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In Wake Of Rayshard Brooks' Killing, Atlanta Mayor Orders Police Department Reforms

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| The new series of orders will require Atlanta police officers to de-escalate before using force, and intervene and prevent other officers' use of excessive force.

Greece Reopens To Tourists, But Some Coronavirus Restrictions Apply

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The country has begun letting in foreign visitors, but those from countries with high COVID-19 infection rates are to be tested and quarantined. Greece has one of the lowest infection rates in Europe.

Health Experts Link Rise In Arizona Coronavirus Cases To End Of Stay-At-Home Order

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey lifted the state's stay-at-home order a month ago. Now, the average number of daily coronavirus cases has nearly tripled from two weeks ago.

Lockdown Measures Return To Beijing As Testing Reveals Cluster At Major Food Market

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Officials have discovered 42 symptomatic cases of the coronavirus linked to the Xinfadi food market, prompting a return to partial lockdown measures and fears of a second wave of infections.

As Israel Vows Annexation, Palestinian Leaders Embark On Risky Form Of Protest

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Palestinian leaders have stopped coordinating with Israel on matters of daily Palestinian life, from tax collection to policing and medical care. Some Palestinians see the move as self-defeating.

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Atlanta Police Chief Resigns After Police Shoot And Kill Black Man

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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.

Skipped The Census? A Knock On Your Door May Be Coming As Early As July

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To prepare for logistical challenges brought on by the pandemic, the Census Bureau has moved up the start of in-person visits to households that haven't filled out their forms.

New York Criminalizes Use Of Chokeholds By Police

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has approved changes that have been vehemently opposed by police unions for years — including allowing the public to access police officers' past disciplinary records.

Prosecutors Question Italy's Top Leaders Over Coronavirus Response

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Italy's prime minister, health and interior ministers faced hours of questioning in Rome as prosecutors opened an investigation into possible mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis.