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"The blood capital that we have banked to spend today to fight for significant change came ... not from our allies but from Black men, women and children who died," said Councilman Keith Young.
The country's largest art museum will be open to the public five days a week starting at the end of August. It had been closed since March as New York City grappled with the coronavirus pandemic.
Some of the $112 million Congress approved last year for humanitarian assistance for migrants was spent instead on dirt bikes and dog food.
Prime Minister Micheál Martin said on Wednesday that current restrictions will remain in place until Aug. 10. The country had been set to begin the final phase of its reopening plan on July 20.
The concerns range from condescending attitudes toward people of color to inequities of pay between international and local workers. The aid group's leaders have pledged to address the issues.
Esper calls the actions "a necessary first step" but says he has "no illusions" that these initial changes will fully address the concerns he has heard from many service members.
In an interview with NPR, the president's niece says the cruelty of the president's upbringing was eventually mirrored in his own actions, making him unfit for office in her view.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the public broadcaster lost about a quarter of its radio audience in the second quarter of 2020, compared with a year earlier. Even so, digital audiences surged.
When the price of oil crashes, oil companies often merge and big oil gets even bigger. So this crisis could be an opportunity for companies, but it comes with a tremendous amount of uncertainty.
Florida's coronavirus cases keep surging and educators are wrestling with whether opening schools in the Fall is a good idea. The governor, following the lead of President Trump, is pushing ahead.
Travelers were stuck without a way to get back to their pets amid coronavirus travel restrictions. Now expats in China are chartering a flight to bring dogs and cats over to their owners.
The actor and comedian was fired from his long running show Wild 'N Out for anti-Semitic comments he made on his podcast. He demanded full ownership of the brand he helped create.
The Trump administration is directing hospitals to use a new platform to report COVID-19 data instead of an existing system at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In a major victory for the tech giant, the European Union's second-highest court said the tax break received by Apple did not represent an unfair advantage.
Walmart and Sam's Club join a growing list of retailers to make masks mandatory in stores. The National Retail Federation is urging all stores to adopt the same policy.
"The truth is, we need less — not more politics in sports," wrote Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, a co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, to the WNBA's commissioner. The team's players strongly disagree.
The National Academy of Sciences report includes an updated review of the evidence from around the world and a set of recommendations on mitigation strategies for the coronavirus in school settings.
Neil Gaiman's impossible-to-adapt dark fantasy series has now been adapted, albeit into a medium no one could've predicted: a ten-hour-long audio drama, featuring a celebrity voice cast.
The economy is tanking, with massive layoffs and bankruptcies. But the richest sliver of the country continues to do quite well. The latest evidence: Goldman Sachs said it's raking in money on trades.
Despite its limited resources, Rwanda has vowed to identify every case. So you could be walking down the street and a health worker will ask if you want to be tested.
Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci, attorneys representing the family of George Floyd, are expected to announce the lawsuit at a press conference on Wednesday morning.
In the nation's capital, the coronavirus has killed Black residents at 5.9 times the rate of white people — a disparity that's worse than any other big city in America with published demographic data.
In a night of primaries, President Trump's personal physician Ronny Jackson secured a nomination to represent a Texas congressional district and Jeff Sessions lost a bid to regain his Senate seat.
The court's conservative justices wrote separately a lot, often just for themselves. Meanwhile, the court's liberals let their victories speak for themselves and dissented as a bloc.
Seven multi-million-dollar contracts are at the center of a House subcommittee probe. Investigators say the companies lacked experience and some had political connections to the Trump administration.
China promised to retaliate against "U.S. institutions and individuals" after President Trump signed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act and an executive order rescinding special treatment for the territory.
Though anxiety has increased in the U.S. in recent months, a drastic spike in loneliness that psychologists expected hasn't emerged. People seem to be finding new ways to connect, researchers say.
President Trump is making major changes to a bedrock environmental law that he says will help the economy. Critics say the move will sideline input from communities affected by polluting projects.
A federal appellate court temporarily blocked a lower-court order to shut down and empty the controversial oil pipeline. The operator, Energy Transfer, can continue pumping while the case is pending.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., had demanded proof that Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who retired last week, was included on a list of more than 1,000 officers submitted to the White House for promotion.
L.A. County’s Office Of Education oversees Head Start for 11,000 kids, closed its centers in March, and since then has been providing some virtual instruction.
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A few months ago, the Tournament president said that he was thinking through different scenarios for the 2021 Rose Parade, depending on where California would be with the pandemic.
Local Black Law Enforcement Officers Reflect On National Conversations About Race And The Future Of Policing| July 15 2020, 9:11 AM
Black law enforcement officers in America find themselves in a unique position as the country continues to have national conversations about the undervaluing of Black lives, police brutality toward Black people and what the police departments of the future will look like in terms of both funding and function.
LAPD Chief Moore: Officers Charged In Gang Database Investigation, Hiring Cuts, Cutting Back On Mental Health Calls And More| July 15 2020, 9:04 AM
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore joins Larry Mantle for his monthly check-in on AirTalk.
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner, infectious disease specialist at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.