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ANYA KAMENETZ New York City, the largest school district in the country with 1.1 million students, is also the only big-city school district planning to open its doors to students — albeit on a hybrid schedule with virtual learning — on time this fall. But at a press conference Wednesday, the president of the city’s […]

Erica Werner, Jeff Stein The Washington Post Coronavirus and deforestation rip through Brazil’s people and the…US coronavirus: America broke its single-day record of new cases at least 9…Trump administration pushing to block new money for testing, tracing and CDC in upcoming coronavirus relief bill The Trump administration is trying to block billions of dollars for […]

Kelsey Snell Audie Cornish Suzanne Nuyen John Lewis — an icon of the civil rights movement, congressman and for decades a force in Democratic politics — has died at age 80. Lewis died after a battle with advanced-stage pancreatic cancer. Lewis began treatment for the disease after being diagnosed during a routine medical exam. He publicly […]

ABC NEWS For the past few weeks, Sgt. Carla Havard of the Denver Police Department has been on the front lines of protests and demonstrations. But her experience differs from the white officers she works with. “When I take off this uniform, I am Sandra Bland. When I take off this uniform, I am Breonna […]

JASON SLOTKIN,NPR Atlanta’s chief of police has resigned, less than a day after police fatally shot a 27-year-old black man outside of a fast food restaurant. One officer has been terminated following the incident and another placed on administrative duty. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Saturday that she had accepted Erika Shields’ resignation. During a […]

ZACHARY SMALL, NPR The bureaucratic red tape that normally prevents politicians from rapidly changing their cityscapes is falling away as protesters demanding racial justice insist that Confederate monuments be swept into the dustbin of history. But more than bronze statues are being discarded. The University of Kentucky announced Friday that it would remove a controversial mural of […]

Bill Chappell, NPR Derek Chauvin now faces a charge of second-degree murder, and three other former Minneapolis police officers who were involved in George Floyd’s death face charges of aiding and abetting, according to new court documents. In addition to Chauvin, the three other officers named in criminal complaints are Tou Thao, J Alexander Kueng […]

VANESSA ROMO, NPR Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced on Tuesday the state’s Department of Human Rights is launching an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department’s practices and policies over the last decade. The department filed a discrimination complaint against the police, which has come under fire since the death of George Floyd after then-Officer […]

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 […]


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