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Prosecutors charged three more police officers Wednesday in the death of George Floyd and filed a new, tougher charge against the officer at the center of the case, delivering a victory to protesters who have filled the streets from coast to coast to fight police brutality and racial injustice.

By AMY FORLITI, STEVE KARNOWSKI and TIM SULLIVAN AP June 3, 2020
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Former President Barack Obama is taking on an increasingly public role as the nation confronts a confluence of historic crises that has exposed deep racial and socioeconomic inequalities in America and reshaped the November election.

By JULIE PACE AP Washington Bureau Chief June 3, 2020
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President Donald Trump's Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using troops to quell protests across the United States, then reversed course on pulling part of the 82nd Airborne Division off standby in an extraordinary clash between the U.S. military and its commander in chief.

By ZEKE MILLER and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press June 3, 2020
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Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest.

By STEVE PEOPLES AP National Political Writer June 2, 2020
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President Donald Trump said he is seeking a new state to host this summer's Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.

By BRYAN ANDERSON, GARY D. ROBERTSON and JILL COLVIN AP June 2, 2020
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New York City police officers surrounded, shoved and yelled expletives at two Associated Press journalists covering protests Tuesday in the latest aggression against members of the media during a week of unrest around the country.

By Associated Press June 2, 2020
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More than 70 comic strips and panels — ranging from Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury" to Jim Toomey's "Sherman's Lagoon" and Jeff Keane's "Family Circus" — will each have six symbols hidden in the artwork to honor workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer June 2, 2020
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Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation's governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have roiled the nation over the past week.

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, TIM SULLIVAN and AARON MORRISON AP June 2, 2020
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As thousands of protesters take to the streets in response to police killings of black people, companies are wading into the national conversation but taking care to get their messaging right.

By LINDSEY BAHR and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO The Associated Press June 2, 2020
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Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus

By Associated Press June 2, 2020
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Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that ravaged cities from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and flared near the White House.

By ASHRAF KHALIL, AARON MORRISON and TIM SULLIVAN AP May 31, 2020
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U.S. officials sought to determine Sunday whether extremist groups had infiltrated police brutality protests across the country and deliberately tipped largely peaceful demonstrations toward violence — and if foreign adversaries were behind a burgeoning disinformation campaign on social media.

By COLLEEN LONG, ZEKE MILLER and MICHAEL BALSAMO AP May 31, 2020
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SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk's company.

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer May 31, 2020
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The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests, has a message for demonstrators: "If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week."

By BRIAN MELLEY, DANICA KIRKA and PABLO GORONDI AP May 31, 2020
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A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from home soil for the first time in nearly a decade.

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer May 30, 2020
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Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country convulsed through another night of unrest after months of coronavirus lockdowns.

By TIM SULLIVAN and STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press May 30, 2020
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American religious leaders across faiths are grappling with the heavy burden of helping to heal two active traumas: rising civil unrest driven by the police killing of George Floyd and the coronavirus pandemic.

By ELANA SCHOR Associated Press May 30, 2020
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The white Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck as he begged for air was arrested Friday and charged with murder, as crowds broke overnight curfews imposed to try to stem violent protests over police killings of African Americans that have spread to cities across the U.S.

By AMY FORLITI and TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press May 29, 2020
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As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests.

By JAMES LAPORTA Associated Press May 29, 2020
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A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press May 29, 2020
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Stocks closed out a solid week on Wall Street Friday, MAY 29, with a late-afternoon rebound after worries that President Donald Trump would reignite a costly trade war with China faded.

By ALEX VEIGA and DAMIAN J. TROISE, AP Business Writers May 29, 2020
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Hong Kong has been living on borrowed time ever since the British made it a colony nearly 180 years ago, and all the more so after Beijing took control in 1997 and granted it autonomous status.

By ELAINE KURTENBACH Associated Press May 29, 2020
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U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession.

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer May 29, 2020
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One by one, the children and adults line up for the centuries-old ritual of Holy Communion, trying to keep a proper social distance.

By ELENA BECATOROS and COSTAS KANTOURIS AP May 29, 2020
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At least seven people were shot in Louisville as hundreds of protesters converged on City Hall demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was fatally shot in March by police who broke down her door.

May 29, 2020

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