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FILE - In this March 2, 2020 file photo, Congressman John Lewis talks with media members after signing paperwork to qualify for reelection to his District 5 seat in Atlanta. Lewis said Thursday, June 4,  that the video of George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minnesota “made me cry.” “I kept saying to myself: How many more? How many young black men will be murdered?” the Georgia congressman said on CBS. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

John Lewis says video of George Floyd's killing made him cry

Jun. 4, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights icon John Lewis said Thursday that the video of George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minnesota “made me cry.” “I kept saying to myself: How many more? How many young black men will be murdered?” said Lewis, D-Ga. “It made me so...

In this June 2, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Philadelphia. Biden is pledging to unveil a series of proposals in coming weeks aimed at reversing the economic devastation wrought by the pandemic and addressing inequalities sparking protests sweeping the country. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden to focus on economic plans, inequality in weeks ahead

Jun. 4, 2020 5:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is pledging to unveil a series of proposals in coming weeks aimed at reversing the economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic and addressing inequalities that have contributed to protests sweeping the country. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and his...

Demonstrators leave a rally and head toward Seattle City Hall Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Seattle, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule

Jun. 4, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 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: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule. — Demonstrators march to U.S. Capitol during peaceful protests in...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo State Department Inspector General Steve Linick leaves a meeting in a secure area at the Capitol in Washington. Linick irritated powerful Democrats and Republicans alike in his seven years as the independent watchdog investigating waste and mismanagement at the State Department. Still, he was stunned by a Friday night phone call saying President Donald Trump had fired him. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Ousted State watchdog confirms investigations into Pompeo

Jun. 4, 2020 12:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ousted State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on Wednesday told members of three congressional committees that before he was abruptly fired, he was investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s use of government resources as well as the secretary’s decision to...

In this image from video provided by My Brother's Keeper Alliance and The Obama Foundation, former President Barack Obama speaks Wednesday, June 3, 2020, during virtual town hall event with young people to discuss policing and the civil unrest that has followed the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. (My Brother's Keeper Alliance and The Obama Foundation via AP)

Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

Jun. 4, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is taking on an increasingly public role as the nation confronts a confluence of historic crises that has exposed deep racial and socioeconomic inequalities in America and reshaped the November election. In doing so, Obama is signaling a willingness to...

Marchers lay down on the Burnside Bridge for nine minutes on Tuesday evening, June 2, 2020, symbolizing the amount of time a Minneapolis police officer knelt on George Floyd's neck. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

More protests in Portland, mayor signs police reform pledge

Jun. 3, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 10,000 people demonstrated peacefully in Portland in one of the largest U.S. protests Tuesday before police say late in the evening a group of several hundred broke away and engaged with police, who used flash-bang grenades and tear gas on them. Police Chief Jami Resch said...

In this image from video provided by My Brother's Keeper Alliance and The Obama Foundation, former President Barack Obama speaks Wednesday, June 3, 2020, during virtual town hall event with young people to discuss policing and the civil unrest that has followed the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. (My Brother's Keeper Alliance and The Obama Foundation via AP)

Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

Jun. 3, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is taking on an increasingly public role as the nation confronts a confluence of historic crises that has exposed deep racial and socioeconomic inequalities in America and reshaped the November election. In doing so, Obama is signaling a willingness to...

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa. King is on the outs with a significant bloc of his long-reliable conservative base, but not for almost two decades of incendiary utterances about abortion, immigrants and Islam. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Iowa Rep. King's defeat marks moment of unity for GOP, Dems

Jun. 3, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The longer Steve King served in Congress, building up a repertoire of racist rhetoric and nativist sentiments, the more he unwittingly became a unifying force in American politics. Republicans and Democrats alike were glad to see him go Tuesday, defeated in a GOP primary after nine...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Trump won't be in Charlotte, but RNC may still hold events

Jun. 3, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican National Committee unveiled plans on Wednesday to proceed with certain convention activities in Charlotte, even though President Donald Trump will deliver his nomination acceptance speech somewhere else. The move comes in response to growing concerns from Gov. Roy...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice speaks during a press conference at the State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Justice said Wednesday, June 3, that he would welcome any president to the state besides former President Barack Obama. (F. Brian Ferguson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, File)

West Virginia governor says he welcomes all, except Obama

Jun. 3, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday said he would welcome any president to the state besides former President Barack Obama. The unprompted comment came during a coronavirus news conference in which the Republican governor took a phone call from President Donald Trump and...