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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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George Floyd Protesters Set Minneapolis Police Station Afire

George Floyd Protesters Set Minneapolis Police Station Afire

Minneapolis, MN (AP) — Protesters angered by the death of a black man in police custody gained access to a Minneapolis police precinct Thursday and began setting fires. It was the third night of violent protests following the death of George Floyd in a confrontation with officers outside a grocery store. Police said they abandoned…

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US layoffs climb to 41 million, despite business reopenings

US layoffs climb to 41 million, despite business reopenings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly 2.1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country, bringing the running total since the coronavirus shutdowns took hold in mid-March to about 41 million. The government figures underscore the continuing damage to businesses and livelihoods from the outbreak that has now…

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