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AMC Theatres Will Now Require Guests To Wear Masks When It Reopens

| After an outcry, the multiplex chain said it will require face coverings for guests in all of its theaters reopening in July. Earlier plans mandated masks only for staff and where laws required them.

Louisville's Police Department Fires An Officer Involved In Breonna Taylor's Death


Police Chief Rob Schroeder said that Brett Hankison "displayed an extreme indifference to the value of human life" when he shot Taylor. He is one of three police officers involved in the shooting.

Calls To Make Juneteenth A Federal Holiday Gain Momentum


In the wake of protests calling for racial equality and other reforms after the killing of George Floyd, there's a growing movement to make June 19 a federal holiday.

Canadian Politician Kicked Out Of Parliament For Calling Rival 'Racist'


Jagmeet Singh was kicked out of proceedings for the day after making the accusation Wedneday. Singh was pushing for a motion to acknowledge systemic racism in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Judge Extends Injunction For Richmond Robert E. Lee Statue Indefinitely


Thursday in Richmond, a judge issued an indefinite injunction preventing the removal of the Confederate general's memorial. The state attorney general says Lee's statue will eventually come down.

Are Prosecutors Too Cozy With Police? Some DAs Say Campaign Contributions Need To End


Some California district attorneys say accepting campaign money from police unions creates the appearance of a conflict of interest, both real and perceived, when investigating police.

Senators Rip FAA Over Failure To Turn Over 737 Max Documents


At a hearing, they accused the agency of "stonewalling" congressional investigators and keeping them "in the dark," in their effort to examine what went wrong in certifying Boeing's troubled airplane.


India Reports Record Spike In COVID-19 Cases, But Nixes Another Nationwide Lockdown


With 12,881 new infections, Thursday's daily tally is India's highest so far. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ruled out another national lockdown, saying it's too painful for the economy.

Two U.K. Companies Apologize, Pledge Donations Over Slavery Legacies


Lloyd's of London and pub chain Greene King said they'd donate to charities helping minority communities. A research project documented that founders of the companies received money linked to slavery.