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LaTonya Floyd speaks during the funeral service for her brother George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
June 09, 2020 - 9:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — George Floyd was fondly remembered Tuesday as “Big Floyd” — a father and brother, athlete and neighborhood mentor, and now a catalyst for change — at a funeral for the black man whose death has sparked a global reckoning over police brutality and racial prejudice. More than 500...
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June 09, 2020 - 4:54 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors issued warrants Tuesday for the detention of 191 suspects — including 181 on-duty servicemen — who are suspected of involvement in a scheme that allegedly recruited followers of the U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed for a failed coup in 2016 into air force...
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The casket of George Floyd arrives for a public memorial at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Monday, June 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 09, 2020 - 2:33 am
TOP OF THE HOUR: — George Floyd to be buried Tuesday in Houston. — Protesters heartened by swift reform, but vow broader change. — Protesters in Portland walk onto Interstate, leading to temporary shutdown. — Violence gives way to street fair vibe outside White House. ___ HOUSTON — The black man...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., poses during an interview in his offices at the school in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell Jr. apologized Monday, June 8, 2020 for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page decades ago, saying his effort to make a political point had been offensive. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
June 08, 2020 - 11:08 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. apologized Monday for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page decades ago. “After listening to African American LU leaders and alumni over the past week and hearing...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2020, file photo, healthcare workers at New Orleans East Hospital wave handkerchiefs and dance to a jazz serenade, as a tribute for their care for COVID-19 patients, by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, outside the hospital in New Orleans. An act of generosity or self-sacrifice. A whimsical gesture to distract neighbors from anxiety or cabin fever. A helping hand to a person thrown out of a job, support for a patient struggling with COVID-19, solidarity with the medical professional toiling day and night to save them. Nearly three months later, there's been no end to the tales of good deeds we've found. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
June 08, 2020 - 9:40 pm
One Good Thing, each day. That was the guiding principle when The Associated Press launched this fixture in mid-March. An act of generosity or self-sacrifice. A whimsical gesture to distract neighbors from anxiety or cabin fever. A helping hand to a person thrown out of a job, support for a patient...
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Philonise Floyd, center is comforted by the Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and attorney Benjamin Crump, right at a news conference during a public visitation for his brother George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 08, 2020 - 7:26 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The last chance for the public to say goodbye to George Floyd drew thousands of mourners Monday to a church in Houston where he grew up, as his death two weeks ago continues to stoke protests in America and beyond over racial injustice, and spurred France to abruptly halt the use of...
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June 08, 2020 - 1:22 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday ordered a lower court to toss out legal challenges to President Donald Trump's 3-year-old ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries, finding that a judge misinterpreted a Supreme Court ruling that found the ban has a "legitimate...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington. McEnany is the fourth press secretary in Trump's administration. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 08, 2020 - 5:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kayleigh McEnany is standing with President Donald Trump. He summoned her, after all — to be his fourth White House press secretary and to his side on last week at the steps of St. John’s Church after the military forcefully cleared away peaceful protesters. Everything around them...
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Vehicles are caught in a congestion as the flow of traffic of the capital significantly increases during a rush hour in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, June 8, 2020. Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta, the city hardest hit by the new coronavirus, has partly reopened after two months of partial lockdown as the world’s fourth most populous nation braces to gradually reopen its economy. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
June 08, 2020 - 1:21 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s capital partly reopened on Monday after two months of lockdown, as the world’s fourth most populous nation gradually reopens its economy. Jakarta, home to 11 million people, had been under large-scale social restrictions since April 10. Offices, restaurants and...
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Family members hold hands as they pray at the first English Mass with faithful present at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles, Sunday, June 7, 2020. Catholic parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles suspended public Mass in March amid the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
June 07, 2020 - 9:52 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has eradicated the coronavirus from its shores after health officials reported that the final person known to have contracted an infection had recovered. It has been 17 days since the last new case was reported in New Zealand, and Monday also marked the first...
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