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Police used tear gas and stun grenades on a group of protesters in downtown Portland on Tuesday night, June 2, 2020. Protests continued for a sixth night in Portland, demonstrating over the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP)
June 03, 2020 - 8:47 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — This liberal city is known — and prepared — for protests that can descend into chaos, but even it is reeling from the nightly unrest splintering off peaceful demonstrations over police killings of African Americans. Portland's visibly frustrated police chief on Wednesday...
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Associated Press videojournalist Robert Bumsted reminds a police officer that the press are considered “essential workers" and are allowed to be on the streets despite a curfew, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York. New York City police officers surrounded, shoved and yelled expletives at two Associated Press journalists covering protests in the latest aggression against members of the media during a week of unrest around the country. Portions of the incident were captured on video by Bumsted, who was working with photographer Wong Maye-E to document the protests in lower Manhattan over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
June 03, 2020 - 7:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists alarmed by dozens of incidents where reporters were shot at, manhandled, gassed or arrested while covering demonstrations touched off by the death of Minnesota man George Floyd are fighting back legally. A freelance journalist, backed by the American Civil Liberties...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 03, 2020 - 7:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper is facing the most politically charged crisis of his tenure, criticized for calling protester-filled streets a military “battle space” and accused of failing to keep the military out of politics. At the same time, eleven months into the job, Esper is...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office shows former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested Friday, May 29, 2020, in the Memorial Day death of George Floyd. Prosecutors are charging Chauvin, accused of pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck, with second-degree murder, and for the first time will level charges against three other officers at the scene, a newspaper reported Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (Courtesy of Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
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June 03, 2020 - 7:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Minneapolis police officer who used his knee to pin down George Floyd’s neck before his death was the most experienced of the four officers involved in the arrest, with a record that included medals for bravery and 17 complaints against him, including one for pulling a woman out...
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President Donald Trump walks past police in Lafayette Park after he visited outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 03, 2020 - 7:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The mumbling and dodging this week by Republicans came straight from the GOP playbook that helped the party endure President Donald Trump’s cringe-inducing choices. But when Trump was caught bragging of sexual assault and seeking political help from Ukraine, the country was...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2020 file photo, Jessica Knutson and her daughter Abigail, 3, place flowers at a memorial to George Floyd in Minneapolis. After a week of riots and looting over the loss of George Floyd, the Minneapolis black man who died after a police officer pressed his knee into his neck for more than eight minutes as he pleaded for air, parents are struggling to have the talk in this volatile moment, along with many others around race and racism. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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June 03, 2020 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As an African American parent, Cassandre Dunbar in Charlotte, North Carolina, always knew she and her husband would have “the talk” with their son, the one preparing him for interactions with law enforcement. But she never dreamed it would be necessary at 5 years old. “I thought the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio speaks after an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Denver. The NFL Draft is April 23-25, 2020. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, Fle)
June 03, 2020 - 4:36 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) — Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio is apologizing for suggesting discrimination and racism aren’t problems in the NFL. “After reflecting on my comments yesterday and listening to the players this morning, I realize what I said regarding racism and discrimination in the NFL...
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Police officers form a line to block protesters in central London on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Protests have taken place across America and internationally, after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck while the handcuffed black man called out that he couldn’t breathe. The officer, Derek Chauvin, has been fired and charged with murder. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 03, 2020 - 4:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of people demonstrated in London on Wednesday against police violence and racial injustice following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which has set off days of unrest in the United States. In Athens, police fired tear gas to disperse youths who threw firebombs and...
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Moenchengladbach's Marcus Thuram taking the knee after scoring his side's second goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Union Berlin in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The German Bundesliga becomes the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
June 03, 2020 - 4:22 pm
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — As more players spoke out against racial discrimination and injustice, the German soccer federation said it will not punish those who protest against the killing of George Floyd. The Bundesliga has seen several players feature messages on their clothing and make gestures...
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FILE - This July 30, 2019, file photo shows an introduction page for Snapchat shown in a mobile phone displayed at Apple's App Store in Chicago. Snapchat says it will stop “promoting” President Donald Trump on its video messaging service after he sent inflammatory posts on Twitter and Facebook that included suggesting that Minneapolis protesters could be shot. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
June 03, 2020 - 4:19 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Snapchat will stop “promoting” President Donald Trump on its video messaging service, the latest example of a social media platform adjusting how it treats this U.S. president. Last week, Twitter placed fact-check warnings on two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots “...
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