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With Victories in 7 states, Biden Closes in on Nomination

With Victories in 7 states, Biden Closes in on Nomination

Washington D.C. (AP) Joe Biden has taken a big step toward winning enough delegates to be the Democratic presidential nominee. The former vice president swept the seven states that conducted presidential primaries on Tuesday. Those victories have put hundreds more delegates in Biden’s corner ahead of the summer nominating convention. He could lock down the…

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6 Atlanta officers charged after students pulled from car

6 Atlanta officers charged after students pulled from car

ATLANTA (AP) — Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car during protests over the death of George Floyd. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced the charges during a news conference Tuesday. Four are charged with aggravated assault and one with aggravated…

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NYC mayor eyeing curfew after violence flares amid protests

NYC mayor eyeing curfew after violence flares amid protests

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s mayor says he is considering putting the nation’s biggest city under curfew after nights of destruction followed three days of largely peaceful protests over George Floyd’s death. Mayor Bill de Blasio has previously rejected imposing a curfew, as many other cities across the U.S. have done in efforts to…

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Unrest Overshadows Peaceful US Protests for Another Night

Unrest Overshadows Peaceful US Protests for Another Night

Washington D.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters have again taken to the streets across America. Peaceful demonstrations Sunday against police killings of black people have been overshadowed by unrest that quickly ravaged cities from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. A truck driver drove into demonstrators in Minneapolis nearly a week after George Floyd pleaded…

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Minneapolis police officer who knelt on handcuffed black man arrested

Minneapolis police officer who knelt on handcuffed black man arrested

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday. Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said state investigators arrested Derek Chauvin. The arrest comes after three days of protests,…

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