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Downtown D.C. burns after another night of protests and provocation near the White HouseProtesters clashed with law enforcement for the third straight evening outside the White House, and numerous businesses were vandalized by rioters defying a citywide curfew.

6/1/2020 7:17:46 AM

2 Atlanta police officers were fired and 3 were placed on desk duty for their use of force in arresting 2 college students during a Saturday night protestMark Gardner and Ivory Streeter, who were both members of the department's fugitive unit, were terminated from the Atlanta Police Department.

5/31/2020 9:56:07 PM

Wife of Derek Chauvin says in divorce filing she wants to change her nameKellie Chauvin is not asking for any spousal support in divorce papers she filed.

6/1/2020 3:47:00 PM

In a new post, former President Barack Obama says 'the choice isn't between protest and politics. We have to do both'The former president argues that protesters should prioritize making specific demands and getting out to vote on local law-enforcement positions.

6/1/2020 10:40:00 AM

Iran risks second coronavirus wave if people ignore restrictions: ministerIran could face a second, stronger wave of novel coronavirus infections if people ignore guidance and social distancing rules, health minister Saeed Namaki said on Monday. "The outbreak is not over yet and at any moment it may come back stronger than before," Saeed Namaki said in a news conference broadcast on state TV. Iran has reported a total of 154,445 infections as of Monday, an increase of 2,979 from the previous day.

6/1/2020 5:13:22 AM

Cities push back as airlines seek dozens of new service cuts. Is your airport on the list?The proposed flight cuts come as there are signs that airline demand may finally pick up after the coronavirus sent the travel industry into a spiral.

6/1/2020 11:23:23 AM

Biden: ‘I know I’ve made mistakes’Former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday attended a campaign event in Delaware and addressed criticism by saying, “I know I’ve made mistakes.”

6/1/2020 11:39:03 AM

Hong Kong's Tiananmen commemoration banned by police for first time in three decadesHong Kong police on Monday banned an upcoming vigil marking the Tiananmen crackdown anniversary citing the coronavirus pandemic, the first time the gathering has been halted in three decades. The candlelight June 4 vigil usually attracts huge crowds and is the only place on Chinese soil where such a major commemoration of the anniversary is still allowed. Last year's gathering was especially large and came just a week before seven months of pro-democracy protests and clashes exploded onto the city's streets, sparked initially by a plan to allow extraditions to the authoritarian mainland. But police rejected permission for this year's rally saying it would "constitute a major threat to the life and health of the general public", according to a letter of objection to organisers obtained by AFP. Hong Kong has managed to keep the virus mostly in check, with just over 1,000 infections and four deaths. Bars, restaurants, gyms and cinemas have largely reopened in recent weeks. In the last two days five local infections were reported, breaking nearly two weeks of zero tallies. Organisers accused police of using the virus as an excuse to ban the rally. "I don't see why the government finds political rallies unacceptable while it gave green lights to resumption of schools and other services ranging from catering, karaoke to swimming pools," said Lee Cheuk-yan, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance which has organised every vigil since 1990.

6/1/2020 7:54:00 AM

Cuomo: "Don't snatch defeat from the jaws of victory" in virus fightCuomo warned New Yorkers gathering in ongoing protests that "we don't know the consequences of the COVID virus in mass gatherings."

6/1/2020 2:37:43 PM

Protesters tear through D.C. after National Guard troops and Secret Service keep them from the White HouseDowntown Washington, D.C., was filled with flames and broken glass in the early hours of Sunday morning as large groups of protesters moved through the city for the second straight night. 

5/31/2020 7:50:54 AM