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Democratic contest for Baltimore mayor tops primary race

Jun. 2, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland residents are going to the polls and returning mail-in ballots for the state’s primary, and the highest-profile race Tuesday is the Democratic contest to be the nominee for Baltimore’s mayor. The winner of that race in Maryland’s largest city will likely...

Police stand guard as protesters rally at the Trump Tower, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Las Vegas, over the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a black man, died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

Jun. 2, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have roiled the nation over the past week. His announcement...

Protesters chant as they march in the street way from the City Justice Center Monday, June 1, 2020, in St. Louis. Protesters gathered to speak out against the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Missouri protests remain tense in Kansas City, St. Louis

Jun. 2, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri protests continued Monday over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of African Americans, with gatherings in Kansas City, Jefferson City and St. Louis, where protesters smashed windows on a downtown business and stole items before the building caught on fire....

A demonstrator is taken into custody by police after a curfew took effect during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Birmingham begins removing Confederate monument

Jun. 2, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Workers in Alabama’s largest city began removing a Confederate monument Monday night after demonstrators failed to knock...

Inn this May 30, 2020, photo, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces a 9 p.m. curfew as protests continue over the death of George Floyd. As the coronavirus and protests against police brutality have swept the nation, black female mayors including Atlanta's Keisha Lance Bottoms and Chicago's Lori Lightfoot have led the charge. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Black female mayors in spotlight amid protests and pandemic

Jun. 2, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms captured the nation's attention when she addressed the civil unrest occurring in her city after George Floyd’s death. “I am a mother to four black children in America, one of whom is 18 years old,” Bottoms said Friday in a rousing...

Police stand near a overturned vehicle and a fire as 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)

A look at the antifa movement Trump is blaming for violence

Jun. 2, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has blamed antifa activists for violence at protests over police killings of black people, but antifa isn’t an organization and targeting it isn’t so simple. A look at what antifa is and is not: WHAT IS ANTIFA? Short for “anti-fascists,”...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden touches his face as he speaks to members of the clergy and community leaders at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Del., Monday, June 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

'Hate just hides': Biden vows to take on systematic racism

Jun. 2, 2020 12:18 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden vowed to address institutional racism in his first 100 days in office as he sought to elevate his voice in the exploding national debate over racism and police brutality. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee offered emotional support and promised bold action...

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:

Brands weigh in on national protests over police brutality

Jun. 2, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

As thousands of protesters take to the streets in response to police killings of black people, companies are wading into the national conversation but taking care to get their messaging right. Netflix’s normally lighthearted Twitter account took on a more somber tone on Saturday: “To be silent is to...

Workers and a volunteer clean up damage outside a burned-out clothing store in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday, June 1, 2020, following a night of unrest. People shattered windows, set fires and damaged monuments in a downtown park after a protest against the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Birmingham starts work to remove Confederate monument

Jun. 2, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala, (AP) — The mayor of Alabama's largest city declared a state of emergency, imposed a curfew and began work to remove a Confederate monument Monday after demonstrators smashed windows, robbed shops and set fires following a peaceful protest against the death of George Floyd in Minnesota....

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:

Brands weigh in on national protests over police brutality

Jun. 2, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

As thousands of protesters take to the streets in response to police killings of black people, companies are wading into the national conversation but taking care to get their messaging right. Netflix’s normally lighthearted Twitter account took on a more somber tone on Saturday: “To be silent is to...