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Max Bearak NAIROBI —Congo’s health minister confirmed the discovery of a new Ebola case in the country’s Équateur province, which last saw an outbreak of the highly deadly virus in 2018, ultimately killing 33 people there. The province’s governor, Bobo Boloko Bolumbu, spoke on national radio earlier on Monday and said there were five likely cases […]

VANESSA ROMO, NPR An independent autopsy released Monday concludes that George Floyd was asphyxiated by officer Derek Chauvin, who pinned the black man to the ground by pressing a knee into his neck for more than seven minutes while he was already restrained in handcuffs. The findings contradict a preliminary report by the Hennepin County […]

ABC NEWS New York City’s mayor is calling for an investigation after police SUVs overnight plowed through a Brooklyn crowd where protesters were holding a metal barricade. Video shows one police SUV being blocked by a group of protesters behind a barricade as various items and objects can be seen striking the vehicle. Another NYPD […]

BENJAMIN SWAYSEY, NPR As overlapping crises convulse an anxious nation, President Trump on Sunday sought to cast blame for widespread protests gripping cities on “radical-left anarchists,” while adding that the media “is doing everything within their power to foment hatred and anarchy.” The president has said that members of the loosely defined far-left group Antifa — short […]

AUSTIN HORN,NPR The mayor of Minneapolis says four Minneapolis Police Department officers involved in the death of a black man in police custody have been terminated. The FBI is investigating the incident. After the firings were announced,a crowd several blocks long marched from the site of the killing to the city’s Third Precinct police building, according to The […]

CAMILA DOMONOSKE, NPR Over the last few months, cities have had to deal with tremendous challenges — fighting a pandemic, preserving essential services, protecting their own workers, coping with devastating budget cuts. One thing local officials didn’t have to worry about was traffic, as the pandemic emptied city streets. But that’s about to change. Many city dwellers, trying […]

KERI BROWN Meat processing plants across the country are struggling with outbreaks of the coronavirus. That includes the Tyson Foods chicken processing facility in Wilkes County, N.C. More than 2,200 workers were tested at the Wilkesboro plant and 570 were positive for the coronavirus. Tyson said a majority of the workers who had the virus didn’t show […]

 Michael Brice-Saddler, NEW YORK TIMES Georgia authorities on Thursday arrested a third person connected to the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, the black 25-year-old whose family says he was jogging when two white men in a pickup truck approached and killed him, prompting nationwide calls for justice. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested William “Roddie” […]

Covid-19 overwhelmed a whole generation. Their families want answers.Why US has most reported COVID-19 cases in the world Three people were shot Wednesday night in a popular and prominent shopping complex near Phoenix and the shooter was in custody, according to police in suburban Glendale. Police responded to the Westgate Entertainment District around 7:25 p.m. after […]

ABIGAIL CENSKY, NPR A protest in Lansing, Mich., against stay-at-home orders focused on what has become a rallying cry for such demonstrations — haircuts. The Capitol lawn was turned into a barber shop. At least a dozen barbers and stylists, highlighting the damage to their shuttered businesses, set up card tables and generators to power […]

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