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New York City EMS Workers Allege Retaliation After Speaking About Pandemic

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| A group of first responders who spoke to the news media, including NPR, about their experiences during the COVID-19 outbreak are suing the city after they were suspended or restricted from work.

LA Police Reassigns 7 Officers As It Investigates Complaints Of Excessive Force

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The department says it's looking into dozens of complaints of "allegations of misconduct, violations of Department policy, and excessive force" during the recent protests in the city.

As New Zealand Police Pledge To Stay Unarmed, Maori Activists Credit U.S. Protests

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Even as far away as New Zealand, protesters have taken inspiration from America's movement against police abuse of people of color.

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Trump Greenlights Sanctions Against International Criminal Court Investigators

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The ICC recently announced it was looking into war crimes allegations against the U.S. in Afghanistan. Now, the Trump administration is pushing back with an executive order targeting ICC staff.

Yosemite Welcomes Back Visitors After Coronavirus Closure

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Yosemite National Park reopens Thursday after nearly three months of closure due to the coronavirus. Local businesses are beginning to reopen as well, and many visitors are eager to return.

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Minneapolis Pauses Contract Talks With Police Union Over Officers' Accountability

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In the wake of George Floyd's death, the police chief wants reforms that would involve the terms of the contract. Critics say the union has protected members who used excessive force.

Ex-State Department Inspector General Says He Was Given No Valid Reason When Fired

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Democrats are investigating if he was removed in retaliation for carrying out his duties. Secretary of State Pompeo says, "He didn't take on the mission of the State Department to make us better."

Minneapolis Mayor Wants 'Full Structural Revamp,' Not Abolition Of Police Department

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Jacob Frey acknowledges a need to shift a culture that has "failed black and brown people" for years. But he says calling for the dismantling of police without an alternative in place is "not a plan."

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Tokyo Olympics Organizers Aim To 'Simplify' Games

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Japanese organizing officials said Wednesday that they want to "streamline" the games, which may include seeking to reduce the total number of participants. They haven't provided specific details.