Students, activists march to demand climate action

Students, activists march to demand climate action

Tens of thousands of students, workers and activists took to the streets in major U.S. cities to demand government action on global warming. They were part of a wave of protests that swept the globe Friday a head of a U.N. summit.
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Houston hip-hop artists organize massive protest

Houston hip-hop artists organize massive protest

Two of Houston’s hip-hop heavy hitters -- Bun B and Trae tha Truth -- organized a rally for George Floyd which attracted more than 60,000 people. The artists say they hope more people will see Floyd’s death in police custody as another reason to f...
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Trump tours Maine medical swab manufacturing plant

Trump tours Maine medical swab manufacturing plant

Donald Trump tours one of only two major U.S. companies producing a special type of swab needed to ramp up coronavirus testing. The Trump administration provides $75.5 million for Puritan to double production to 40 million swabs a month.
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Dealer gifts 16th century painting to Dutch museum

Dealer gifts 16th century painting to Dutch museum

One of the world's foremost art galleries has been gifted a Dutch Old Master as a tribute to COVID-19 victims.
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Calif. governor bans police training of neck hold

Calif. governor bans police training of neck hold

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered the state police training program to stop teaching officers how to use a hold that can block the flow of blood to the brain.
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Bodycam video shows deputy smashing a car's window

Bodycam video shows deputy smashing a car's window

A body-cam video released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office shows a deputy smashing a car window during a traffic stop in Orlando on Wednesday. Two state lawmakers say the deputy used unnecessary force and escalated the situation.
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DC Mayor: People want to be heard, seen, recognized

DC Mayor: People want to be heard, seen, recognized

Mayor of Washington DC Muriel Bowser says people around the country want their voices "heard" and "there are people who are craving to be heard and to be seen and to have their humanity recognized."
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Huge 'Black Lives Matter' painted on road near WH

Huge 'Black Lives Matter' painted on road near WH

City workers and activists painted the words Black Lives Matter in enormous bright yellow letters on the the street leading to the White House, a highly visible sign of the city's embrace of a protest movement at odds with President Donald Trump.
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Unemployed tech worker turns to baking for dough

Unemployed tech worker turns to baking for dough

While continuing to look for full-time work during the coronavirus-related recession, many unemployed in the US are doing odd jobs, like selling baked goods, to help make ends meet.
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Racial justice advocates hope to keep up momentum

Racial justice advocates hope to keep up momentum

Advocates for police reform and racial and social justice hope to maintain the momentum for those efforts that kicked into high gear following the death of George Floyd.
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Biden slams Trump on economy, Floyd remarks

Biden slams Trump on economy, Floyd remarks

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump on the economy and remarks Trump made about George Floyd on a day when the government reported surprising job gains for last month.
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Fire destroys huge Southern California warehouse

Fire destroys huge Southern California warehouse

A raging fire destroyed a huge commercial building in Southern California early Friday but there were no reports of injuries. Firefighters shot streams of water on flames that engulfed the structure and collapsed the roof.
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4 Indiana officers reassigned over arrest video

4 Indiana officers reassigned over arrest video

Four Indianapolis police officers caught on video using batons and pepper balls to subdue two women at a protest over the death of George Floyd have been assigned to support duties pending the outcome of an investigation.
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Trump hails jobs report despite high unemployment

Trump hails jobs report despite high unemployment

President Donald Trump took a victory lap after the government reported surprising job gains for last month, seizing on the data to predict that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic disruption was in the rear-view mirror.
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SistasVan expands mission, delivers to all in need

SistasVan expands mission, delivers to all in need

In normal times the powder-blue vehicle called SistasVan serves survivors of sexual trauma and domestic violence. In times of coronavirus, it's delivering donated essential goods in New York to individuals and communities in need.
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Gov. Cuomo: Buffalo cops should be fired for shove

Gov. Cuomo: Buffalo cops should be fired for shove

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the Buffalo police officers involved in the shoving of a 75-year-old man who then fell and cracked his head should be fired.
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US unemployment drops to a still-high 13.3%

US unemployment drops to a still-high 13.3%

The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns.
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Trump invokes George Floyd in economy victory lap

Trump invokes George Floyd in economy victory lap

President Donald Trump invoked George Floyd's name in his victory lap speech about the economy calling it a "great day for everybody."
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Young musicians graduate amid pandemic

Young musicians graduate amid pandemic

Students from 'The Roots of Music' in New Orleans graduated amid the ongoing pandemic with an end of the year concert in the parking lot of a church.
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Mormon missionaries take message online

Mormon missionaries take message online

The coronavirus pandemic has forced missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to do their faith outreach online, a shift towards reliance on technology that church officials say could be there to stay.
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ShowBiz Minute: Union, Jenner, Casinos

ShowBiz Minute: Union, Jenner, Casinos

Gabrielle Union files complaint against NBC, "America's Got Talent"; Forbes names Kylie Jenner and Kanye West its top celeb earners of past year; Las Vegas casinos reopen after coronavirus closure.
AP Top Stories June 5

AP Top Stories June 5

Here's the latest for Friday June 5th: New York protests run past curfew; Video shows police officer apparently push over elderly man in Buffalo; Trump going to Maine; Ship fire and explosion in Jacksonville.
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Florida ship explosion: 9 firefighters in hospital

Florida ship explosion: 9 firefighters in hospital

Nine firefighters responding to a fire aboard a cargo ship in Jacksonville, Florida have been hospitalized after an explosion, injuring eight and sending one to a hospital for heat exhaustion, authorities said.
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New York demonstrations run past curfew

New York demonstrations run past curfew

Thousands of protesters were still out on the street in New York as a citywide curfew began at 8 p.m. on Thursday night. In some places, police watched but didn't immediately move in, while in others, they made orderly arrests.
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On This Day: 5 June 1973

On This Day: 5 June 1973

Demolition of Liverpool's world famous Cavern Club began.