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Murals honor George Floyd and Black Lives Matter movement
Murals honor George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement across the nation and around the world.        
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Two Buffalo Police Officers Charged With Assault for Shoving 75-Year-Old Protester
A group of law enforcement officials gathered outside the Buffalo City Court on Saturday morning to show support for the two suspended officers.
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Bayern joins Black Lives Matter protests as it closes on Bundesliga title
With its players sporting armbands supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, Bayern Munich maintained its seven-point lead atop the Bundesliga with a 4-2 win at fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen Saturday.
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Op-Ed: Joe Biden: No one can stay silent. No one can ignore justice
We must seize this moment of opportunity to address all the issues that have denied the promise of this nation to so many for so long.
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OPEC and Allied Nations Extend Production Cut of Nearly 10 Million Barrels to Boost Oil Prices
Crude oil prices have been gaining in recent days, in part on hopes OPEC would continue the cut
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Michigan Supreme Court sides with barber who defied coronavirus shutdown
A 77-year-old Michigan barber won a legal battle with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over her coronavirus shutdown orders — in a stinging unanimous decision of the state Supreme Court. “It is incumbent on the courts to ensure decisions are made according to the rule of law, not hysteria,” Justice David F. Viviano wrote Friday, MLive.com reported....
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John Legend on balancing humorous content amidst ongoing protests
"We still think there's a lot in the world to talk about and make fun of and there's a lot of joy we can share with other people," Legend said.
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Americans' perceptions of police drop significantly in one week as protests continue, survey finds
The survey comes as protests continue following the death of George Floyd, and amid reports of excessive force by police.       
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UFC 250 Nunes vs. Spencer: How to watch, fight card, odds
Amanda Nunes looks to be the first UFC fighter to successfully defend world titles in two weight classes simultaneously when she takes on Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 for the featherweight title. Nunes is also the bantamweight champ. As the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) approved the UFC’s return to Las Vegas for the first...
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Las Vegas has 'soft opening' amid George Floyd protests and coronavirus pandemic
It may some take time for travelers to build up confidence enough to switch from quarantine mode to vacation mode.        
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'Sorry' is too little and too late, Roger Goodell
The NFL isn't sorry because it realizes it was wrong, writes Jeff Pearlman. It isn't sorry because police brutality (gasp!) is suddenly a thing. No, it's sorry because it's no longer acceptable to banish players for the crime of peacefully protesting societal wrongs.
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‘Because of the Virus, Nobody Can Be Here.’ Few Attend D-Day Remembrances, 76 Years After the Epic World War II Battle
The coronavirus lockdowns turned this year's D-Day commemoration into one of the eeriest ever
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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says 'country is in trouble,' he's 'embarrassed as a white person'
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he's "embarrassed as a white person" while addressing the death of George Floyd in an emotional video Saturday.        
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Facebook pulls ad from gun-toting Georgia candidate taking on Antifa: 'Big Tech censorship of conservatives must end'
A Georgia GOP congressional candidate is claiming Facebook "censorship" after the social media giant took down her campaign video where she holds an AR-15 gun and warns Antifa to "stay the hell out of Northwest Georgia."
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Derek Jeter had an escape plan if Yankees lost World Series to Mets
A Mets win in the 2000 World Series could have been Derek Jeter’s ticket out of New York City. The Yankees ended up winning the Subway Series in five games, with Jeter winning the MVP after batting .409 with a pair of home runs, but had it played out differently, the shortstop may have been...
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Breakthrough procedure could fix cauliflower ears without surgery
Until now, many people involved in contact sports have developed large, misshapen ears called “cauliflower ears” caused by repetitive blunt force trauma – but Chinese scientists have developed a new tissue sculpting method that creates supportive tissues that are shaped like an ear.
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K’Andre Miller’s pain is call to action for all of hockey
It would have been heartbreaking in any context to know the pain through which K’Andre Miller has lived, but somehow even more so when remembering how ebullient he was after being selected 22nd overall by the Rangers in the 2018 draft and how at the time the then 18-year-old spoke with pride and about his...
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'I can't stand to see this punk in office': Snoop Dogg on voting for the first time in 2020
Snoop Dogg said he'll be voting for the first time this November after being lead to believe he couldn't vote due to his criminal history.      
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Prince Albert opens up about life inside Monaco’s gilded cage
He may preside over one of the most glamorous city-states in the world, but things aren’t always easy for Prince Albert. In the new BBC2 series “Inside Monaco: Playground of the Rich,” Prince Albert gives unprecedented access into the tiny tax-haven he rules — and his life. Despite being surrounded by yachts, million-dollar cars, and...
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Former New York Gov. George Pataki: NYPD 'caught in the middle' of state's political ineptitude
New York City's Police Department is caught in the crosshairs of the state's politically inept leadership, former New York Republican Gov. George Pataki asserted Saturday.
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Anthony Joshua and Boris Becker join Black Lives Matter protests in UK
World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua and tennis legend Boris Becker took part in Black Lives Matter protests in Britain on Saturday, joining a growing list of high-profile sportsman to show their public support for the movement.
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The danger of blaming Covid-19 deaths on our genes
Last week, a group of researchers published a paper suggesting a genetic basis for the differences in mortality among Covid-19 patients, writes Dr. Kent Sepkowitz. But blaming people's genetic makeup could quickly knee-cap necessary fixes to our healthcare system and any soul-searching examination of how things might have been done better.
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DC activists say Dem mayor 'consistently on the wrong side' of Black Lives Matters issues
Black Lives Matter D.C. slammed liberal Mayor Muriel Bowser for being “consistently on the wrong side of BLMDC history” and painting “Black Lives Matter” on the streets leading to the White House “to appease white liberals while ignoring our demands.” 
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Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva blames media for Drew Brees fallout: 'unbelievably divisive right now'
Pittsburgh Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva blames the media for the controversy surrounding Drew Brees' remarks against kneeling during the national anthem this week, believing that the comment was taken out of context. 
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Thousands take to Washington streets in protest against U.S. police violence
Thousands of protesters marched in Washington on Saturday as rallies across the United States to protest the killing of a black man in Minneapolis police custody enter a 12th day and officials move to rein in law enforcement tactics.
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The best star snaps of the week: Ryan Seacrest, Rita Ora and 50 cent
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Meat cleaver massages may be the next big trend in wellness
In the practice, known as daoliao — which translates literally to “knife massage” — practitioners pound stress points in your body using the sharpened edge of kitchen instruments usually used for hacking up dinner meats, while soothing your energy and reading your fortune.
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Silent majorities are a misnomer
A few days ago, President Donald Trump tweeted, "SILENT MAJORITY!" amid the recent protests. The President may be hoping that there is a group of people who support him and his positions, yet aren't being captured by the popular zeitgeist.
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London statue of Winston Churchill vandalized on D-Day amid protests
A statue of one of Britain's most famous leaders has been vandalized in the nation's capital as protesters turned out to speak out against racism.
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Maryland cyclist arrested after assaulting 'BLM' supporters posting fliers says he's 'sick'
Video appeared to show Anthony Brennan accosting young people posting Black Lives Matters fliers along a popular D.C.-area bike trail.        
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OPEC and its allies reach deal to cut oil production through July
OPEC and all but one of its allied countries agreed on Saturday to extend record oil production cuts through July.
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Cities and states are barring police from using chokeholds and tear gas
Police cars are seen in Portland, Oregon, on May 31, as demonstrators are enveloped in tear gas during a protest over the death of George Floyd. | John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Elected officials are banning police chokeholds and the use of tear gas. Since the start of the nationwide protests against police violence following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a former Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer, protesters and other criminal justice reform advocates have proposed banning the use of tear gas and certain chokeholds. Now, through court orders and policy changes, cities like Minneapolis and Seattle are beginning to adopt those reforms. The Minneapolis city council voted Friday to ban police from using chokeholds and neck restraints like the one used by the officer in the course of Floyd’s death. They’ve also proposed disbanding the Minneapolis Police Department, and replacing it with a new model of law enforcement focused on community safety. “My assessment of what is now necessary is shaped by the failure of the reforms we’ve attempted, in the face of opposition from the department and the Police Federation,” wrote City Council Member Steve Fletcher in a Time op-ed Friday. Details about what the police department’s replacement would look like have not yet been announced, but the chokehold ban will be instituted immediately. California has also rolled out a chokehold ban — Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that he would direct police not to use chokeholds in the state. That follows San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit’s Monday announcement of a ban on the use of chokeholds by the city’s police officers. Those announcements come amid ongoing protests against police brutality — ones that have revealed numerous incidents of police aggression, and that have been characterized by the use of chemical irritants, including pepper balls and tear gas, as methods of controlling largely peaceful crowds. Viral videos of such incidents, including one of the tear gassing of a peaceful crowd assembled outside the White House, has led protesters and others calling for reform to decry these tactics — and that outcry has begun to lead some cities to issue or consider bans on the use of certain irritants. For instance, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan banned the use of tear gas by police against protesters and demonstrators in the city for the next 30 days. The Allegheny County Council, which includes Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has proposed legislation defining nonlethal weapons and banning the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, flash-bang grenades, and bean bag rounds. That measure is up for a vote on Tuesday. New Orleans City Councilmember Jay Banks also proposed banning the use of tear gas during Thursday’s city council meeting. His proposal came after community outcry over the police department’s deployment of tear gas against protesters on a bridge, the Crescent City Connection, Wednesday. Similarly, Washington, DC, Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau announced Thursday she would be proposing legislation to ban the use of tear gas by district police. In Denver, Colorado,the judicial system has weighed in on the issue. Friday, a federal judge temporarily banned the city’s police department from using chemical weapons, such as tear gas and pepper spray, as well as projectiles such as rubber bullets, against peaceful protesters. “The Denver Police Department has failed in its duty to police its own,” Judge R. Brooke Jackson wrote in his ruling. The Denver Police Department said Friday it would comply with the judge’s order. (1/2) #ALERT #Denver – A federal judge issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) clarifying #DPD use of non-lethal dispersant devices. In the meantime, we will comply with the judge’s directions, many of which are already in line with our community-consulted Use of Force Policy.— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) June 6, 2020 Portland, Oregon-based advocacy group Don’t Shoot PDX also hopes to have a judge rule on the use of tear gas in that city — Friday, it filed a class-action lawsuit against the city for the police department’s “indiscriminate use” of tear gas. “We’re out screaming for justice for Black people and asking the state to stop its violence against us, and the City responds by using tear gas when we’re in the middle of a pandemic of respiratory disease,” said Teressa Raiford, a leader of Don’t Shoot PDX. Calls for banning such weapons have grown as the nation has witnessed numerous gruesome injuries, and, according to a Forbes report, at least 12 deaths from their use by police in attempting to control large crowds this week. Protesters, journalists, and bystanders alike have been left bloody and wounded by police while demonstrating, covering the protests, or simply driving by. Most cities and states have yet to adopt such bans — however, those that have represent a small step toward the larger reforms protesters are calling for. Bans like these are part of what the protests are about Broadly, protesters are calling for an end to violent policing, of which the use of chemical irritants is a part. Tear gas is considered a chemical weapon, and it’s banned from use in military conflicts. But it’s also a “riot-control” weapon, meaning that its use by police in many localities is legal, as explained by Vox’s Jen Kirby: In the United States, what we call “tear gas” is often CS gas, a chemical compound credited to two American scientists, Ben Corson and Roger Stoughton, who discovered it in 1928. (The C and S in “CS” come from the first initial of each man’s last name.) But its use predates that, to the battlefields of World War I — from where it migrated not long after to America’s police forces. And there it has stayed, ever since. Mostly because it was ruthlessly effective. It dispersed crowds and could turn a “protest into a screaming mob,” Anna Feigenbaum, an associate professor at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom, told me. “Because it doesn’t normally leave blood, there’s no trace,” said Feigenbaum, who is the author of the book Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of World War I to the Streets of Today. Protesters and bystanders have complained about the negative effects of tear gas, with some saying they’ve received lacerations or broken bones from the canisters, beyond the negative respiratory effects of the gas itself. And as Jason Johnson noted for Vox, the weapons are also dangerous because the heat given off by canisters can — and has — started fires at demonstrations. But while limits on the use of tear gas are a significant step forward, perhaps the more impactful change comes with the chokehold bans. Banning chokeholds is one of the key police reforms proposed by the 8 Can’t Wait movement, as Vox’s Matthew Yglesias explained: The essence of the campaign is eight procedural rules that Campaign Zero claims “data proves” can conjointly decrease police violence by 72 percent. ... When you place a person in a chokehold or a stranglehold, there is always a chance that things will go badly wrong. Instructing officers not to use these holds and training them in other modes of restraint will likely reduce deaths. Shooting at moving vehicles is inherently dangerous, and most departmental guidelines restrict it to some extent, but 8 Can’t Wait calls for banning it altogether. The Use of Force Project points to research indicating that banning chokeholds and neck restraints would reduce police violence by 22 percent, suggesting the policy — if widely adopted — would be a important step toward meeting protesters’ demands. Of course, a ban does not necessarily guarantee that police will follow the new rules. Eric Garner, a black man killed by police in 2014, died after police used a banned chokehold technique while arresting him. And that is a reminder that while bans of chokeholds and irritants are a good start, the sort of full police reform demonstrators desire will have to go beyond quick — and sometimes temporary — bans on violent police actions to address underlying and systemic issues of inequality and racism. Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. 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Autism advocate group questions Cuomo’s reopening of summer day camps
"If it is safe to open day camps, like the three high-end day camps owned and operated by Democratic Party chief Jay Jacobs, then there is no reason that summer schools can’t operate either," the non-profit Autism Action Network posted on Facebook Friday.
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‘Embarrassed’ NFL employee secretly created ‘I am George Floyd’ video
The first step on the road to Roger Goodell’s admission that he and the NFL “were wrong” was taken by a league employee going rogue. The video that included Saquon Barkley, Patrick Mahomes and Michael Thomas asking for the league to “listen to your players,” in the wake of George Floyd’s death, was spearheaded by...
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Hunter College valedictorians salute parents in cute TikTok video
These brilliant college students are living the American dream during a nightmarish year. Nine Hunter College valedictorians — seven of whom are first- or second-generation immigrants — capped off their college careers with perfect 4.0 GPAs and celebratory TikTok videos. The honorees include students from India and Turkey, and the children of refugees from Russia,...
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One on one with Dutch star Vivianne Miedema
Football star, Vivianne Miedema, reflects on the effect of Coronavirus on women's football, the fight for equal pay and last year's World Cup
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Anatomy of a political comeback: How Biden earned nomination
Joe Biden has officially secured enough delegates to lock up the Democratic presidential nomination
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Kenny Smith on personal racial injustices, NBA restart, Knicks job
Former player and current TNT analyst Kenny Smith, a Queens native, discusses the current social unrest over racial inequality and the upcoming return of the NBA from a pandemic shutdown in a Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: What experiences with racial injustice did you endure growing up in Lefrak City? A: I grew...
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James Carafano: Like heroes of D-Day, National Guard members now defend us – this time from rioting in US
As we remember the American heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy exactly 76 years ago on D-Day, we should also remember those soldiers here at home now standing guard on our street corners to help police prevent rioting and looting and protect our individual rights.
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Herman Cain: May jobs report good for American business, shows upward trend
As American businesses reopen their doors, U.S. jobs numbers will continue to rise and the economy will begin to rebound day-by-day, former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain predicted Saturday.
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Massive 3,000-year-old Mayan structure discovered in Mexico
The largest ever construction of the Mayan civilization has been unearthed in Mexico’s Tabasco State roughly 850 miles east of Mexico City. The finding consists of a platform topped with a 13-foot tall pyramid and multiple other structures which date from the early Mayan civilization roughly 3,000 years ago, according to a new paper in...
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Coronavirus outbreaks climb at U.S. meatpacking plants despite protections, Trump order
The meatpacking industry ramped up production, scaled back closures and tried to return to normal even as outbreaks at plants continue to soar.       
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This week in America would make RFK weep
Timothy Denevi revisits Robert Kennedy's legacy 52 years after assassination and in the shadow of ongoing national grief and turbulence in America. Denevi says RFK's words after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his efforts after as a presidential candidate during those weeks leading up to his own death highlight by comparison the stunning dereliction of leadership shown in 2020 by President Donald Trump.
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Portuguese prosecutors to trawl German suspect's records in McCann case
Portugal's prosecutor's office said on Saturday it would pore over its files to see if a German man suspected of murdering British girl Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in the southern Algarve region in 2007, has a criminal record there.
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Ivanka Trump calls out "cancel culture" after her commencement speech is canceled
"Our nation's campuses should be bastions of free speech," she tweeted.
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Despite vandals, these stores are choosing not to board up their windows. Here's why
Businesses across the country are boarding up their windows and doors as preventative measures against the looting and vandalism that has erupted outside of peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd.
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Ex-acting Labor secretary defends BLS in the wake of jobs report misclassification error
The former acting head of the Labor Department under the Obama administration said he believes a "misclassification error" in the May jobs report, which may place the real unemployment rate higher than the one touted by President Donald Trump, was not done intentionally to make the White House look better, and defended the Bureau of Labor Statistics as "career professionals."
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Queen Elizabeth’s corgis have their own footmen and à la carte menus
It's good to be a dog – especially if you’re one of Queen Elizabeth’s beloved corgis, who get their own menu.
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