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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2002, file photo, the sun rises on Mt. Rushmore National Memorial near Keystone, S.D. as the flag is flown at half staff in honor of the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks against the United States. President Donald Trump is planning to kick off Independence Day weekend in South Dakota with a show of patriotism _ fireworks popping, fighter jets thundering overhead and revelers crowding beneath a piece of classic Americana _ Mount Rushmore. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)

Native Americans protesting Trump trip to Mount Rushmore

Jun. 26, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plans to kick off Independence Day with a showy display at Mount Rushmore have angered Native Americans, who view the monument as a desecration of land violently stolen from them and used to pay homage to leaders hostile to Indigenous people. Several...

FILE - In this June 3, 2020 file photo, demonstrators gather at a rally to peacefully protest and demand an end to institutional racism and police brutality, in Portland, Maine. Public outrage over the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody is spilling over into America's smaller and mid-sized cities. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

George Floyd protests spread to smaller, mostly white towns

Jun. 7, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk, Nebraska, is a quiet, conservative and predominantly white city of 24,000 people where public protests are rare, except for an annual rally against abortion. So when about 300 people gathered on a busy street corner last weekend to voice their outrage at the death of George...

Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night

Jun. 1, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that ravaged cities from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and flared near the White House. City and state officials...

2 charged after Fulton officer injured during car chase

May. 20, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

FULTON, Mo. (AP) — A man and woman have been charged after a police pursuit and a 13-hour search by authorities in central Missouri. Drew Pierce, 31, of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Ronnie Lloyd, 31, of Fulton, were being held in Callaway County after their arrest Tuesday. Pierce, who is also wanted in Nebraska...