Minnesota governor to sign police accountability bill banning neck restraints

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz speaks to the press in St. Paul, Minn. | Scott Olson/Getty Images By ASSOCIATED PRESS 07/23/2020 12:34 PM EDT ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz is expected to sign a police accountability bill into law Thursday that includes a ban on neck restraints like the one that was used on […]

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New document shows FBI used Trump’s candidate briefing to advance Russia probe

The documents are the latest in a series of disclosures by Ratcliffe to congressional Republicans seeking to support claims by Trump and his allies that the FBI investigation of Trump was politically motivated and corrupt. The agents’ decision to monitor the briefing appeared aimed at gleaning information from Trump’s close adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, […]

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State Department Insiders Ask: What Is Susan Pompeo Really Up To?

Veteran U.S. diplomats say they are hard-pressed to recall spouses of past secretaries of State being as involved as Susan Pompeo in department business—certainly not in recent decades. But her defenders argue that those women and men have all played roles in their spouses’ political careers at one point or another, even if that didn’t […]

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Opinion | How Larry Hogan Kept Blacks in Baltimore Segregated and Poor

The lives of carless single Black mothers who needed to get children to school and themselves to work were made incredibly difficult by a maddeningly slow MTA bus system in which a 20-minute car commute would stretch to 90 minutes on the bus. With the Red Line canceled, they lost the opportunity for nearly halving […]

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When Val Demings Stood by Police Officers Accused of Excessive Force

By most accounts, she was a model officer, following the same path as her husband to leadership of the department. That path required that she view law enforcement issues from a cop’s perspective. In the second year of her tenure as chief, the Orlando Weekly ran a story accusing the department of routinely siding with […]

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4 countries warn Israel against annexing Palestinian territories

The videoconference was held as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has recently mulled extending his country’s oversight over parts of the West Bank containing Jewish settlements — deliberations that have angered the Palestinian side. The four foreign ministers instead offered their help in finding “a constructive new beginning” in the region, adding they would not […]

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for Covid-19

With the pandemic and widespread protests against racism and police brutality, Bottoms has gained national prominence and appeared regularly on cable news panels. The mayor is often listed as a top contender for Biden’s vice presidential pick, alongside Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and former national security adviser Susan Rice. When protests erupted after the death […]

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Washington Redskins to review team’s name

Ron Rivera, the team’s head coach, said in the statement that he will work closely with Snyder on the review, calling it an issue of “personal importance.” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell came out in support of the team’s review of the name change. “In the last few weeks we have had ongoing discussions with Dan […]

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Inside the Ad Boycott That Has Facebook on the Defensive

It is also a behind-the-scenes triumph for a novel coalition of civil rights groups and other advocacy organizations — the architects of the #StopHateForProfit campaign that many of the boycotting companies have signed onto. Interviews with leaders of the nine coalition partners reveal how the groups spun up a boycott idea in a matter of […]

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Why Coronavirus Is an ‘Existential Crisis’ for American Democracy

“The democracies led by populists—the U.S., the United Kingdom, Brazil—have done poorly, and the democracies led by institutionalists have done well—[German Chancellor Angela] Merkel being a prime example of an institutionalist,” Allen said. “Then there’s a separate cut, which is ‘old democracy’ vs. ‘young democracy,’” she continued. “Basically, if you look at Germany, New Zealand, […]

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