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FILE - This screen grab taken from body camera video provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Rayshard Brooks speaking with Officer Garrett Rolfe, left, in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant, late Friday, June 12, 2020, in Atlanta. Rolfe, who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction, was charged with felony murder and 10 other charges, announced Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Rolfe was fired after the shooting. (Atlanta Police Department via AP)
June 17, 2020 - 8:36 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors brought murder charges Wednesday against the white Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in the back, saying that Brooks was not a deadly threat and that the officer kicked the wounded black man and offered no medical treatment for over two minutes as he lay...
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In this June 12, 2020, photo, Promise Goodwine, of Tampa, Fla., protests on a part of 16th Street renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. More Americans now say police brutality is a serious problem that too often goes undisciplined and unequally targets black Americans. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows a dramatic shift in the nation’s public opinion on policing and race. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 17, 2020 - 7:44 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A dramatic shift has taken place in the nation’s opinions on policing and race, as a new poll finds that more Americans today than five years ago believe police brutality is a very serious problem that too often goes undisciplined and unequally targets black Americans. The new...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, Netflix Founder and CEO Reed Hastings smiles during an interview in Barcelona, Spain. Hastings and his wife, Patty Quillin, are donating $120 million toward student scholarships at historically black colleges and universities. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
June 17, 2020 - 4:12 pm
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife, Patty Quillin, are donating $120 million toward student scholarships at historically black colleges and universities. The couple is giving $40 million to each of three institutions: the United Negro College Fund, Spelman College and Morehouse College. The...
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A woman and two children pass protesters sitting on La Salle Street in front of Chicago's City Hall, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, demanding that Mayor Lori Lightfoot enact the ordinance for an all-elected Civilian Police Accountability Council, CPAC. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
June 17, 2020 - 3:23 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A couple hundred activists gathered outside of Chicago City Hall on Wednesday to call on the mayor and City Council to create a new elected board that would have the power to investigate and fire police officers. The activists hope to persuade Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the council,...
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FILE - This Feb. 18, 2005, file photo shows the original Emancipation Proclamation on display in the Rotunda of the National Archives in Washington. President Abraham Lincoln first issued the Emancipation Proclamation declaring all slaves free in Confederate territory on Sept. 22, 1862. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Wednesday, June 17, 2020, recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday for state employees to commemorate the emancipation of slaves in the U.S. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 17, 2020 - 1:01 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor signed an executive order Wednesday recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday for state employees to commemorate the emancipation of slaves in the U.S. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will propose legislation next year making June 19 a permanent state holiday. Such...
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German lawmaker Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana speaks during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The European Parliament said Wednesday it will complain to Belgian authorities after an African-born legislator Herzberger-Fofana said she was harassed by police when trying to take photos of an incident at a Brussels train station. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 17, 2020 - 11:14 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament said Wednesday it will complain to Belgian authorities after a member of the EU legislature born in Africa said she was harassed by police while trying to take photos of an incident at a Brussels train station. European Parliament President David Sassoli said...
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Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., right, accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, center, and others, speaks at a news conference to announce a Republican police reform bill on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 17, 2020 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans unveiled proposed changes to police procedures and accountability Wednesday, countering Democratic policing legislation with a bill that stays clear of federal mandates. The “Justice Act” is the most ambitious GOP policing proposal in years, a direct response to...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, accompanied by from left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., speaks during a news conference following a Senate policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 17, 2020 - 7:41 am
TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.S. ambassador: Nation addressing ‘shortcomings' on race, injustice. — A slave-owner's bust missing in New Orleans; another statue topples in Virginia. — Two Portland reporters injured by police at protests. — FBI director visits Minneapolis, briefed on Floyd investigation. ___...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, writer-director-actor Tyler Perry attends the premiere of "A Fall from Grace" at Metrograph in New York. Perry wrote “we must never give up” in a heartfelt first-person essay in People magazine detailing his thoughts on racial injustice and police brutality against unarmed black people in America. Perry said he almost passed on publishing his essay in the upcoming issue, which will be released Friday, but the filmmaker felt compelled to follow through because he’s “exhausted” from what he's recently seen across the country. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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June 17, 2020 - 7:33 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry wrote “we must never give up” in a heartfelt first-person essay in People magazine detailing his thoughts on racial injustice and police brutality against unarmed black people in America. Perry said he almost passed on publishing his essay in the upcoming issue, which...
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Law enforcement officials applaud after President Donald Trump signed an executive order on police reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 17, 2020 - 5:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order he said would encourage better police practices. But he made no mention of the roiling national debate over racism spawned by police killings of black people...
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