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In this Sunday, May 31, 2020 photo, Athens-Clark County police officers in riot gear and backed up by a military vehicle move in on the protesters to remove them from Broad Street in downtown Athens, Ga. The protest was organized to demonstrate the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25, sparking demonstrations and riots around the country. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
Floyd death pushes military to face 'own demons' on race The death of George Floyd in police hands has pushed the U.S. military to search its soul and to admit that, like the rest of America, it has fallen short on racial fairness
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FILE - In this March 27, 2020, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. DeVos is pushing ahead with a policy that will steer tens of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief to private primary schools and secondary schools across the nation.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
States sue to block DeVos' campus sexual assault overhaulDemocratic attorneys general in more than a dozen states have filed a federal lawsuit attempting to block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ new policy guiding schools and colleges in the handling of sexual assault cases
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Standing near a statue of Frederick Douglass, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., left, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., center, and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.,, right, pause during a prayer Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during an event to commemorate the life of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Emotions run high as anti-lynching bill stalls in SenateThe Senate is at an impasse over a widely backed bill to designate lynching as a federal hate crime, and tempers boiled over on Thursday in an emotional debate cast against a backdrop of widespread protests over police treatment of African Americans
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Congressman: No NCAA antitrust exemption in athlete pay billFederal legislation setting guidelines for college athletes to pursue money-making opportunities could be proposed within a month
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Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is sworn in before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)
Raw feelings abound as Senate turns back to Russia probeTwo GOP-led Senate committees are launching election-year investigations into the Justice Department’s Russia probe
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Officers walk outside the Department of Justice as Attorney General William Barr speaks during a virtual press conference inside the building Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Barr: Divide between African Americans, police 'must change'Attorney General William Barr is seeking to quell tensions over the death of George Floyd, acknowledging a divide between many black Americans and the police
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In this image provided by the U.S. State Department, Michael White holds an American flag as he poses for a photo Thursday, June 4, 2020, with U.S. special envoy for Iran Brian Hook at the Zurich, Switzerland, airport after White’s release from Iran.  White, a Navy veteran who's been detained in Iran for nearly two years has been released and is making his way home, with the first leg on a Swiss government aircraft. (U.S. State Department via AP)
Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran as part of dealA U.S. Navy veteran whose family says his only crime was falling in love has left Iran after nearly two years of detention
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This Jan. 16, 2020 file photo shows a Uniper energy company coal-fired power plant and a BP refinery beside a wind generator in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The world hit another new record high for heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, despite reduced emissions because of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists announced Thursday, June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Heat-trapping carbon dioxide in air hits new record highNew measurements show carbon pollution levels in the air hit another record in May
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Reyna Montoya stands outside her home Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Gilbert, Ariz. Every Monday, Montoya wakes up extra early and logs onto the Supreme Court's blog, hitting refresh over and over again to find out if it's ruled on the Obama-era program that shields her from deportation. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Immigrants anxious as they await Supreme Court DACA decisionMany immigrants are feeling anxious as they wait to hear whether the U.S. Supreme Court will allow President Donald Trump to end the program that shields them from deportation
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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