Biden, in Kenosha, Says U.S. Confronting ‘Original Sin’

Kenosha, WI (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told residents in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that the turmoil their city has experienced following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, could help the nation confront centuries of systemic racism. The Democrat sought to draw a sharp contrast with President Donald Trump, who visited Kenosha…

Missouri Legislature removes Residency Rule for St. Louis City’s First Responders

St. Louis, MO (AP)  A bill that would temporarily end a decades-long requirement that St. Louis police live in the city has passed the Missouri House and Senate. On Tuesday, the Senate’s public safety committee voted 5-2 in favor of the measure, which would lift the residency requirement for police, firefighters and other first responders…

Trump Spins Baseless Tale of ‘Thugs’ Flying to Protests

Chicago, IL (AP) — President Donald Trump is recycling a baseless conspiracy theory to claim that recent protests have been orchestrated by powerful people in “dark shadows” who arranged flights for black-clad agitators. Trump has offered only a vague secondhand story and says the matter is under investigation. His unsubstantiated assertion echoes viral hoaxes that…