UNDATED (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd remained on New York City streets on Tuesday after an 8 p.m. curfew put in place by officials struggling to stanch destruction and growing complaints that the nation’s biggest city was reeling out of control night after night. People marched in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, as merchants boarded up their businesses. As the the curfew time arrived, many were still in the streets and continued marching, with officers initially standing by and allowing them. But officers started ordering people to move along, and began taking people into custody.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands thronged the streets of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area in peaceful protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But police cordons kept a tight watch on marchers Tuesday and authorities have renewed overnight curfews in LA and other areas that have seen clashes with police and groups of thieves ransacking businesses. Mayor Eric Garcetti took a knee at a demonstration at police headquarters, one of several around the city during the day. An afternoon gathering at City Hall attracted several thousand protesters.
UNDATED (AP) — Joe Biden has scored a clean sweep of the seven states conducting Democratic presidential primaries on Tuesday, not at all a surprise given that the presumptive Democratic nominee has no active opposition. His latest victories came in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Indiana, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Montana and South Dakota. The delegate haul remains important to Biden’s goal of gaining enough delegates to claim the Democratic nomination ahead of the summer convention. Tuesday’s results may leave Biden just short of the 1,991 delegates he needs, but primaries next week in Georgia and West Virginia could put him over the top.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is seeking a new state to host the 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. Trump tweeted the news Tuesday night, complaining that the state’s governor, Democrat Roy Cooper, and other officials “refuse to guarantee that we can have use of the Spectrum Arena” and are not “allowing us to occupy the arena as originally anticipated and promised.” Trump and the Republican National Committee had been demanding that the convention be allowed to move forward with a full crowd and no face coverings.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The wife of singer-songwriter John Prine, who died from complications of COVID-19, is urging lawmakers to expand absentee voting so Tennesseans would not have to put their health at risk exercising their right to vote. Fiona Whelan Prine told a Senate panel Tuesday that allowing more people to cast an absentee ballot was critical in ensuring that people would remain safe and healthy during the 2020 election. Whelan Prine also contracted the coronavirus, but she has since recovered.
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