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Walsh thanks peaceful protesters, says it's time to 'roll up our sleeves'

Walsh thanks peaceful protesters, says it's time to 'roll up our sleeves'

15 minutes ago   |   WCVB

"I am listening, to the voices and the messages of our black neighbors, who are harmed by systemic racism every single day. As elected officials, it's time to listen and learn...
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Newsom orders California counties to provide in-person early voting

Newsom orders California counties to provide in-person early voting

39 minutes ago   |   KCRA

Amid the ongoing threat from COVID-19, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Wednesday that requires California counties to provide three days of in-person early voting...
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Police Blinded Me in One Eye. I Can Still See Why My Country's on Fire

1 hour ago   |   The New Republic

I have been weeping since Friday night, because that is the night I was shot in the face. I have, since then, begun to piece together what happened to me: It wasn't a rubber...
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Baltimore resumes primary vote count, starting with manually copying problem ballots from District 1

2 hours ago   |   Baltimore Sun

Elections staff will spend the day manually copying ballots from Baltimore's District 1 which were previously counted incorrectly due to a printing error which misaligned the...
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Belarus leader names new prime minister two months before election

2 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

MINSK - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko named a former diplomat who had been overseeing the defense industry as prime minister on Thursday, two months before a...
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Illinois lawmakers seek emergency meeting of Legislature amid unrest

Illinois lawmakers seek emergency meeting of Legislature amid unrest

3 hours ago   |   WGN TV

CHICAGO - Three members of the Illinois Legislature on Wednesday asked for an “emergency legislative session” to address the effects of violent demonstrations and looting on...
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Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

4 hours ago   |   Arizona Daily Star   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - 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...
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U.S. states see major challenge in delivering record mail ballots in November

4 hours ago   |   Reuters

With a health crisis expected to drive a surge in mail voting in November, U.S. election officials face a major challenge: Ensure tens of millions of ballots can reach voters...
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Belarus president names new prime minister ahead of election

4 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

MINSK, Belarus - Belarus' authoritarian president named his new prime minister Thursday, a move that comes two months before a scheduled presidential election. President...
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Goldman's global stock chief tells us why stocks are rising despite protests raging across America, and what could trigger a correction

Goldman's global stock chief tells us why stocks are rising despite protests raging across America, and what could trigger a correction

4 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Goldman Sachs' top equity strategist told Business Insider that the "size and scale" of the economic stimulus and the slowdown in Coronavirus infection rate is supporting the...
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Nearly 43 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits during the...

Nearly 43 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits during the pandemic

1.9 million workers filed for unemployment last week, the ninth straight weekly decline as more businesses reopen. Read more ...

Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

The former president held a virtual town hall event with young people to discuss policing and the civil unrest that has followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Read more ...

Congress has approved more than $3 trillion in coronavirus relief. Here's...

Congress has approved more than $3 trillion in coronavirus relief. Here's what's happened to it

In March, Congress authorized trillions of dollars in spending to help address the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic - much of it aimed at getting cash into... Read more ...

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home

U.S. officials say a Navy veteran who's been detained in Iran for nearly two years has been released and is making his way home, with the first leg on a Swiss government aircraft. Read more ...

'Angry and appalled': Ex-defense chief Mattis rips President Trump for...

'Angry and appalled': Ex-defense chief Mattis rips President Trump for dividing Americans

“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people -does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us," Mattis wrote in... Read more ...

Over 42.6 million Americans have filed for unemployment during the...

Over 42.6 million Americans have filed for unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic

Subscribe to How To Reopen , our weekly newsletter on what it takes to reboot business in the midst of a pandemic . Another 1.9 million Americans filed initial unemployment... Read more ...

Drew Brees' anthem comments draw backlash from teammates, others

Drew Brees' anthem comments draw backlash from teammates, others

NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees was sharply criticized by fellow high-profile athletes, including some of his own teammates, on Wednesday after the Saints quarterback reiterated his... Read more ...

FSU's Marvin Wilson calls out Mike Norvell for 'lie' about George Floyd...

FSU's Marvin Wilson calls out Mike Norvell for 'lie' about George Floyd discussion

Florida State players are upset with Mike Norvell's claims in an interview with The Athletic. Read more ...

US Navy veteran detained in Iran has been released

US Navy veteran detained in Iran has been released

Michael White, an American detained in Iran, was released on Thursday after more than a year in custody, according to White's mother and a person familiar with the... Read more ...

US workers file 1.9 million more jobless claims as crisis total tops 42 million

US workers file 1.9 million more jobless claims as crisis total tops 42 million

Nearly 1.9 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus crisis put 42 million people out of work in less than three months, new data show. Read more ...