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Pope Francis leaves after celebrating Mass on the occasion of the Christ the King festivity, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. At the end of the mass a delegation of youths from Panama will hand over the World Youth Day cross to youths from Portugal, where the next World Youth Day will be held in 2023. (Vincenzo Pinto/Pool via AP)

Pope book backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptic

Nov. 23, 2020 10:52 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the U.S. police killing of George Floyd and is blasting COVID-19 skeptics and media organizations that spread their conspiracies in a new book penned during the Vatican’s coronavirus lockdown. In “Let Us...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, protesters gather in Minneapolis. Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering multiple victories in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

Nov. 21, 2020 10:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful of progressive prosecutors, the passage of ballot initiatives designed to ease mass incarceration and the decriminalization of drugs in several states. Voters also...

Minnesota man enters plea in police station fire amid unrest

Nov. 19, 2020 6:48 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to commit arson for helping set fire to a Minneapolis police station during civil unrest in the days following the death of George Floyd. According to an indictment, Bryce Michael Williams, 26, of Staples, went to the...

Judge rejects Chauvin divorce, citing possibility of 'fraud'

Nov. 19, 2020 6:19 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has rejected a divorce settlement between former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and his wife, citing the possibility of fraud. Washington County District Judge Juanita Freeman did not discuss motives for the divorce in her October decision to reject an...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020 file photo, police officers guard the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, as they hold back protesters during a rally and march over the death of George Floyd. Activists who protested in Chicago over Floyd's death and the killing by police of other Blacks across the U.S. filed a lawsuit Thursday, Nov. 19 accusing city police officers of brutally attacking and falsely arresting them during the demonstrations. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)

Protesters sue Chicago Police over 'brutal, violent' tactics

Nov. 19, 2020 6:06 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Activists who protested in Chicago over George Floyd's death and the killing by police of other Blacks across the U.S. filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing city police officers of brutally attacking and falsely arresting them during the demonstrations. In a 205-page lawsuit filed in federal...

Editorial Roundup: US

Nov. 18, 2020 4:33 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 17 The Minneapolis Star-Tribune on a recent judicial decision expanding courtroom access in the George Floyd case: Although Minnesota prosecutors are unhappy about the change, Minnesotans should applaud a recent judicial decision to allow...

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Prosecutors in the upcoming trial of Chauvin, charged with killing George Floyd, want to introduce evidence of a 2017 arrest in which they say the officer held his knee on the back of a 14-year-old boy and ignored his pleas that he couldn't breathe. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP,  File)

Prosecutors want 2017 arrest of teen in Floyd death trial

Nov. 18, 2020 10:03 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the upcoming trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd want to introduce evidence of a 2017 arrest in which they say the officer held his knee on the back of a 14-year-old boy and ignored his pleas that he couldn't breathe. Assistant...

FILE - President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Bullhead City, Ariz.  Three civil rights groups are filing a lawsuit challenging  Trump’s executive order that banned federal agencies, as well as contractors and grant recipients, from offering certain diversity training which the president has deemed “anti-American.”The NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed the complaint Thursday, Oct. 29,  in federal court in Washington, D.C., along with the National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump's diversity training order faces lawsuit

Nov. 12, 2020 3:30 PM EST

New York (AP) — Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and grant recipients from offering certain diversity training that the president deems “anti-American." The NAACP Legal Defense Fund...

This undated photo provided by the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office shows Michael Robert Solomon. Solomon and Benjamin Ryan Teeter who prosecutors say are members of an anti-government extremist group, who toted guns on Minneapolis streets during unrest following the death of George Floyd and spoke about shooting police, blowing up a courthouse and killing politicians, have been charged with federal terrorism counts. (Sherburne County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Alleged Boogaloo Bois face weapons charges in Minneapolis

Nov. 6, 2020 1:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Weapons counts have been added to the charges against two men who prosecutors say are members of an anti-government extremist group who toted guns in Minneapolis during unrest following the death of George Floyd, prosecutors announced Friday. Michael Robert Solomon, 30, of New Brighton,...

A rainbow light display illuminates the night sky in the West Village near The Stonewall Inn, birthplace of the gay rights movement, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in New York. The light installation was presented by Kind snack foods to mark what would have been the 50th anniversary of the NYC Pride March, which is canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

In NYC, marking 50th anniversary of Pride, no matter what

Nov. 5, 2020 6:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There were protests, rainbow flags and performances — it was LGBTQ Pride, after all. But what was normally an outpouring on the streets of New York City looked a little different this year, thanks to social distancing rules required by the coronavirus. With the city’s massive...