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D.C. Mayor Bowser Blames Outside Agitators As Cause Of Weekend Violence

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| Some 70% of those arrested in weekend unrest came from outside the District, police say. Bowser says the U.S. attorney's office has failed to prosecute those who have been arrested in violence.

Indian Economy Shrinks By 24% As The Country Sees Its Highest Coronavirus Numbers

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"This year, we are facing an extraordinary situation," Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told a conference last week before GDP figures were released. "We are facing an act of God."

Black Americans Worry Postal Changes Could Disrupt History Of Secure Jobs

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Starting with a special law after the Civil War, the U.S. Postal Service has provided a path to the middle class for generations of African Americans. Some worry a privatization push threatens that.

Wis. Governor Calls Session On Police Reform; Republicans Refuse To Show

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After police shot Jacob Blake, Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called state lawmakers to the capital to try to push police reform, but the GOP says it needs more time to decide next steps.

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Coronavirus Cases Top 25 Million Globally As India Emerges As A New Epicenter

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The grim milestone was crossed on Sunday, one day after India recorded more than 78,000 cases of the virus.

The Census Scales Back A Critical Step: Checking Its Own Work

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With just three months to review the 2020 census results because of a last-minute change by the Trump administration, Census Bureau officials are scrambling to decide what quality checks to toss out.

In Quiet-Loving Germany, Motorcyclists Protest A Possible Ban On Loud Sunday Rides

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Germans abide by a host of laws to keep noise at a minimum after 10 p.m. and on Sundays. Thousands of motorcyclists have been riding in roaring protest through cities in response to a proposed ban.

Police Union In Kenosha, Wis., Provides Account Of Jacob Blake Shooting

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The union says Blake was armed with a knife and fought with the officers who tried to arrest him, putting one of them in a headlock.

Kenosha Police Chief: Jacob Blake 'Being Guarded' In Hospital

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At a Friday news conference, Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said Blake, who was shot multiple times by a police officer, is under arrest on an outstanding warrant for third-degree sexual assault.