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  • Who Wants to Run the Deadliest Big City in America?

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    Fri, 29 May 2020 05:29:57 -0400
  • Minneapolis police station torched amid George Floyd protest

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    Protests first erupted Tuesday, a day after Floyd's death in a confrontation with police captured on widely seen citizen video.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 05:19:52 -0400
  • Nigeria's nightlife dwindles amid coronavirus restrictions

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    Sensei Uche has earned a living for the last three years as a "hype man" in Nigeria's entertainment capital Lagos, standing alongside the DJ in bars and clubs and whipping up dancers' enthusiasm. Nigeria's government, like others across the globe, has shut bars, nightclubs and restaurants since late March to curb the spread of the virus. Wielding a microphone, he works alongside a DJ playing music for "isolation parties" at weekends.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 05:07:34 -0400
  • National Institutes of Health chief says he understands why coronavirus guidelines confused Americans

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    Francis Collins of the NIH says the shifting guidance on face masks reflects earlier efforts to preserve enough masks for first responders and a growing understanding of how the virus spreads.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 05:00:16 -0400
  • Family of crash death teen takes action against UK's Raab

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    Fri, 29 May 2020 04:59:36 -0400
  • 7 shot during protests in Louisville, police say

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    At least one person was described as being in critical condition. The shooting did not involve police, but occurred amid protests.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 04:55:01 -0400
  • Dads adopt 5-month-old over Zoom after meeting him in NICU

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    In his first five months of life, Parker Terence Lachmore has already spent more than one week in the NICU, flown from Arizona to Florida with his adoptive parents and been formally adopted over Zoom during a global pandemic. Just a few hours after his birth, his soon-to-be dads, Anthony Lach and Chris More, thousands of miles away in Florida, got the call that a baby ready to be adopted had been born. Lach, 31, and More, 29, dropped everything and flew from their home in Orlando to Arizona to meet Parker, who was in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

    Fri, 29 May 2020 04:45:00 -0400
  • Minneapolis police precinct burns as protests rage on

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    Gov. Tim Walz activated the state's National Guard and lawmakers pleaded for peace as protests and looting continued in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 04:36:10 -0400
  • New report alleges killings, mass detentions in Ethiopia

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    Fri, 29 May 2020 04:32:49 -0400
  • 'Insecure' star Alexander Hodge on the importance of representation

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    Back when Alexander Hodge was growing up in Sydney, Australia, he saw Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee on the big screen, "and that was about it" in terms of Asian representation. "Unfortunately, I stopped kickboxing when I was like 17, so I don't really have the same chops that they do," Hodge, who is now 28 and stars on HBO's "Insecure," told "Good Morning America" on Zoom during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. "When you're taught to become very specific, there's a kind of security in knowing, 'This is something that I know I can do,'" Hodge explained, then acknowledging the "inherent flaw" in this method of thinking -- specifically in regards to nonwhite actors.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 04:25:23 -0400
  • Twitter attaches disclaimer to Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence'

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    Twitter's decision to step in, at a time of racially charged civil unrest in cities across the United States, escalates a feud between Trump and tech companies. It came just hours after Trump signed an executive order threatening Silicon Valley social media firms with new regulations over free speech. "...These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 03:47:00 -0400
  • Trump warns 'when looting starts, shooting starts' as Minneapolis burns

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    "These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen," President Donald Trump tweeted after three days of looting and fires.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 03:34:23 -0400
  • Seven shot in Louisville protests over killing of black woman: police

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    Fri, 29 May 2020 03:11:20 -0400
  • Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck had 18 previous internal complaints against him

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    The Minneapolis police officer who was filmed kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes even as he said “I can’t breathe” has previously been the subject of multiple complaints filed to the Minneapolis Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division, it has emerged.Mr Chauvin, who has been fired along with the other three police officers who apprehended Mr Floyd, was reported to the division 18 times. According to a police summary, only two of the complaints were “closed with discipline”.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 03:09:24 -0400
  • Minnesota protest updates: Trump warns military could 'assume control' of protest response

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    Authorities have released the 911 call in connection to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was seen pinned down in a video by a white police officer and later died. The video of Floyd's death has now caused outrage in the city of Minneapolis and all over the country. This story will be updated as protests continue throughout the country.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 02:58:00 -0400
  • AP PHOTOS: Italians say 'ciao' to unkempt lockdown locks

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    Two months of lockdown have left style-conscious Italians looking less well-groomed than usual. Associated Press photographers visited hairdressers in various parts of Rome as Italians had their lockdown locks sheared away.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 02:46:46 -0400
  • Stick or twist? Investors face coronavirus-induced property dilemma

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    The coronavirus pandemic has emptied offices and shuttered shops but filled warehouses and highlighted demand for work-from-home spaces, leaving investors wondering if they should flee real estate or double down on their bets. Property has long been a staple of a balanced investment portfolio, favoured by pension funds and insurers seeking assets that combine capital value growth offered by stocks with secure income akin to bonds. "It is unclear whether we will see more demand for real estate because of social distancing, or less because of the home office," Joe Stadler, head of the ultra-high net worth business at UBS told Reuters, describing the conundrum as a key focus for clients.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 02:15:02 -0400
  • Crisis-hit Wall Street checks in to Zandi's 'impairment studio'

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    When Wall Street doesn't know where the world economy is heading, it books a session at Mark Zandi's "impairment studio". Faced with a pandemic-fueled recession with few historical comparisons and a new accounting rule requiring lenders to total up expected losses even before borrowers default, scores of U.S. banks are relying on forecasts from Zandi, the chief economist of Moody's Analytics, to help with their calculations. "It feels like we're in the center of the universe," Zandi, 61, told Reuters.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 02:11:07 -0400
  • Station torched as police across US vent outrage at Minneapolis 'murder' of George Floyd by officer

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    Murder. Brutality. Reprehensible. Indefensible. Police nationwide, in unequivocal and unprecedented language, have condemned the actions of Minneapolis police in the custody death of a handcuffed black man who cried for help as an officer knelt on his neck, pinning him to the pavement for at least eight minutes. But some civil rights advocates say their denunciations are empty words without meaningful reform behind them. Authorities say George Floyd was detained on Monday because he matched the description of someone who tried to pay with a counterfeit bill at a convenience store, and the 46-year-old resisted arrest.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 02:05:50 -0400
  • Louisville protesters shot while calling for justice for Breonna Taylor

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    At least seven people were shot on Thursday night in Louisville as protesters turned out to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March. Louisville Metro Police confirmed in a statement early on Friday that there were at least seven shooting victims - one of whom is in a critical condition. The statement said there were some arrests, but police did not provide a number. Police had initially confirmed reports of gunfire around 11.30pm. Police spokesman Sgt Lamont Washington told The Associated Press that all seven were civilians. Around 500 to 600 demonstrators marched through the Kentucky city's downtown streets on Thursday night, the Courier Journal reported. "Understandably, emotions are high," Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer tweeted just before midnight, sharing a Facebook post asking for peace that he said was written on behalf of Ms Taylor's mother. "As Breonna's mother says, let's be peaceful as we work toward truth and justice." Ms Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical tech, was shot eight times on March 13 after Louisville narcotics detectives knocked down the front door. No drugs were found in the home. Attention on Ms Taylor's death has intensified after her family sued the police department earlier this month. The case has attracted national headlines alongside the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighbourhood in February. Thursday's demonstration came as protesters across the country - from Los Angeles to Memphis, Tennessee, to New York to Minneapolis itself - have demonstrated against the death of a black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis police custody. Around 12.20am, Mr Fischer tweeted a video that he said was a message from Ms Taylor's family. "Louisville, thank you so much for saying Breonna's name tonight. We are not going to stop until we get justice," a woman says in the video. "But we should stop tonight before people get hurt. Please go home, be safe and be ready to keep fighting." Meanwhile, live video from downtown Louisville around 12.30am shows some protesters behind makeshift wooden barricades, which appeared to be made out of picnic tables spray-painted with the words "you can't kill us all". Police in body armour and face shields held batons and lined up around Louisville City Hall. They appeared to fire rubber bullets and deploy teargas canisters, fogging the air and inducing coughs among the remaining members of the crowd. Chants from protesters early on Friday included "No justice, no peace" and "Whose streets? Our streets".

    Fri, 29 May 2020 01:44:27 -0400
  • Renault to restructure French factories in bid to slash costs

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    Renault said on Friday it was launching talks with unions to restructure several French car plants, potentially leading to closures, as it confirmed plans to cut around 15,000 jobs worldwide. Faced with a slump in demand that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis, Renault is aiming to find 2 billion euros ($2.22 billion) in savings over the next three years as it shrinks production and hones in on key car models. "We thought too big in terms of sales," Interim Chief Executive Clotilde Delbos told a conference call, adding the firm was "coming back to its bases" after investing and spending too much in recent years.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 01:34:34 -0400
  • Coffee maker JDE Peet's valued at $17.3 billion in virtual IPO, shares surge

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    Shares in coffee maker JDE Peet's surged almost 13% in their stock market debut on Friday as investors jumped on one of the few big IPOs launched during the coronavirus crisis. Shares in the world's No. 2 maker of packaged coffee, whose brands include Douwe Egberts, Peet's Coffee and Jacobs, were priced at 31.50 euros, valuing the firm at 15.6 billion euros ($17.3 billion). JDE Peet's raised 700 million euros through the sale of new shares, which it plans to use to pay down debt.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 01:23:25 -0400
  • With 'Main Street' in view, Fed weighs risks of job, productivity shocks

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    U.S. Federal Reserve officials have talked broadly about helping households and firms through the current economic crisis and quickly unleashed trillions of dollars in cash and credit guarantees to build a "bridge" to the post-pandemic world. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren, whose bank will administer the program, described the hunt for a sweet spot in which loans are too expensive for firms that "have no problems" while troubled borrowers are weeded out by private banks who must put some of their money at risk for each loan the Fed makes.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 01:05:11 -0400
  • New video appears to show George Floyd on the ground with three officers

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    The 18-second clip shows three officers on the ground with him while another officer stands next to a police vehicle.

    Fri, 29 May 2020 00:55:49 -0400
  • Person found shot in car on I-395 in downtown Miami, cops say. Police are investigating

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    Thu, 28 May 2020 23:19:12 -0400
  • CNN's Don Lemon reacts to no charges yet in George Floyd case: 'How much more video do they need?'

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    CNN anchor Don Lemon was stunned on Thursday after the FBI asked for more information from the public regarding the death of George Floyd.Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man, died on Monday after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. There is video footage that was shot by a bystander, yet no charges were announced during a law enforcement press conference on Thursday. Lemon said he gets that the investigation needs to be "handled properly," but asked: "How much more video do they need? I keep saying as I'm watching that this is some sort of a joke."Four police officers were involved in the incident, and Derek Chauvin, the officer who pinned Floyd down, has had 18 complaints filed against him. "Are they going to be arrested or are they not?" Lemon said. "Is this justice system going to work with these officers the way it works with the general public? Someone accuses you of something. The police, guess what they do -- they come to get you. They arrest you and you have to deal with the legal system. Are we going to have the same legal system for police officers that we have for the average adult?"Lemon also channeled the protesters who are outraged by Floyd's death. "When you feel you have nothing else, when you don't have a platform, what do you do -- you act out in the way you act out," he said. "People are sick of it." The last person who needs to get involved in the matter is President Trump, Lemon said, referring to him as "the birther-in-chief." "Nobody wants to hear from the man who wanted the death penalty to come back for the Central Park Five," he added. "No one wants to hear from the man who says that the former president was not born in this country. No one wants to hear from the man who says there are very fine people on both sides." > "I kept saying, as I'm watching this, 'is this some sort of a joke?' How much more video do they need?" CNN's @donlemon reacts to the fact that no charges were announced against the officers involved in George Floyd's death during an FBI news conference. pic.twitter.com/EMnUWFbzgo> > -- The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) May 28, 2020More stories from theweek.com Amy Klobuchar didn't prosecute officer at center of George Floyd's death Trump's social media executive order could force social media to censor Trump Melania Trump reportedly warned Trump to take COVID-19 seriously — and he 'totally blew her off'

    Thu, 28 May 2020 22:20:00 -0400
  • Travel disruptions, cost cutting key issues for U.S. business in China: report

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    Global travel disruptions are the top concern for American businesses in China, of which many are cutting compensation and bonuses amid the fallout of the COVID-19 epidemic, according to a report from a business group. Ninety percent of the 100 or so respondents said they were affected by such disruptions, up from 77% last month, according to a monthly survey on the impact of COVID-19 by the American Chamber of Commerce in China, released Friday. Thousands of senior executives are stranded outside China, chamber chairman Greg Gilligan said in a news release.

    Thu, 28 May 2020 22:16:00 -0400
  • U.S. FDA asks five firms to recall diabetes drug with high levels of probable carcinogen

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    Thu, 28 May 2020 21:47:06 -0400
  • Cop, parole agent shot through door during domestic violence call, Utah police say

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    Thu, 28 May 2020 21:34:26 -0400
  • Cop, parole agent shot through door during domestic violence call, Utah police say

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    Thu, 28 May 2020 21:34:26 -0400
  • Minnesota prosecutor compares George Floyd killing to case of Freddie Gray, saying he 'will not rush to justice' despite calls to charge police

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    "I'm going to do this right," prosecutor Mike Freeman said. "And those folks who know me in the African community know I will do my very level best."

    Thu, 28 May 2020 21:30:49 -0400
  • Los Angeles union, joined by 'Pandemic Pig,' demands meatpacking plant closure

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    The union representing workers at a meatpacking plant near Los Angeles where at least 153 employees have come down with COVID-19 called on Thursday for the plant's immediate closure, saying measures to control the outbreak were not working. The outbreak has hit over 10% of the workforce at the Smithfield-owned Farmer John plant, said John Grant, president of the local chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers union. Smithfield, owned by China's WH Group Ltd, said in a statement it has "implemented aggressive measures" to protect workers' health and safety, including temperature scanning, free voluntary COVID-19 tests, more personal protective equipment and plexiglass barriers on the production floor.

    Thu, 28 May 2020 21:11:30 -0400
  • Prosecutor asks for patience during George Floyd investigation: 'We have to get this right'

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    U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald and Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman on Thursday asked for the public to remain calm as they investigate the death of George Floyd.Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died on Monday in Minneapolis after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. The incident was recorded, and Floyd is heard saying, "I can't breathe." The four officers involved in the incident were fired on Tuesday, and Freeman told CNN all have invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.MacDonald and Freeman held a joint press conference, which started about two hours late. MacDonald said they "thought we would have another development I could tell you about. Unfortunately, we don't at this point." Both her office and the FBI are conducting a "robust and meticulous investigation," she said, adding that their "highest priority is that justice will be served."Freeman said his job is to prove the officer who kneeled on Floyd "violated a criminal statute. And there is other evidence that does not support a criminal charge. We need to wade through all of that evidence and come to a meaningful decision, and we are doing that to the best of our ability." He called the video showing the incident "graphic, horrific, and terrible," and asked the public to understand the need to remain calm as the investigation continues. "Sometimes that takes a little time, and we ask people to be patient," he said. "We have to get this right."More stories from theweek.com Amy Klobuchar didn't prosecute officer at center of George Floyd's death Trump's social media executive order could force social media to censor Trump Melania Trump reportedly warned Trump to take COVID-19 seriously — and he 'totally blew her off'

    Thu, 28 May 2020 21:11:00 -0400
  • Benjamin Crump: When will African Americans have the right to self defense?

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    Breonna Taylor's boyfriend tried to stand his ground, but got charged with a crime instead.

    Thu, 28 May 2020 20:54:06 -0400
  • NYPD: Man shot by officers later dies of coronavirus

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    Thu, 28 May 2020 20:48:05 -0400
  • Pompeo accuses top Democrat of 'hackery' over government watchdog review

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    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday accused a leading Senate Democrat of “hackery” for questioning whether Pompeo violated a law restricting officials’ political activities, saying an investigation found no evidence he had done so. The agency investigates alleged breaches of the 1939 Hatch Act barring federal workers from engaging in political activities while acting in their official capacities.

    Thu, 28 May 2020 20:02:38 -0400
  • Rookie officer killed in Utah after suspect shoots him through door

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    "Our hearts are broken," a police official said. "We lost one of our own."

    Thu, 28 May 2020 19:56:38 -0400
  • Activists call for murder charges in George Floyd's death. But they're rare against police.

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    The Minneapolis area has been rocked by fatal police shootings in recent years. Floyd's death "has mushroomed into this crisis," one activist said.

    Thu, 28 May 2020 19:52:00 -0400
  • Cameron Boyce's 'Descendants' co-stars pay tribute to him on his birthday

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    "Descendants" cast members are paying tribute to their late co-star Cameron Boyce, who would have been 21 years old today. Honoring Boyce's passion for philanthropy, Dove Cameron teamed up with the Cameron Boyce Foundation to launch a new T-shirt campaign for its Wielding Peace initiative, aimed to fight gun violence. Proceeds from the campaign will support The Cameron Boyce Foundation, and a portion of the profits will also be donated to The Actors Fund's COVID-19 Emergency Relief.

    Thu, 28 May 2020 19:47:00 -0400
  • 4-time DUI offender gets 17-year sentence for deadly crash

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    Thu, 28 May 2020 19:36:22 -0400
  • Editorial: Resign already, Councilman Jose Huizar

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    "Councilman A," the bribe-taking official at the heart of the federal investigation into L.A. City Hall, is clearly Jose Huizar. He should resign.

    Thu, 28 May 2020 19:36:08 -0400
  • California regulator approves PG&E's Chapter 11 reorganization plan

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    The decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) also approved the company's request to issue new debt and securities to finance its exit from bankruptcy, PG&E said in a statement. The San Francisco-based utility had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January last year, citing potential liabilities exceeding $30 billion from major wildfires sparked by its equipment in 2017 and 2018.

    Thu, 28 May 2020 19:26:52 -0400
  • First Latina U.S. senator withdraws name from Biden's running mate list

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    Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, the first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate, said on Thursday she is not interested in being Joe Biden's running mate in November's presidential election. Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has said he will chose a woman as his running mate, as he prepares to take on Republican President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election.

    Thu, 28 May 2020 19:22:56 -0400
  • Kentucky nonprofit director didn’t die – he fled to SC after stealing $25K, cops say

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    Thu, 28 May 2020 19:18:28 -0400
  • Kentucky nonprofit director didn’t die – he fled to SC after stealing $25K, cops say

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    Thu, 28 May 2020 19:18:28 -0400
  • Blood clots clogged lungs of African American COVID-19 victims, study says

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    A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 358,000 people worldwide. Over 5.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.

    Thu, 28 May 2020 19:13:00 -0400
  • Gilgo Beach murders: Authorities identify woman who vanished two decades ago

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    A woman whose partial remains were found on Long Island, New York, nearly a decade ago was identified Thursday as Valerie Mack.

    Thu, 28 May 2020 19:03:00 -0400
  • ‘Not an act of murder’: Cop on leave after post about George Floyd, Louisiana police say

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    Thu, 28 May 2020 18:48:14 -0400
  • ‘Not an act of murder’: Cop on leave after post about George Floyd, Louisiana police say

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    Thu, 28 May 2020 18:48:14 -0400
  • 6th victim of Long Island murders identified through genetic genealogy

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    A previously unidentified victim of the unsolved Gilgo Beach murders in Long Island was named Thursday, nearly two decades after her partial remains were first found, police said. Valerie Mack was identified as the victim previously known as "Manorville Jane Doe" or "Jane Doe #6," the Suffolk County Police Department announced. Mack was identified through genetic genealogy technology.

    Thu, 28 May 2020 18:45:00 -0400
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