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“I would not put professional sports in the category of Phase 4 as an automatic,” Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul told WBEN Tuesday morning.
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People march down the street towards the Georgia state capitol to protest against the mistreatment of black people and to press for policy change, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Atlanta. The NAACP March to the Capitol Monday coincided with the restart of the Georgia 2020 General Assembly. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
June 15, 2020 - 9:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Driven by a swift-moving national debate, Senate Republicans are on the brink of introducing an extensive package of policing changes with new restrictions on police chokeholds and other practices as Congress rushes to respond to mass demonstrations over the deaths of George Floyd...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2020, file photo, signs that read "No Job No Rent" hang from the windows of an apartment building during the coronavirus pandemic in Northwest Washington. The pandemic has shut housing courts and prompted authorities around the U.S. to initiate policies protecting renters from eviction. But not everyone is covered, and some landlords are turning to threats and harassment to force tenants out. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 14, 2020 - 4:22 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jeremy Rooks works the evening shift at a Georgia fast-food restaurant these days to avoid being on the street past dusk. He needs somewhere to go at night: He and his wife are homeless after the extended-stay motel where they had lived since Thanksgiving evicted them in April when...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018 file photo, emigrant Peak is seen rising above the Paradise Valley and the Yellowstone River near Emigrant, Mont. Lawmakers have reached bipartisan agreement on an election-year deal to double spending on a popular conservation program and devote nearly $2 billion a year to improve and maintain national parks. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
June 13, 2020 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — At a time of national crises, the Senate has been able to come together on a topic both parties celebrate: the great outdoors. While the country copes with the coronavirus, an economic downturn and a reckoning over racism, lawmakers have reached bipartisan agreement on an election...
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Protesters demanding change in the wake of the death of George Floyd hold a media briefing outside the Minnesota State Capitol, Friday, June 12, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn., where a special session of the legislature was about to begin. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
June 12, 2020 - 3:12 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Key Republican lawmakers in Minnesota said Friday that they’ll block most of the ambitious changes Democrats want to make to policing in the state where George Floyd died and that they plan to approve only a limited set of police accountability measures. Senate Majority Leader...
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Hong Kong Riot police detain a protester during a protest in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Friday, June 12, 2020. Protesters in Hong Kong got its government to withdraw extradition legislation last year, but now they're getting a more dreaded national security law, and the message from Beijing is that protest is futile.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 12, 2020 - 12:04 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people across Hong Kong sang protest songs and marched on Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of a clash with police outside the semi-autonomous Chinese city's legislature. Hundreds of protesters gathered in the popular Causeway Bay and Mongkok shopping districts...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2019, file photo, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to a reporter's question during a press conference in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong got its government to withdraw extradition legislation last year, but now they’re getting a more dreaded national security law. And the message from Beijing is: Protest is futile. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
June 11, 2020 - 9:41 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong got its government to withdraw extradition legislation last year, but now they’re getting a more dreaded national security law. And the message from Beijing is: Protest is futile. One year ago Friday, protesters took over streets and blocked the legislature,...
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In this Feb. 27, 2020 photo, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton gives an update on the state's preparedness and education efforts to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, as Gov. Mike DeWine listens .Dr. Acton has resigned as Ohio's health director, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday, June 11, 2020, capping a contentious few months as the target of frustrations during the coronavirus pandemic that included gun-carrying critics showing up at her home. AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 11, 2020 - 6:39 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The health director who helped Ohio's Republican governor earn glowing reviews for his pandemic response resigned Thursday after a few polarizing months during which she became beloved for her soothing expertise and loathed — even threatened — for exercising her emergency...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, speaks to reporters following the weekly Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., center, and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., right, listen. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 11, 2020 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Venturing into a new priority, Senate Republicans are quickly compiling a package of policing changes after George Floyd's death that would create a national database of use-of-force incidents, encourage police body cameras and include a long-stalled effort to make lynching a...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks after a cabinet meeting, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Erdogan has revealed new plans to ease restrictions in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus, including the July 1 reopening of theaters, cinemas and other entertainment centers. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
June 11, 2020 - 2:55 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s parliament on Thursday approved a contentious government-proposed bill that will grant neighborhood watchmen powers that are almost on par with the country’s police force. The bill passed overnight with backing from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party and...
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