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Georgia State Trooper Faces Felony Murder Charges In Traffic Stop Shooting

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| Former Georgia state Trooper Jacob Thompson faces felony murder and aggravated assault charges stemming from the killing this month of Julian Edward Roosevelt Lewis.

Puerto Rico's Governor Loses Primary Bid For Full Term

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Wanda Vázquez assumed office after the former governor resigned amid protests last summer. But her year in office has been marked by scandal.

Less Than A Week After Starting Classes, UNC-Chapel Hill Reports 4 COVID-19 Clusters

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The university announced on Sunday it had identified another cluster, defined as five or more cases in a single residential dwelling. This its fourth reported since Friday.

Japanese Cargo Ship Splits In Two Off Mauritius Coast

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Crews had already removed thousands of tons of fuel oil from the ship to stave off further harm to the environment. Still, scientists say it's the worst ecological disaster in the country's history.

Democrats Warn Of 'Assault' On The Postal Service As Election Nears

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Lawmakers worry that changes made by the new postmaster general will make it more difficult for people to vote in the presidential election.

New York City's Museums To Reopen As State's COVID-19 Numbers Continue To Tick Down

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the city's cultural institutions will be able to re-open later this month. Less than 1% of COVID-19 tests in the state have been coming back positive.

Mass Protests Have Followed The Beirut Explosion. What's Next?

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Last week's explosion has prompted new hopes for political change. But enormous challenges remain. Here's what's at stake and how things may play out.

Body Camera Video Of George Floyd And Police Offers New Details Of Deadly Encounter

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In the police video, Officer Tou Thao seems to get increasingly agitated as the crowd becomes more vocal, with onlookers repeatedly asking him why Floyd's vital signs aren't being checked.

Wildfire Season Is Off To A Roaring Start In California And Colorado

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Two back-to-back wildfires have erupted around Los Angeles. And across the country, major wildfires are burning in a dozen states, including one of the largest in Colorado's history.