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'Stop the pain,' George Floyd's brother pleads with Congress

'Stop the pain,' George Floyd's brother pleads with Congress

WASHINGTON — George Floyd's brother challenged Congress on Wednesday to “stop the pain" as lawmakers consider a sweeping law enforcement overhaul, so the man he looked up to won't become just "another name” on a growing list of black Americans killed
Minneapolis police chief takes on union, promises change

Minneapolis police chief takes on union, promises change

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis Police Department will withdraw from police union contract negotiations, Chief Medaria Arradondo said Wednesday, as he announced initial steps in what he said would be transformational reforms to the agency in the wake o
Ex-ambassador and Utah hopeful Huntsman says he has COVID-19

Ex-ambassador and Utah hopeful Huntsman says he has COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY — Former ambassador and current Republican candidate for Utah governor Jon Huntsman Jr. said Wednesday he has tested positive for COVID-19.
After controversy, man convicted of killing officer paroled

After controversy, man convicted of killing officer paroled

RICHMOND, Va. — A man who served decades in prison for the killing of a Richmond police officer and whose parole grant sparked a still-continuing investigation by Virginia’s government watchdog agency has been released from prison.
Fed to keep providing aid and sees no rate hike through 2022

Fed to keep providing aid and sees no rate hike through 2022

WASHINGTON — Confronted with an economy gripped by recession and high unemployment, the Federal Reserve signalled Wednesday that it expects to keep its key short-term interest rate near zero through 2022.
2 more Atlanta officers fired after students pulled from car

2 more Atlanta officers fired after students pulled from car

ATLANTA — Two more Atlanta police officers were fired Wednesday over an incident in which two college students were pulled from a car in traffic during a large protest against police brutality, authorities said. Sgt.
NY Philharmonic cancels fall season, moves up Geffen rebuild

NY Philharmonic cancels fall season, moves up Geffen rebuild

NEW YORK — The New York Philharmonic cancelled its fall season because of the coronavirus pandemic and has moved up the start of Geffen Hall’s reconstruction to take advantage of the orchestra’s absence.
Another big mall deal implodes as pandemic shakes retail

Another big mall deal implodes as pandemic shakes retail

NEW YORK — The nation’s largest mall owner is backing out of a $3.6 billion deal to buy a major rival as the coronavirus pandemic shakes the retail industry.
AP Exclusive: Police officers' personal info leaked online

AP Exclusive: Police officers' personal info leaked online

WASHINGTON — Personal information of police officers in departments nationwide is being leaked online amid tense interactions at demonstrations across the U.S.

Top officials at Poetry Foundation resign amid criticisms

NEW YORK — Two top officials at one of the country's leading poetry organizations have stepped down amid criticism over its response to the protests against police violence and racism.