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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

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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.

Laid Off By U.S. Contractor, Iraqi Interpreters Fear ISIS Retaliation

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A U.S. military contractor abruptly laid off most of the U.S.-led coalition's Iraqi interpreters. Some have gone into hiding. "We ... will be easily hunted down," a group wrote to the U.S. military.

From Trayvon Martin To George Floyd, A Dad And Son Keep Protesting For Equality

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Albert and Aidan Sykes, a father and son who are black, have protested against racial injustice for years. What makes this moment especially tough, says Aidan, 14,"is knowing that could have been me."

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In Omaha, Protesters Vow To Keep Pushing For Systemic Policing Changes

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Omaha, Neb., community organizer Morgann Freeman believes this year's election is still the best place to affect change.

No-Knock Warrants Banned In Louisville In Law Named For Breonna Taylor

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Breonna Taylor was killed on March 13 by police, who arrived at her home to serve a warrant and exchanged fire with her boyfriend.

Trump Administration Proposes Rules To Sharply Restrict Asylum Claims

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The sweeping restrictions would make it easier for immigration judges to reject asylum requests and harden the categories of people who face persecution.

More Than A Dozen Minneapolis Police Back Reforms In Open Letter To City Residents

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A group of 14 officers, who assert they represent the vast majority of the force, denounce former officer Derek Chauvin and say they don't represent the union or the adminstration.

LA Police Union Official: 'Every Dollar You Take Away' Has Consequences

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Robert Harris, a director of Los Angles Police Protective League, fends off criticism that the union opposes change and slams LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposed cuts to the police department budget.

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