Cats, dogs, Quillie the hedgehog source of comfort in crisis

Cats, dogs, Quillie the hedgehog source of comfort in crisis

Whether dog, cat, or, yes, a hedgehog named Quillie Nelson, pets are proving to be just what the doctor ordered during lockdown.
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4 Minneapolis cops now charged in Floyd's death

4 Minneapolis cops now charged in Floyd's death

Prosecutors have charged a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd's neck with second-degree murder, and for the first time are leveling charges against three other officers.
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Demonstraters continue DC protest of Floyd's death

Demonstraters continue DC protest of Floyd's death

Protestors face off with National Guard troops in the streets of Washington DC on the same day the perimeter around the White House is expanded.
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Harvard experts worry over infections at protests

Harvard experts worry over infections at protests

Harvard public health experts worried that COVID-19 infections could spike in communities from large, nationwide protests seeking to end white-on-black brutality like the deadly arrest of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer
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AP Top Stories June 3

AP Top Stories June 3

Here are the top stories for Wednesday, June 3: More charges announced in George Floyd case; Esper breaks with Trump over military response to protests; Rosenstein defends role in Russia probe; Museum closed due to pandemic reopens in Florence.
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Stacey Abrams: Echoes of 1992 riots felt today

Stacey Abrams: Echoes of 1992 riots felt today

Georgia voting rights activist Stacey Abrams is demanding protesters' voices be heard in the aftermath of George Floyd's death. Abrams draws parallels between current protests and 1992 riots after officers were acquitted in Rodney King's beating.
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Shea: NYPD stands with Floyd family

Shea: NYPD stands with Floyd family

The New York Police Department stands with George Floyd's family in the wake of his death, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said on Wednesday.Shea was speaking shortly after meeting with Terrence Floyd, brother of George and some religious leaders.
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US seeks block on Chinese airlines flying to US

US seeks block on Chinese airlines flying to US

The Trump administration moved Wednesday to block Chinese airlines from flying to the U.S. in an escalation of trade and travel tensions between the two countries.
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Clyburn: Trump misuses religion as political prop

Clyburn: Trump misuses religion as political prop

The U.S. House Majority Whip said President Donald Trump "seems to think that religion is some kind of prop to further his political interest" as the president is seen cloaking himself in religion twice this week.
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Mom seeks independent probe of killing by police

Mom seeks independent probe of killing by police

The mother of a black man who was fatally shot by an Indianapolis police officer is calling for an independent investigation of his death, nearly a month after he was killed following a police pursuit.
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Cuomo on NYC's 'better night', calls for leadership

Cuomo on NYC's 'better night', calls for leadership

Gov. Andrew Cuomo lauded demonstrators and police after a "much better" night of protests in New York City Wednesday. Cuomo said the coronavirus pandemic and the protests over the death of George Floyd made for "a perilous time in this country".
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Floyd family demands charges against 4 officers

Floyd family demands charges against 4 officers

George Floyd’s family has demanded the arrest of all four police officers involved in his death. The Floyd family on Wednesday visited a makeshift shrine at the Minneapolis street corner where Floyd died on May 25.
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Researchers study sea creature "mucus houses"

Researchers study sea creature "mucus houses"

Sea critters call larvaceans build houses made from snot coming out of their heads, which protect them from predators and filter food. Scientists at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute are studying the odd architecture.
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Mayor: NYC taken 'step forward' in restoring order

Mayor: NYC taken 'step forward' in restoring order

New York City's second night under curfew was calmer than the first with only sporadic reports of vandalism as mostly peaceful demonstrators marched in protest of the death of George Floyd.
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Rosenstein defends role in Russia probe

Rosenstein defends role in Russia probe

Former Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein is defending appointing a special counsel to scrutinize ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. He testified at a Senate hearing that he thought appointing Robert Mueller would ensure public confidence.
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Minnesota governor visits Floyd memorial

Minnesota governor visits Floyd memorial

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz visited a memorial for George Floyd on Wednesday at the site where the handcuffed black man was arrested while a white police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck.
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Police officer fatally shot at Alabama motel

Police officer fatally shot at Alabama motel

An Alabama police officer is dead after a Tuesday night shooting at a motel east of Birmingham. Authorities say two people are in custody.
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Esper opposes Insurrection Act for law enforcement

Esper opposes Insurrection Act for law enforcement

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes use of the Insurrection Act, which would allow President Donald Trump to use active-duty military forces for law enforcement duties in containing street protests.
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Greece to introduce controlled tourists' visits

Greece to introduce controlled tourists' visits

Greece is ready to welcome tourists from all over the world this summer but will be adhering to the advice of health experts to ensure it remains a safe destination in terms of the risk of coronavirus spread.
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Hundreds rally for black lives in New Orleans

Hundreds rally for black lives in New Orleans

About 500 people gathered peacefully Tuesday evening in a New Orleans park, marking the eighth straight day of protests across the U.S. after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck until he stopped moving.
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Kentucky woman leads peaceful protests to be heard

Kentucky woman leads peaceful protests to be heard

Protests have engulfed cities nationwide, with much of the focus on burning buildings and violence. But Kelly Bundy in Louisville, Kentucky says most protesters are like her: peaceful people called to duty after a lifetime of inequality.
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ShowBiz Minute: Black Out Tuesday, Jay-Z, 'Tiger King'

ShowBiz Minute: Black Out Tuesday, Jay-Z, 'Tiger King'

Celebrities take part in Black Out Tuesday on social media; Jay-Z takes out full-page ads in newspapers across the U.S. in honor of George Floyd; Judge gives control of Joe Exotic's zoo to Carole Baskin.
AP Top Stories June 3

AP Top Stories June 3

Here's the latest for Wednesday, June 3rd: Less violence reported amid protests; 9,000 arrests reported during protests nationwide; Confederate statue removed in Birmingham, Alabama; Cyclone makes landfall near Mumbai, India.
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Defiant NYC protesters march through curfew

Defiant NYC protesters march through curfew

An 8 p.m. curfew didn't stop thousands of defiant demonstrators from marching through the streets of New York City throughout the night Tuesday in the latest protests over the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
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On This Day: 3 June 2013

On This Day: 3 June 2013

Lorde released her hit debut single, "Royals."