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Defense begins case in ex-cop’s trial over Floyd’s death

The defense began its case Tuesday at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin, seizing on a 2019 confrontation between police and George...

Biden to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by 9/11

President Biden has decided to withdraw military forces from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World...

Protest after chief says officer meant to use Taser, not gun

Police clashed with protesters for a second night in the Minneapolis suburb where an officer who authorities say apparently intended to fire a Taser,...

Lyrids meteor shower marks return of shooting stars — peaking with a spectacular show...

One of the oldest known meteor showers will light up the night sky this week. The Lyrid meteor shower peaks on the morning of...

Student fired at officers at Tennessee school, was killed

Authorities say a student at a Tennessee high school fired at officers and was killed by police. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David B. Rausch...

Red Sox-Twins game postponed following fatal police shooting

The Minnesota Twins postponed their game against the Boston Red Sox on Monday because of safety concerns following the fatal police shooting of a...

70% of states offer mail and early voting, new report says

A new report examining voting access across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., finds that more than 70% of states offer all voters access to...

US colleges divided over requiring student vaccinations

U.S. colleges hoping for a return to normalcy next fall are weighing how far they should go in urging students to get the COVID-19...

‘Huge’ explosion rocks St. Vincent as volcano keeps erupting

La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began...

Daunte Wright death in Minnesota traffic stop sparks unrest

A Black man died after being shot by police in a Minneapolis suburb during a traffic stop and crashing his car several blocks away,...

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