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In Wake Of Rayshard Brooks' Killing, Atlanta Mayor Orders Police Department Reforms

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| The new series of orders will require Atlanta police officers to de-escalate before using force, and intervene and prevent other officers' use of excessive force.

Greece Reopens To Tourists, But Some Coronavirus Restrictions Apply


The country has begun letting in foreign visitors, but those from countries with high COVID-19 infection rates are to be tested and quarantined. Greece has one of the lowest infection rates in Europe.

Health Experts Link Rise In Arizona Coronavirus Cases To End Of Stay-At-Home Order


Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey lifted the state's stay-at-home order a month ago. Now, the average number of daily coronavirus cases has nearly tripled from two weeks ago.

Lockdown Measures Return To Beijing As Testing Reveals Cluster At Major Food Market


Officials have discovered 42 symptomatic cases of the coronavirus linked to the Xinfadi food market, prompting a return to partial lockdown measures and fears of a second wave of infections.

As Israel Vows Annexation, Palestinian Leaders Embark On Risky Form Of Protest


Palestinian leaders have stopped coordinating with Israel on matters of daily Palestinian life, from tax collection to policing and medical care. Some Palestinians see the move as self-defeating.


Atlanta Police Chief Resigns After Police Shoot And Kill Black Man


Twenty-seven-year-old Rayshard Brooks was killed during an attempted arrest late Friday. Less than a day later, Erika Shields resigned her post as head of the city's department.

Skipped The Census? A Knock On Your Door May Be Coming As Early As July


To prepare for logistical challenges brought on by the pandemic, the Census Bureau has moved up the start of in-person visits to households that haven't filled out their forms.

New York Criminalizes Use Of Chokeholds By Police


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has approved changes that have been vehemently opposed by police unions for years — including allowing the public to access police officers' past disciplinary records.

Prosecutors Question Italy's Top Leaders Over Coronavirus Response


Italy's prime minister, health and interior ministers faced hours of questioning in Rome as prosecutors opened an investigation into possible mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis.