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Many U.S. States Hit Record Highs For Positive Covid-19 Cases, As Worldwide Total Exceeds 10 Million

As the confirmed global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million, with the death toll surpassing 500,000 on Sunday, New York State continued to lower its numbers; despite infections surging in multiple other U.S. states. New York state reported just five coronavirus deaths, the lowest seen since March 15. Just 616 of New York’s almost 62,000 tests Saturday resulted in positive diagnoses.... [Read Full Story]

Colorado Governor Orders Probe Into 2019 Death Of Elijah McClain After Police Encounter

On Thursday, Colorado Governor Jared Polis appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the 2019 death of an unarmed Black man who died days after he was subdued by three policemen and injected with a powerful sedative. The state’s attorney general, Phil Weiser, will probe the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain, who died following an encounter with police who applied a chokehold on him. During the incident, paramedics injected him with ketamine and he lapsed into a coma from which he never recovered.... [Read Full Story]

House Passes Wide-Ranging Police Reform Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a wide-ranging Democratic police reform bill on Thursday, sending the measure to the Senate despite opposition from President Donald Trump and other Republicans in Congress. The Democratic-controlled House voted 236-181 roughly along party lines to adopt the legislation.  The reform bill comes one month to the day after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody sparked weeks of worldwide protests over police brutality. Democrats named their legislation “The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.”... [Read Full Story]

Disneyland Reopening Scheduled For July 17 Is Delayed Indefinitely

On Wednesday, Disneyland in Anaheim, California reversed its plans to reopen July 17, indefinitely delaying the reopening of the theme park. In a statement, the company blamed the state for the delay while also implying that ongoing union negotiations are a factor: “The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4. Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials. Once we have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to be able to communicate a reopening date. “... [Read Full Story]

Naval Academy Launches Investigation Into Social Media Posts

The U.S. Naval Academy has launched an investigation into tweets allegedly made by a midshipman in the wake of protests over the police custody death of George Floyd in Minnesota. The posts were allegedly made on a since-deleted Twitter account identified as belonging to Chase Standage, a Midshipman 1st Class from California. Screenshots posted online appear to show one tweet allegedly about a police officer firing tear gas at an unarmed protester demonstrating after the death of Floyd, and another post allegedly commented on a black woman’s fatal shooting by police in Kentucky.... [Read Full Story]

Atlanta Police Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Charged With Felony Murder

On Wednesday, prosecutors said that the Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back outside of a Wendy’s restaurant will be charged with felony murder and 10 other charges. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said at a news conference that officer Garrett Rolfe kicked Brooks while he lay on the ground and the officer with him, Devin Brosnan, stood on Brooks’ shoulder as he struggled for life after a confrontation. “Mr Brooks was running away at the time the shot was fired,” Howard said.... [Read Full Story]

Google Bans Two News Sites From Ad Platform Due To Protest Coverage

The far-right news sites ZeroHedge and The Federalist will no longer be able to generate revenue from any advertisements served by Google Ads. The two sites were found to be in violation of  Google’s policies on content related to race when they pushed unsubstantiated claims about the Black Lives Matter protests sparked in recent weeks by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody on May 25.... [Read Full Story]

Dow Plunges 7% In Biggest Drop Since March

On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 1,861 points, or 6.9 percent, and the S&P 500 was down 5.9 percent, the biggest fall since March 16.  There were sharp declines in several sectors, including hospitality and leisure. As more than 20 states report a climb in coronavirus cases, there are new worries that consumers will be reluctant to return to restaurants and take trips.... [Read Full Story]

Trump Administration Will Not Consider Renaming Army Bases Named After Confederate Leaders

President Donald Trump said his administration “will not even consider” renaming military bases originally named after Confederate leaders, a day after the Army said top military leaders were “open” to the discussion. In a statement on Monday, an Army spokesperson said Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy were “open to a bi-partisan discussion” about renaming the bases.... [Read Full Story]

Human Remains Found At Home Of The Stepfather Of Missing Idaho Children

The husband of Lori Vallow, who was charged with desertion in the disappearance of two of her children last year, has been taken into custody Tuesday. Assistant Rexburg Police Chief Gary Hagen said that Chad Daybell was being questioned after a search warrant was served on his home. He said that detectives had recovered unidentified human remains in their investigation of the missing children. Hagen did not provide additional details about the warrant, which was sealed. Media was not allowed near the home during the search.... [Read Full Story]