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Militarization Of Police Means U.S. Protesters Face Weapons Designed For War

Radley Balko, author of Rise Of The Warrior Cop, says police departments across America are increasingly using equipment designed for use on a battlefield, including tanks, bayonets and grenades.

White Supremacist Ideas Have Historical Roots In U.S. Christianity

Beginning in the days of slavery and Jim Crow segregation, elements of racist ideology have long existed in white churches. How Christians could promote such views is a point that upsets many people.

Seattle Police Clear Capitol Hill Protest Zone After Mayor Issues Emergency Order

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said she supports the Black Lives Matter movement "but enough is enough."

In Iraq, Rising Virus Cases And Oxygen Shortages Stoke Outrage, Fears Of ‘Chaos’

Crowds have seized supplies for ill relatives, and officials warn the health system could collapse. "This is a war against the coronavirus and we have lost the war," says an Iraqi official.

‘You Can Either Be A Survivor Or Die’: COVID-19 Cases Surge In ICE Detention

More than 2,700 immigrants have tested positive for COVID-19 in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention nationwide, pushing immigrants to the brink and lawyers to fight for their release.

Why Latinx People Are Hospitalized From COVID-19 At 4 Times The Rate Of Whites

Dr. Joseph Betancourt of Massachusetts General Hospital says a "perfect storm" of factors is causing the coronavirus to hit the nation's Latinx population especially hard.


Columbus, Ohio, Takes Down Statue Of Christopher Columbus

For many people, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said, "the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness." It stood outside City Hall for some 65 years.

‘It’s Really Hard For A Younger Couple’: Coronavirus, Policies Keep Families Apart

The Trump administration's move to limit green cards and reduced operations at consulates around the world have added to wait times for families trying to reunite in the United States.

News Brief: Russia Referendum Vote, New Tool For COVID-19 Threat, Facebook Boycott

Russians will vote on a referendum that may give Putin more power. A new tool will help you see the COVID-19 threat in your area. And, more brands are pulling Facebook ads as part of a boycott.

Mississippi Governor Signs To Remove Confederate Symbol From State Flag

Mississippi's governor has signed a bill into law that officially removes a Confederate design from the state flag and creates a panel to create a new one for voters to decide.

Arizona ICE Detention Center Devastated By COVID-19

The number of immigrants in detention testing positive for COVID-19 has skyrocketed. One Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Arizona is among the hardest hit by the pandemic.

Russian Bounty Intel Sparks Confusion Over How President Is Briefed

Details surrounding Russia's alleged bounties on US troops raise questions about the intelligence. How is the intelligence handled? When does the President get briefed despite differing opinions?

Teen Invents Watch To Stop You From Touching Your Face

Experts have said to avoid touching your face to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This 15-year-old invented a watch that would help do just that.

New ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series Is Casting ‘Funny Looking’ Actors

If you don't have a conventional appearance but want to make your break in Hollywood, try auditioning for the new Lord of the Rings series.

N.J. Election Fraud Case Draws A Trump Tweet But Suggests Safeguards Are Working

Officials have charged four people in connection with a local race in Paterson in May. While Trump says the case shows that mail-in ballots are vulnerable to fraud, experts say it was easily detected.

Green, Yellow, Orange Or Red? This New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk In Your County

As coronavirus cases surge in many states, a new color-coding tool backed by a coalition of top scientists provides an apples-to-apples way of comparing outbreak severity, down to the county level.

Big Brands Boycott Facebook, Calling For A Crackdown On Malicious Content

A big advertising boycott of Facebook officially kicks off on Wednesday. What brands are pausing spending, what do they want, and what impact is this having on the world's biggest social network?

Remembering Legendary Composer Johnny Mandel

Composer Johnny Mandel died at the age of 94. He's best known for award-winning pieces like The Shadow of Your Smile and the theme to the TV show M*A*S*H.

Experts Discuss White Nationalism And Trump’s Controversial Retweet

NPR's Noel King speaks with Errin Haines, an editor at The 19th, and Cynthia Miller-Idriss, an expert on white nationalism, about President Trump's sharing of a controversial video.

Why COVID-19 Disproportionately Impacts Latino Communities

NPR's Noel King discusses the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on Latino communities in the U.S. with Daniel López-Cevallo, who studies health disparities among Latinos.

What Systemic Racism Means And The Way It Harms Communities

NPR's Noel King speaks with Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want To Talk About Race, about systemic racism. What is it, and how does it affect people day to day?

Progressive Democrats Gain Influence In Congressional Races

In congressional races, progressive candidates have enjoyed some high-profile primary victories, giving them renewed hope that they're winning the debate about the future of the Democratic party.

Remembering Chicano Author Rudolfo Anaya

Rudolfo Anaya was one of the founders of modern Chicano literature. His best-known book was Bless Me Ultima. He died at age 82 at his home in Albuquerque.

‘Do Right By Us’: Black ‘Survivor’ Alums Say The Reality Was Harmful Stereotypes

Alums of the unscripted CBS hit say the show routinely stereotypes Black contestants. They state its production is hampered by systemic racism that makes it tougher for Black participants to succeed.

Hong Kong Residents Reflect On The Future On Anniversary Of End Of British Rule

On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong transitioned from British colony to Chinese region. Hong Kongers born in the year of the handover reflect on how their lives and futures have been shaped by that moment.

When Essential Workers Earn Less Than The Jobless: ‘We Put The Country On Our Back’

Congress has yet to pass a measure that would ensure a pay boost for people who have been asked to keep going to work during the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns.

‘Not Your Old-School Aryan Nation Guy’: Army Case Highlights Evolving Threat

Federal prosecutors say Army Pvt. Ethan Melzer tried to conspire with neo-Nazis and jihadists to ambush his own unit. Researchers say "hybrid" motivations are part of today's extremist threat.

Protester Knocked Down By Buffalo Police Leaves The Hospital Nearly One Month Later

Martin Gugino suffered a fractured skull after being shoved backward by officers at a protest against police violence on June 4. The 75-year-old will continue his recovery at an undisclosed location.

Mississippi Governor Signs Law Removing Confederate Design From State Flag

The retired flag, which dates to 1894, includes the Confederate battle flag. A commission will propose a new flag, and voters will consider it in November.

A Spike In Coronavirus Cases Causes Outrage In Iraq

A spike in coronavirus cases and a shortage of medical resources has led to panic and unrest in Iraq. Some hospitals are filling, and family members have seized oxygen tanks for loved ones.

‘Each Day It’s More And More’: Houston Hospital Makes Room For COVID-19 Surge Cases

Roberta Schwartz, chief innovation officer at Houston Methodist Hospital, describes how the hospital is dealing with the current influx of COVID-19 cases.

Mississippi Health Officer: Wear A Mask Because Coronavirus ‘Isn’t Going Anywhere’

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs about the state's drastic uptick in coronavirus cases. Some hospital ICUs are on the edge of capacity.