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Atlanta police chief walks tightrope as she handles protests

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:32am

Atlanta's police chief quickly condemned the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and acted swiftly when she determined some of her own officers used excessive force, but now she's questioning whether the crackdown on her officers is going too far.

New Mexico close to historic all-female US House delegation

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:00am

New Mexico has moved closer to possibly sending a historic delegation of all women of color to the U.S. House.

Parents, educators, experts talk to kids on race amid unrest

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:52am

As an African American parent, Cassandre Dunbar in Charlotte, North Carolina, always knew she and her husband would have “the talk” with their son, the one preparing him for interactions with law enforcement.

Family demands charges against all 4 officers in Floyd death

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:46am

George Floyd's family on Wednesday demanded the arrest of all four police officers involved in his death, as they visited a makeshift shrine at the Minneapolis street corner where the black man died after a white officer pressed a knee on his neck as he pleaded for air.

'Comeback kid'? Governor gets unlikely boost from virus

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:18am

Before the coronavirus upended the world, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was in trouble.

Mayor: Subway social distance markers a must for reopening

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:05am

New York City buses and subways should look different when the city begins to ease coronavirus restrictions next week, with hand sanitizer in the stations and social distancing markers in place, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

VIRUS DIARY: Time and longing during a locked-down babyhood

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 9:24am

My 8-month-old baby has now spent 32% of his life under quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Esper says he opposes use of Insurrection Act, which would allow regular military to perform law enforcement duties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 8:30am

Esper says he opposes use of Insurrection Act, which would allow regular military to perform law enforcement duties.

U.S. news organizations focus on lives lost in the pandemic

David Bauder and Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 8:02am

Many are familiar with some of the bold-faced names of people who died of COVID-19 — musician John Prine, NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, former Stanford University President Donald Kennedy and music producer Hal Willner.

One face in the crowd: A protester haunted by the dead

Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 7:49am

She couldn’t eat and she couldn’t sleep, jolting awake an hour after going to bed. Kelly Bundy felt haunted by the people who died by police bullets, or had an officer’s knee on their neck.

Statue of divisive Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo is removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 6:33am

A crane lifted a long-polarizing statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo from its home outside a public building in the wee hours of Wednesday, whisking it away after recent protests against police brutality hastened its removal.

Media ask court to make public Dayton gunman school records

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 5:34am

State and federal laws governing the privacy of educational records should not prevent an Ohio school district from releasing records about the man who gunned down nine people in Dayton last August, at attorney representing several media groups told the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday.

US Legislatures slow to pass laws limiting use of force

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 5:29am

A wave of police killings of young black men in 2014 prompted 24 states to quickly pass some type of law enforcement reform, but many declined to address the most glaring issue: police use of force. Six years later, only about a third of states have passed laws on the question.

Widow: Retired police captain died protecting friend's store

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 4:29am

A retired police captain who died during a night of violent protests was trying to protect his friend's pawn shop, his widow said.

Mayor: NYC has taken 'step forward' in restoring order

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:28am

New York City’s second night under curfew was calmer than the first, with mostly peaceful demonstrators marching to protest the death of George Floyd and sporadic reports of vandalism.

Nation's streets calmest in days; police credit curfews

Tim Sullivan and Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:21am

The nation’s streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off sometimes violent demonstrations over police brutality and injustice against African Americans.

Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in the District of Columbia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:10am

Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in the District of Columbia.

The American story, splintered, and those vying to tell it

Ted Anthony, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:08am

infinite competing and overlapping visions of America, including many from those whose stories have been muzzled for a long time.

Associated Press tally shows at least 9,300 people arrested in protests since killing of George Floyd

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 12:24am

Associated Press tally shows at least 9,300 people arrested in protests since killing of George Floyd.