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Minneapolis Mayor Wants 'Full Structural Revamp,' Not Abolition Of Police Department

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| Jacob Frey acknowledges a need to shift a culture that has "failed black and brown people" for years. But he says calling for the dismantling of police without an alternative in place is "not a plan."

Tokyo Olympics Organizers Aim To 'Simplify' Games

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Japanese organizing officials said Wednesday that they want to "streamline" the games, which may include seeking to reduce the total number of participants. They haven't provided specific details.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser: 'Not At All' Reconsidering Police Funding

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Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser tells All Things Considered that she's not considering cutting police funding in the city. Bowser has proposed an increase in police funding in the city's budget.

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From Rent Freezes To Liquor Buybacks: How States Are Helping People Cope

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With limited resources themselves, states are having to get creative helping residents deal with the COVID-19 economic slowdown. But how much help you can get depends on where you live.

Chicago Tackles COVID-19 Disparities In Hard Hit Black And Latino Neighborhoods

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Chicago's mayor calls the coronavirus a public health "red alarm." She has deployed a Racial Equity Rapid Response Team to fight the disease in black and latinx neighborhoods.

Protests Are Bringing Down Confederate Monuments Around The South

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New attention from people protesting police brutality and racial injustice is changing the way cities and campuses in the American South regard symbols of white supremacy.

Police Reform Legislation Moves Swiftly Through New York State Legislature

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Banning chokeholds and disclosing police disciplinary records are among the legislation being pushed through the Democratic-led statehouse.

Former Chief Of Reformed Camden, N.J., Force: Police Need 'Consent Of The People'

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Amid a public safety crisis, the Camden police dissolved and re-formed in 2013 as a new department. Scott Thomson, who led both forces, says police must work to be "legitimate" in their communities.

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Louisville Youth Question Mayor Over Response To Breonna Taylor's Killing

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On Sunday, a group of young people pressed Mayor Greg Fischer about the recent curfew, called him to task over using them for photo ops and presented him with a list of demands.