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People demonstrate at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. on Friday, June 19, 2020, to mark Juneteenth. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.(AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Police accountability bills stall in Minnesota Legislature

Jun. 19, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A special session of the Minnesota Legislature appeared to be in a stalemate Friday with both parties deeply divided on how far lawmakers should go toward remaking policing in the state where George Floyd was killed. The Democratic-controlled House early Friday passed an extensive...

In this June 4, 2020 file photo Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks during a news conference in Richmond, Va.  Northam announced Tuesday, June 16, 2020 that he's making Juneteenth _ a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. _ an official holiday in a state that was once home to the capital of the Confederacy. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, file)

Virginia governor to propose Juneteenth as state holiday

Jun. 16, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that he's making Juneteenth — a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. — an official holiday in a state that was once home to the capital of the Confederacy. Juneteenth, which is also called Emancipation Day and...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019 file photo, Pharrell Williams arrives at the 23rd annual Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Virginia Beach is considering painting Black Lives Matter down its oceanfront boardwalk after Williams supported the idea on social media.  Williams proposed the tribute in an Instagram post adding a photo of what the message would look like along Virginia Beach's boardwalk with the caption “VB let’s make it happen.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Pharrell Williams proposes Virginia Black Lives Matter art

Jun. 11, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach is considering painting Black Lives Matter down its oceanfront boardwalk after Grammy-winning musician Pharrell Williams supported the idea on social media. Williams, a recording artist and producer who's from the city, proposed the tribute in an Instagram post...

Online graduations still bring stars to the virtual lectern

May. 15, 2020 5:13 AM EDT

This year's college graduates won’t get to take their triumphant walk across the stage. They won’t get to toss their caps amid a sea of classmates. Instead, they have to settle for online ceremonies while their diplomas are mailed home. But at least one aspect of the traditional graduation ceremony...