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Minneapolis Protests Continue as More Officers Are Charged

Protests again carpeted the streets of Minneapolis Wednesday evening as the city went into its ninth day of mourning for George Floyd amid news that more charges were being brought against the former police officers who held him in custody.

by ANDY MONSERUD

A Borough Apart in New York, a Vigil and an Eruption of Outrage

Roughly half an hour before curfew descended on New York City, hundreds gathered in shadow of the Queensboro Bridge, got down on one knee, and kept locked in that position for nine full minutes, a grim commemoration of the act that sparked a nation into protest.

by ADAM KLASFELD & JOSH RUSSELL

Portland, Oregon Police Feel the Heat From Protesters

Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Portland, Oregon Wednesday for a sixth straight night. Even city leaders said Wednesday that Portland police have been using excessive force.

by KARINA BROWN
Anya Colone, right, holds a sign with names of multiple African Americans who have died in the custody of police, at 16th & I St., NW, Wednesday. (Courthouse News photo / Brandi Buchman & Jack Rodgers)

‘People Are Tired’: DC Protesters Vow to Keep Fighting Police Brutality

For many converging on the nation’s capital to protest the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer, the demonstrations of the last week are only the beginning of their fight on systemic racism among law enforcement and in the nation.

by BRANDI BUCHMAN & JACK RODGERS

Minneapolis Estimates Protest Damages at $55 Million

Officials in Minneapolis say the looting and property damage that followed the death of George Floyd has caused at least $55 million in destruction. Vandals damaged or set fire to at least 220 buildings in the city where Floyd died, but that number is expected to go up, city officials said.

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Protester, Shot in the Eye, Demands Answers From Dallas Police

A Dallas protester demanded answers from police Wednesday regarding the loss of his left eye after an officer shot him in the face with nonlethal ammunition during a peaceful protest against police brutality on May 30.

by DAVID LEE

New Orleans Peaceful Protest Ends With Tear Gas Shot Into Crowd

Thousands gathered in downtown New Orleans Wednesday for another night of demonstrations sparked by national outrage after the killing of George Floyd.

by SABRINA CANFIELD

No Violence Wednesday in California Protests Led by the Young

Demonstrations against police brutality continued across California on Wednesday, with one of the largest ones organized by teenagers tired of systemic racism and abuse.

by MARIA DINZEO, NICK CAHILL & NATHAN SOLIS

Protests Continue in Charlotte and Atlanta After Night of Fear and Chaos

Protests continued in Charlotte and Atlanta for the sixth consecutive day Wednesday afternoon as demonstrators peacefully gathered to march against police violence and racism in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky.

by KAYLA GOGGIN & ERIKA WILLIAMS

Political Currents

Thousands of demonstrators gathered peacefully outside the White House Tuesday on the fifth day of consecutive protests. (Courthouse News photo/Megan Mineiro)

Mattis Denounces Trump: ‘Three Years Without Mature Leadership’

After more than a year of remaining silent, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday issued a scathing rebuke of President Trump’s use of military force to repel protesters and denounced the president’s ability to lead.

by JON PARTON

Seven in 10 Voters Say US Is Going in the Wrong Direction

by CARSON MCCULLOUGH

'Sleeping Giants' Seen as Key to Democratic Success in Texas

The message from the third day of the Texas Democratic Party’s virtual convention was clear: Victories in the Lone Star State and the White House hinge on activating the black and Latino vote, which represents a growing swath of registered voters who historically don’t vote at high numbers.

by ERIK DE LA GARZA

Tennessee Judge Weighs Crucial Question of Absentee Voting

A Tennessee judge on Wednesday was asked to make the difficult decision on whether the state should loosen restrictions on absentee voting during the Covid-19 pandemic.

by DANIEL JACKSON

Esper Undercuts Trump Threat to Deploy Military Against Protesters

by ALEXANDRA JONES

Hong Kong Protesters Defy Tiananmen Vigil Ban

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Finance

The normally bustling 8th Street Plaza in Greeley, Colorado, is pictured here on Monday, June 1, hoping to attract customers back as lockdown orders related to the coronavirus ease nationwide. (Courthouse News photo/Amanda Pampuro)

US Unemployment Hovers Near 15%

A population the size of Phoenix reported that they were newly out of a job last week, with about 14.8% of the country still collecting unemployment insurance benefits, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.

by AMANDA PAMPURO

Investors Give New Job-Loss Numbers a Wobbly Greeting

by NICK RUMMELL

In the Courts

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Ninth Circuit Vacates EPA Approval of Dicamba

The Ninth Circuit dealt a blow to chemical company Monsanto Wednesday when it vacated the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of the controversial pesticide dicamba, saying the agency failed to properly assess the risks of its widespread chemical use.

by MATTHEW RENDA
FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, a man walks by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. The European Court of Justice on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 rejected efforts by Hungary and Slovakia to stay out of a European Union scheme to relocate refugees. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)

EU Magistrate Backs $105 Million Fine for Pay-for-Delay Deals

An adviser to the European Union’s top court said Thursday it should reject a pharmaceutical company’s challenge to a penalty for paying to delay the sale of generic drugs, finding such deals violate EU competition rules.

by MOLLY QUELL

Hoping for Federal Help, California Democrats Ease Drastic Cuts in Budget Deal

Democratic lawmakers in California struck a budget deal Wednesday, less than two weeks before the June 15 deadline to pass a balanced spending plan. 

by MATTHEW RENDA

California Court Administrator Lays Out Guide for Reopening Courts

California’s court administrator released its guide Wednesday for keeping court employees and the public safe as courthouses start to reopen after months of closures and scaled-down operations due to Covid-19.

by MARIA DINZEO

Russia Probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein departs the Supreme Court on Monday, April 23, 2018, in Washington, with his family, after arguing his first case before the court. He was defending the government's position in a case involving the prison sentence for a convicted drug dealer. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Rosenstein Defends Mueller Appointment to Probe 2016 Election Meddling

While he acknowledged FBI shortcomings, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday defended his decision to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel, testifying in a Senate panel’s probe into the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation.

by TIM RYAN

News Analysis

Latin America Overwhelmed by Coronavirus

The reality of life in Latin America in May was more unpleasant than anyone could have imagined. Just six months ago things were exponentially better. Today, battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, the poor have been beaten by loss of income and the need to violate quarantine merely to survive.

by MIGUEL PATRICIO

Science & Research

A 3D depiction of the Aguada Fénix site created through the use of light detection and ranging technology. (Image courtesy of Takeshi Inomata)

Researchers Discover Largest, Oldest Mayan Monument in Southern Mexico

At first, researchers thought an unassuming stretch of elevated cattle ranching land in rural Southern Mexico was just a naturally occurring plateau. Then they took a closer look.

by TRAVIS BUBENIK
Angelina Dinehdeal wipes tears from her eyes as she sits with her 8-year-old daughter, Annabelle, on the family's compound in Tuba City, Ariz., on April 20, 2020. The family has been devastated by COVID-19. The Navajo reservation has some of the highest rates of coronavirus in the country. If Navajos are susceptible to the virus' spread in part because they are so closely knit, that's also how many believe they will beat it. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

American Dream Out of Reach for Many

Hunger, early death, young pregnancy, and high school attrition are worst among rural, majority black communities across the South, and in Native American populations, according to a new study from Save the Children.

by SABRINA CANFIELD

Pandemic

Stacey Abrams Urges Congress to Scale Up Mail-In Voting

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams warned Wednesday that Congress must safeguard voting rights in the November election, with Covid-19 cases expected to make a resurgence this fall.

by MEGAN MINEIRO

In Brief

by ROBERT KAHN

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Dirt road to the Pacific, Baja California (Walt Girdner photo)

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Driving north on U.S. Highway 191 through the Navajo reservation, we stopped for the night in Chinle, Arizona. A few miles away is Canyon de Chelly National Monument where, here, the run of water is outlined by the trees. (Courthouse News photo / Bill Girdner)