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California counties resolved to reopen as coronavirus cases continue to rise
L.A. County's coronavirus testing sites have been operating under shortened hours because of protests as the county nears 2,500 COVID-19 deaths.
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Gambia calls for an investigation after a retired diplomat's son is killed in a police standoff in Georgia
Momodou Lamin Sisay was killed in a police standoff in Snellville, Georgia, just outside Atlanta. He was the son of Lare Sisay, a retired Gambian diplomat who worked for the United Nations Development Program.
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Business leaders have to create the change needed to end racism
Anger boils over when apologies aren't enough. The tragic killings of black people — Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and George Floyd, among them — and the sight of American cities burning in the aftermath, make it clear that something must be done immediately to end the cycle of systemic racism. Business leaders should be at the forefront of change. It's their buildings that are being destroyed, their communities suffering from more losses and their employees and customers feeling the pain.
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Witness sees hammer fight between two groups of NYC looters
A Soho resident, who is also a woman of color, is speaking out about looters in her neighborhood after she witnessed two groups fighting each other with hammers over stolen property and using cardboard signs to pretend they were part of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Bethany Johnson, who lives near Greene and Prince Streets,...
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America's legacy of lynching isn't all history. Many say it's still happening today
When Heather Coggins saw George Floyd cry out, "Mama!" as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck, she thought of her uncle.
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Welcome to our reality, white America
The books are flying off the virtual shelves: "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism," Robin DiAngelo; "So You Want to Talk About Race," Ijeoma Oluo; "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," Michelle Alexander.
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SoHo tattooist says his shop torn apart: 'I did not see a single cop on the ground'
Jason Ackerman, general manager and tattooist at SoHo Ink, saw firsthand what occurs when these protests are hijacked by people for their own purposes.
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Vote now to help us choose America's best small towns
Bigger isn't always better      
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The Novogratz to resume work on iconic pink Manhattan townhouse
"Many will leave New York City, but the city will be just fine," says interior designer Bob Novogratz.
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'It's unnecessary': DC protesters angered by cut off protest zone near White House
Wednesday got started with law enforcement officers cutting off the main protest area, near Lafayette Park and the White House.        
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Nancy Pelosi becomes the latest Democratic lawmaker to visit DC protests
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday visited protesters outside the US Capitol to show solidarity with demonstrations following the death of George Floyd while in police custody.
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NBA's plan to restart still leaves many questions unanswered
SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt breaks down the NBA's plan to restart the season and what hurdles lay ahead for the league not only this year, but in 2021 as well.        
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Across the country, young activists take different approaches in the name of justice for George Floyd
Minutes after stepping off the plane in Minneapolis, Nupol Kiazolu arrived at the site where a police officer had knelt on George Floyd's neck.
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Steve Harvey drops $15 million on Tyler Perry's gigantic former mansion
Tyler Perry's former 35,000-square-foot Atlanta mansion is staying in Hollywood hands after selling to Steve Harvey for $15 million.
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George Floyd protests: Floyd's son visits site of father's death; DC extends curfew
Protests over the George Floyd's killing continued Wednesday. In Minneapolis, Floyd's son visited the site of his death. In DC, a curfew was extended.        
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14-year-old pleads guilty in Tessa Majors case
The 18-year-old Barnard College student was stabbed to death in a New York City park last December.
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As Coronavirus Restrictions Ease, Only 29 Percent of Americans Are Ready to Return to Normal Activities, Poll Shows
According to the poll, 29 percent said they would return to day-to-day routines right away, while 31 percent said they would return to their normal lives after the number of new coronavirus cases in their state decline significantly.
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NC police chief describes moment officers knelt with protesters: 'It is part of building trust'
Fayetteville, N.C., Police Chief Gina Hawkins joined "The Daily Briefing" Wednesday to discuss how her police force is trying to build trust with the community.
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Tennessee man facing federal arson charges stemming from Nashville courthouse fire
A Tennessee man has been charged in connection with setting fire to a historic Nashville courthouse--which serves as a City Hall--during a protest over the death of George Floyd, authorities said. 
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‘13th’ on Netflix and ‘Just Mercy’ on VOD is An Easy Double Feature For a Beginner’s Course on Systemic Racism
Activist Bryan Stevenson's fight against systemic racism is a crucial chapter of this national conversation.
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Shea: NYPD stands with Floyd family
Shea: NYPD stands with Floyd family       
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Dear Care and Feeding: I Think My Son Looted During the Protests. Should We Make Him Confess?
Parenting advice on looting punishment, ear-piercing age, and Karen behaviors.
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Drew Brees' comments on kneeling during national anthem spark widespread backlash from fellow athletes
LeBron James and other NFL players, including at least two Saints teammates, call out QB Drew Brees for "beyond lost" comments on nationwide protests.       
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Stallworth: Trump is throwing gas on the fire
CNN's SE Cupp and journalist Donté Stallworth discuss President Donald Trump's response to protesters across the US who have gathered in response to the death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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NYC could see outdoor dining by June 22 as Gov. Cuomo approves for Phase 2
New Yorkers craving for a sit-down restaurant meal during the coronavirus lockdown can begin frequenting their favorite upstate eateries again starting Thursday under outdoor dining rules announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday. The outdoor dining only can take place in the seven upstate regions that have already entered Phase 2 of reopening — the Albany-Capital...
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New York DA Says 'You Cannot Prosecute Someone On Hearsay' After Whistleblower Police Tapes Allege Corruption, Brutality
"We have taken [this information] very seriously. We have reviewed the audio tapes and followed through with an investigation. At this time, there is nothing but hearsay and uncorroborated information, " Westchester District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. said in a statement to Newsweek.
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US seeks block on Chinese airlines flying to US
The Trump administration moved Wednesday to block Chinese airlines from flying to the U.S. in an escalation of trade and travel tensions between the two countries. (June 3)       
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Snapchat Says It Will Stop ‘Promoting’ President Trump
Trump’s account will remain active on Snapchat and visible to anyone who searches for or follows it
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In George Floyd Protests, China Sees A Powerful Propaganda Opportunity
After years of U.S. criticism about human rights, China's Communist Party has seized on protests sparked by George Floyd's death to spread propaganda about what it calls American "double standards."
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Clyburn: Trump misuses religion as political prop
The U.S. House Majority Whip said President Donald Trump "seems to think that religion is some kind of prop to further his political interest" as the president is seen cloaking himself in religion twice this week. (June 3)       
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Lavish farm with recording studio, ball field lists for $19M
Bet the farm on this farm.
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Column: Major study concludes chloroquine antimalarials are worthless against coronavirus
A highly anticipated study finds that the Trump-touted coronavirus drug doesn't work.
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Mexican senator accidentally goes topless on Zoom meeting
"I am a woman who is not ashamed of her body, which I love and care for," said Sen. Martha Lucía Mícher Camarena, 66, after realizing she was still on camera after the meeting.
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Donald Trump's Annual Exam Finds He 'Remains Healthy' Despite Elevated Blood Pressure, Obesity
President Donald Trump's annual physical found he has elevated blood pressure and meets the classification for obese, but his doctor concluded he's healthy.
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West Virginia Governor, Discussing Relocation of GOP Convention, Says State Would Welcome Any President but Obama
The governor later said his remarks were made specifically in response to "the Obama Administration's War on Coal" and its effect on his state.
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Mom seeks independent probe of killing by police
The mother of a black man who was fatally shot by an Indianapolis police officer is calling for an independent investigation of his death, nearly a month after he was killed following a police pursuit. (June 3)       
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Biden and Trump all tied up in Texas: poll
It’s been nearly half a century since a Democratic presidential candidate carried Texas. You have to go all the way back to Jimmy Carter in 1976.
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After 'bro culture' crisis, 'League of Legends' esports ruler Riot touts new game, new outlook
First came esport mega-hit 'League of Legends,' then an identity crisis. After soul searching, Riot Games has 'Valorant' and new idealism.
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Rapper Trina slammed after calling Miami protestors ‘animals’
"Keep everybody off the street, these animals off the streets, that are running around in Miami-Dade County acting like they have escaped from a zoo."
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Trump won't accept Republican nomination in Charlotte, RNC announces
North Carolina could not guarantee the Republicans full use of convention facilities in Charlotte because of the spread of coronavirus.        
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WATCH: Latest updates on COVID-19: June 3, 2020
Cap: ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton with the latest on the coronavirus.
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Cannes 2020: Pixar’s ‘Soul,’ Wes Anderson’s ‘French Dispatch’ lead 2020 lineup
Also included are Francois Ozon’s anticipated “Summer 85,” Naomi Kawase’s “True Mothers” and Maiwenn’s “DNA.”
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Governor warns 'bad actors' against disrupting hearings for those accused in Ahmaud Arbery killing
Preliminary hearings are scheduled Thursday for Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, according to the Glynn County Magistrate Court in coastal Georgia.
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Russia Denies Role in U.S. Protests, Says They Are Result of Policies Toward Race Relations
"People are losing lives. We do see what attacks are being committed by the marauders and provocateurs, who never miss a chance to take advantage of peaceful demonstrations," Russia's U.S. envoy said.
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LeBron James leads the Drew Brees backlash after kneeling controversy erupts
Drew Brees struck a nerve with his comments about how kneeling during the national anthem is “disrespecting the flag.” Following the release of his interview with Yahoo Sports Wednesday, the longtime Saints quarterback was met with significant backlash for his response to a question about the possibility of NFL players kneeling — as Colin Kaepernick...
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Congressional Black Caucus chair rejects call to defund police, but pushes for June vote on reforms
The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus rejected growing demands from activists for a national defunding of police departments but said the House is forging ahead with passing police reforms as soon as this month. 
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Primary Election Snafus Show Challenges For November Vote
Some voters in Washington, DC., Pennsylvania and Maryland did not receive the absentee ballots they had requested, leading to long lines at the limited number of polling places that were open.
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Opinion: As protests rage over racial inequality, Drew Brees' tone-deaf comments show Saints QB is willfully ignorant
Saints quarterback Drew Brees says taking a knee disrespects the flag and military, reviving a misinformed idea and angering many.        
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