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George Floyd's funeral procession arrives at Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Pearland, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 09, 2020 - 11:43 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — `He is going to change the world’: Funeral held for George Floyd. — New York passes bill to unveil police discipline records. — Officials back off removing temporary fencing at White House. — Portland mayor to redirect $7 million from police budget to other areas. — National...
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In this May 29, 2020 photo taken from video New York police officer Vincent D'Andraia, right, pushes protester Dounya Zayer during a protest in the Brooklyn borough of New York. D'Andraia is facing criminal charges after he was caught on video violently shoving Zayer to the ground during the protest over the death of George Floyd. Brooklyn prosecutors charged Officer Vincent D'Andraia on Tuesday with assault and other counts in the May 29 confrontation. (Whitney Hu via AP)
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June 09, 2020 - 9:25 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state lawmakers repealed a decades-old law Tuesday that has kept law enforcement officers’ disciplinary records secret, spurred by the national uproar over the death of George Floyd. The measure to make officers’ records and misconduct complaints public is among several...
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People wait in line to vote in the Georgia's primary election at Park Tavern on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
June 09, 2020 - 6:59 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s chief election officer warned that Tuesday's results may be slow to come in as poll closures and virus restrictions complicate in-person voting and counties work to process a huge increase in ballots received by mail. Technical glitches and high turnout caused long lines,...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2020 file photo, Alaska state Sen. Lora Reinbold, center, is shown on the Senate floor in Juneau, Alaska. The nation's ongoing battle against the coronavirus is dividing lawmakers along partisan lines in state Capitols. Health screenings were required of legislative staff and media at the Alaska Capitol, though lawmakers could skip it. Protocols said masks were required. But Reinbold didn't wear one. “It didn’t make sense to me,” Reinbold said. "I saw no research on cloth, silk, cotton face coverings ... that they prevent COVID.” (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
June 09, 2020 - 1:28 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — To the issues creating a partisan divide in state legislatures across the U.S., add this one: masks. Many Democratic lawmakers are wearing them amid the coronavirus outbreak while many Republicans refuse. "Public health has become partisan,” bemoaned South Carolina state...
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A health worker leaves after collecting samples from a family for coronavirus testing at a neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, June 8, 2020. The number of new coronavirus infections in Pakistan continued to spiral upward, as the nation of 220 million people surpassed 100,000 cases as of Sunday with more than 2,000 deaths. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
June 09, 2020 - 12:01 am
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan recorded more than 100 deaths in a single day from COVID-19 for the first time since keeping statistics in mid-March, when the country first imposed a lock down that has never been total. As of Tuesday, Pakistan recorded 108,316 coronavirus infections, with 4,646 new...
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Philonise Floyd, center is comforted by the Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and attorney Benjamin Crump, right at a news conference during a public visitation for his brother George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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June 08, 2020 - 8:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The last chance for the public to say goodbye to George Floyd drew thousands of mourners Monday to a church in Houston where he grew up, as his death two weeks ago continues to stoke protests in America and beyond over racial injustice, and spurred France to abruptly halt the use of...
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Assembly Majority Leader Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, D- Buffalo, speaks in favor of new legislation for Police Reform while standing with Assembly members during a news briefing at the state Capitol Wednesday, June 8, 2020, in Albany, N.Y. New York lawmakers are poised to overhaul a decades-old law that has kept officers’ disciplinary records secret. The Democrat-led Legislature planned to pass a repeal of the law Monday as part of a package of reforms that would also ban officers from subduing people with chokeholds. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he intends to sign the legislation. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
June 08, 2020 - 8:01 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A decades-old law that kept law enforcement officers’ disciplinary records secret in New York appeared to be headed for an overhaul this week as state lawmakers moved to act on a number of police accountability measures prompted by street demonstrations over the death of George...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump participates in a briefing about Hurricane Dorian with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, left, aboard Air Force One at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, N.C. President Donald Trump demanded Monday, May 25, 2020, that North Carolina's Democratic governor sign off “immediately” on allowing the Republican National Convention to move forward in August with full attendance despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Trump's tweets Monday about the RNC, planned for Charlotte, come just two days after the North Carolina recorded its largest daily increase in positive cases yet.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 08, 2020 - 3:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are planning to vote this week on a measure that would allow President Donald Trump to speak in front of a packed Republican National Convention without some of the restrictions officials have required elsewhere to stop the spread of the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks in Des Moines, Iowa. Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper didn't appear at a Colorado Independent Ethics Commission hearing Thursday, June 4, 2020, defying a commission subpoena and a court order that he participate as it considers a Republican complaint that trips he took on private planes while Colorado's governor violated the state's gift ban. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
June 04, 2020 - 1:16 pm
DENVER (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper didn't appear Thursday at a Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, defying orders to do so as the commission considers a Republican complaint that private plane trips he took while he was Colorado's governor violated the state's gift...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa. King is on the outs with a significant bloc of his long-reliable conservative base, but not for almost two decades of incendiary utterances about abortion, immigrants and Islam. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
June 03, 2020 - 12:04 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in northwest Iowa ousted Rep. Steve King in Tuesday’s primary, deciding they’ve had enough of the conservative lightning rod known for making incendiary comments about immigrants and white supremacy throughout his nearly two decades in Congress. The nine-term...
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