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Jay-Z takes out full-page ads across the country in dedication to George Floyd

Jay-Z has partnered with families who have lost sons to police violence, along with fellow activists and attorneys, to take out full-page ads in newspapers across the country to honor George Floyd. The ad is captioned, “in dedication to George Floyd. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd,” and quotes a passage from a speech made by Dr. Martin Luther King…MORE

NBA Hall of Famer Wes Unseld dies at 74

NBA Hall of Famer Wes Unseld dies at 74

Wes Unseld, the burly Hall of Famer who led the then-Washington Bullets to the franchise’s only NBA championship, died Tuesday morning, his family said in a statement. He was 74. Unseld’s family said he passed away surrounded by relatives and following lengthy health battles, most recently with pneumonia. “He was the rock of our family…MORE

Steve King faces toughest primary yet

Rep. Steve King of Iowa faces his toughest Republican primary yet on Tuesday, following racist comments that led to his ostracization in Washington and conservative challengers launching campaigns arguing he is no longer effective. King, an anti-immigration hardliner, has a well-documented history of controversial statements during his nine terms in office. But only after a…MORE

Governors in several states turned down Pentagon request for National Guard troops

Governors in several states turned down Pentagon request for National Guard troops

Democratic governors in Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware turned down requests from Defense Secretary Mark Esper to offer National Guard troops to help with security in Washington, DC. In some instances, the Defense Department was counting on troop support from those states before the governors intervened. “I can confirm that personnel from the NY…MORE

Volunteers pitch in to keep clean the site where George Floyd was killed

Volunteers pitch in to keep clean the site where George Floyd was killed

The curfew in Minneapolis, Minnesota, went into effect Monday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. But at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue — where George Floyd took his last breaths — demonstrators gathered and stayed out all night in peaceful protest. About 20 minutes after the curfew went into effect, a large…MORE