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USPS employees are demanding hazard pay

A petition says postal employees carry "blood, sweat, and tears" every day at the expense of their health and time with families.
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In-person special education OK’d for the summer, Cuomo says
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order late Friday allowing school districts to offer in-person special education teaching this summer. “I just issued an Executive Order allowing necessary in-person special education instruction this summer. Any school district providing these services must follow all state and federal guidance,” the governor said in a statement....
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Snoop Dogg will be voting for the first time in November
“For many years [I thought] you couldn’t vote because you had a criminal record,”
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NFL On Kneeling Players' Protests: 'We Were Wrong' Commissioner Says
"We were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday.
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Army maps plan for its new armored combat vehicle
The Army’s new combat infantry vehicle has gone digital, meaning the service hopes to optimize design plans using computer modeling “before” bending metal on new prototypes.
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Defund the Police?
That might not be the most effective tactic.
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Michael Jordan Giving $100 Million to Organizations For Racial Equality, Justice
Money will be paid over 10 years with the goal of 'ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education'
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Roger Goodell responds to NFL stars’ Black Lives Matter plea: ‘We are listening’
The NFL players demanded to be heard and the league listened and responded. The NFL’s social media accounts posted video of Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday after more than a dozen players – included the Giants’ Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepard, the Jets’ Jamal Adams and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes — asked the NFL...
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Man who sheltered protesters: "It was very instinctual"
"It was unfathomable," Rahul Dubey said of the police violence used against peaceful protesters outside his home.
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NFL's Gooddell issues mea culpa amid George Floyd unrest: 'I personally protest with you'
NFL Commissioner Roger Gooddell publicly apologized Friday for not "listening" to black players when they spoke out about racism.
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De Blasio pledges police reform as public blames mayor for abuse
"You will see change in the NYPD," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday.
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Utah DC Morgan Scalley suspended indefinitely for use of racial slur in 2013 text message
Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley has been suspended indefinitely after it was revealed he used a racial slur in a text message in 2013.        
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What's on TV Saturday plus Sunday talk shows: 'Ad Astra'
What's on TV Saturday, June 6 plus Sunday talk shows: 'Ad Astra' on HBO
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Goodell: NFL was wrong for not listening to players
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell released a video message saying the NFL was wrong for not listening to players about their concerns on race, including kneeling during the national anthem during games.
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House panel seeks information on Homeland Security's role in protest response
House Democrats are requesting additional information from the Department of Homeland Security after a drone flew to Minneapolis last Friday amid protests and department personnel were deployed to city streets to respond to the unrest, according to a letter sent to acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Friday.
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NYC protesters vow to keep marching past curfew on 10th night of unrest
New York City braced for its 10th straight night of protests Friday, with rallies planned throughout the city despite a steady rain and a looming 8 p.m. curfew. By sunset, a group of more than 1,000 soggy protesters were already marching past dozens of cops stationed on Court Street and onto Atlantic Avenue in Cobble...
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Republic Records will no longer use the term ‘urban’ for music
The label is home to Ariana Grande and The Weeknd.
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'Operation Warp Speed' is fueling vaccine fears, two top experts worry
The government's "Operation Warp Speed" Covid-19 vaccine program, with its emphasis on quick production and testing of experimental coronavirus vaccines, is fueling fears already stirred up by vaccine skeptics, two experts said Friday.
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How Mormon Missionaries Are Proselytizing in the Wake of a Pandemic
The new focus on online missionary work may persist even after the pandemic, according to church officials
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French military kills north African al Qaeda leader with US help
The French military killed a senior al Qaeda terrorist in an operation in northern Mali Wednesday, according to France's Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly.
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Police say family of 6 found dead in San Antonio
Six members of a military family were found dead at a home in San Antonio, Texas, Police Chief William McManus said in a news conference.
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Protests outside Academy HQ after David Oyelowo calls out ‘Selma’ Oscar snub
Protesters gathered on Friday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Paul McCartney on Beatles refusing to play for segregated audience in 1964, justice for George Floyd’s family
Paul McCartney is speaking out amid a time of civil unrest following the death of George Floyd.
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'Cops,' 'Live PD' episodes pulled in aftermath of George Floyd killing and protests
In the aftermath of George Floyd's killing in police custody, episodes of 'Cops' and 'Live PD' have been pulled from the TV schedule.        
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Find out who won the Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament (and how Ted Danson helped)
"Jeopardy!" crowns a new champion in their Teachers Tournament. The winner has bookish knowledge (and Ted Danson) to thank for the $100K.        
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2 Minneapolis ex-cops charged in George Floyd death were rookies, attorney says
The officers had only been on the job a few days when Floyd died in police custody.
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George Floyd protests: Crowds gather to demand an end to police violence amid heightened Trump-DC tensions
Even as a thunderstorm threatened the region, a big crowd gathered near the White House to demand an end to police violence against African Americans.        
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Ankle weights are cool again, thanks to Instagram
Like bike shorts and high-waisted mom jeans before them, another craze of the ’80s and ’90s has returned: ankle weights.
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Buffalo officers leave emergency response team after two cops suspended
The officers will remain on the force.
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GOP candidate in closely watched NH race accuses Dem congressman of siding with ‘criminals over our cops’
GOP candidate Matt Mowers, who hopes to unseat Democratic Rep. Chris Pappas, accused his opponent of siding with “criminals over our cops” amidst protests and unrest in New Hampshire following the death of George Floyd. 
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Slides are the only sandal you need this summer
Casual vibes rules these times!
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responds to players' request for league support in fight against racism
A day after players challenged the NFL to join their fight against racism and systematic oppression, Roger Goodell said he wants to do his part.        
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California says film and TV shoots can start June 12. But big changes are coming
Filming in California can resume as soon as next Friday, but county public health officials must approve productions in their jurisdictions.
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A bishop in El Paso kneeled in prayer for George Floyd. Two days later, Pope Francis called
Catholic Bishop Mark Seitz had no idea that his act of solidarity in El Paso, Texas, would be met with a phone call of gratitude from his boss, Pope Francis.
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Dramatic images show how huge reservoir dwindled to a tiny stream in heat wave
Some dramatic aerial images reveal how sweltering temperatures turned a formerly brimming reservoir into a sad-looking stream.
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2,000 foot wide landslide drowns coastal homes in arctic sea, lucky dog saved
A massive 2,000 foot wide swath of land shifts and crumbles as homes are shoved into arctic waters off the coast of Norway.        
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ATF offers $10G reward for information on those responsible for DC fires
The Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those responsible for fires set in Washington D.C., during riots that followed the death of George Floyd. 
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Moments of grace and unity during George Floyd protests
While violence and looting often became the headlines for recent protests, the true story of this movement was the overwhelming display of grace and unity amongst protesters. Steve Hartman reports on this week's "On The Road."
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Manhattan D.A. Declines To Prosecute Some Demonstrators Who Violate Curfew
"The prosecution of protesters charged with these low-level offenses undermines critical bonds between law enforcement and the communities we serve," District Attorney Cyrus Vance said Friday.
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Scores of Retired Military Leaders Publicly Denounce President Trump
Defense leaders are accusing Trump of using the U.S. Armed Forces to undermine the rights of Americans
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‘When Doves Cry’ benefit to unite artists for Prince’s 62nd birthday
The doves are still crying, perhaps more than ever.
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Bel-Air contemporary was a personal project for the architect
In Bel-Air, a treehouse-like contemporary designed by SOM design director José Luis Palacios as his personal residence is for sale at $5.695 million.
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How to watch 'Sesame Street' and CNN's town hall on racism
CNN and "Sesame Street" are cohosting "Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism," a town hall to help families discuss race and the nationwide protests.
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Florida businesses cautiously re-open despite ongoing pandemic
Many states, including Florida, are continuing to re-open businesses despite reports of increasing coronavirus infections. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
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NYC man sues de Blasio, NYPD over ‘unconstitutional’ curfew
A Manhattan man claims in a new lawsuit that Mayor Bill de Blasio and top NYPD brass have violated his constitutional rights by enforcing an 8 p.m. curfew in New York amid citywide protests and unrest this week. William Hamilton of Morningside Heights said in the Manhattan federal court complaint that the curfew limits his...
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Growing concern over aggressive police tactics against protesters
There are growing concerns about violent crackdowns by police against peaceful protesters. Jericka Duncan reports.
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Unemployed African Americans feel the impact of coronavirus
The good news on the unemployment rate wasn't felt by all Americans. For black workers, the rate continued to rise in May. Mark Strassmann reports.
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Free movies about race in America to watch and learn from
Films about black lives and race in America are being made available to watch for free in June.
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Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand donate $100M to racial equality
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