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'Lift Every Voice and Sing' hymn ignites hope across nation

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 7:46am

The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called “Lift Every Voice and Sing” has resurrected a beacon of hope during nationwide protests.

7-year-old girl among 5 killed in July 4 Chicago shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 7:10am

A 7-year-old girl at a family party and a teenage boy were among five people shot and killed in Chicago on the Fourth of July, police said.

Facebook groups pivot to attacks on Black Lives Matter

Amanda Seitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 6:57am

A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the nationwide protests of racial injustice.

Fewer will attend camp this summer; some camps won't survive

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 5:38am

Camp Winnebago was founded during the Spanish Flu and weathered all manner of health scares from polio to the swine flu over a century. It wasn't about to let the coronavirus stop the fun.

Report: Sheriff's official says 2 dead, 8 wounded in South Carolina nightclub shooting, revising figures from 12 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 4:29am

Report: Sheriff's official says 2 dead, 8 wounded in South Carolina nightclub shooting, revising figures from 12 hurt.

Debates turn emotional as schools decide how and if to open

Patrick Whittle and Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 4:07am

School districts across America are in the midst of making wrenching decisions over how to resume classes in settings radically altered by the coronavirus pandemic, with school buses running below capacity, virtual learning, outdoor classrooms and quarantine protocols for infected children the new norm.

Sheriff: 2 dead, 8 hurt in South Carolina nightclub shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 2:32am

A shooting at a nightclub early Sunday left two people dead and eight wounded in South Carolina, a sheriff's official said.

Sheriff's spokesperson says 12 people in 'various conditions' following shooting at South Carolina nightclub

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 2:26am

Sheriff's spokesperson says 12 people in 'various conditions' following shooting at South Carolina nightclub.

1 of 2 protesters hit by driver on Seattle freeway dies

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 10:53pm

One of two people hit by a man who drove his car onto a closed Seattle freeway and into a crowd protesting police brutality has died.

Hospital: One of two women hit by a car while they were protesting on a closed highway in Seattle dies of her injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 10:39pm

Hospital: One of two women hit by a car while they were protesting on a closed highway in Seattle dies of her injuries.

Body of Phoenix woman recovered in Grand Canyon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 9:18pm

Officials have recovered the body of a 59-year-old woman in the Grand Canyon.

Columbus statue toppled by Baltimore protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 8:14pm

Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city's Inner Harbor on Saturday night.

Protesters in Baltimore pull down statue of Christopher Columbus, throw it into harbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 8:05pm

Protesters in Baltimore pull down statue of Christopher Columbus, throw it into harbor.

GOP-ers possibly exposed to virus by Trump Jr. girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 7:37pm

The wife and the running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte, as well as several other top GOP officials, were possibly exposed to the coronavirus after attending an event with the girlfriend of President Donald Trump's oldest son, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported.

Fireworks canceled this year? Watch the lunar eclipse 'Buck Moon' instead

Derek Van Dam, CNN  |  Posted Jul 4th - 7:11pm

If your family's Fourth of July fireworks plans are up in smoke because of the pandemic, watch the sky for a lunar eclipse instead.

California firm's rocket fails in launch from New Zealand

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 6:53pm

Rocket Lab, which specializes in putting small satellites into orbit, failed to deploy a payload of seven satellites during its 13th launch, the Long Beach, California, company said Saturday.

Noose found at Johns Hopkins University construction site

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 4:41pm

Johns Hopkins University is investigating the discovery of a rope tied into a noose at a construction site in a building it owns off its Baltimore campus.

Phoenix to change 'Robert E. Lee,' 'Squaw Peak' street names

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 4:12pm

Phoenix officials are set to begin the process of changing the names of two streets — one seen as demeaning to indigenous Native American women and the other glorifying the Confederacy.

Feds: Friend supplied bottles to NYPD fire bomb suspect

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 3:11pm

Federal authorities arrested a man Saturday they say supplied glass bottles to a woman charged with hurling a Molotov cocktail at an occupied New York City police vehicle during unrest after George Floyd's death.