trump wrongly diverted $2.5B for border wall

June 26, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against the Trump administration in its transfer of $2.5 billion from military construction projects to build sections of the U.S. more »»

Texas shuts down bars as hospitalizations surpass 5,000

June 26, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. more »»

Family lawyer probing police actions in Black man's death

June 26, 2020

DENVER (AP) — The lawyer for the family of Black man who died after being stopped by suburban Denver police last year because he was “being suspicious,” said Friday she and Elijah McClain's... more »»

Plan advances to allow dismantling Minneapolis Police Dept.

June 26, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously advanced a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticis... more »»

States retreat as confirmed virus cases hit all-time high

June 26, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and Florida reversed course and clamped down on bars again Friday in the nation's biggest retreat yet as the number of confirmed coronavirus infections per day in the U. more »»

Wisconsin woman wants burn attackers to know they hurt her

June 26, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A biracial Wisconsin woman who says a group of white men set her on fire while she was driving wants her attackers to know they hurt her but hopes they will improve themselves. more »»

 
 

 

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