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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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