Human welfare

President Donald Trump speaks to United States Military Academy graduating cadets during commencement ceremonies, Saturday, June 13, 2020, in West Point, N.Y. Trump’s commencement speech to the 1,100 graduating cadets during a global pandemic comes as arguments rage over his threat to use American troops on U.S. soil to quell protests stemming from the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, Pool)
June 13, 2020 - 6:55 pm
WEST POINT. N.Y. (AP) — As the nation continues to grapple with its racial past, President Donald Trump urged West Point's graduating class Saturday to “never forget” the legacy of soldiers before them who fought a bloody war to “extinguish the evil of slavery.” Trump's appeal to remember history...
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This November 1943 photo provided by his family shows Robert Fleury in his military uniform. Fleury served in World War II and parlayed the skills he learned in the war into a decades-long career with the National Weather Service. He died of complications from the COVID-19 coronavirus at a veteran's home in Scarborough in his longtime home state of Maine at the age of 94 on April 21, 2020. (Family photo via AP)
June 13, 2020 - 1:16 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Robert Fleury knew he wanted to serve his country when he was a teenager, so he signed up for one of the most remote assignments in World War II — tracking the weather for the U.S. Navy in the frigid Aleutian Islands off Alaska. He would later parlay the skills he learned in...
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Officers in swat gear work at the intersection of West Fond du Lac Avenue and West Burleigh Street near a Jet Beauty store that was looted in Milwaukee on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
June 12, 2020 - 11:20 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — Dallas officials agree to 90-day ban on use of tear gas against demonstrators. — Judge orders pause on use of tear gas against protesters in Seattle. — Minneapolis council takes step toward abolishing police department. ___ HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Ten members of a South Florida...
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In this June 1, 2020, photo, people gather near the Cup Foods grocery store where George Floyd died in Minneapolis. Floyd was accused of using a fake $20 bill to buy cigarettes from the grocery store. His story is similar to that of other African Americans who died at the hands of police over minor offenses. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 12, 2020 - 11:23 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For 12-year-old Tamir Rice, it was simply carrying a toy handgun. For Eric Garner, it was allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. For Michael Brown, Sandra Bland and Ahmaud Arbery, it was the minor offenses of jaywalking, failing to signal a lane change and trespassing on a...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2020 file photo, a man is seen at a homeless encampment that sits under Interstate 110 near Ramirez Street during the coronavirus outbreak in downtown Los Angeles. The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12.7% over the past year to more than 66,400, according to data released Friday, June 12, by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Authorities fear that figure will spike again once the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic is felt. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
June 12, 2020 - 9:53 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12.7% over the past year to more than 66,400 and authorities fear that figure will spike again once the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic is felt, officials said Friday. The majority of those...
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People stand around the fallen Christopher Columbus statue at the Minnesota state Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
June 12, 2020 - 12:34 am
The rapidly unfolding movement to pull down Confederate monuments around the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police has extended to statues of slave traders, imperialists, conquerors and explorers around the world, including Christopher Columbus, Cecil Rhodes and Belgium’s...
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Mike Forcia raises his hands in the air as people photograph the fallen Christopher Columbus statue at the Minnesota state Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
June 11, 2020 - 10:17 pm
The rapidly unfolding movement to pull down Confederate monuments around the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death has extended to statues of slave traders, imperialists, conquerors and explorers around the world, including Christopher Columbus, Cecil Rhodes and Belgium’s King Leopold II...
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The statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis is splattered with paint after it was toppled Wednesday night, June 10, 2020, along Monument Drive in Richmond, Va. (Dylan Garner/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
June 11, 2020 - 1:21 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Protesters pulled down a century-old statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the former capital of the Confederacy, adding it to the list of Old South monuments removed or damaged around the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd's death. The 8-foot (2.4-meter) bronze...
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In this Wednesday, June 10, 2020, photo, Sharon Chuter poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. After hitting the streets to protest racial injustices last week, Chuter was disillusioned by the number of corporate brands posting “glossy” messages spouting support for black lives. The 33-year-old founder of Uoma Beauty, a cosmetics company that caters to black women, launched the #pulluporshutup campaign on Instagram to push brands to reveal the racial makeup of their corporate workforce and executives, and the hashtag has since gone viral. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
June 11, 2020 - 6:12 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. JEFFERSON DAVIS STATUE TORN DOWN IN VIRGINIA Protesters toppled a statue of the Confederate president along Richmond’s famed Monument Avenue. 2. ‘IT WAS CLEARLY A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN’...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 1939 file photo, a crowd gathers outside the Astor Theater on Broadway during the premiere of "Gone With the Wind" in New York. HBO Max has temporarily removed “Gone With the Wind” from its streaming library in order to add historical context to the 1939 film long criticized for romanticizing slavery and the Civil War-era South. (AP Photo)
June 10, 2020 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO Max has temporarily removed “Gone With the Wind” from its streaming library in order to add historical context to the 1939 film long criticized for romanticizing slavery and the Civil War-era South. Protests in the wake of George Floyd's death have forced entertainment companies...
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