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Books on race and criminal justice top bestseller lists As nationwide protests against racism and police violence continue, readers are seeking out books old and new on race and criminal justice
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FILE - In this July 29, 2008, file photo, a rhesus macaque monkey grooms another on Cayo Santiago, known as Monkey Island, off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico. Since 1938, the 37-acre island has served as a research colony where the monkeys, originally from India, are studied. Even as companies recruit tens of thousands of people for larger COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine studies in the summer of 2020, behind the scenes scientists still are testing ferrets, monkeys and other animals in hopes of clues to those basic questions — steps that in a pre-pandemic era would have been finished first. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Monkeys, ferrets offer needed clues in COVID-19 vaccine raceThe global race for a COVID-19 vaccine boils down to some critical questions about how much to rev up people's immune systems — and whether revving it the wrong way could cause harm
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Graffiti in downtown Omaha on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Police and protesters clashed for a second night in Omaha. (Anna Reed/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
Death toll grows in national protests Amid protests seeking justice for a black man killed after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck, several people have lost their lives
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Protestors at Washington Square Park in New York take part in a demonstration Monday, June 1, 2020, as they and others gather to protest the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after he was pinned at the neck by a Minneapolis police officer. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Showdown: Law-and-order president versus protestersThe United States appears on the cusp of a showdown not seen in decades, between a president billing himself as hard-nosed and law-and-order and protesters demanding justice after generations of racism
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President Donald Trump walks in Lafayette Park to visit outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Democratic governors reject Trump's call to send in militarySome Democratic governors are resisting President Donald Trump’s threat to deploy the U.S. military unless they dispatch National Guard units to “dominate the streets” in reaction to the violence that has gripped the country
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U. of Miami professor pleads guilty in Venezuela graft caseA University of Miami professor blamed a controversial law enforcement informant for his career-ending decision to try and hide $3 million in proceeds from a corruption scheme run by a businessman connected to Venezuela’s socialist government
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Vasken Samuelian, owner of Men's Suit Outlet, and Janik Kayajian, the manager, survey damages inside the burned store building, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Long Beach after overnight protests over the death of George Floyd died in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Brooms in hand, people patch up stores damaged in protestsThousands of people from Los Angeles to New York have swept up glass from broken store windows, covered over graffiti and organized ransacked businesses after protests again turned destructive
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A person holds a sign Monday, June 1, 2020, with the names of George Floyd and others who have died, in Tacoma, Wash., during a protest against police brutality and the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. The message from protesters around the United States is that George Floyd is the latest addition to a grim roster of African Americans to be killed by police.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Protesters invoke different names to decry police treatmentThe message from protesters around the United States is that George Floyd is the latest addition to a grim roster of African Americans to be killed by police
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - This Jan. 29, 2010, file photo shows the company logo and view of Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif. Netflix's normally lighthearted Twitter account took on a more somber tone on Saturday, May 30, 2020: "To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up." (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Brands weigh in on national protests over police brutalityAs thousands of protesters take to the street in response to police killings of black people, companies are wading into the national conversation but taking care to get their messaging right
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Depression forms in Gulf, heavy rain threat for south MexicoA tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico is forecast to become a tropical storm in coming hours that could bring heavy rains and flash flooding to parts of southern Mexico and Central America
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Terrence Floyd, center, at the spot in the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, Minn., where his brother George Floyd, encountered police and died while in their custody, Monday June 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
On the spot where George Floyd died, his brother urges calmGeorge Floyd's brother says violence isn't going to bring his brother back
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Protesters clash with police Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. during unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
LA has seen racial uprisings, many not shocked by new roundWhen violent protests over the death of George Floyd reached Los Angeles, people of color expressed heartbreak but not necessarily surprise
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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