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1 of 2 Ex-St. Louis Officers Convicted in Civil Rights Case

1 of 2 Ex-St. Louis Officers Convicted in Civil Rights Case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A jury has convicted one former St. Louis police officer of a civil rights violation for beating a Black undercover officer during protests in 2017. But the jury said Thursday that it could not reach a verdict against another officer in the same case. Dustin Boone was convicted of deprivation of…

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EXPLAINER: The story of Juneteenth, the new federal holiday

EXPLAINER: The story of Juneteenth, the new federal holiday

The United States government is catching up with Black people who have been commemorating the end of slavery in the United States for generations with a day called “Juneteenth.” President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday that was passed by Congress to set aside Juneteenth, or June 19th, as a federal holiday. The Senate approved…

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Fauci: US to spend $3.2B for antiviral pills for COVID-19

Fauci: US to spend $3.2B for antiviral pills for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is devoting more than $3 billion to advance development of antiviral pills for COVID-19 and other dangerous viruses that could turn into pandemics. The pills would be used to minimize symptoms after infection. They are in development and could begin arriving by year’s end, pending the completion of clinical…

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Congress Approves Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Congress Approves Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery. The House voted 415-14 on Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. The bill goes to President Joe Biden’s desk, and he’s expected to sign it into law. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865,…

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The Latest: Putin says no hostility in meeting with Biden

The Latest: Putin says no hostility in meeting with Biden

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the tone of the talks with U.S. President Joe Biden as “constructive” and said there was no hostility during the talks. His remarks came at a news conference Wednesday after he and Biden met in Geneva for a high-stakes summit amid tensions between the West and the Kremlin. Putin…

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