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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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
by CARSON MCCULLOUGH
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
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
by ALEXANDRA JONES
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
by NICK RUMMELL
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
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
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’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
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
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
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
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
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.