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NYC Could See 22,000 Public Employee Lay-offs Because Of COVID-19

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| Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that without aid from Albany and Washington, as well as concessions from labor groups, every department would face unprecedented job cuts

Israel's Government Wants Spy Agency To Resume COVID-19 Tracing. Spy Chief Objects


As the country's coronavirus cases surge, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing for law reform to resume a surveillance program that the Supreme Court halted earlier this month.

Trump Appointees Join Census Bureau; Democrats Concerned Over Partisan 'Games'


Some Democrats are calling new political appointments at the federal government's largest statistical agency a Trump administration attempt to interfere with the 2020 census.

Correctional Officers File Racial Discrimination Charges Over Guarding Derek Chauvin


The officers at the Ramsey County jail say they were banned from having any contact with Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd.

Rayshard Brooks' Funeral Underway At Church Where Martin Luther King Jr. Preached


"Rayshard Brooks wasn't just running from the police. He was running from a system that makes slaves out of people," the historic church's pastor says. Brooks was fatally shot by police in Atlanta.

NYPD Suspends Officer Over Using Apparent Chokehold During Arrest


Video shows an officer using an apparent chokehold on a man who had been shouting invective at passersby and police. Chokeholds have been banned in New York City since 1993.

Delta To Resume Flights Between The U.S. And China


The company says it's the first U.S. airline to do so since February after flights were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The flights will run from Seattle to Shanghai via Seoul, South Korea.

How Recommendations Of An Obama Task Force Have, And Haven't, Changed U.S. Policing


The co-leaders of the task force, Charles Ramsey and Laurie Robinson, say their 2015 report is still a valuable playbook. But there are things — for instance, about hiring practices — they would add.


Police Researcher: Officers Have Similar Biases Regardless Of Race


Rashawn Ray, who studies the intersection of race and policing, says officers have similar implicit biases, especially about Black people.