When COVID-19 caused border closures, a woman from British Columbia and her fiancé in Washington state were unable to see each other — not even for their wedding.
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The flattening effect of political discourse, insipidity of the first lady role and Melania's own remoteness have led us to either forget she has an inner life — or to imagine her an elegant prisoner.
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USA Today – But many aren’t sure how to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic – “…Just 37% of libraries plan to reopen by July, according to a recently released survey from the American Library Association. Nearly half of the nation’s libraries – 47% – do not have plans to reopen their doors to the public anytime soon, according to the association, which surveyed 3,800 libraries from all 50 states in May. Librarians and library patrons say it is an especially difficult time for libraries to be closed, with many school systems closed to students who might not have internet access at home and more than 44.2 million Americans filing jobless claims, many of whom would normally be able to seek assistance at their local library branch…”
Police unions have often opposed changes in policing. As cities consider sweeping reforms, the head of the Minneapolis police union, Bob Kroll, has been a lightning rod of controversy.
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Twenty-seven-year-old Rayshard Brooks was killed during an attempted arrest late Friday. Less than a day later, Erika Shields resigned her post as head of the city's department.
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Their foreign ministries confirmed the mix-up, in which Polish soldiers mistakenly crossed the border and stopped people on the wrong side. Both countries seem to have taken it all in stride, though.
Cadets donned masks and sat six feet apart as the president delivered a commencement address amid tensions with military leaders over his response to nationwide protests over police violence.
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More than a half century after the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 60's, there remains little tradition of protest in East Texas, and scant experience with organizing.
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The Chinese capital closed some markets, locked down parts of the city and banned outsiders from some neighborhoods after finding links between a massive wholesale market and a spate of new cases.
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African Americans are hard hit by COVID-19, but in some Texas cities, it's not easy to get a test in minority neighborhoods. An effort by local churches aims to fix this.
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NPR's Scott Simon talks with Michael Williams, head of the Memphis police union, about race relations between the force, its leaders, and its community amid nationwide calls for changes to policing.
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Mail ballots take longer to process than votes cast in person. So, despite what some politicians may say, experts say it's not a sign of nefarious activity when results take days to come in.
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